Friday, October 2, 2009

Red Friday: Oct 2, 2009

Today's our first "Red Friday"! It's something new we're trying give bloggers an opportunity to share on their blogs about support of our nation's heroes - and get some extra visitors to their sites!

Each Friday, people across America wear red to demonstrate their support for our nation's heroes. (Check out RedShirtFriday's website for more info!) So let's decorate our blogs — not only with words about our heroes, but actions in support of them! (To participate, post on your blog, then come back here and place the direct link into "Mister Linky" at the bottom of this post.)

You can blog about anything you like regarding our heroes, but here are a few suggestions:
  • your own efforts to support deployed warriors
  • your town's efforts and events
  • links to stories about warriors
  • links to articles about the conflicts they're fighting, the conditions they live in
  • videos that inspire
  • photos of our heroes — borrow them from OWH if you'd like!
Now we'd of course recommend you refrain from making this a political day — we exist to support our heroes, no matter what any of us thinks of the policies of our government. (You can say whatever you'd like, but this is a strong suggestion from us...let's focus on what we have in common — incredible men and women who serve us!)

We'll post a suggestion for each week's post in case you need some help getting started...
  • October 2: a card you'll be sending to OWH (in honor of World Cardmaking Day)
  • October 9: an inspiring video
  • October 16: link to a troop-support group in your town
  • October 23: blog about what impresses you about heroism 

Without further away!


Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Good morning OWH - I posted to my blog but I'm confused b/c I'm showing links on my blog instead of here on yours....hmm.. Well, check out my blog regardless, my last 2 posts have been about my participation in cardmaking for our troops! Rock on RED FRIDAY!
With inky fingers,
Michelle ;)

Operation Write Home said...

Sorry Michelle - Mister Linky didnt seem to like having the post set up ahead of I added your link myself. Love your screen door cards!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi, Sandy,
I posted mine on my blog. Thanks.

Tammy said...

Sandy, I also posted my cards on my blog!

Tammy :o)

Karen Howard said...

Thank you Operation Write Home for all you do in support of our nation's armed forces. I personally know what this means to the many families out there receiving our cards. In honor of Red Friday I shared my personal story in today's blog post. I'm sorry I didn't have a new OWH card ready in time to post but if you scroll through my blog all the previous posts are cards I've made for Operation Write Home.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Seongsook Duncan said...

I posted a couple more of cards for A9 size cards for Fabre.

Suz said...

I blogged on the Everything Scrapp'n blog some cards for World Card Day & included a link & shout out to your website.

Jillian said...

I've posted a card and a blurb on my blog. I LOVE the idea of Red Friday and I look forward to participating each week! :)