Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home
Memorial Day Bloghop

Welcome "Hoppers" to my page SMBdesign - which is a blog for my shop on Etsy. My name is Susan and I am so proud to participate for the second year now.

Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!

OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who defend our nation!

Cards are mailed to one of our volunteer shippers in quanities both small and large. The shippers process, sort, repair, and document each donation, and then pack and ship boxes of over 300 cards each to our contacts. Our heroes request cards (families may also request on their behalf; we serve all branches in all deployed locations. Click Here for info on how you can participate.

My youngest sister is in the National Guard [for 2 years now] and was officially deployed on Jan. 5, 2010 from Ft. Lauderdale to report to Fort Hood for preparations to Iraq. I spent the day with her on New Year's Day in Orlando and then at the Deployment Ceremony in Ft. Lauderdale - it was such a treat!

I am so proud and grateful to all the men and women serving our country, and to their families, too - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit, please take the following link to the next blog on the hop:

SR Cards by Stephanie... go up, up, and away in a beautiful balloon!

I'm Hosting a Challenge!!! I will create as many cards as comments recieved on all three of my participating blogs [ sbartist : painting in the dark and Salon D'Arte, SMBdesign ]. I am still completing my challenge from last year's hop to make one card for each comment left on each of my three blogs participating [over 300]. I am making cards and collecting cards from friends to send in that will be directed to my sister's deployed location - this is so cool.

I am challenging hoppers to make cards too! Please make your pledge to create on my facebook page and I will organize a gallery of everyone who wants to participate - and - host a card swap, too. I encourage you to join in the fun! To take you back to the "Top of the Hop" click here.

Thanks again : ) Sb

More...Operation Write Home
Memorial Day Bloghop

Still hanging around "Hoppers"??? Thanks - you are Troopers!!!

Here's is a link to my post in last year's OWH Memorial Day bloghop. If you love chicken wings, I've posted an awesome quick & easy recipe.

If you are fellow a "Green Thinker" - please check out the EcoEtsy Blog for great tips and tutorials for GREENING your life. I look forward to every awesome "Eco Tip of the Week".

If you have any questions regarding any of my postings, please leave a comment & I'll respond ASAP.
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