Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cards For Heroes Christmas Challenge. Yes you heard me right!!! Christmas challenge...

"I was raised with passive patriotism. Stand up for the national anthem. Say the Pledge of Allegiance every day in school. Barbecue on the Fourth of July. Put a troop-support bumper sticker on your car, and be grateful for heroes, at least from a distance."

So begins an article found in The Federal Way Mirror,a newspaper serving the residents of the city of Federal Way, Washington.

This article was written by Sandy Allnock the founder of Cards for Heroes, and in the article she describes her journey, starting from one funky box sent to a deployed soldier, then finding that 2 short years later, she has started something that is turning into a major outreach type of link for Americans who are waking up to the fact that freedom comes with a price, and we want to thank those who are paying that price.

Click that link and read her story, she is just an awesome lady.

Cards for Heroes is just my cup of tea. I find myself in good company, I love to hang with an artsy crowd, and even though my cards are those of a rank amateur I was embraced and even applauded at our last blogathon. I garnerned 127 comments, I blush. but that just goes to show you what a great group of carders this is. I once again am blessed to participate with them again.

Which brings me to my point...shameful and long winded aren't I...

It's time to saddle up again...
saddle up those reindeer, get ready to ride!!!

Time to suit suit that is, the one with the floppy hat and the white fluffy ball at the end.

The challenge has been issued and with it comes rewards...hmmmm...sounds suspiciously like the Christmas legend, the challenge: be good...the reward: presents under the tree from that fat jolly old elf.

Well our challenge is to make some Christmas cards and send them to Cards for Heroes. Here's the link: We are also having a mini blog hop which makes me so excited, I can't wait to see everybody's cards that they have made. It is such a huge amount of creativity-so much fun. And let me not forget, there is a reward!! Submit some cards and your name will be entered into a drawing for a craft box loaded with carding stuff.

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...

So I have posted my humble creations in this post and want to invite you to make a snow angel or two, and have a cup of virtual hot chocolate with me as you make your own blessings to be sent to a soldier. Merry Christmas everybody!!


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