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#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:02:50 AM(UTC)
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Spring general use & Easter
Now through Feb 10th



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 : Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:04:11 AM(UTC)
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TALLY

EAST

Dbson, 104
Kristine Auders, 50
Princess DGD's, 100
crafty mem, 40
AugustAngel, 15
Gramma, 35
KimberlySmith, 21
Bioux17, 53
NanaNina, 50

TOTAL EAST: 468


CENTRAL

RGK, 61
Madi'sMom63, 50
Alingra, 185
NormaRankin, 25
Jess, 20
Kathy K, 184

TOTAL CENTRAL: 525


WEST/MTN

Larkspur, 38
MommaNJ, 150
6gr8kdz, 16
Sue in CA, 38
Phyllis, 50
Shoz4Me, 65

TOTAL WEST/MTN: 357


TOTAL ALL: 1350

Edited by user Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:09:20 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:48:38 AM(UTC)
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I'll start with 40, but will probably do more.

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, January 17, 2012 1:28:56 PM(UTC)
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Not sure how many for me this theme, will give you a total when I get home from my retreat next month...
Deb
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:06:41 PM(UTC)
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I'll make at least 50 cards again.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:21:39 AM(UTC)
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I will probably do 50 cards for the Central time (Renate). Part Easter and Spring.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:04:36 PM(UTC)
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Hi....Count me in. I will post a count when I get ready to mail. One Q. are we including St Patrick Day cards in this theme?
Thanks, Mommanj
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:14:04 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated.

Nadine, Pat will have to answer about the St. Patrick's Day.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:51:36 PM(UTC)
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Long time away... I'm in for 50!
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:28:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MommaNJ Go to Quoted Post
Hi....Count me in. I will post a count when I get ready to mail. One Q. are we including St Patrick Day cards in this theme?
Thanks, Mommanj


Feel free to include St Patrick's day. It isn't a big holiday, but I am sure they would be used.

Phyllis, put the Princess dgd's down for 100.
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#11 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 2:07:02 PM(UTC)
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off to a good start.
I have Easter that arrived too late last year. Phyllis, I will get a count and let you know.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:00:03 PM(UTC)
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#13 Posted : Sunday, January 22, 2012 2:19:21 PM(UTC)
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Count me in for 40 cards. Eastern

Claire
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#14 Posted : Monday, January 23, 2012 6:24:35 PM(UTC)
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I received 16 cards Saturday from Pearl (6gr8kdz). Not sure which challenge they were intended but just wanted her to know they arrived and are beautiful, great cards, thank you Pearl so much.
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6gr8kdz on 1/24/2012(UTC)
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:55:49 PM(UTC)
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#16 Posted : Friday, January 27, 2012 10:04:26 AM(UTC)
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I received cards from Sue in CA yesterday.

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#17 Posted : Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:49:02 PM(UTC)
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I ended up making 61 Easter cards. Phyllis, please change my count when you update the tally.
Renate
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:19:42 AM(UTC)
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#19 Posted : Sunday, February 05, 2012 6:02:10 PM(UTC)
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I haven't been around for awhile, but I am getting back into the swing of things. I have 15 spring/Easter ones done. East Coast. I will put them in the mail this week.
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#20 Posted : Monday, February 06, 2012 7:44:36 PM(UTC)
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I will be sending 185 Easter and general cards to Central time zone.
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#21 Posted : Tuesday, February 07, 2012 6:15:51 PM(UTC)
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#22 Posted : Wednesday, February 08, 2012 10:01:58 AM(UTC)
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Will be mailing out 38 cards tomorrow (sorry, couldn't do 40 like I said... it has been a rough two weeks Crying )

~ Wendy from Wyoming
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#23 Posted : Wednesday, February 08, 2012 3:15:52 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Wendy, I'll be looking for them and I totally understand life gets in the way sometimes. Hope you are over the rough spots.
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#24 Posted : Wednesday, February 08, 2012 3:42:45 PM(UTC)
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Pat/Phyllis,
35 cards were mailed to you this afternoon. I was going to drop them off at your house, but Walter wanted to come. So, we mailed them.
Hugz,
Gramma
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#25 Posted : Friday, February 10, 2012 3:23:15 PM(UTC)
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Sorry for late start, I am sending 25 (Easter and all occasion) in the mail today,

Norma
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#26 Posted : Friday, February 10, 2012 7:03:17 PM(UTC)
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Pat, My cards are in the mail.

Claire
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#27 Posted : Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:07:59 AM(UTC)
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I'm on the East Coast and I sent 21. Thanks again for shipping!
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#28 Posted : Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:39:26 AM(UTC)
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thanks to all who have put cards in the mail this week. Phyllis, You can also add 53 to the tally for Bixous17 (Susan D) Pretty sure she hadn't signed up, but they came Thur.

Hope everyone is weathering the cold and snow this weekend. Hunker down with some hot cocoa, coffee or tea and make some cards. BigGrin

~pat
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#29 Posted : Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:33:36 PM(UTC)
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Sorry I didn't get this in sooner. Please add 65 cards to the total. I mailed them yesterday.
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