I recently received an email from an ODBD customer, Michelle Whalen, about an organization she has been volunteering with called Operation Write Home. Here is their mission statement:
OWH Mission Statement:
Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans - and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007...and are on the way to a landmark one MILLION cards!
Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!
Michelle says, "For me making cards for soldiers is a way to do a lttle something to give back". Ironically, she learned about ODBD from the Operation Write Home blog. You can visit their blog, Stars and Stripes, for inspiration, challenges, tutorials and so much more!
As our soldiers are near and dear to our hearts, Our Daily Bread Designs is proud to be sponsoring a challenge starting tomorrow on the Operation Write Home's Stars and Stripes blog, and will continue with more monthly challenges! You can even win $50.00 prizes from ODBD!!
The theme for the November's challenge is LOVE and VALENTINES!
Sandy Allnock, founder and president of OWH writes:
Yes, valentines...it's time to really turn our minds from the Christmas cards for our heroes, since the elves are already en route - but we always need extra valentines due to all the new contacts we get every holiday season. You can use any products aside from glitter and follow the other normal OWH guidelines.
We look forward to seeing your creation on the OWH blog!
Have a blessed and safe weekend!