Happy Veteran’s Day; Send hand-crafted cards so our troops can use to send to loved ones

Posted by on November 11, 2011 at 11:24 am.

Honoring our troops

In the United States today is the day we honor our veterans. This day was formerly called Armistace Day. Since it’s a federal holiday you’ll find many government offices, schools, and some businesses off for the day.

President Woodrow WIlson was the first to declare this holiday. On November 11, 1919 he stated…

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

A Mother s Love

Although today is set aside to honor our veterans, it’s important to remember them throughout the year.

For those of you who’ve fought, died, and continue to serve, all I can say is thanks. A lot the privileges we do have, wouldn’t  have been ours if it weren’t for you. Thanks, your service is appreciated.

Operation Write Home

I’m happy to say that I’ll be giving a few of my handmade cards to Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home is an organization that sends hand crafted cards to our troops, so they can use to give to their loved ones.

If you want to send your own hand-crafted cards to our troops read the guidelinescheck the deadlines, and make sure to mail your hand crafted cards to the correct location.


Hat tip to other websites remembering our Veterans

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  • Jennifer says:

    There are some wonderful crafting groups out there – crafting and making items for the troops! Great groups and projects. I hope to participate again soon!
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,
    There sure are, I always enjoying helping out when I can. It’s a great cause, and it’s something I enjoy doing too.


  • suituapui says:

    The card is so beautiful… It certainly is more meaningful that the commercially-produced ones. My daughter used to make cards for us – nothing sensational but it’s the thought that counts – a work of heart. The mum still keeps some of them to this day – memories to cherish and treasure…
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @suituapui,
    That lady sure did a lovely job on her cards.
    My daughter makes cards for me too, it doesn’t have to be perfect, the thought behind it, is what I love. I still have some of those cards. 🙂


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