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I am married to Basilio Ruiz and thank God daily for bringing this wonderful man back into my life. I am a Christian mom of 4 (the youngest 3 are still at home with me) Ashleigh is 22, Amanda is 17, Joshua & Jeremy are 13. I am an independent CTMH consultant and love sharing the art of scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting with others.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cards for soldiers for 2009

CARD SPECIFICATIONS: All cards should be A2 size (one half of an 81/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock, folded in half). This size card will fit the envelopes donated already for our Program. If you make a larger card, please be sure to clip an envelope that fits with it. Leave the cards blank on the inside, with a self-stick note from you (or your child) to the soldier if desired.

GENERAL OCCASION CARDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME with any of the rounds below. These cards include: birthday, miss you, thank you, love you, get well, retirement, sympathy, welcome new baby, etc. Don't forget to do some of the birthday, etc. cards for children.

MAILING ADDRESS for 2009: Cards For Soldiers, 5 Spicebush Circle, Litchfield, N.H. 03052

Round 1: Cards should be received by Jan 5, 2009 - Valentine's Day/Love Theme, St. Pat's Day and Purim Cards. (We've already missed this mailing. Sorry, I didn't get this posted in time.)

Round 2: Cards should be received by Mar 1, 2009 - Passover and Easter Cards

Round 3: Cards should be received by April 15, 2009 - Mother's Day and Armed Forces Day Cards

Round 4: Cards should be received by May 6, 2009 - Father's Day, 4th of July/Independence Day Cards

Round 5: Cards should be received by June 15, 2009 - General Occasion Cards

Round 6: Cards should be received by July 31, 2009 - Patriot Day, Grandparents Day, Rosh Hashanah Cards

Round 7: Cards should be received by Sept. 19, 2009 - Halloween, Thanksgiving Cards

Round 8: Cards should be received by October 14, 2009 - Veteran's Day Cards (Please write a note to a soldier inside these cards)

Round 9: Cards should be received by Nov. 6, 2009 - Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Years Day Cards.

HOW THE CARDS ARE USED. When the cards are received by Chaplain Banks, he puts them in a central location where the soldiers can go and select a card to send to a loved one, friend/relative. The soldier selects a card, opens it, reads the message to him that we have placed on the sticky note, removes the sticky note and writes his own message to the person for whom he has selected the card and sends it on its way. So not only do we get to use up our scraps when we make these cards but we get double use out of them which really makes our time we spend making these cards really worthwhile.


GrammaMary said...

What a great idea!

My name is Bonnie said...

this is great would it be ok if i was to post this on my blog??

PeggyS said...

yes, please do bonnie

Joyce said...

Can this be store bought or does it have to be homemade? I trying to find out what our church can do for the soldiers. I want something everyone can be involved in.