Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday: December 29, 2011

Welcome to our final Thankful Thursday report of 2011! What a year it's been....we are so grateful for the support of so many crafters and donors across the nation - wow!

Your final reminder: If you want to make one more year-end financial donation, please do so by midnight December 31. Paypal is available as a last minute option - there's a link here.

The questions are beginning - "Can I write cards off on my taxes?" While we can't give you tax advice, since we're not tax professionals, some general guidance: think of it like any item donated to any nonprofit, like Goodwill. The IRS sees that as a donation, and you and your tax preparer decide on the value; the organization gives you a receipt for the items you give. You've had receipts emailed to you over 2011; we'll email a year-end summary in a few weeks for you.

The receipts have to go out in small increments per day with the system we have; we'll let you know here when you should have received yours. If you haven't received it by then, check your spam folder, and if it's still not there, it's possible we have no email address for you, or an incorrect one, so we'll let you know how to proceed to get the receipt sent. And if you've got an early tax appointment next week or something, just email and we'll get one out asap for you. :)


And now....the list from this past week!
  1. Adele H, Palm Springs, FL
  2. Amy B and Melissa Ridge Intermediate 5th graders, Melissa, TX
  3. Ann W, Knoxville, TN
  4. Anne B, Forrest Hill, New Zealand
  5. Anne M and Venture In Crafters, Show Low, AZ
  6. Barb F, Bradford, IL
  7. Becky Jo M, Gardners, PA
  8. Ben Franklin Crafts , Delavan, WI
  9. Bertie S, San Antonio, TX
  10. Beth A, Thompson's Station, TN
  11. Beth B, Madison, TN
  12. Brenda B, Nixa, MO
  13. Cara S, Phoenix, AZ
  14. Carolyn S, Amherst, NH
  15. Charne S, Boynton Beach, FL
  16. Cheryl B, Manchester, NH
  17. Cindy M, Pewaukee, WI
  18. Danielle D, Mukwonago, WI
  19. Dawn L, Westlake, OH
  20. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  21. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  22. Ellen P, Vernon Hills, IL
  23. Erica J, Manteno, IL
  24. Esther E and East Woods Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA
  25. Evelyn C, Ridgecrest, CA
  26. Garnet P, Lynden, WA
  27. Gayle S, Billings, MT
  28. Hannah M, Naples, FL
  29. Jeanne J, Dyer, IN
  30. Jennifer C, Jim Thorpe, PA
  31. Joy N and First Baptist Church, Red Bud, IL
  32. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  33. Justine H, Colby, KS
  34. Katherine P, Vancouver, WA
  35. Katie H, Chicago, IL
  36. Khanh A, Inglewood, CA
  37. Kim P, Lakewood, OH
  38. Laura R, Brunswick, OH
  39. Laurie J, Houston, TX
  40. Lorrie B, Marion, IA
  41. Margaret J, Mishawaka, IN
  42. Marian C, North Attleboro, MA
  43. Marietta W, Akron, IA
  44. Marlene F and Crop Circles, Hillsboro, OR
  45. Marsha D, Everson, WA
  46. Mary M, Neosho, WI
  47. Micki B, Decatur, IN
  48. Mrs W, Marana, AZ
  49. Nancy N, Randolph, NJ
  50. Olga S, Tacoma, WA
  51. Rachel G, Central Islip, NY
  52. Rea N and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Decatur, IL
  53. Reta M, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
  54. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  55. Sally P, Honolulu, HI
  56. Sandy T, Weatherford, TX
  57. Seongsook D, Sacramento, CA
  58. Shari B, Grand Forks, ND
  59. Shari W and Stampian Brunch Bunch, Laguna Woods, CA
  60. Sherry H, Arlington, VA
  61. Sue G, Galena, MD
  62. SuzAnn S, Salt Lake City, UT
  63. Sybrina K, Pickerington, OH
  64. Teresa C, Olympia, WA
  65. Tim M and Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO
  66. Wallace M, Washington, DC

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mailroom Monday: December 26, 2011

This week 12,505 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $484.10! Valentines and general cards are in these boxes....so our families at home should be getting lots of hearts in their mailboxes in the coming weeks ;)


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a Civilian unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
680 cards to a National Guard unit
370 cards to a National Guard unit
370 cards to a Marine unit
360 cards to an Army unit
375 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to a USO 

To heroes in Qatar:
360 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Army unit




To heroes in Korea:
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Japan:
340 cards to a Navy unit


To heroes in Kuwait:
340 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a National Guard unit
360 cards to a National Guard unit






Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4586
Number of hero contacts: 1588
Total cards sent: 1,406,629



Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
Dec 1 - AnyHero letters for Christmas PASSED
January 1 - Valentines!
IMPORTANT:  read note about spring holidays! 
Feb 1 - St Patricks -
Feb 15 - Easter
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thankful Thursday: December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve! Yes, when I was a kid I counted all the eves :) So Merry Merry to one and all! Thank you for making Christmas merrier for our heroes and their families by sending in your beautiful cards, and helping with those shipping donations to get them mailed out. OWHers are the BEST!

Ciara made Santa's list - click to check out the video evidence!


A quick reminder: the end of 2011 is coming up! Many people like to make a final donation for tax purposes at the end of the year - your donation must be received on or before Dec 31st to count toward 2011. Thank you for your generosity!
  1. Amelia A, Somerset MA
  2. Andi F, Barto PA
  3. Anne N, Franklin Park IL
  4. Babs Y, Moon Township PA
  5. Becky K, Chesterfield MO
  6. Bingham Farms School and Second and Fourth grade classes, Bingham Farms MI
  7. Bonnie N and Stampin Happy, Murray UT
  8. Candi G, Riverside IL
  9. Carol C, Woodstown NJ
  10. Carol L, Gilbertsville PA
  11. Carolyn L, Darien IL
  12. Cindy B, Marblehead MA
  13. Cindy E and Los Gatos Elks, San Jose CA
  14. Crafty Girlz Shop & Studio and girl scout troop, Camdenton MO
  15. Deborah B, Chandler AZ
  16. Dee V, Gibsonville NC
  17. Gloria G and Card Makin' Cuties, Fairland IN
  18. Helen C, Cottleville MO
  19. Joanne D, Brooklyn IA
  20. Jordin C, Bryn Mawr PA
  21. Judith M, Hudson IA
  22. Julie B, Lexington KY
  23. Kathy P, Highland Lakes NJ
  24. Kimberley M-Y, Kennewick Wa
  25. Kristina M, Honolulu HI
  26. Laura C, Park Rapids MN
  27. Lauren B, Schaumburg IL
  28. Lori W, Katy TX
  29. Lucy C, San Diego CA
  30. Marjorie S, Beaumont CA
  31. Marlene F, Hillsboro OR
  32. Mary K, Warrenton VA
  33. Melanie R and 4th grade girl scouts, Waukesha WI
  34. Michelle C, Laguna Woods CA
  35. Nanette B, Colorado Springs CO
  36. North Physicians Group , Knoxville TN
  37. Paula P, Rathdrum ID
  38. R. M-W, Columbus GA
  39. Samantha K, Kent OH
  40. Sara W, Louisville KY
  41. Sharon G, O'Fallon IL
  42. Sharon Y, Chico Ca
  43. Sybilla G, Gilbertsville PA
  44. Tara L, Fredricksburg VA
  45. Terrie S, Benton PA
  46. Verna A, Big Stone City SD
  47. Wendy M, Portland OR
  48. Wilma B, Haughton LA

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mailroom Monday: December 19, 2011

This week 12,592 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $851.45! Many of these were Christmas AnyHero mail, and may or may not arrive in time for Christmas Day, but will be loved nonetheless. Many thanks to all who wrote notes for our heroes this holiday season!

We're staging valentines that will be matched up with cases of cookies from Archway...here's the west coast batch, ready to meet up on that hot date with cookies...and a honeymoon in Afghanistan!

These boxes were mailed out this week:


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an unit
340 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to a Navy unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to a Navy unit
175 cards to an National Guard unit
350 cards to an Marine unit
175 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to a Navy unit
350 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Air Force unit
355 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
10 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to a Marine unit


To heroes in Korea:
340 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Army unit
370 cards to an Air Force unit


To heroes in Kuwait:
340 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an National Guard unit
350 cards to an National Guard unit






Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4548
Number of hero contacts: 1585
Total cards sent: 1394,124



Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
Oct 31 - Christmas PASSED
Dec 1 - AnyHero letters for Christmas PASSED
January 1 - Valentines

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday: December 15, 2011

Happy Thursday everyone! We're so grateful to have so many folks still sending in cards, even though we're in the Christmas season....thanks for taking out a little of your time for our heroes! We still have lots of contacts ready for Valentines, so we can use all you've got :)

Don't forget - tonight is the last episode of OWHtv for 2011 - and it's our Hero Arts Catalog Debut Party! We'll be giving away stamp sets, live on the show - you won't want to miss it! Tune in at 6:30pm Pacific time here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owhtv (You may need to create a free log-in to be able to chat and participate in the fun!)

And now...many thanks to all those who sent in cards this week! We love you!
  1. Adele S, Woodland Hills, CA
  2. Alexa R and Lincolnia Senior Center, Alexandria, VA
  3. Allison G, Ft Worth, TX
  4. Amanda T, Tombstone, Az
  5. Amy W, Woodland Park, CO
  6. Angela H and Summit Funding employees, Fair Oaks, CA
  7. Anita O, SHell Lake, WI
  8. Anne L, Bellevue, Wa
  9. Anne T, Grayslake, IL
  10. Ashley M, North Bend, WA
  11. Audrina T, Mansfield, TX
  12. Barb H, Milton, WI
  13. Barb T, South Jordan, UT
  14. Barbara N, Chambersburg, PA
  15. Barbara S, Red Oak, VA
  16. Becca A, Leesburg, VA
  17. Bev T, San Francisco, CA
  18. Boys & Girls Club of the High Desert , Yucca Valley, CA
  19. Brenda Jo B, Winston-Salem, NC
  20. Cara S, Phoenix, AZ
  21. Carmen Z, Northville, MI
  22. Caro H, Mint Hill, NC
  23. Cathie C, Webster, NY
  24. Cheryl Y, South Pasadena, CA
  25. Christina S and Crazy Lady Crew, Coon Rapids, MN
  26. Christina S and the Crazy Lady Crew, Coon Rapids, MN
  27. Christine C, Mt. Clemens, MI
  28. Cindee N, Harrisburg, PA
  29. Cindi W, Palm City, FL
  30. Debbie J, Rotonda West, FL
  31. Deborah P, Mercerville, NJ
  32. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  33. Demmy C, Little Falls, NJ
  34. Diane C, Los Angeles, CA
  35. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  36. Dolores A, Frederick, MD
  37. Donna C, Leesburg, FL
  38. Donna M, Fairmount, GA
  39. Eleanor P, Las Vegas, Nv
  40. Elena K and Daisy Troop #1791, Oceanside, CA
  41. Elmendorf Officer's Spouses' Org. and Elmendorf Officers Spouses Org,, JBER, Ak
  42. Elonna R, Waterville, WA
  43. Emily W, Redwood Valley, CA
  44. Esther C, Ferndale, MI
  45. Gayle S, Billings, MT
  46. Genentech I, South San Francisco, CA
  47. Gerry B, Rio Linda, Ca
  48. Glenda F, Renton, WA
  49. Harriet C, Winston-Salem, NC
  50. Helen R, Punta Gorda, FL
  51. Holly I, ,
  52. Jan B, Akron, OH
  53. Jane H, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  54. Janella C, Benton, KY
  55. Janet L, Stayton, OR
  56. Jennie O, Trumansburg, NY
  57. Jennifer D, Los Alamitos, CA
  58. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  59. Jennifer R, Citrus Heights, CA
  60. Joan W, Tacoma, WA
  61. Joyce I, Palm Bay, FL
  62. Joyce L, Green Valley, AZ
  63. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  64. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  65. Julia G, Cocoa Beach, FL
  66. Kathie D, Antigo, WI
  67. Kathie G, West Covina, CA
  68. Kathy G and Delta Kappa Gamma Society Intl WI - Creative Arts Group, Racine, WI
  69. Kathy G, Racine, WI
  70. Kim L, Omaha, NE
  71. Kris H, Las Vegas, NV
  72. Kris S, Minerva, OH
  73. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  74. Krystil H, Raleigh, NC
  75. Kym A, Florence, Or
  76. Laura Y, Sackets Harbor, NY
  77. Laurie L, Greensboro, NC
  78. Lee Ann B, St Louis, MO
  79. Leigh E, Houston, TX
  80. LindaLee S, Charleston, WV
  81. Lisa H, Hopedale, MA
  82. Lori W, Katy, TX
  83. Lori L, McDonough, GA
  84. Lori W, Indianapolis, IN
  85. Lori W, Katy, TX
  86. Lori W, Katy, TX
  87. Lynn S, Lynch Station, VA
  88. Marian J, Huber Heights, OIH
  89. Mary E, San Rafael, CA
  90. Mary I, Bothell, WA
  91. Maureen L, Cedar Rapids, IA
  92. Melinda C, Arcadia, IN
  93. Michele S, Middleboro, MA
  94. Mickey B, South Lyon, MI
  95. Monica L, Riverview, FL
  96. Ms A, West Bloomfield, MI
  97. Ms K, Clute, TX
  98. Ms L, Springdale, AR
  99. Nicholaus K, Annapolis, MD
  100. Nikki S, Cuba, MO
  101. Pamela C, Bridgeville, PA
  102. Pat G, Upton, MA
  103. Pat K, West Richland, WA
  104. Pat T, Arcola, IL
  105. Patricia J, Inverness, FL
  106. Patricia H, Verona, VA
  107. Polly R, Peoria, AZ
  108. Princeton Charter School , Princeton, NJ
  109. Renee M, Folsom, Ca
  110. Reta M, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
  111. Robbi E, Antelope, CA
  112. Ronni U, Peoria, AZ
  113. Ruby C, Lawrenceville, GA
  114. Ruby G, Thornton, CO
  115. Ruth Ann G, Gilbert, AZ
  116. Sharen J, Plain City, OH
  117. Sharon H, Commerce Township, MI
  118. Sharon N and Monroe County Ladies, Waterloo, IA
  119. Sharon S, Pahrump, NV
  120. Sheila G, Puyallup, WA
  121. Stacey G, Wittman, AZ
  122. Sue M, Scottsdale, AZ
  123. Sue S, Liberty, MO
  124. Susan R, Stevensville, MD
  125. Susan T, Kansas City, MO
  126. Susie W, San Antonio, TX
  127. SuzAnn S and Carole and Bailey, Salt Lake City, UT
  128. Suzanne C, La Selva Beach, Ca
  129. Tameko M, Cedar Hill, TX
  130. Tammy A, Aurora, CO
  131. Theresa D, Kent, WA
  132. Tiann D and Girl Scout Troop.40767, Buckley, Wa
  133. Tracy Z, Honolulu, HI
  134. Trish C, Spring Valley, MN
  135. Trudy A, Anaheim, CA
  136. Velda S, Mesquite, NV

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mailroom Monday: December 12, 2011

We did it - we went over 5000 cards in the Archway Challenge!! WOOHOO! Congrats to our heroes who are the real winners - they get COOKIES! 

This week 6535 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $444.14! 1545 of these were AnyHero Christmas cards - extra doses of holiday cheer for our units. More are on the way out as we are able to get them read and sorted - many many thanks to those who sent them in early so we weren't up even later at night reading letters :)

And in case you missed it - don't forget to check out the weekend vlog - you might win some stamps if you get a comment in by tonight!

Here's what was mailed this past week in addition to the mail packets:


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Air Force unit
175 cards to an Mixed unit unit
170 cards to an Air Force unit
365 cards to a USO unit
350 cards to a Marine unit
350 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Air Force unit
170 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Qatar:
195 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Kyrgyzstan:
175 cards to a Marine unit



To heroes in Kuwait:
195 cards to an Army unit






Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4,412
Number of hero contacts: 1,584
Total cards sent: 1,382,719



Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
Oct 31 - Christmas PASSED
Dec 1 - AnyHero letters for Christmas PASSED
January 1 - Valentines

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday: December 8, 2011

We're nearing in on the Archway Cookie Challenge deadline - and all the folks listed this week are helping us get step by step closer to the 5,000 card goal! Thank you!!!

PS Don't forget to check out the Stars and Stamps blog today - a special announcement about La-La Land Crafts!
  1. Alisa Q, Wichita Falls TX
  2. Amy O and Cub Scout Pack 202, Lombard, IL
  3. Anawan Grange POFH, Inc , Berkley, MA
  4. Angela L, Indianapoilis, IN
  5. Angela L, Indianapoilis, IN
  6. Ann C, Bonney Lake, WA
  7. Ann K, Seattle, WA
  8. Ann M, Hutchinson, MN
  9. Ann W, Knoxville, TN
  10. Ardeth T, Glendale, AZ
  11. Becky P and Clever Elementary School Students, Billings, MO
  12. Beth L, Howell, MI
  13. Betty T, Salina, KS
  14. Bonnie W, Pisgah Forest, NC
  15. Brenda C, Chesapeake, VA
  16. Cam M, New Market, MD
  17. Camille S, Sahuarita, AZ
  18. Caro H, Mint Hill, NC
  19. Caro H, Mint Hill, NC
  20. Carol H, Beaverton, MI
  21. Cathy B and Employees and retirees of Colonial Life, Columbia, SC
  22. Charlsie S, Napa, CA
  23. Cheryl L, Columbus, OH
  24. Christine K, San Antonio, TX
  25. Cindy M, Pewaukee, WI
  26. Cindy O, Alameda, CA
  27. Connie W, Monroe, NC
  28. Cora J, Eugene, OR
  29. Cynthia G, Ewa Beach, HI
  30. Cynthia T, Lemon Grove, CA
  31. Debb R, Scotia, NY
  32. Debbie D, Oregon City, OR
  33. Debbie R, South Euclid, OH
  34. Debra K, Burke, VA
  35. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  36. Denise W, Pueblo, CO
  37. Diana D, San Lorenzo, CA
  38. Diane S, Cocoa, FL
  39. Dianne M, Blaine, MN
  40. Donna H, Seekonk, MA
  41. Donna K, Gainesville, MO
  42. Donna S, Sheridan, WY
  43. Elaine H, Keene, NH
  44. Emily S, Port Allen, LA
  45. Erica W,
  46. Esther E and East Woods Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA
  47. Eunice A and Heather Y and Mount De Sales Academy, Macon, GA
  48. Faith H and St Jacobi Lutheran Girl Pioneers, Milwaukee, WI
  49. Fivay High School , Hudson, FL
  50. Gayle H, Philadelphia, PA
  51. Heather F, Godfrey, IL
  52. Jacqueline S, Gilbert, AZ
  53. James F, Lombard, IL
  54. Jane H, Moline, MI
  55. Janelle K, Aberdeen, SD
  56. Janice A, Bountiful, UT
  57. Janice J, Benicia, CA
  58. Jean B, Meadville, PA
  59. Jejuan H and Super Media Inc, Irving, TX
  60. Jennifer H, Laurel, MD
  61. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  62. Joanie K, Avon, IN
  63. John V, Reading, PA
  64. Joyce K and R U Stampin & Scrappin, Hot Springs, AR
  65. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  66. Julie F, Shreveport, LA
  67. Julie S, Buckley, Wa
  68. Julie S, Ferndale, Wa
  69. Karen L, Wasilla, AK
  70. Kathryn B, Denton, MD
  71. Kathy Jo C, Wheeling, IL
  72. Kathy P, White Lake, MI
  73. Kathy V, Olympia, WA
  74. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  75. Kristyn C, Lafayette, GA
  76. Larissa W and Brownie Troop 17430, Katy, TX
  77. Laurie H, Olathe, KS
  78. Lea B, Cedar City, UT
  79. Lee Anne O, Trainer, PA
  80. Lee Mae E, Silverdale, WA
  81. Lily H, Pittsburgh, PA
  82. Linda H, Milan, IL
  83. Linda L, Fairfax, IA
  84. Lisa R, Freeport, IL
  85. Lori W, Indianapolis, IN
  86. Lynda F, Glenaire, IL
  87. Lynn R, High River, Alberta
  88. Marge M, Wayne, NJ
  89. Marianne C, Naches, WA
  90. Mark and Deb P, Plover, WI
  91. Marsha D, Everson, WA
  92. Mary W, Albuquerque, MN
  93. Mary W, Philadelphia, PA
  94. Maude B, Las Cruces, NM
  95. Melanie R, North Chili, NY
  96. Melissa M, Bethpage, NY
  97. Mrs. P, Atlanta, GA
  98. Ms B, Pittsville, WI
  99. Muriel D, San Jose, CA
  100. Nan A, Fowlerville, MI
  101. Nancy A, Morgan Hill, CA
  102. Nancy B, Wesley Chapel, FL
  103. Nancy F, Trexlertown, PA
  104. Nancy K, Edmonds, WA
  105. Nancy M, Fremont, CA
  106. Pat D, Seaford, DE
  107. Patricia L, Lakewood, OH
  108. Rae R, Sauquoit, NY
  109. Raeanna S, Phoenix, AZ
  110. Rhonda M and Grantsville Elementary School, Grantsville, UT
  111. Roberta O, Lafayette, IN
  112. Roberta T, Elyria, OH
  113. Robin M, Oconomowoc, WI
  114. Rosey R, Astoria, NY
  115. Ruth S, Gaithersburg, MD
  116. Ruthanne A, Leesburg, FL
  117. Sabre H, Princeton, NJ
  118. Sandy N, Eugene, OR
  119. Shelly N, Shoreview, MN
  120. Sherry H, Arlington, VA
  121. Sherry U, Walnut Creek, CA
  122. Sheryl P, Bloomington, MN
  123. Sue A, Rockford, IL
  124. Sue K, Cannon Falls, MN
  125. Sue S, Greensburg, PA
  126. Susan D, Tinley Park, IL
  127. Susan F, Fort Worth, TX
  128. Suzanne B, Myrtle Beach, SC
  129. Sybrina K, Pickerington, OH
  130. Tracey P, Johnstown, PA
  131. Tracy C, Allentown, PA
  132. Trish C, Spring Valley, MN
  133. Trudi K, Ellenboro, WV
  134. Valerie B and Marcie, Thornton, CO
  135. Yolanda D, Warrenton, MO
  136. Yvonne S, Brighton, MI

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mailroom Monday: December 5, 2011

This week 7,245 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $293.85! Not bad for a slow week at OWH! ;0) And for those wondering - our current total for the Archway challenge is 1346...we have a way to go this week!!

Did you see this weekend's vlog? Call Hollywood, cardmakers need their own movie!

Here's what was sent out this week:


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Navy unit
155 cards to an Army  unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to a Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to a Marine unit

To heroes in Iraq:
335 cards to a Civilian unit





To heroes in Japan:
340 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Kuwait:
340 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a National Guard unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit






Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4,391
Number of hero contacts: 1,580
Total cards sent: 1,375,844



Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
Oct 31 - Christmas PASSED
Dec 1 - AnyHero letters for Christmas PASSED
January 1 - Valentines!

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday: December 1, 2011

Sneak peek at tonight's OWHtv card share!
Happy DECEMBER! Can you believe it's already time to start that 25 day countdown!?

We do have a shorter countdown to get rolling on - that's a TEN day count....to our Archway challenge deadline! We're only at 1346 valentines so far...so we have a long way to go to get to 5,000. But we KNOW you can do it!

Remember that you can also send valentines til December 31st, so if you do miss the 10th deadline, you're still ok to get them done in time. If you're worried about getting to the post office that last week of the month, focus on "love" cards that'll be ok if they're a wee bit late!

Many many thanks to this week's faithful cardmakers:
  1. Adele H, Palm Springs, FL
  2. Amy S, Chester, VA
  3. Andrea F, Plain, WI
  4. Angie M, Montevallo, AL
  5. Ann M and Park Tower friends, Hutchinson, MN
  6. Ann M, Hutchinson, MN
  7. Anne M and Venture In Crafters, Show Low, AZ
  8. Annette P, Rustburg, VA
  9. Barbara N, Gaithersburg, MD
  10. Beth B, Madison, TN
  11. Betty T, Salina, KS
  12. Carol H, Cincinnati, OH
  13. Carol T and Hope Springs Ministries, Mount Vernon, OH
  14. Carolyn F, Rio Vista, TX
  15. Cathy B and Colonial Life, Columbia, SC
  16. Cheryl K and American Heritage Girls MO 3469, Fenton, MO
  17. Christina S and MOPS group, Dewey Beach, DE
  18. Christine L and La Salle Hight School, Glendora, CA
  19. Christine R and Stamping with Milwaukee Admirals, Hartford, WI
  20. Colleen P, Rochester Hills, MI
  21. Cruise P, Hernando, FL
  22. Deborah T, Dayton, NJ
  23. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  24. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  25. Donna S and The Door Church, Tucson, AZ
  26. Gayland G, McAlester, OK
  27. Gina C, Cottage Grove, MN
  28. Ginny H, Hamlin, NY
  29. Glenda M, Farmington, NM
  30. Gloria P, St Joseph, MI
  31. Gwen S and The Prayer Partners, Cedar HIll, MO
  32. Janice D, Rochester, MN
  33. Jeanine B, Bonner Springs, KS
  34. JeAnne M, Paducah, KY
  35. Jennifer H, Laurel, MD
  36. Jody B and NJHS Vistancia Elementary, Peoria, AZ
  37. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  38. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  39. Julie O and Knapp Haven Nursing Home, Chetek, WI
  40. Kathy G, Champlin, MN
  41. Kathy P, White Lake, MI
  42. Kim O, Vancouver, WA
  43. Kimberly K, Springfield, MO
  44. Lauren K, Clifton, IL
  45. Lauren L, Plainfield, IL
  46. Lauren L, Plainfield, IL
  47. Laurie B and Stamping with Milwaukee Admirals, Waukesha, WI
  48. Linda B, St Louis, MO
  49. Linda M, Marietta, GA
  50. Linda S, Denton, TX
  51. Lindy C, Seattle, WA
  52. Lori M, Summerville, SC
  53. Lori W, Indianapolis, IN
  54. Lucinda S, Indiana, PA
  55. Lynn P and Stamping with Milwaukee Admirals, Waukesha, WI
  56. Mandy T and Fishers Point Community Church, Fishers, IN
  57. Margaret G, Stevenson Ranch, CA
  58. Martha C, Zephyrhills, FL
  59. Mary P, Mt Vernon, IL
  60. Meredith T, Zephyrhills, FL
  61. Michelle M, Cheyenne, WY
  62. Mindy A, West Friendship, MD
  63. Nancy A, Morgan Hill, CA
  64. Nancy H, St. Petersburg, FL
  65. Nancy S, Boynton Beach, FL
  66. Nicole B, Richfield, UT
  67. Paralee S and students at Houston Community College, Houston, TX
  68. Patti S, Miramar, FL
  69. Paula S, Stamford, CT
  70. Polly R, Peoria, AZ
  71. Roberta E, Cypress, CA
  72. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  73. Ronni U, Peoria, AZ
  74. Sami O, Davisburg, MI
  75. Seongsook D, Sacramento, CA
  76. Sharon D, Kanata, Ontario
  77. Sherry V, Canal Fulton, OH
  78. Susan R, Stevensville, MD
  79. Suzanne K, Edgewood, WA
  80. Tiffany T, Baton Rouge, LA
  81. Tina B, Columbia, MD
  82. Traci O, Lansing, MI
  83. Virginia L, Waterloo, Ontario
  84. Zoe T and Brownie Troop 732, Hiram, OH