Funny how you can find something, and it's instant KISMET. That's what happened to me on Sunday morning, September 9, 2012. I was hunting on the 'net, looking for pages that would answer the question, "What is the point of 6x6 paper pads?" Well, I got some good answers which converted me to the concept as well as sparking a desire to add 6x6 designs to my 5-1/2" line of album die cuts. But what I also got was this little link on a comment left on someone's blog. Just an innocent little link. Where did it go? Why, to the Operation Write Home website!!!
OWH's mission statement - "Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as 'AnyHero' cards of gratitude to encourage them."
I'd been thinking for several months that I really, really need to start making and giving away cards with the HORDES of craft supplies I have, but I hadn't found anything I wanted yet. I grew up with my Dad in the Army, moving every several years. I still remember how it felt to wake up in the morning and hear the troops training in the distance. How proud I was of them! I have good, deep positive feelings towards the military in general and I love the idea of donating my crafting skills and supplies towards that cause. Finding OWH was a great blessing and it has rejuvenated me in wonderful ways.
It's such an instant, strong feature of my life now, that I've given OWH its own tab on my blog! Here is a list of Becky's Craftroom blog posts featuring my OWH cards, etc: