I am so excited to post today! I finally completed my cards for Courtney's swap for Operation Write Home. Although, I think everyone decided to donate all of the cards so it wasn't really a swap. (Thanks for hosting, Courtney!) I have mentioned before that my husband is in the military, so OWH is something near and dear to my heart. It was a little odd to be whipping up 11 Valentine's Day cards in the height of the Christmas season but I was SO happy to share the love. My husband was also pretty excited that I was making these cards and he actually helped me get them put together. Yet another reason why I love this guy...Honey, I know you read this, you are absolutely the best! :)
For many deployed soldiers, they may only have the opportunity to connect with their families (at best) once to twice a week...in some cases, much longer. Then, they have a "timed" phone call. Imagine having a *voice* interrupting your call at the 12 minute mark, telling you time is almost up, when you still have SO much to say! I have been there more then a few times. Anyone who has been through one of these deployments can completely understand that frustration...ugh. Operation Write Home is an amazing organization which provides the opportunity for deployed soldiers to connect with their loved ones. For those deployed, many don't really have the resources available to just "go to the store and pick up a card". Every time my husband was gone we actually made it "fun" to use what he had available, where he was (card selection was pretty limited in the desert). I had to laugh when I received a Thanksgiving card in early-February, a St. Patrick's Day card in June and an "I Love You" card whenever he could actually find one. It was what was written "inside" the card that made it truly meaningful, though.
That's why Operation Write Home touches my heart. I love the possibility that one of my cards will be used to write a super-special love letter to a missed loved one...and it will (hopefully) arrive "on time". I kept them pretty simple so they would be easy to mail. If you have never checked out this site, I encourage you to. 'Tis the season of giving! Please remember those who give up SO much!
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Have a great day,