Send Greetings to the Troops with FaveCrafts Charity Drive

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FaveCrafts has some big news!  We’ve teamed up with We R Memory Makers to sponsor a charity drive to benefit Operation Write Home.

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As we approach the holiday season, it’s important to remember those who are spending the next coming months overseas.  Operation Write Home works with thousands of crafters across America and around the world serve our deployed heroes by providing cards to write home on.  Since it’s inception, Operation Write Home has provided more than 1.7 million handmade greeting cards to troops overseas…and we’re aiming to help them reach 2 million!

FaveCrafts has teamed up with our friends at We R Memory Makers to host an Operation Write Home charity drive.  This card drive will run from October 8th through November 5th.  Once you have completed your card (or group of cards!), simply mail them to the address below.  We will then gather all the cards and send them off to Washington, where they will be distributed to service men and women and sent to families all over the world.

But wait…

What Can You Win

To thank you for sending in your beautiful handmade cards, we’re awarding some awesome prizes to three lucky winners! Every card is an entry, so the person who sends in the most cards will win a We R Memory Keepers prize, worth $60.00! Three other winners will be chosen at random to receive a prize as well…so the more you send in, the greater your chances of winning this awesome prize bundle!

Our Grand Prize Winner will Win BOTH of these Awesome Paper Packs:

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We also have some great prizes for our second and third place winners, as well!

 

When making your cards, PLEASE keep in mind these important guidelines!  If cards don’t meet these requirements, they will not be able to be a part of our Operation Write Home charity drive:

  • Card Themes:  Remember who’s sending these: adults. No cards to Daddy, no “wish you were here,” or party invitations; no explicit images or sentiments.  We ask that you stick to the following themes:  Happy Birthday, Love You, Thank You, Missing You, Thinking of You, or blank cards.  
  • No glitter. It’s a safety hazard for our heroes, so no cards with any glitter that will flake off the card are accepted.
  • A2 sized cards only. 4.25″ x 5.5″ – half a sheet of cardstock – and must be accompanied by an envelope.
  • Line cards made with dark cardstock. If a pencil won’t show up, add a liner.
  •  Any quantity is ok. One, a bunch, or a box full; however we need quality, not quantity.
  • SOME lumpiness is okay. Our heroes don’t have to pay for lettermail, but that doesn’t mean we can go wild with layers and embellishments. Save the big vintage buttons and thick 3D embellishments for AnyHero mail that doesn’t have to go through the postal system!
  • DO NOT handwrite sentiments. Neither outside or inside the cards.  All cards must be in English.
  • Use quality supplies. Computer paper, foamies, ittybitty stickers, and gluesticks don’t hold up to the rigors of the battlefront. It’s ok to make fewer cards with better supplies – every card counts!
  • Absolutely no storebought. Neither complete cards, NOR cards repurposing parts of them. It endangers our trademark.

Click here to see the full list of requirements.

Please ship your completed cards to:

Prime Publishing
Operation Write Home Charity Drive
3400 Dundee Rd. #220
Northbrook, IL  60062

 

Still have questions?  Visit Operation Write Home for more information, rules, and creative ideas!

Please help spread the word about this amazing opportunity to give those overseas a way to transport love appreciation to their family and friends all over the world.

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the support FaveCrafts! If your readers are stumped on card ideas, they might be interested in checking out our galleries at http://operationwritehome.org/cards/ or our recent big bloghop at http://operationwritehome.org/world-cardmaking-day-bloghop/ and can I also suggest they try some of our sketches found at http://operationwritehome.org/sketches/

  2. JACQUELINE WALLACE says:

    You never know what you’ll be facing
    When you leave your Homeland-shores
    But the main thing you should keep embracing
    Is God will always guard you as you engage in these wars.
    You know not what each day will bring
    But God says “Love ye one another”
    Reach out if need be to lend a helping hand
    Remembering always that you’re helping your ‘Brother’
    May the Peace of God be with you all
    As you go through your task ahead
    God loves you, as you move from stall to stall
    And will embrace you and cradle your weary head
    Danger may be all around you,just keep a prayer in heart and mind
    Like, Lord, guide and protect us all the way–let our hearts be kind
    Not filled with anger and lash out to hurt other
    Unless our lives are fearfully threatened by those who are heated and bothered
    Let us strive to win this war trusting in You always,
    And live to return home again – one of
    the ‘good old days’
    BLESSINGS UPON YOU ALWAYS AND IN ALL WAYS!

  3. christy krivanek says:

    looking forward to this fantastic idea!

  4. Be your trip be peaceful and may you you be safe.

  5. louise edwards says:

    Im so glad to do something so simple as a card. ,but you can count me in. Thank you Louise edwards

  6. Bev D'Angiolillo says:

    I would like to make some cards to send to the troups. Could you please send me your stamp? Does this mean I am not supposed to put my name on the back as the creator at all? Not a problem just wondering. I love to make cards so this is a great way I can share them. Thanks,
    Bev

  7. Tanks for helping our country to be safe !!

  8. Dona Keyton says:

    I wish I were a card maker, but I am not. I want to let the Troops know that I am so grateful for what they do. They are the reason that we are free, safe and alive. Troops do this with such bravery. Can we send an email to the troops? Or a handmade item?

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