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#1 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 9:41:39 AM(UTC)
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Christmas in July
July 13th thru August 10th



Time for another theme, and this time we will get started on the Holiday cards. We are currently shipping to about 7 units of at least 150 soldiers in each unit. So that they have plenty of cards available to send home we need LOTS of cards. HUNDREDS for each unit! So we are going to get started. Dig out all your red & green scraps and use them up. Cards for kids and cards for friends.. cards for everyone. Cute, religious, whatever strikes your fancy. Just keep the embellishments thin and the cards festive.
*****If you aren’t ready to work on holiday cards we always need general use cards. These are the themes most requested by the troops. Birthday, Anniversary and Thinking of You, cards for children, spouses and sweethearts

If you have questions about shipping, it is best to direct it to your shipper by pm. If you just need the address you can request that info on the thread. Several of the regulars are able to answer that and other general questions, sometimes faster.
East coast .. imnchghere (Pat)
West coast & Mountain … Phyllis
Central… RGK (Renate)

PLEASE keep the embellishments limited. If it makes a lump in the envelope it is too thick. Layers are ok, but use the thinner pop dots and try to keep it to one. Also watch the sizes of buttons and brads. Skittles are discouraged and NO glitter. Stickles and other glitter glues are ok.

* * * * For those of you who are new, let me explain how this works.

We have heard from spouses and family members of our deployed soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, how much they enjoy getting a nice card in the mail. Since there is no card shop in the neighborhood shopping center, we are the next best thing. We have been told the PX/BX/NEX run out of cards quickly and that having nice cards to send home to family is a great moral booster.

Make cards in any way that you want. All different, all the same, or a mix of both. Just leave the inside blank to give the soldiers room to write home in and include envelopes. NO stamp necessary, (soldiers get free mail when deployed.)
A2 size cards are the most efficient to package up and ship (300+ will fit in a box), however all sizes are fine and appreciated. Do what you are comfortable with and again have fun. Try not to have thick embellishments and glitter is discouraged for the safety of the troops. We are told it can get on their clothing and be seen with night vision goggles.

***NOTE there is a FAQ thread with answers in this forum. Please refer to it if you have any questions.

When you sign up you will sign up for how many you want to do 15,30,45,100. whatever # works for you. You will also tell us what time zone you are in. The time zone will tell us to whom you will ship your cards to when you are finished.

That shipper will then compile all the cards and send them to units on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan, or other bases. Each time zone has at least 2 or 3 units (a unit is 120-160 soldiers) to ship to.

Shipping is an expense to us that all the shippers have taken on out of their own pocket. However if you want to donate a dollar or two for shipping expense overseas then we welcome that. All money donated goes to pay for shipping to the units. YOU DO NOT have to donate any money to participate in this project.

If you have any qualms or questions about what we are doing with Cards for Soldiers, please ask in the thread. There are several great ladies that help keep this going and are always around.

Thank you for joining us and for standing behind our troops.
~~ pat (imnchghere)
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#2 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 9:44:11 AM(UTC)
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Tally .. Let's see some BIG numbers ladies Wink Wink

EAST

Dbson, 25
Happishay, 15
Princess GD, 50
JeanP, 50
joanneorbash, 15
Nana22Nina22, 50
totmoves, 15
craftymem, 50
Gramma, 50
Candy Hazzard, 68
Red Hat Group, 268
VictoriaFligstein, 195

TOTAL EAST: 851

CENTRAL

RGK, 170
Mary Stillman, 15
grannykate, ?
Madi'sMom63, 50
lisaloo812, 30
Uther, 18
Danielle, 126
kku102, 100

TOTAL CENTRAL: 509

WEST/MOUNTAIN

Phyllis, 90
Larkspur, 30

TOTAL WEST/MOUNTAIN: 120

TOTAL ALL:1480

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#3 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 11:11:53 AM(UTC)
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Not sure of a number just yet, I'll start with 25 east....
Deb

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#4 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 11:57:30 AM(UTC)
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Start me off with 50 please.
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#5 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 4:53:13 PM(UTC)
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I'll start with 50. Will have to drag out my huge box full of Christmas stuff that is under the bed.

I'll get the tally updated a little later.
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#6 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 5:01:36 PM(UTC)
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I definitely want to help, I have a lot on my plate so I will start with 15. If I can do more I will let you know. How does this work exactly? and when do I need to send them?? Eastern time zone! Laugh And ssoooooo excited!
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#7 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 5:09:09 PM(UTC)
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I'll sign up for six again.

I'm central, zip is 55406.

Thanks for doing this!
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#8 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 5:16:23 PM(UTC)
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Happishay, since these are Christmas cards there is no rush to get them mailed, we just like to do this in July to get a head start on them since we will need so many for Christmas. We will have another Christmas challenge probably in October. So you don't have to have them done by August 10th but at that time a new theme will be posted. Looking forward to having you join us.

Pat, if you have anything to add to this or correct, please do so.

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#9 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 7:31:45 PM(UTC)
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The princess grand-daughters will do 50 ...
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#10 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2012 7:52:40 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated. Off to a good start.
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#11 Posted : Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:32:02 PM(UTC)
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Have made 50 of these this afternoon, also reversed the colors on some.....

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#12 Posted : Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:53:22 PM(UTC)
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Thought I should post some of mine too, I'm on a elf legs kick, LOL. And a couple snowmen.

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#13 Posted : Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:13:29 PM(UTC)
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Great cards Phyllis....love those elf legs.....
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#14 Posted : Sunday, July 15, 2012 6:01:10 PM(UTC)
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Great cards ladies!
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#15 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2012 5:06:08 AM(UTC)
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I'm in but will send a number later, have a few other projects on the table in my sewing/ scrapping room.
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#16 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2012 5:51:57 AM(UTC)
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I would like to join again. I am digging out my Christmas papers for a couple other projects so I may as well make some cards for this worthy cause. I think I sent everyday cards the last time Ijoined.

I am from the east coast and I will start with 25.
I just need to know where to send them.

thanks
jean

PS(great job you are doing)
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#17 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2012 6:07:59 AM(UTC)
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I can do (at least) 30.

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#18 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2012 7:02:20 AM(UTC)
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I will start off with 50 cards. I may do more later. Central time zone.

Thanks
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#19 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2012 8:57:55 AM(UTC)
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#20 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2012 5:38:42 PM(UTC)
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WTG on the numbers ladies. Keep them coming. And remember this is a 4 week theme. Cards don't have to be sent to your shipper until after the 10th. So make as many as you can. Holiday cards won't ship to the units until the end of Oct, so feel free to increase your numbers.
thanks ~pat
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#21 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2012 5:46:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JeanP Go to Quoted Post
I would like to join again. I am digging out my Christmas papers for a couple other projects so I may as well make some cards for this worthy cause. I think I sent everyday cards the last time Ijoined.

I am from the east coast and I will start with 25.
I just need to know where to send them.

thanks
jean

PS(great job you are doing)


JeanP I sent you a PM with your shipper info.....

Deb
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:48:09 AM(UTC)
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I would be very interested in joining this I love to make cards but small family and nowhere to send.. I would like the least amount for the first time 15 i think.. I live in Pa.. eastern time.. thank you joanne
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I would be very interested in joining this I love to make cards but small family and nowhere to send.. I would like the least amount for the first time 15 i think.. I live in Pa.. eastern time.. thank you joanne


Welcome Joanne,

Just sent you a PM with the address of your shipper.....

Deb
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:59:34 PM(UTC)
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I'll try for 50 and go from there. I ship to Pat in the East
Thanks
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#25 Posted : Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:03:17 PM(UTC)
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I would like to do 15 cards i live in 49221 zip code i've never done it before could you tell me who to send them to


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#26 Posted : Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:54:16 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: totmoves3663857e Go to Quoted Post
I would like to do 15 cards i live in 49221 zip code i've never done it before could you tell me who to send them to


Totmoves3663857e


I sent you a PM, looks like you are in Michigan so you will ship to Pat (East).
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#27 Posted : Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:07:45 PM(UTC)
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Just a little BTT.
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#28 Posted : Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:22:20 PM(UTC)
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Working on these this weekend!!!
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#29 Posted : Friday, July 20, 2012 6:04:27 PM(UTC)
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#30 Posted : Sunday, July 22, 2012 4:53:45 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 35 cards, will try to do more. Eastern
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