Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday: Challenges, Drives, and Events

Hope everyone had a BLAST this weekend! Frankly, we had some nervousness about how all our cardmakers were going to receive our big changes; our heroes have totally bought in, but we weren't sure of the stateside reaction. But you're all such wonderful, gracious supporters! Thank you for the positive comments and excitement over it all....we only had 2 upset emails - out of hundreds and hundreds!

One of our cardmakers asked where a particular post from the old discussion board ended up at. It's the one with the poems for AnyHero cards — most of the other posts were general questions, but we copied over the post to this blog. So how do you find it? The search feature! If you type in the word "Poems", it will bring up a link to that post. We'll be adding posts with keywords like that regarding other content you all ask for, so hopefully the search box will become our friend!

Challenges and Card Drives 
Instead of hosting a page that keeps getting outdated, we're going to try listing all the challenges, cardmaking parties, and card drives we know about on a post every Sunday.

Tis the Hero Challenge
Fa la la la la! It's almost Christmastime at OWH! That means it's time for a challenge!!

The "Tis the Hero" challenge runs from Sept 1 - Oct 15th; note that our deadline for holiday cards is Nov 1, but early birds get the benefit of qualifying for one of our prizes! Last year we mailed 35,000 cards during Sept through Nov, how many will we get out to our heroes this year??

PRIZES! We have some stamp sets and other goodies to share - we'll be showing photos on the Homefront Blog soon! (Sorry, with the birthday party, we've been just a little busy!)

Note: This year we'll also count non-Christmassy cards - last year we had lots of Christmas ones, but had no birthday or love cards, and some of our contacts missed getting those! So - of course the heaviest emphasis is on holiday cards, but feel free to add in a few others too!
Bloggers, snag blinkies from our photobucket account; grab the SECOND line of code ("Direct Link").

Scrapstreet Card Drive

DRS Designs Card Drive

Canton, Texas cardmaking event!
SATURDAY,  SEPT. 26, 2009  2:00-6:00 p.m.

Come and join us in making cards and/or writing letters to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Bring your supplies and we can enjoy a few hours of designing cards and writing heartfelt letters.   Additional supplies will be available. 

Location: Sister’s CafĂ©, 1350 S. Buffalo (198), Canton, Texas
Extra supplies needed: Cardstock paper,  scissors, glue or adhesive,
Contact: Email OWH and we'll pass your info to event coordinator, Karen K.

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