Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop















Cards for Heroes is having a mini-bloghop, called "Happy Holidays for Heroes" today! I am pleased and proud to be a part of it. If you just came here and missed the earlier stops,
you can click on the snowman card above to get to the CFH site and find the beginning of the blog hop.

Before you start hopping, you can also check out the videos and all the information on the CFH website. Reading what the soldiers write to CFH almost always puts me in tears.

For those of you arriving from Seongsook's blog, WELCOME!

Above is a basic little card that I made Thursday morning. I'm going to a Crop today and will spend the day making cards to send to CFH.

CFH is a wonderful group. We create blank home-made cards that are sent to military personnel serving overseas, so that they have something on which to write home to their families and friends. (There are no Hallmark stores where they are!) CFH collects all kinds of cards- birthday, thinking of you, anything that you would send to your loved ones.

Right now the emphasis is on Christmas/holiday cards. CFH needs those cards as soon as possible, although will be accepting them until November 1st. However, they also always need non-seasonal cards, so anything you feel like making and donating is always appreciated. And, anyone who is not a card-maker but would like to contribute can always donate financially to the group. CFH boxes do not get a free ride on the mail planes, so donations to cover postage are greatly appreciated!

Why do I make cards for CFH? It is because of my father and the stories he told about serving at an isolated base in Greenland during World War II; he talked often about the letters he exchanged with my Grandparents. It is because there are too many of my former students who are serving now or who have served in the past few years and I want to do something for them and their buddies. It is also because my brother, my cousins and my friends served in VietNam and I know how important it is to honor the soldiers who serve regardless of what you think about the war in which they are serving.

The blog hop will take you to many CFH participant sites. It's a chance to see some amazing cards, get lots of ideas, and read more about the people who contribute to CFH and why they do it.

I hope you enjoy visiting all the blogs, and also hope that you will become interested in supporting the group.

Now it is time for you to jump to Paula's blog!

Have a great time, and a great weekend!

27 comments:

anabellpepper said...

Who can resist a snowman. This is adorable!! Great work!

Cindy said...

He came out so cute! Great card for a great cause.

Kate said...

I really love your layout. There is so much to see in your sidebar, I can tell I'm going to be coming back and staying a while!

Dawn said...

First of all hello to my philly neighboor, I'm in Jersey at the shore!

This card is so cute, and how neat that you got to see first hand how letters home help our heroes and thier famlies. Keep up the good work, have fun at the crop!

stampinlynn said...

Wonderful blog...great snowman...love your work tfs
Lynn:)

Cathy said...

I just heart snowmen!!!

Sandy said...

I looooove your snowman!! And enjoyed your write up too about why you do this...thank you!!!
Hugs!

Andrea said...

what a great little guy!

Allie Gower said...

What a great card, and a great purpose. I participate too!

I have several customers with kiddos in the military, and we try to send to them as well.

Keep up the great work.

Allie

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a sweet card!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

The the snowman! Great card. thanks for sharing today.

...Darlene said...

Love those snowman! Lady Doc I always enjoying visiting you blog!

Dora said...

wonderful card and wonderful post. thank you for sharing.

LETUMom said...

Cute snowman! Loved your journaling post too.

Thanks for supporting CFH!

SuzAnn said...

It may be a simple card but oh so sweet and thanks for sharing your feeling about supporting the troops. As my ex-Marine uncle used to tell me, "its about the people not the politics." Thanks for being part of the bloghop.

Tammy said...

Your card is so cute! Thanks for sharing, and I love your blog stars and stripes bg!

Loni said...

such a cute snowman; love it! Thanks for your support of Cards for Heroes!!! Hugs

Gwen said...

Soooo adorable!! that snowman is such a cutie! great cause too!!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Wow yes. . . your stars and stripes blog is stunning! And I do love that snowman card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Seongsook Duncan said...

I love your snowman card. Thanks for sharing your writing about CFH.

Windy Robinson said...

Love the snowman... he is so cute & will surly be enjoyed!

Martha said...

The snowman card is so sweet! Someone will cherish your work! Thanks for the inspiration.

liannallama said...

What a cute snowman card! Love it!

Suz said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration & for supporting CFH.

Mrs. E said...

Your snowman card is so very cute! Thanks for sharing about your family members in the service!

Purple Princess said...

Super cute card!

Maggie said...

Very nice card. Thank you for supporting CFH.