Operation Write Home - Cards for Kids

I was reading on the Operation Write Home web site that parents serving abroad were looking for cards they could send their young children.  In response, I quickly put together these four, in groups of 10.  I hope the parents and kids enjoy!


Why I Love Making Cards for Operation Write Home

I have always enjoyed making cards to give as gifts and once I found Operation Write Home, I had a mission and set some goals for myself.  At first, I thought I'd like to ship 100 cards.  OK.  I did that.  I didn't think my next shipment would add up to much but it turned out I made 50 cards in only 3-4 days.  So now my goal is to make and mail 50 or more cards per month.

The Operation Write Home web site provides the card makers an area where we can read feedback from service members who receive the cards.  Tonight, after reading some particularly touching messages, I am happier than ever that OWH serves as a clearing house so that heroes serving overseas have handmade cards to send home to family and friends. 

Several parents mentioned how much their kids enjoy getting cards from them, so I am going to focus my energies on creating a number of child friendly cards in addition to my usual thank you, miss you, and thinking of you cards.

If you want to learn more about Operation Write Home, click here or click on the OWH icon below.


More Cards for Operation Write Home

I read on the Operation Write Home site that they really needed more Thank You, Miss You, and Thinking of You cards, so I put a few together rather quickly. I also was able to make two different layouts for Valentine's Day cards. Those needed to be post marked by January 7, but I got a hustle on and got them done in 2 days.  Most images and layouts  are taken directly from the Cricut Imagine cartridges Imagine More, Imagine More Cards, and Best Friends.  You'll find photos below.  Forgot to take a photo of the second V-day card.  It was of an owl standing on a mushroom and I stamped "Owl Always Love You".  It ended up pretty cute because I left most of the leafy pieces loose to give the card more dimension.  My first time using glue dots.  I thought a box of three hundred would last a while, but I made 24 V-day cards and used most of the dots.  Go figure.  It did save me time over cutting the 3M foam tape I usually use.  These cards photoed very flat but they are somewhat dimensional.  I'll use better lighting next time.