Thursday, April 5, 2012

Operation Write Home

Art Impressions is excited to host a blog challenge benefiting Operation Write Home. If you haven't heard of this great organization, they send blank handmade greeting cards to U.S. troops overseas so they can write home to their family and loved ones. 
Art Impressions wants to encourage you to create for our troops and will be giving away a $20 coupon code to the winner this week! We urge all participants to include the OWH link on their blog post and send their submissions to OWH (East coast, West coast and Midwest shippers HERE) or to Art Impressions so we can forward them.

Here is the card I designed for this fabulous organization benefiting our overseas troops.

Here are the guidelines provided by OWH:
1. No Glitter - It is a safety hazard for our heroes. Read more.
2. A2 Sized Cards Only - 4.25" x 5.5" for easier shipping. Read more.
3. Line Dark Cards with Light Cardstock - If a pencil won't show up, add a lighter sheet inside. Read more.
4. Limit Multiples - No more than 100 cards. Read more
5. Any Quantity is okay - One, a bunch, or a box full; however we need quality, not quantity. Read more.
6. SOME lumpiness is okay - Our heroes don't have to pay for letter mail, but that doesn't mean we can go wild with layering and embellishments. 
7. DO NOT hand write sentiments - Neither outside or inside. Read more.
8. Use quality supplies - Computer paper, foams, itty bitty stickers and glue sticks don't holdup to the rigors of the battlefront. It's okay to make fewer cards with better supplies - every card counts!
9. Card Themes - Remember who's sending these: adults. No cards to Daddy, no "wish you were here," or party invitations; no explicit images or sentiments. 
10. Absolutely no store-bought - Neither complete cards, NOR cards repurposing parts of them. It endangers our trademark. Read more.

I hope that you will take the time to participate in this worthwhile cause. Your creations will be greatly appreciated, by everyone. 



Julie Z said...

Lovely card Barbara - soft & sweet. Great soft colors. And I love the flowers growing all around the houses. Some hero & family will just love this!

Donna Ellis said...

Barbara, really pretty card. The corner punches add more elegance - and they are so different from anything I've seen!

April said...

What a cheery card! I love the colors and the image. Great job! I also send cards to OWH. I know the soldiers will love this one to send home!

NanaConnie said...

Barbara, I'm so glad to read about this! I make cards for OWH all the time and I love seeing the word get out. Don't know if I'll have time to do anything for this challenge since I'm away this week but if I still have time when I get home....