Thursday, September 23, 2010

DDCC 86-Operation Write Home

I was contacted a while back by Jan from Operation Write Home asking if I would like to have our Dutch Dare blog participate in the birthday celebration of Operation Write Home.  I thought it would be a great idea to help get some cards made for the many US soldiers that are currently deployed around the world.  Now although I am Canadian and this is a US based program,  I jumped at the chance to help out.  I think it's a fantastic organization doing such a wonderful thing!  If any fellow Canadians out there know of a similar set up here in Canada, please let me know.


I went with a Thinking of You card, but all types of themes are always required: birthday, specific holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc), general, thank you, anniversary, love, etc.  My card is A2 size as well.  It felt funny to make a card this size, mine are usually 6" x 6", but there are some specific requirements when making  cards for OWH, so I made sure to follow them.

I also made a birthday card as well:


Here's a bit more about this fantastic organization:

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.

Please read the basic guidelines here; it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards. “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page. In your package, you can also include”>notes written to a deployed service member.

So hope on over to the Dutch Dare challenge blog to participate with us. 



  1. Fabulous cards Kelly! Love the images you used... I have that silhouette set and this is a great technique for those images. :o)

  2. So beautiful cards Kelly,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  3. Super cute card ... Beautiful colors & am enjoying looking around on your blog.
    Hugs, Janie

  4. Hi Kelly,love both cards.I love how you have shadowed the first card and the colours and the second one is just gorgeous.They will love them.

  5. Hi Kelly! I am posting this on my blog to help spread the word. Your cards are FAB!

  6. Both cards are really cute!!! I especially like the image of the boy and girl!
    Hugs Céline


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