Friday, October 17, 2008

Cards for our Troops

I've always wanted to participate in sending cards over to our troops but haven't had the time with E's treatment. I finally made the commitment to do 10 cards. It's not much but at least it's a start. Right now they're asking for holiday cards with BLANK insides so the troops can use these cards to send back home to their loved ones.

Knowing not everyone celebrates Christmas, I did 5 Santa cards and 5 snowmen cards. I figured the snowmen were pretty generic to use if someone didn't celebrate Christmas. The inside of the Santa cards say "Merry Christmas" and the snowmen cards say "Happy Holidays." I decided to jazz them up a little and use crushed velvet for the snowman's scarves and hats and for Santa's hat and coat.

I appreciate each and every member of our armed services for keeping our country safe. They put their lives on the line every day because that is their job. Thank you!



Heather "Hev" said...

What gorgeous cards :)
They will be very appreciative because that is 10 extra smiles they can share these holidays :)

Have a wonderful day!!

Niki Estes said...

I love these! I really like the colors, scallops, everything. Beautiful job and they will be so appreciated!

travelingmama said...

Hey Dana! Thanks for your interest in the recipe I posted for sugar cookies! You can use whichever you prefer- vanilla or almond extract. Personally, I prefer almond!
BTW- cute cards! I'm sure the troops and their families will love them!

Heather "Hev" said...

Wasnt sure where to put this so..... Happy New Year :)

If you pop over to my blog I have something speical for you ok :)

Honour Roll

Hugs Heather

Kristine B. said...

Hi Dana :) So nice to have you drop in today, and thank you so much for the "congrats"!!

What a great thing you're doing! LOVE all these Christmas cards - they are so beautiful and I'm sure the troops will LOVE having a beautiful homemade card to send home. I participated in Dawn G's cards for troops last year and sent in about 70 or so--it's amazing how many cards I found just laying around that I never gave away! LOL. It feels great to give to such a worthy cause. You are blessing each and every soldier who receives these cuties. :) Big Hugsxxx

Rach said...

these are fantastic, i am sure that they are going to so appreciated. xx

Kristine B. said...

Hi there! :) I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for your comment on my ladybug invites :) I got another request for instructions so I think I'll go ahead and try to make a picture tutorial this week. I can let ya know when it's posted if you send me your email? Or I can come back here to leave another comment. They would be so cute for your little darling :)

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

I love the snowmen cards! 10 is a good goal! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!!