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#1 Posted : Sunday, April 22, 2012 10:56:18 PM(UTC)
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Father’s Day & General Use Cards
Now through May 11



Time for another theme, and this time we will work on Father’s Day as well as 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.
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 : Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:00:48 PM(UTC)
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tally page for Phyllis

EAST

DebGraham, 208
Dobson, 15
NatesMimi, 45
Princess GD, 50
KarenCuller, 20
Craftymem, 28

EAST TOTAL: 366

CENTRAL

RGK, 50
MOgoggingirl, 10
MelissaHouse, 10
Alingra, 296

CENTRAL TOTAL: 366

WEST/MTN

MommaNJ, 53
Larkspur, 30
Phyllis, 100
Shoz4me, 40
dml, 27

WEST/MTN TOTAL: 250

TOTAL ALL: 982

Edited by user Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:10:33 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#3 Posted : Monday, April 23, 2012 6:07:28 AM(UTC)
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I'll start with 30.

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#4 Posted : Monday, April 23, 2012 8:14:33 AM(UTC)
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thanks Wendy, for getting us started. I am going to add 50 for the Princess Grand daughters .. East coast.
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#5 Posted : Monday, April 23, 2012 12:06:07 PM(UTC)
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45 from me--East Coast
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#6 Posted : Monday, April 23, 2012 11:00:34 PM(UTC)
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Hi, I'm in and will give a count when I mail them for the mtn/west zone. Are we doing any graduation cards for them?
Mommanj
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:15:12 AM(UTC)
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15 for me, east (Pat these were included in my last package).
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:25:53 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MommaNJ Go to Quoted Post
Hi, I'm in and will give a count when I mail them for the mtn/west zone. Are we doing any graduation cards for them?
Mommanj


Graduation is a limited use card, however you are welcome to add some to the cards you do. There is always the possibility someone will need one. Maybe do some general Congratulations, which would cover a lot of celebrations. BigGrin
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:07:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Imnchghere Go to Quoted Post
Graduation is a limited use card, however you are welcome to add some to the cards you do. There is always the possibility someone will need one. Maybe do some general Congratulations, which would cover a lot of celebrations. BigGrin

Thanks, I have a few made so I'll send them along with the f-day & general cards.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3:43:57 PM(UTC)
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Pat, Put me down for 100 to start. Still working on more, will give you a better count soon.
Hugs Deb
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:27:05 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, please start me out with 50 cards. Might make more.
Thanx, Renate
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:38:29 PM(UTC)
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:47:46 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 20 to start with please.82
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#14 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 9:59:37 PM(UTC)
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#15 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2012 10:46:00 AM(UTC)
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Pat,

Just finished with the 48father's day cards. You can put me down for 208 cards in total.
Thanks DebBigGrin

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#16 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2012 5:49:36 PM(UTC)
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#17 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:48:20 PM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 10 to start for Central area.

Thanks!
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, May 01, 2012 10:45:05 AM(UTC)
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Put me down for 40, western zone. Wish I could do more, but this is a very busy month for us.
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:08:06 PM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 10. If I can get more done, I will let you know.

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#20 Posted : Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:29:28 PM(UTC)
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#21 Posted : Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:27:37 AM(UTC)
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Mailed 30 cards to Phyllis this morning.

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#22 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2012 3:43:12 PM(UTC)
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I have my 10 cards done, I just need to get the address to mail them to Renate. I want to try and do another 10 before the 11th.
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#23 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2012 5:56:44 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MOgoggingirl Go to Quoted Post
I have my 10 cards done, I just need to get the address to mail them to Renate. I want to try and do another 10 before the 11th.

Donna, I sent you a PM with my address.
Thank you!! Renate
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#24 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2012 9:08:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Larkspur Go to Quoted Post
Mailed 30 cards to Phyllis this morning.

~ Wendy from Wyoming


Thanks Wendy, I'll be looking for them.
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#25 Posted : Saturday, May 05, 2012 1:49:08 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Wendy, I'll be looking for them.

Got your cards today Wendy, thanks so much and the postage help too. Great cards, some nice ones for the teenagers too.
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#26 Posted : Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:09:21 PM(UTC)
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Hello! I mailed 27 Father's Day cards to Phyllis today.

Deana
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#27 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:41:52 AM(UTC)
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Deana, thanks, I'll be looking for them.

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#28 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 3:25:15 PM(UTC)
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I will be sending 296 Father's Day and general use cards to central tomorrow.
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#29 Posted : Friday, May 11, 2012 1:16:34 PM(UTC)
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Hi I mailed 53 cards to Phyllis today. S/B there on Monday.
Wishing all you Mother's a wonderful Mother's Day!
Mommanj
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#30 Posted : Friday, May 11, 2012 1:29:45 PM(UTC)
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Hello! I mailed 27 Father's Day cards to Phyllis today.

Deana


Deana, I received tour cards today, beautiful Father's Day cards. Thank you so much.
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