9.03.2012

Operation Write Home week!

Hello, everyone! We are SO excited about this week, and that is because we are teaming up with our friends at Operation Write Home! Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade cards to deployed service members so they can write home to their families. As of March 2012, they've sent 1.5 MILLION cards! How amazing is that?!

This week we are focusing on creating cards for deployed service members to send home to their kids, nieces, nephews, etc. We love the idea of creating cards for kids, and we think Lawn Fawn is perfect for that! :) We are going to have lots of cards to inspire you to create for Operation Write home both here and on the Operation Write Home blog, and we will have a fun contest at the bottom of this post where you can show off your awesome cards!

(using Critters in the Sea, Happy Everything, A Birdie Told Me)
How sweet is this card by Chari? I think this would make any kid smile! I just love it! Bright colors and critters are always a hit amongst kiddos!

Operation Write Home shared a quote with us that I thought were really powerful and might motivate you to create some cute kids cards!

"I received your box today filled with wonderful and amazing cards! I cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are. My troops were thrilled going through the box and selecting their favorite ones. It truly is a blessing to us, being this far out and not having any way to purchase cards to send home. It is extremely helpful to have the envelopes included as well. I wish I was as talented as these card makers  It’s difficult to convey just how much the gesture of making cards for us, touches our hearts and makes us feel like we really are not forgotten. You also included a ziplock bag filled with letters and notes from children and adults. Again, it’s hard to put into words what it feels like to read a note of thanks and appreciation from people that don’t even know us. A few of us teared up a bit and all we can do is just pass on our sincerest thanks for the cards and letters. It lifted our spirits today and will help carry us through our journey here in Afghanistan." -Msgt T.N.C, USAF, Afghanistan







Make sure to head on over to the Operation Write Home blog for some more inspiration!
Also, we thought it would be fun to have some funny jokes that are perfect for kids with the answers on the other blog! :)
What do you call ham you really like? - Answer on the Operation Write Home blog!
And the answer to their joke: A watch dog!


Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

16 comments:

  1. What a great challenge... mine doesn't have any Lawn Fawn stamps, but I'll see what I can do next...

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  2. Adorable card! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  3. Lawn Fawn stamps ARE perfect for Operation Write Home cards :) Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous prize, wow!

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  4. I am just so excited to play with Lawn Fawn all week!! Thanks so much for your support! :) :) :) And this card is just adorable, I love that lil octopus!!

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  5. So nice to hear that this is truly meaningful for the troops. What a wonderful thing to do!

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  6. Crazy timing! I'm following the "use your 6x6 paper pad" tut the OWH blog had a couple of days ago. Then a twitter friend did it, so I jumped on board too. I'm at 37 cards so far! But they are Thanksgiving and not very child like. Love what they do!

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  7. YAY!! Lawn Fawn and OWH! A great partnership! I'll start working on cards now!

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  8. Wow, thanks so much for your support of OWH this week... You are awesome and I am so super glad to have been introduced to your stamps. They are definitely a new favorite that I will be using again and again!!! Best wishes! And thank you for the awesome give away! Not gonna lie, I could spend $50 on your site in a blink! Adorable, adorable things there!!!

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  9. Great reason for us to get our creative juices going!! Thank you for having this! Great partnership for sure, as someone has already pointed out!!

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  10. I've been interested in OWH and I think I will participate this week!

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  11. I love that OWH has such an excellent partner!
    It really boosts the quality of work donated.
    Have really enjoyed the double dose of Lawn Fawn & jokes!!
    Looking forward to the rest of the week and linking my cards.
    Thank You so much for the goodies too!
    (I'm hoping to win my first Fawn Lawn stamps/paper!!)

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  12. that is such a cute card! and it is so clean looking, but yet not one little bit boring! how come I can't get such a great look? I'm going to have to cardlift this one! :-)

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  13. I've been wanting to make some cards for OWH for months now...this is a great motivation to get started!

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  14. Wow, great cards for a GREAT cause! Thanks to all the very special people who participate with this wonderful group!

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