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#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 02, 2012 7:30:54 AM(UTC)
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Last Call for Christmas & Hanukkah
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General use cards for all occasions
Oct 3 ~ Oct 26



Time for another theme, and this time we will continue to work on Christmas & Hanukkah as well as the always needed general use cards.
Let’s use some more of that never ending stash. Where does it all come from? Seems like the more we use, the more we accumulate.
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
West coast & Mountain … Phyllis
Central… RGK

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 Afghanistan, Navy ships 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 : Tuesday, October 02, 2012 7:33:20 AM(UTC)
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tally sheet

Reserved for some really BIG numbers. Wink ThumpUp

(seriously any number is greatly appreciated

EAST


DBson, 78
QueenMum, 100
Joanne, 50
bklynborn, 25
victoriaflagstein, 115


TOTAL EAST: 368

CENTRAL

RGK, 100
Mary Stillman, 26
ChattyCat, 50
JulyBabies, ?
KarenCuller, 125
housefullofrotties, 51
Alingra, 240
madismom63, 50

TOTAL CENTRAL:517

WEST/MOUNTAIN

Phyllis, 153
Larkspur, 15
DBson, 42
dml, 82
burgbeth, 50
CraftyMem, 40
Mommanj, 237
6gr8kdz, 23

TOTAL WEST/MOUNTAIN: 710/b]

[b]TOTAL ALL:1671

Edited by user Saturday, November 03, 2012 4:14:05 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Nov 3

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 02, 2012 4:38:11 PM(UTC)
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I'll start it off with 100 Christmas cards.
Renate
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:26:34 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for a firm 5, but I will try again to make more.

Mary
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2012 4:49:49 AM(UTC)
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I'll do 50 for East
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:24:38 PM(UTC)
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I'll do 100.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:32:27 PM(UTC)
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I will try for 25....east.....
Deb
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:32:42 PM(UTC)
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Oh, I see I need to add Deb, she sneaked in while I was typing.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2012 5:30:54 PM(UTC)
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Princess Grand-daughters are back in school and busy with baseball, so the Queen Mum will have to take up their slack. Hoping for 100 to keep up with Phyllis and Renate.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:32:06 PM(UTC)
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Hello,

Can you put me down for 50 cards? If I'm able I might try to get a few more in. I'm in Texas.

Thanks,
Cat
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:16:42 PM(UTC)
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Hello,

Can you put me down for 50 cards? If I'm able I might try to get a few more in. I'm in Texas.

Thanks,
Cat



Welcome and thank you Cat. I will pm you Central address.


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#12 Posted : Thursday, October 04, 2012 5:28:29 AM(UTC)
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Welcome chattycat....
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#13 Posted : Monday, October 08, 2012 2:48:21 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis please update my total to 78.....east.....thanks,
Pat my cards should go in the mail on Tuesday....
Deb
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#14 Posted : Monday, October 08, 2012 5:49:43 PM(UTC)
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You can update my total to 7 Christmas cards that I will get in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday.

Thanks for doing this.

Mary
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#15 Posted : Monday, October 08, 2012 10:20:19 PM(UTC)
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, October 09, 2012 8:37:51 AM(UTC)
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Okay ladies. Here is a blast from the past! I didn't want to commit too soon because I have had a few issues I needed to take care of. Anyway, I have been working on cards and you can sign me up for 75 eastern. I will be getting on the chat thread soon.
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, October 09, 2012 8:45:06 AM(UTC)
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Hey Karen, good to see you back on......
Deb
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:41:06 PM(UTC)
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Karen glad to see you back, hope things are going better for you now. I'll get your number added later.
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, October 09, 2012 4:00:44 PM(UTC)
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Welcome back Karen !BigGrin
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#20 Posted : Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:26:48 AM(UTC)
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I have some Christmas cards made from a previous year as well as some other general cards that i would like to send in. I'm in Central time zone but since I haven't sent them in in over a year could someone please provide me with the address to send them to.

Thank you,
Peggy
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#21 Posted : Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:50:14 AM(UTC)
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Peggy, I PM'd you the Central address. Good to see you back.
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#22 Posted : Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:29:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MaryStillman Go to Quoted Post
You can update my total to 7 Christmas cards that I will get in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday.

Thanks for doing this.

Mary


Mary, got your cards today. Very cute snowflake cards. I like the way you folded the inside. Thank you also for the postage help.
Renate
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#23 Posted : Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:56:42 PM(UTC)
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#24 Posted : Friday, October 12, 2012 9:55:57 PM(UTC)
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A little BTT, we still have time go get more cards.
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#25 Posted : Saturday, October 13, 2012 2:57:59 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Phyllis. I am working on some more. I probably will have close to 10 more, but don't update the tally. I usually have to nix a couple of cards for bad glueing, etc.

I should have my extras in the mail by 23rd, and I'll let you know how many more I complete.

Thanks

Mary
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#26 Posted : Saturday, October 13, 2012 5:13:20 PM(UTC)
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Pat, put me down for 40 cards. Thanks
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#27 Posted : Monday, October 15, 2012 11:43:56 AM(UTC)
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#28 Posted : Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:08:00 AM(UTC)
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I can do 15.

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#29 Posted : Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:40:30 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis put me down for 42 for you, west/mountain.....will let you know when I ship, but should be in the mail by Friday.....
Deb
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