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#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:30:35 PM(UTC)
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Spring general use & Easter
Now through Feb 15th




Time for another theme, and this time we will work on Easter and Spring colors as well as the always needed general use cards
Lets 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 (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 : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:31:50 PM(UTC)
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tally sheet for Phyllis

EAST

50 - imnchghere
25 - Dbson
00 - Jen
100 - Craftyoldbat
40 - Craftymem
25 - bklynborn
10 - Debbie
100 - Victoria Fligstein
50 - Nana22Nina22

TOTAL EAST:400

CENTRAL

50 - Renate
35 - Grannykate
5 - Mary Stillman
26 - Renate's Friend
10 - crstartza05bb198
36 - kuku102

TOTAL CENTRAL: 162

WEST/MTN

185 - Mommanj
50 - Phyllis
39 - Sue (outside MB)
30 - Betty
35 - Shoz4me
10 - 6gr8kdz

TOTAL WEST/MTN: 349

TOTAL ALL:911

Edited by user Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:40:16 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Feb19

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:49:20 PM(UTC)
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Princess grand-daughters are anxious to do bunnies and chicks, so put them down for 50 Phyllis.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:55:28 PM(UTC)
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I'll be doing some cards, will give a count before I mail them. Are we doing St Patricks also?
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:14:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MommaNJ Go to Quoted Post
I'll be doing some cards, will give a count before I mail them. Are we doing St Patricks also?


I am not Pat but I don't think she will post a separate theme for St. Patrick's Day so if you have or are making some, they should be included in this batch. Pat, correct me if I'm wrong.

Phyllis
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:23:05 PM(UTC)
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I'll be doing some cards, will give a count before I mail them. Are we doing St Patricks also?


I never discourage any cards, but it is hard to fit them in the time frames sometimes. If you want to add some, I am sure that will be fine. Although it is usually less, this time of the year, we have to allow 2 weeks for the cards to get to the unit (especially if they are remote) and then up to 2 weeks for the card to get back home.

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:24:28 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CardsForSoldiers Go to Quoted Post
I am not Pat but I don't think she will post a separate theme for St. Patrick's Day so if you have or are making some, they should be included in this batch. Pat, correct me if I'm wrong.

Phyllis


you are correct Phyllis and we were posting at the same time.


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#8 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:13:44 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: imnchghere Go to Quoted Post
I never discourage any cards, but it is hard to fit them in the time frames sometimes. If you want to add some, I am sure that will be fine. Although it is usually less, this time of the year, we have to allow 2 weeks for the cards to get to the unit (especially if they are remote) and then up to 2 weeks for the card to get back home.



Thanks. I just had some I had already started so I'll include them with the new theme. Hope you have a great day
Mommanj
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:56:19 PM(UTC)
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I will add 25 for the east....

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#10 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:05:38 PM(UTC)
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I will make cards too. Not sure how many yet.
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#11 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:16:32 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, put me down for 50 please Smile Renate

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#12 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2013 6:41:42 AM(UTC)
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I will add some will send a number later, have 5 easter cards done will keep pecking away. Have a great day.
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#13 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2013 7:49:52 AM(UTC)
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I'll commit to 5.

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#14 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2013 8:45:28 AM(UTC)
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I am also working on some; will update with number when I have a better idea. (East)


I'll commit to 100 if I get more done I'll update the total when I mail. Thanks

Edited by user Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:05:38 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#15 Posted : Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:14:14 PM(UTC)
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Here are a few of my Easter cards, I'm also doing some general too but maybe I'll post them later.
Phyllis attached the following image(s):
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#16 Posted : Sunday, January 20, 2013 5:58:05 PM(UTC)
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Beautiful cards Phyllis, thanx for sharing :)
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#17 Posted : Monday, January 21, 2013 4:25:48 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 40 cards. Eastern


Phyllis, yours cards are beautiful.

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#18 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:43:08 PM(UTC)
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:55:56 PM(UTC)
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have 25 done. hoping to get some more done before the due date. east coast
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:43:56 PM(UTC)
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Great cards Phyllis, I have that cross and had it ready to cut for some of my cards....thanks for the ideas on how to 'use it' with the flower and vine/flowers.
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:09:25 PM(UTC)
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#22 Posted : Friday, January 25, 2013 1:07:35 PM(UTC)
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Hi ladies how do I signup?

Thanks you for any help, Bett
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#23 Posted : Friday, January 25, 2013 10:02:20 PM(UTC)
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Hi ladies how do I signup?

Thanks you for any help, Bett


Betty, just add your numbers here on this thread and let us know what time zone you're in and we'll get you the address of the shipper to which you will send your cards. Thanks for joining.


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#24 Posted : Saturday, January 26, 2013 1:04:43 PM(UTC)
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I will get 30 for sure, and if I can get more done I will post the amount.
I am in the West zone. I look forward to adding to this group, so all I need is the address to send to.

Betty
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#25 Posted : Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:39:32 PM(UTC)
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I will get 30 for sure, and if I can get more done I will post the amount.
I am in the West zone. I look forward to adding to this group, so all I need is the address to send to.

Betty


Betty, I have pm'd you Phyllis' address
Thanks for joining us.

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#26 Posted : Saturday, January 26, 2013 3:24:55 PM(UTC)
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Hi ladies how do I signup?

Thanks you for any help, Bett


Welcome Bett, thank you for joining us!
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Welcome Bett.....
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#28 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 5:55:15 AM(UTC)
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I have 23 Easter cards ready but will keep working on some kids birthday So please put me down for 35 cards may have more in 10 days.
thanks
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#29 Posted : Monday, January 28, 2013 4:19:37 PM(UTC)
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A lady at work gave me 26 Easter cards today. Please add them to the tally. Thank you, Renate
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