owh-birthdayOperation Write Home (OWH) is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong!

During the month of September they are having a “birthday bash” – with prizes and everything! On September 12 they’ll be hosting some great challenges via their Stars and Stamps blog. Eat Cake Graphics is adding a few “For the Brave” stamps (mounted versions) to OWH prize pot for their end of September drawing! So please visit their website and read the basic guidelines.

A few important details collected from their website:

  • Glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes)
  • Handmade cards only
  • A2 sized cards 5.5″ x 4.25″ are preferred but not mandatory
  • “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Only cards that are marked with “Operation Write Home” on the backs are eligible for the prize drawings.
  • Include a packing slip (click for a downloadable PDF) inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page.
  • In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member.

You don’t have to submit cards to Eat Cake Graphics, only to Operation Write Home following their guidelines.

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Thank you! And God Bless our Troops!
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2 Responses to “Operation Write Home”

  1. Christy on September 13th, 2010 8:13 am

    What a great idea. Will certainly have to check this out!

  2. Crafty Math Chick on September 16th, 2010 1:08 pm

    Sorry I missed the event (trying to finish up my studies by the end of the month) but this is a GREAT program – thanks for your support of it Holly! Right now I send cards to a particular person at a particular base to distribute there, since I don’t have to pay shipping, I can just put the box on the next plane when it leaves, but after we PCS to another base I will be sending cards through Operation Write Home. :)

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