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Another Card Drive…

Hi, all.

I have to do it.  I have to have another card drive.  Even if it isn't as big.  I just think it is something that needs to be done.

I have been wanting to help out with cardsforheroes.org from the moment I found out about it, but never got a chance. 

I am so happy that we now have worked something up via the Hero Arts blog.

Here's the deal…

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The challenge on Hero Arts Blog this week is to create a holiday card.  Easy, huh?  All you have to do is use one Hero Arts stamp (and whatever else you want) and load it into their flickr group by Sunday night.  We pick three winners of lots of free stamps of your choice and some goodies for the Honorable Mentions. I know a few of you folks have won in the past.  (All the details of the weekly contests are posted on Mondays.  Click HERE for this week.)

In addition, this week we are asking everyone to send in their holiday cards.  We will pick 3 random winners from the cards we get and they will get a Hero Arts stamp set.  We will then box the cards up and ship them to the soldiers overseas via cardsforheroes.org.  You can either send cards with messages of encouragement for the soldiers… or you can leave them blank for the soldiers to fill out and send to their loved ones at home.  We are looking for holiday cards since these will get to the soldiers right before the holiday season.  You don't even have to provide envelopes.  I have lots.

Pretty cool, huh?

All you have to do is mail them to this address by September 30th:

        Jennifer McGuire
        Heroes Card Drive
        PO Box 428612
        Cincinnati, OH 45242

I will get them into the hands of the Cards for Heroes folks.  I sure hope you all can play.  (And you don't have to use Hero Arts stamps to contribute!)  And please feel free to spread the word on this – post it on your blogs and everywhere you can. πŸ˜‰

I think about and pray for Kimber and Stephanie often.  I can't imagine how hard it must be for them to have their husbands so far away.  If a few handmade cards help provide even a smile or two, it seems worth it. 

And a big shot-out to Sandy Allnock who is the president of cardsforheroes.org.  She has been so helpful.  Big hugs to you, Sandy!

Now, for all you folks that aren't in the US, you are welcome to still send them in to us or pass them on to a program in your own country.  I am collecting a list of contacts for each country, so you can also email me if you would like that information.

I sure hope a few of you can play.  I started mine today and will share them soon.  Hugs to you!