Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Valentine Blog Hop

I am very proud to be an ongoing contributor to Operation Write Home and share in their mission to provide hand-crafted greeting cards to military members serving overseas to send home to their friends and families. So when Boni, our fearless leader of Dude Time Doodles, asked the design team members if they would like to participate in Operation Write Home Valentine's Blog Hop, I was very pleased with the resounding YES she received.

To date, Operation Write Home has sent 699,860 cards to deployed heroes, 91,000 during the month of October and this week, 68 boxes containing 27,460 cards at a cost of $1,017.70 were sent. If you would like to help defray the cost of postage visit Operation Write Home for more information.

You can help this momentous effort even if you do not make cards by writing a personal note addressed "Any Hero" that in turn, will be distributed by chaplains to military members who receive little or no mail from home. Great service project for scout troops, church groups and other organizations to participate in.

Operation Write Home is one of the three finalists with the opportunity to win $50,000 in Jo-Anne Fabric and Craft Store's "Craft For Cause Contest 2010". You can help by voting here. Contest ends December 4, 2010.

If you would like to send cards there are simple guidelines to be followed, the most important of which is  absolutely, positively no glitter or other substance that flakes off making our heroes visible with night goggles. For all the details, visit Operation Write Home.

For my Valentine card, I used Gary Giftbearer from the Manly Men collection. Gary had something else in his hand before I sliced the paper and inserted a Valentine. Before you return to Dude Time Doodles to continue the hop stop by and visit Boni, Anne, Cleota, Hetty and Theresa to see their Valentine creations. 


  1. Great looking card. Very clever adding the box of chocolates!

  2. Oh my gosh - this is ADORABLE!!!!!!! I am thinking of some snarky sentiments for this dude...heehee!!! Too cute!

    Great cause, too!

  3. This is a great card for Valentine's Day!

  4. So cute Tammy! Love that "frame" around his too. Wonderful card.

  5. Great layout used on this terrific card!

  6. Tammy, this is super super cute! Love how you've given Gary his own VDay card to hold!

  7. Tammy - this is super cute! We are making cards for the troops next week w/ our brownies - and I am in charge of bringing everything. I LOVE valentines - maybe I can whip up a cute valentines design!

  8. Oooooh-weeeee! I would LOVE to get a Valentine from this fella!!!! This card is fabulous Tammy! ~jeni :)

  9. He is so CUTE and then put a Valentine in his hand and he becomes a real KEEPER!!!


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