Hello on Veterans Day! I'm so very grateful to all those who have served, in every generation -- especially my own deceased father and 87-year old father-in-law, who both served in the Army. So I had them and those who are currently serving in mind when I designed these cards for Copic Marker's participation in the Operation Write Home blog hop today:
Some of you may have heard of Operation Write Home (OWH). If not -- in short, the operation helps organize and provide handmade greeting cards for deployed military heros so they in turn, can write home to their families and friends. It's just one small way we can serve them as they serve us!
The OWH organization has sent over one million handmade cards overseas to our service members and if you would like to participate in the operation, you can find the guidelines for making cards here. To find a list of the 11 invited papercrafting companies participating in today's 11.11.11 Veteran's Day blog hop, please visit the OWH-Stars and Stamps blog.
You can find all the details about how I made my cards today over on the Copic Marker blog.
These cards use the Strength and Hope stamp set manufactured by Gina K Designs and illustrated by Theresa Momber. For the entire month of November, Theresa is donating all of her proceeds from the sale of this set to the American Cancer Society! Theresa originally designed this stamp set with cancer and other awareness causes in mind, but I thought it also worked well for military support, with a yellow ribbon tied around the tree. What better way to help support many different causes!