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#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 08, 2013 12:38:40 PM(UTC)
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General Use Cards
Now through June 8th
The colors of Summer




Time for another theme, and this time we will work on the always needed general use cards. Birthday, Miss You, Love You, Anniversary……cards for kids.

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. And how about using the colors of summer. Ocean blues, sunny yellows, seashell pinks, popsicle oranges, grass greens …. You get the idea.
These are the themes most requested by the troops. Birthday, Anniversary and Thinking of You, cards for children, spouses and sweethearts Wub

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, May 08, 2013 12:44:37 PM(UTC)
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tally sheet

EAST

Princess GD - 50
Aden's_Nana - 30
DebraGrahm3 - 100
Nana22Nina22 - 50
94 - VictoriaFligstein

TOTAL EAST: 324

CENTRAL

Renate - 50
Alingra - 234

TOTAL CENTRAL: 284

WEST/MTN

Phyllis - 50
shoz4me - 35

[color=cyan]TOTAL WEST/MTN: 85/color]

TOTAL ALL: 693

Edited by user Sunday, June 09, 2013 5:51:46 PM(UTC)  | Reason: June 9

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 08, 2013 1:07:50 PM(UTC)
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Princess grand daughters will do 50 for the east coast.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 08, 2013 5:04:02 PM(UTC)
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I am in. East coast, I will do 30. I will let you know if I can do more.



Jackie

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:13:18 PM(UTC)
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I will make 50 cards. Renate
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#6 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 8:09:32 PM(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:03:11 PM(UTC)
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We just left Florida and arrived home in NH. Mailed the cards from Florida.
Pat, I wondered if you received them?

When we left it was 80 and breezy, perfect weather, but we also came home to some very nice warm weather up here. I'm feel lucky to have missed the winter storms they got all winter in NH.
I don't think I can participate in this next challenge because of family issues this month but will try to start up again for the following challenge. Thank You Pat

Have a very Happy Mother's Day to all of you.

Claire
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#8 Posted : Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:16:32 PM(UTC)
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Just a little BTT.
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#9 Posted : Friday, May 17, 2013 8:21:20 AM(UTC)
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I will do 50 in the East
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#10 Posted : Saturday, May 18, 2013 8:12:46 AM(UTC)
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I will do 100 for the east.
Debby G.
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#11 Posted : Monday, May 20, 2013 10:20:45 PM(UTC)
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:24:56 AM(UTC)
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Pat,
I sent out the hundred cards this morning by priority mail.

Debby G
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:59:16 AM(UTC)
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Pat,
I sent out the hundred cards this morning by priority mail.

Debby G


Thanks Debby. I will watch for them and post when they arrive.


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#14 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2013 9:41:44 AM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 234 cards for central and Renate, I am mailing them today. Thanks to everyone who is involved in getting my cards to the soldiers. I'm thankful for the opportunity to do this small part for them and couldn't do it withour the rest of you.
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#15 Posted : Saturday, June 01, 2013 3:35:51 PM(UTC)
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#16 Posted : Sunday, June 02, 2013 7:01:50 PM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 234 cards for central and Renate, I am mailing them today. Thanks to everyone who is involved in getting my cards to the soldiers. I'm thankful for the opportunity to do this small part for them and couldn't do it withour the rest of you.


Thank you so much Linda, I always look forward to your box of cards. Sorry I didn't respond sooner but I had internet problems for a couple of days.
Renate
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Linda, your box was delivered to my front door today. Thank you so much. The cards are beautiful as always and will be appreciated by our troops.
Renate
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Linda, I forgot to thank you for the postage help! Renate
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Phyllis, please put me down for 35 cards for western zone. I'll be mailing them tomorrow. Thanks
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Hello ladies,

For the next tally update, 94 cards went postal today to Pat for the East Coast. They included seashell design, happy birthday, thinking of you and a variety w/o any particular sentiment. They should be there in about 3-4 business days.

Victoria Fligstein
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#21 Posted : Sunday, June 09, 2013 5:52:57 PM(UTC)
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#22 Posted : Sunday, June 09, 2013 5:56:18 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, please put me down for 35 cards for western zone. I'll be mailing them tomorrow. Thanks


Nancy, I received your cards yesterday (Saturday). Thanks so much and thanks for the postage help. ThumpUp
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#23 Posted : Monday, June 10, 2013 2:25:48 PM(UTC)
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I get kind of turned around on who wrote what but I wanted to say those dogs are adorable so I can only hope this is going to the right person.
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:29:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: VictoriaFligstein Go to Quoted Post
Hello ladies,

For the next tally update, 94 cards went postal today to Pat for the East Coast. They included seashell design, happy birthday, thinking of you and a variety w/o any particular sentiment. They should be there in about 3-4 business days.

Victoria Fligstein


Victoria, your cards arrived yesterday. Lots of variety... thanks so much.

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I get kind of turned around on who wrote what but I wanted to say those dogs are adorable so I can only hope this is going to the right person.


Alingra, I think you must be referring to Phyllis' dogs. One is Scooter and for the life of me I can't remember the other's name, even though she has said it a million times.

~pat


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I am in. East coast, I will do 30. I will let you know if I can do more.



Jackie


Jackie, your cards arrived today. Love the ones with the music paper. Thanks.

pat

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I get kind of turned around on who wrote what but I wanted to say those dogs are adorable so I can only hope this is going to the right person.


Alingra, if you're talking about my dogs, thank you. They are our babies. The black one is Scooter (a mix) and the white one is Cody (a Maltese). Cody is not doing too good right now, he has a heart problem and he is 11 1/2 yrs old. Scooter is 8 and spunky as a puppy.

It looks like I'm a new member here but I had to change my email and it started me as a new member even though I've been here since 2006.

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getting ready to post a new theme. Hope everyone is having a great beginning to summer.

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