Just wanted to remind everyone that our card contest is still going on and you still have a chance of winning one of the THREE gift certificates to our shop, valued at $75, $50 and $25!
Every card you make and send in to Operation Write Home postmarked by November 2nd, with our packing slip, will get you one entry into our drawing for the gift certificates! (Please note: Deadline has been extended!! This deadline still allows you to send in Christmas themed cards, too!)
We had a couple of questions come up so we thought we'd cover them all here! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us!
How do you enter?
For every card you make and send in to Operation Write Home with our packing slip, you'll receive one entry into our drawing for three different gift certificates. If you send in 5 cards, that will give you 5 chances to win!
Do I have to include an envelope?
They have A2 envelopes, already! So, if you make your card A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inches) you don't have to worry about the envelope! But, if you make an odd size card, please make an envelope to match. You can also download some envelope templates here, check out the right hand column of our blog for the links.
What about a donation?
Although a donation is not required, it is greatly appreciated. Even if it's just a dollar, that dollar helps with shipping costs and purchasing more envelopes.
Cards are made! Now what do I do?
Print this packing slip and fill it out. This packing slip is very important in order for you to gain entries into the contest. Pack your cards and packing slip into an envelope or box, along with a dollar or two if you can, and ship them to Operation Write Home (shipping addresses are on the packing slip). MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NOVEMBER 2nd! Please note: A couple people have asked us to extend the deadline, so we did! The November 2nd deadline still allows us to send Christmas themed cards.
Operation Write Home will be keeping track of all our cards and entries and sending us the list to draw the names from.
What card themes are they looking for?
Operation Write Home's blog is a great place to find the most up-to-date information on what themes they are running low on. They also report every Thursday on the cards they have received, so you can look for your name and make sure they got your package!
Most important to remember! NO GLITTER!!! At all!! Double check your supplies before you start so you don't accidentally use some!
Alright, if you didn't see your question answered, please email us! I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participates! We love Operation Write Home and what they do, plus we are so thankful for all the work that they put into it. And, we know the men and women overseas love them, too! Everyone knows how special it feels to get a card from a loved one, but imagine getting a card from a loved one who is so far away, maybe otherwise unreachable by phone or email?!?!
And, even if you can only make one card, that one card will touch someones life out there :) Every card counts!!
Thank you so much everyone!