Thursday, September 27, 2007

Time to Think Christmas..Friend Kat's 'Operation Love From Home'

Friend Kat over at  Yikes! is once again having her annual card drive for Christmas cards for the troops.Her post over on her blog says this:

OK, folks, it's officially official -- Operation Love from Home begins now!  Last year, thanks to all your hard work and commitment, 20,000 cards were collected and shipped to Iraq & Afghanistan!!! How awesome is that?!  LET'S DO IT AGAIN THIS YEAR -- I KNOW WE CAN!!! :) All the information is below, and I've attached a pretty, printable flyer.  This is a great project for scout troops, businesses and other organizations to get involved in tangibly showing support for our troops.  The troops can't see the yellow ribbon magnets on our cars...but they CAN hold a letter or card in their hand and KNOW someone back home REALLY CARES! :) Please forward this email to anyone and everyone you think may be interested in participating, post the info on message boards, and see what you can do to get others involved.  Not one of us can achieve this on our will take us all working together to make it happen.

Hang on - we're in for a wild ride. :)  This is going to be GREAT! :)


During this holiday season, let's show our troops we love and support them!
From OCTOBER 1 to November 24, I will be collecting holiday cards for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Being away from home and living in harsh conditions during the holiday season is especially difficult ~ they need to know we have not forgotten them! Mail from home helps to keep our troops' morale strong, making a very real difference in their lives.

Send your signed, unsealed holiday cards to:

Mrs. Kathy Orr
P.O. Box 1660
Loganville, Georgia, 30052

The cards can be handmade or store-bought. This is a great opportunity to get your Scout troop, school, church and other civic organizations involved in doing something to show support for our troops.

If you wish to send an email greeting,which will be printed off and mailed along with the holiday cards, please send an email to:

*IMPORTANT GUIDELINES: This is not a "dating service" of any type. Please do not send suggestive or otherwise inappropriate cards or materials. Please also refrain from making political statements of any nature. I will be reading and screening every card received to ensure that the above guidelines are adhered to. Remember: This is strictly to let the troopsknow that we love them, we are proud of them and that we HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN them!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT You can also join my Yahoo group to receive regular updates on the card drives --
So please won't you consider joining in on her project, which you can also read about on her blog here
Kat's card drives are legendary:) and she is such a fantastic troop supporter. If you can't 'snail mail' a card, please consider sending an email to the address she has listed above.
Time to think Christmas! :)


ceilisundancer said...

Great idea!  And, even if I was thinking CHRISTMAS, it's only September, for something like this and the time required to get things mailed, it really is not too soon.

acoward15 said...

I think it's great that you support the troops. I wish more people would recognise the sacrifices these people make.

tschuckman said...

Good for you!   And I remember "mail call" over in 'Nam how it lifted our spirits to get ANYTHING from the home front.   I am going to post something about supportingthe combat troops because it's the right thing to do as Americans--butalso human beings too.  When I was a little boy my father would teach me about humanity, like:  "don't you think the Japanese mother cries when she hears that her son is dead too??  We tend to de-humanize the enemy even though we have to see their evil when we take up arms.   Too, "most likely" those heathens will end up in HELL, if they don't find Jesus Christ...  but that's just he way it is.
   Keep up the great work !

Tom Schuckman  
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 1968-70                 
"Am I therefore become your enemy,
because I tell you the TRUTH ? ---Galatians 4:16