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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!