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Sentimental Sundays: Christmas Cards for OWH

This week on the Sentimental Sundays blog, we would like you to make and send Christmas cards to Operation Write Home. If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, they are an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.

I was able to get 10 cards in 4 different styles completed to send to OWH. I tried to keep them relatively flat so that they would be easy to mail.

OWH has a few important guidelines which you can read here; it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards. “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page. In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member. We are asking that you make and mail your Christmas card to OWH this week, but the dead line for all Christmas cards is a postmark date of October 30th.

I hope you will join the Sentimental Sundays challenge to make and send Christmas cards to OWH to support our troops. Stop by the blog to download your free sentiment set from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs.

Thank you for stopping by!
Winter's Butterfly card:
  • Stamps: Winter's Butterfly by Hero Arts
  • Papers & CS: SU Wintergreen DP, PTI dark chocolate & kraft CS, GP white CS
  • Inks: SU Mellow Moss & Sage Shadow, CTMH Chocolate
  • Tools: Fiskars edge punch, Creative Memories corner punch
  • Embellishments: Misc. ribbon & gemstones
Red & Green Tree Cards:
  • Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio by PTI
  • Papers & CS: SU Dashing DP & Real Red CS, PTI white CS
  • Inks: SU Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
  • Tools: Fiskars edge punch
  • Embellishments: Clear stickers (mfg unknown)

Blue & White Tree Cards:

  • Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio by PTI
  • Papers & CS: SU Ballet Blue, PTI Kraft, GP white
  • Inks: SU Ballet Blue, Craft Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
  • Embellishments: Misc. white ribbon & clear stickers (mfg unknown)



jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

Sweet christmas cards!!

Greetings, Jaimie
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annieambriel said…
gorgeous, gorgeous Christmas cards.. wow.. I hv jsut started.. but yours are amazing :)
Thanks for the inspiration :)
chris said…
All four of them are so stunningly gorgeous Cheryl. hugs chris xx
Sylvia said…
Oh my goodness... your Christmas cards are GORGEOUS! One even more beautiful than the next.. *wowzers*
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, Cheryl!
{hugs} Sylvia
Very nice cards and great for our heroes. My DD and I have just started making some cards as well. TFS.
Robin said…
beautiful cards!
Karin said…
Awesome cards Cheryl!
Riet said…
What a beautiful cards Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Ann English said…
These are ALL beautiful-you are so good!!!
Ann English said…
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These are all terrific holiday cards. I especially like the second one with the tree cropped and that fun patterned paper.

I've been concentrating on kids/teens birthday cards lately for OWH but I'm going to ship those off soon and start in on the holiday cards.
Annika said…
Oh my, that is really good going!! Fair play to you - whoever is going to get them is going to be really impressed!!
Pat (mspfd) said…
Each and every one of these Christmas cards are wonderful. What fresh colors and wonderful designs!!
Great cards for OWH!! I was 'hoping' to host a cardmaking party in September but the month has already gotten away from me. So, I will continue to make them on my own until I can get my stuff together to have a party!
The soldiers will LOVE these. Hopefully your post will encourage others to participate with OWH!!
1CardCreator said…
These are beautiful Christmas cards, our troops will appreciate them. I like how you added the bling without the glitter too, nice touch. ~Diane
Lisa Jane said…
Beautiful cards - for such a great cause .
Thanks for sharing them with us at Sarah Hurley challenges this week
Lisa ;)
Juanita said…
Great Christmas cards, like the way you used the stickers on the trees. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Kathy said…
Wow, they are all beautiful and such a great cause!
Tracey said…
This are all stunning Christmas cards & I'm sure they will be greatly received :)

Bev said…
Beautiful cards & a wonderful cause. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x
Carolina said…
Great christmas cards.
Thank you for joining Alphabet challenge
Cor* said…
Gorgeous cards. OWH will appreciate all of them as will our heros! Thanks for joining in our CAS Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time round.
Linda said…
Thank you for joining us for the Dots challenge at Simple Doodles. Hope that you will come by for the next challenge that starts on Friday.

Fabulous Christmas cards for such a great cause!!

Linda B - DT Simple Doodles
Tip Top said…
Great cards! Thanks for joining in with the Simple Doodles challenge - hope you can join us next time!

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