Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's getting closer...

It's once again almost time to start the ScrapStreet Operation Write Home Card Drive!

If you are not familiar with this organization, here is their mission:

"Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending
blank handmade greeting cards to write home on,
as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

For the past two years, ScrapStreet has held a card drive for this organization that is very near and dear to my heart. My husband is currently serving active duty for the US Army and with another upcoming deployment, every card created and sent through OWH means another card received by a military family back at home.

Last year we almost met our goal of 1000 cards! 859 cards were sent to OWH from ScrapStreet's awesome crafters and 2011 will put that number to shame!

We have already begun planning the two-week drive and you can be sure that it will be filled with amazing guest appearances and many prizes to be received!

What can you do to start preparing for this drive? Here are a few basic guidelines direct from OWH:

1. No Glitter!
2. A2 Sized Cards (4.25 x5.5)
3. Line cards made with dark cardstock.
4. Limit Multiples
5. Any quantity is just fine.
6. Some lumpiness is ok.
7. Do NOT handwrite sentiments.
8. Use quality supplies.
9. Kids should make AnyHero cards only.
10. Absolutely NO storebought cards!

Click here to read more detailed information regarding the card making guidelines.

Keep an eye out on our blog and Facebook page for more upcoming information regarding the drive!