I found this website that I think is the most heart felt site that I have seen. It is called Operation Write Home. It is an organization that takes handmade cards that we the card makers make and send them to our troops, so that they can write to their family and loved ones at home. They recently changed their name from Cards for Heroes.
When I went to the site and saw the pictures of our military men and women holding up cards from “us” with such smiles on there faces, it really touched me like never before. I guess I have been in my little world enjoying my freedom, but not remembering why I am free. It’s because of all of our military out there in the middle of nowhere or should I say “hell” fighting for my and our freedom.
It might sound crazy but now I feel that I have a small part in helping them connect with there families by being part of Operation Write Home.
I am in the process of making a lot of cards to send to Operation Write Home so they in return can mail them out to our troops. And I am going to say this to all of you so you can hold me accountable, I will continue to make/send cards till all of our troops are safely home with there families. There I said it and now I have to do it. And it’s not like I don’t like making cards, that is my passion and now my passion has a cause behind it.
So you may be asking yourself, why is Joan writing about this? Because if you are a card maker like me and want to help our soldiers stay connected with there families and loved ones, take part in this great cause. Remember, there are no Hallmark stores for them to get a card. Consider yourself the piece of the puzzle that get our soldiers connected to home.
Go and visit the site now, and get all the details. I hope you feel as good as I do, and join in on this wonderful good deed and help send Cards for Heroes.