Friday, September 11, 2009

THE Birthday Party Post!


Happy Birthday to us ALL!
 Yes, indeed, it's a birthday for everyone involved....we couldn't have done all of this without every single crafter who's made a card, every donor who's given of their resources, and every hero who's written home! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

This is the Official Party Post - so be sure to read on to make sure you don't miss any of the fun!







Have a piece of cake and celebrate with us!
Check out the gifts we've received for our birthday....






Gift 1: Photos! You've probably seen the new OWH video by now, and all those photos were taken just for this big event by our heroes abroad! One that was possibly missed for its extraordinariness in the video is this one below; click on it to enlarge it, and you'll notice first they've created "OWH" out of their formation, and they're each also holding a card!!! Check out all the photos!


Gift 2: A flag from Mosul, Iraq! This came from one of our Combat Support Hospitals there, and was the flag hanging in the video on the CFH landing page, and is pictured in the photo at the top of this post as well. Thank you Major S, what an HONOR!


Gift 3: Envelopes! The word got out that we were in need, and Glenn S of the Vietnam Veterans Association came through for us! HOOAH! How awesome!!


Gift 4: A poem written just for this occasion by supporter Kathy C. in New York:
OPERATION WRITE HOME

CardsForHeroes.org is a wonderful group
Of people who really do care
The card makers create extra special cards
For military contacts to share.

These contacts distribute the cards to the folks
Who are serving abroad in harm’s way
Be they soldiers, marines, sailors or airmen
These cards really do make their day.

The beautiful cards are sent home to their friends
Or husbands or kids or their wives
They write in these cards and pour out their hearts
They share this time in their lives.

It’s a way for the warriors to stay in touch
With loved ones that they hold so dear
The messages sent are full of their love
That these families and friends need to hear.

And now this awesome group has evolved
And they celebrate a new name
Henceforth they are called Operation Write Home
But remember their mission’s the same.

They want all the warriors to know they are loved
And they want families to feel this as well
So welcome to Operation Write Home
And Cards For Heroes we bid thee farewell.

Kathy Cunningham
September 12, 2009

Gift 5: Birthday wishes from....none other than Tim Holtz! 
Fabre was at a class and met Tim — and he was thrilled to send a birthday shout-out! He said he'd been at an event in Minneapolis and that he created a card for CFH there! He also said he thought it was a great idea....thanks Tim!!

Gift 6: A box a year from a hero

One of our deployed heroes who's now stateside is sponsoring a box a month for a year in honor of our birthday!!!!

Gift 7: Flowers from a contact in Afghanistan!!!




Prize Drawings!
And yes, we know you love to take a chance to win something fun and crafty! We've partnered with a lot of companies who wanted to celebrate along with us — thank you to each and every individual and business who have added to the fun! And here's what's up for the drawing!

  1. Hambo Stamps : Grab Bag of Assorted Rubber Stamps
  2. Paperbag Studios : (4) $5.00 gift certificates to store
  3. Service Memories LLC / Jann Hunt : Grab Bag of Patriotic & Military Items for Cardmaking
  4. Cornish Heritage Farms / Liz Pomeroy : Packet of Stamps
  5. Gina K. Designs / Gina Krupsky : Stamp TV Kit (Check out the Video Demo here!!)
  6. The Button Farm / Angela Moen : Card Making Kit
  7. Anita Konvicka / Stampin Up : $30.00 SU Gift Certificate
  8. Core'dinations : 120 sheets of sandable cardstock
  9. Scrap Diner : $25 Gift Certificate 
  10. Sunshine's Stamps - $20 Gift Certificate
  11. Hero Arts - FOUR sets of cling stamp sets!
  12. Darlene A, CTMH Consultant - Happy Birthday Stamp set and Idea Book
  13. Glover Rubber Stamp & Crafts - $25 gift certificate
....and there just might be more! (If you're someone with 'more', email us!)


To enter the drawing: Leave a comment on THIS blog post with a hello for our heroes! We'll print out the whole list and send it to them....so show them some love! Winners of the above prizes will be chosen randomly from those who post; so be sure you either sign in with an ID we can find you at, or check back here midweek after we've had a chance to draw the names of the winners. We'll post them and by Wednesday.

For those who want to leave a general comment about the party, the new name, etc — we started a Whaddyathink post here for general discussion!

Now what?
If you've checked out the site, the videos, the slideshows, and prizes — feel free to pass on the news! Post pictures or videos to your Facebook page.....join our OWH Facebook Fan Page (and check out the extra goodies posted there!)....Share photos and videos on your blog.....Tweet up a storm! Let's get the word out about what you think of our big change! And then let's get busy making cards!!


Thank-yous....so many people to thank for getting our birthday party rolling! To Paula, bless you for helping get our files revamped and our stamps designed! To Eddy, your skills in making our opening announcement (birthday balloon) video are unrivaled, thank you! To Roberto, our Flashman! You rock!!  Couldn't have done this without your counsel! To the brainstormers in CS, on the board, and around the cardmaking and deployed universe, you're awesome folks!! To our shippers who keep the cards moving - wowowow your dedication is amazing! To Charles in D.C., thanks for your incredibly wise legal counsel! To the helpdesk at GoDaddy, thanks for holding my hand late at night when I couldn't get things to work....to the web team at P2H, bless you for all you put up with! To our prize donors, thank you for making our celebration so awesome!

112 comments:

Seongsook Duncan said...

Congratulations! What a great job! I was making cards and remembered this special event. Thanks, Sandy, Fabre and Kris and everyone who supports OPERATION WRITE HOME (formerly known as cardsforheroes.org). Thanks to all Heroes for serving our country.

NinaB said...

Congratulations, OWH! You are truly an inspiration to me for having the desire to serve our hard working military people! Thank you for giving us, crafters, a chance to give back to them, even in a small way. And thank you to all the men/women in the the Armed Forces for all your service and sacrifice to ensure our freedom. We know we often take it for granted. God bless you and keep you!

babscampbell said...

WOW! What a surprise! Congrats OWH! I'm excited to spread the word. .
To all our heroes out there, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all you endure, all you accomplish and all you mean to us, a grateful nation.

Lost in Paper said...

A huge thank you to all Military men and women. Each of you has given up so much to make sure that the people of the USA can live free. You are our heros!! May the Lord bless each and every one of you.

Barb said...

This new site and new name is very exciting and such a huge surprise! I want to thank you, Sandy, Fabre and Kris for your hard work and dedication! A special thanks to our heroes for the sacrifices you make daily to protect my freedom. Sending you all a big hug! God's blessings to you!

Teri said...

A huge thank you to all of our service men and women! It cannot be easy being where it is crazy hot and being away from your families- so thanks for that! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay safe and come home soon!

Sandy and the team, congrats on the new site! It's great! I can't wait to send you a huge batch of cards!

Andrea said...

Everything looks so fabulous!! Congrats and Happy Day to everyone here! Thank you for the inspiration from ALL corners of the globe, you guys ROCK!!

Diane S said...

Congrats on big change!

And a thank you and hug for all our heroes! Stay safe and come home soon!!

Caryl P said...

To Sandy and all at OWH--great news and thanks for all your hard work.

To the many heroes deployed and working hard each day to keep us safe at home--THANK YOU a million times over. You are in our thoughts and prayers, stay safe and just know that we appreciate all you do!

Scrapping Mom said...

I would like to first say I am honored and blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization. I am shipping m first box out to Fabre today. I want to thank te troups for all the time and efforts spent to make our country safe.
I want all of you to come home safe and be with your families. Thank You so Much!!!!!!!
Congratulations Sandy and OWH crew. Wonderful job

southernscraps said...

Great new site. Awesome organization.

Thanks to all of those who serve so that I can enjoy the freedoms I have. Your sacrifices are not ignored!

patq3266 said...

I'd like to give a big shout out to our brave heroes who protect us every day. I am so glad to be able to give back in such a small way. We pray for your safe return to your families and friends.

Polly P, St. Paul,MN said...

Happy Birthday Operation Write Home! Thank you to the men and women of our military for your service and sacrifice. You are the best! God Bless you and your families. I pray for your safe return. And a big thanks to Sandy, Kris, and Fabre for all the work you do!

Anita said...

Congrats! I love your new name. Thank you to all who worked so hard to get this change. Thank you to the heros are away from their families so we may have freedom. :)

Hannah. F said...

Thank's to ALL our Heroes of the USA for all you do, and have done protecting our Country.
May God bless and keep you and your families safe, you will Always be in our Prayers.

a Proud American

Grammykrob said...

To my heroes. you are the reason we do all this. We love you, think about you, pray for you and miss you. We will be here till everyone comes home.
From the Mom of a hero!
Kathy R

Darla said...

Thank you so much for all you do!! This is such a great organization!!!

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday OWH.

Thank you to all our servicemen and women around the world putting themselves in harms way on my behalf. It is an honor to send you cards that will relay your love and devotion to your families and friends. You are in my daily prayers.

Velda said...

Love the new name! It really tells what you do. I love creating cards for the troups and will continue to do so.

JPScraps said...

I'm not much for words but I want to thank all the heroes for what they do!

mel said...

Happy birthday CFH/OWH! No matter what the name, it's all the same at the end of the day--soldiers get cards!

Thank you to the gals "behind" the website.

And most importantly, thank you to the soldiers who do what they do so I can do what I want to do!

Melrose V

Pat said...

Congratulations! This is the greatest organization and it makes me proud to be a crafter and be able to do something positive for our brave soldiers. It's just a little something for all they do for us everyday protecting our great country!

Country Mouse said...

Keep up the wonderful work! This organization is a blessing from God! Thanks to ALL of our troops for a job well done!!!

Mrs. E said...

Congratulations OWH!
A big THANK YOU to all the guys and gals in our military! Your selfless act of service for our country is so very much appreciated! Thank you!

SuzAnn said...

Awesome surprise Sandy! Love the new name and website. Thanks for having such a passion to share with us and the heroes. It makes me proud to be a crafter.

And to all those heroes, THANK YOU!Your sacrifices are great but they are not forgotten. Be safe.

Ann said...

It is a an honor to be part of this group, new name and all. I remember when it all started.

To all of our troops serving world wide. May God hold you in his hands and keep you safe. We are so proud of you. We have your back

Ann - UT

Lilac said...

A super-sized thank you to all of our military men and women! We are proud of your willingness to give so much for our country and others. My prayer is that God, in His awesome power, will bless you and keep you in his care. May you be reunited soon with your loved ones!

LETUMom said...

Oh what an awesome occassion! I'm so proud to be a part of this site!

bluepoohbear75 said...

Congrats on the name change, I love it.

Thank you so much to all the men and women serving in the military. We appreciate all you do to keep our country safe and secure. I pray for all of you to be safe. Thank You!!!

Suzanne said...

Words aren't adequate to express the "Thanks!" that go out to all those serving in our military. You have chosen to make sacrifices in your lives so we at home can rest easier at night secure in our freedom. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Thank you for thinking of someone other than yourself, for giving up your comfort, your time with your loved ones & your personal safety so that my family & I can live in peace & security.

Daintry said...

To each and everyone one of you out there serving our country, and keeping us safe....THANK YOU! Know that you are thought of daily, and are also greatly appreciated!

Sue McGettigan said...

I love the new name, it's perfect (fun announcement video too Sandy :)

I hope that those serving overseas (and at home) know that they are held in high regard, that their service is deeply appreciated, and that we look forward to welcoming them HOME. God Bless.

JenMarie said...

I LOVE the new name!
Thank you to our men and women serving our country. You are deeply appreciated! God Bless!

Wendy said...

Congratulations OWH..one of the most successful projects supporting our military! I'm so glad I found you during the Memorial Day blog hop. When I think of how many of my family members have served in the military I have a renewed appreciation for the sacrifices they and their families make. Thank you!

wendylust@hotmail.com

MarcyK said...

HAPPY BRITHDAY!!!! I am SO excited for you and loving the new name. I love how the picture came out Fabre! You couldn't look any happier. Awesome of Tim to do that. He's such a sweetheart! Here's to all of our men and women overseas and their families. And to our "new" OWH.

Sarah said...

A great big thank you for the service and sacrifices you all make in order to make the world a safer place for the rest of us. Big hugs!

Sandy said...

May God Bless our Troops, thank you for everything you do for our FREEDOM!!!

And Sandy you are AMAZING, I don't know anyone who has a larger heart than you do. The time and energy you have put into this.

Happy Birthday OWH!!! *blows horn*

PamelaGL said...

Thanks to all of you for the sacrifices you are making to protect our country. We support you 100% and pray for you daily.

Suz said...

Thank you to each & every one of you! Your service & sacrifice for our country doesn't go unnoticed. You all amaze me with your bravery & self sacrifice. You are all heroes!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that God & I are thinking about you today. Be safe!
Carol P
Peoria, AZ

Karen said...

To our American Heroes .... Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU!! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your service to this great country. We pray for your safety, peace and happiness. Many blessing to you!
Karen Madden

Carmen O. said...

Thoughts and prayers to the many guys and gals that serve. Thank you for our Freedom!

Happy Birthday OWH!! Sandy you are one amazing gal. Not sure how you do it all, but I'm sure glad you do.

Take Care and Be Safe!

Carmen

liannallama said...

wow! you are so fabulous and I love the photo from the troops! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

To our wonderful heroes, thanks to you and everything you do to support our country and keep us safe at home! We love you all and wish for your safe and happy return to your friends and family!

April said...

I'm praying for each and every one of you! Stay safe and know that you are all loved...
- April Walker
Hendersonville, NC

ginalovesdave said...

You are ALL heroes beyond our imagination. THANK YOU for all you do for us and I wish every one of you safe travel until you are home with your loved ones. You rock! Gina
Southeastern Washington

Monica said...

Heartfelt love and thanks to all the heroes out there serving our country. I pray for the safety of each and every one of our military members.

My daughter just enlisted in the USMC and leaves for bootcamp in 4 weeks. I look forward to contributing lots of cards to this wonderful organization!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Happy Birthday - what awesome gifts and Envelopes!!! I have my daughters getting into the fun handmade cards from 10 yr old hands-such a great way to support our troops as well as giving back to those who serve in unpublicized ways! Thanks to everyone - and give a momentary prayer to those who sacrificed for us on 9/11!!! Happy Birthday again....

Anonymous said...

As we celebrate the birthday of Cardsforheroes.org and it's new name "Operation Write Home" I want to take the time to say "THANK YOU" to all our troops - both deployed and at home.
Thank you for our freedoms that make this country great, thank you for sacrificing your time with family while away, sometimes sacrificing your health and body, and sometimes giving the ultimate sacrifice.
God bless you all!
Respectfully, Deni Dax & family

Dixie Cochran said...

Happy birthday "Operation: Write Home." A big THANK YOU to our military heroes everywhere. A special hug to my nephew currently in Kuwait and soon to be in Iraq.

tchrtiff said...

Happy Birthday Operation Write Home.

Thank you to all the military men and women. Words cannot even begin to express my families gratitude for what you do to keep us safe. We say prayers for you and your loved ones often.

Cassie said...

Congrats and Thank YOU! I love our soldiers. . .I am the wife of one. Thank you for all you do. I will never stop praying for you.

StampinDi said...

To all our heroes serving our country here and on foreign land a BIG thank you for all you do to keep us safe. Thank you and your loved ones for the great sacrifice you have made for your country. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and God bless you.

kathy cunningham said...

To all our American warrior heroes ...please accept my deepest appreciation for your service and sacrifices! You folks are awesome. Stay safe and come home soon.

To OWH, a huge congratulations on your new name and for operating this fabulous site so that we can send out these cards to our heroes. Sandy, you know I love you guys!

lorraa said...

Thank you so much for the sacrifices you make for me and the rest of our great country! You are definatley the best fo the best! Stay safe and hurry home.
God Bless,
Lori

Michelle said...

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your dedication and sacrifices on our behalf..Words wcan t be enough to express our gratitude.

God bless you,

Michelle

Justine said...

What an amazing organization. My husband is currently over in Afghanistan serving the US Navy special forces. He called home yesterday to tell me that he had received a package from some of the Design Team members for Shirley's 2 Girls and he was thrilled and felt very humble to have folks that don't actually know him sending him packages. I say this because I know first hand how important your mission is. Thank you everyone for "Supporting our Troops and the families that love them". God bless the men and women of our armed services, thank you so much for loving America and our way of life enough to protect our Freedoms.
Hugz,
Justine Frederick

Nancy B said...

Happy Birthday OWH! The new website is great.

Thanks and God Bless our Heroes.

Kajikit said...

Happy Birthday CFH... uh OWH... and to everyone out there overseas, we appreciate all you do for us!

Paula S. said...

Thanks to all our heroes keeping us safe and free. It is a blessing and honor to "serve you" even in this small way. Way to go Sandy... I know how hard you have worked and it really shows on the great new site. Thank you as well to Fabre & Kris, for their dedication and hard work as OWH shippers. It has been truly remarkable to watch this grow... Happy Birthday to us all!!

Maggie said...

Sending my heartfelt gratitude and support to the men and women of our military.

I cannot even begin to put into words how much your sacrifice and that of your families is appreciated. You are the brightest example of what makes our country a wonderful place to call home. Thank you.

May the Lord surround you with His peace and protection as you serve in unfriendly areas around the world. And may you come home safely to your families and loved ones.

toomanycrayons said...

Thank you to all the heroes and your families --- I hope to finish a packet of cards soon and am tickled to think I might brighten your day a little as well as someone you're missing.

Anonymous said...

Love all that you do at Operation Write Home. Congratulations on the new name change!

Thank you to all the soldiers and their families who make the ultimate sacrifice by risking their lives for our freedom! Just know that you've got a lot of support out there!

Susan C.

Laraine R said...

Thank you to the soldiers and their families!! We appreciate everything you do for our country!!

Anonymous said...

Sending a BIG THANK YOU to all our troops! Your dedication and hard work is really appreciated here at home. God bless you!

Dale & Deloris Thiede

mkpam said...

Happy Birthday, OWH!

Thank you troops and families for all that you do for our country! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you overseas, as well as with your families who miss and love you so much. We appreciate you!

Jill H said...

Happy Birthday to you!! What a wonderful organization and a brilliant idea! Looking forward to sending in my cards!! I thank you for doing this for our heroes!! :)

Anthonette said...

Okay, first of all, Happy Birthday to you! You are such a wonderful organization.

To all the men and women serving our country, my family and I thank you so very much from the bottom of your hearts. You and your family make the ultimate sacrifice just so we can have our freedom. We will be forever and always grateful to all of you. May God bless you.

dustypenny said...

Congrats on your new name and big thanks to all our heroes!

Rufus said...

To all the Heroes in the Armed Forces, THANK YOU. Thank you for all that you do. Your sacrifice, and that of your family and loved ones, keep all of us safe. To Sandy and the gang at OWH, Great job! Love the new site and the new name. Have a big batch of Christmas cards getting ready to ship out soon!
Congrats,
Ruthanne

Susan McRae said...

Thanks to all the men and women who serve so far away from family and friends!

Anonymous said...

You guys and gals are the best. We wouldn't have what we have now if it wasn't for all of you. I have a cousin that just returned two days ago from over there and another that leaves in January. You are all in out prayers.
Barb W

LilGreenBug said...

Words cannot convey the appreciation for our service men and women serving abroad! You are loved and prayed for!! Come home safe!!

Missy said...

Thanks for organizing such a wonderful organization that allows us to reach out and let the soldiers know that we care and how proud we are of them. I just need to get off my keyster and make some cards. LOL Thanks again for a wonderful site.

idahorhodes said...

I have a nephew in law over in Iraq! Bless you for the cards!

Corinna said...

Dear Heroes,
Thank you to each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. You are all braver than I could ever be. I think of you often, and I appreciate you more than words could ever say. Thank you for protecting my freedom!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Judy said...

What a great thing you're doing, OWH, with all the cards for our Heroes!
To all our Heroes serving our country - THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate all your sacrifices and dedication to preserving the freedoms of our nation. May God keep you safe and bring you home soon!
Hugs!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to OWH. Thank you for what you all are doing.

To our Heroes, thank you all so very much and we pray that you will be home safe and sound very soon.

Kelly said...

To our armed forces... Thanks for all that you do.

Jackie said...

A huge THANK YOU to all of our military....you are all awesome!!! We owe so much to you all...and I hope we never forget that.

Summer Braxton said...

I just came home from the Army's Spirit of America production, so I've been thinking of all our service-men and -women all night. It's nice to come home and have a chance to thank you all for sacrificing your time away from home in peace to carry out your amazing commitment to our country. You are loved!

Dawna (Paws2Ink@mac.com) said...

To our service members... thank you for all that you do for my family and our country. I hold you in my prayers daily, and pray special blessing on your families and friends back home. Stay safe!

Congrats, OWR and Happy Birthday!

Brenda said...

Our dear service members, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You have made a huge impact with your strength, and may God bless you every moment. Thank you so much.

Michelle said...

TO all of our service members,

Thank YOU so much for all you do. Thank YOU for being away from home protecting this great country, thank you for protecting us, thanks thanks thanks!!

iring said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm so glad I got the email to come check out the new site! Thank you Sandy. And thank you to all the service men and women and your families for sacrificing so much for our country. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the new name. Operation Write Home does have a nice sound to it (and I hang my head in shame for often spelling heros instead of heroes).

Thank you to the soldiers for all you do. My cards might not be perfect but the well wishes for you and your families behind them are.

Az Chris

SewitlittlethingS said...

YAY! Congrats!
Let's roll here!!!!
I am so excited to make my fisrt batch for ALL MY HEROES!!!!!!! You guys are THE BEST!!!! Thanks for keeping us safe! I pray for you every night!
XO!

Tami B. said...

Thank you heroes for all you do to keep us living our lives free from fear. I'm so happy to be a part of OWH.

nsmerkt said...

Happy Birthday! For my message to the soldiers...keep heart. You are most certainly missed in your absence but we know that the incredibly hard work that you are doing makes this a better place to be. Hugs to EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU! If my hands could make cards any faster, they would! ;)

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to all and congrats to the organization Sandy!

To our heroes,
My family can sleep well at night because we know that you are keeping us safe. We pray for your safety and the well being of your families and loved ones. My family knows who the real heroes are in this world - each one of you.

Mary Jo said...

To Our HEROES,

Thank you so much for protecting us all and for keeping us safe! You are all true HEROES!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday OWH! And for all our troops, a big Thank You for keeping all of us back home safe. I continually pray for your safety and strength while performing your daily duties. And, I'm so glad you all like the cards. Kheila

Joanne said...

Hello Everyone and Thank You for giving your lives so we can all live free and safe!

Sara said...

I admire the dedication, courage and sacrifice of our heroes and their families. Thank you for all you do for our country!

Lori said...

One of my favorite saying is "FREEdom isn't FREE". Thank you for PAYing for my freedom. You are not forgotten, you are all loved and prayed for daily by many. Words cannot express how grateful I am, for your service and sacrifice, and that of your families.

Mary said...

Thank you to all the hero's out there for everything you do for us! Please be safe.

beazora said...

Thank you so much to all the hero's out there for all you do for us!!
This is a great organization!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you to all the brave men and women in our armed forces who put their lives on the line in service of this great nation of ours. May God bless all of them and may God continue to bless America!

- Bridget N. in FL

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Thanks for working the most stressful and hart-full job in the world. Without you there may not have been and us today!

Lee Tucker said...

Thanks to you & your families for all of your sacrifices during this time! My daughter served w/the CO Army National Guard 220th MP Company that served in Iraq last year, so I know some of the hardships you can & have endured during your service to us. There is nothing we can say or do to show our true appreciation for your committment to keeping us free of the world's tyrants & helping others learn how they too can be free! My thoughts & prayers are always with you! Lee Tucker @ http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!

Kelly

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Even though you are all so far away, we keep you in our prayers. We appreciate the sacrifices that you and your family have made,
and pray that you will all be home soon.
Your family and friends thank you.
The people in your home town thank you.
Your state and country thanks you.
And I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tammy Moore said...

Dear Heroes,

From my family to yours, I want to thank you for everything you do and give for this country and our freedom. We will never be able to repay you for the debt we have in you. Please know that we are praying for you, and lifting you up in our thoughts daily. We may never have met, but we love you just the same. :)

Be safe, and come home soon.

In love,
Tammy Moore (Austin, TX)

Jodi R said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I love your new name and I couldn't be prouder to help in this effort. What an amazing thing you do. And what an amazing group of people serving our country in the armed forces. I am thankful to them every day. And I want them each to know that they are loved, appreciated and remembered. Thank you!

Donna VanWert said...

To all our American heroes and their families - Thank you for my freedom!

God bless you.

lillianchild said...

You are thought of more than you know. Thanks for keeping us safe and our prayers are with each and every one of you and your families.

Jes said...

Happy Birthday to you!


A big THANK YOU goes out to all the men and women who risk their lives everyday in our military! We appreciate it!

JessicaK said...

Congrats on the new name and new look!

And a huuuuuuuuuuuge Thank You to all the men and women serving our country away from home. Being an Army brat, I know how important your jobs are and I wanted to send a big (virtual) hug to all of you. Thank you so much for doing what you do.

mtscrapgal said...

Love the new name. There should be less confusion now. Happy Birthday too. This group is so giving. I know all the service personnel appreciate all you do. I'm working on my second shipment of cards. Thanks again for all you do.

Angie Hall
anghall2@windstream.net

Dawn said...

to ALL our HEROES...thank you for all you do, may God Bless You!!!

righttrack@windstream.net

dazey said...

Congrats OWH and a huge THANK YOU and God bless to the men & women serving our country.

Yo! Stamp it! said...

Thanks to all the men and women serving our country, and god bless you!