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#1 Posted : Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:11:35 PM(UTC)
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Last Call for Christmas & Hanukkah
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Masculine General use cards for all occasions
Sept 23 ~ Oct 18



Time for another theme, and this time we will continue to work on Christmas & Hanukkah as well as the always needed general use cards.
Let’s use some more of that never ending stash. Where does it all come from? Seems like the more we use, the more we accumulate.
These are the themes most requested by the troops. Birthday, Anniversary and Thinking of You cards for children, spouses and sweethearts.

If you have questions about shipping, it is best to direct it to your shipper by pm. If you just need the address you can request that info on the thread. Several of the regulars are able to answer that and other general questions, sometimes faster.
East coast .. imnchghere
West coast & Mountain … Phyllis
Central… RGK

PLEASE keep the embellishments limited. If it makes a lump in the envelope it is too thick. Layers are ok, but use the thinner pop dots and try to keep it to one. Also watch the sizes of buttons and brads. Skittles are discouraged and NO glitter. Stickles and other glitter glues are ok.

* * * * For those of you who are new, let me explain how this works.

We have heard from spouses and family members of our deployed soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, how much they enjoy getting a nice card in the mail. Since there is no card shop in the neighborhood shopping center, we are the next best thing. We have been told the PX/BX/NEX run out of cards quickly and that having nice cards to send home to family is a great moral booster.

Make cards in any way that you want. All different, all the same, or a mix of both. Just leave the inside blank to give the soldiers room to write home in and include envelopes. NO stamp necessary, (soldiers get free mail when deployed.)
A2 size cards are the most efficient to package up and ship (300+ will fit in a box), however all sizes are fine and appreciated. Do what you are comfortable with and again have fun. Try not to have thick embellishments and glitter is discouraged for the safety of the troops. We are told it can get on their clothing and be seen with night vision goggles.

***NOTE there is a FAQ thread with answers in this forum. Please refer to it if you have any questions.

When you sign up you will sign up for how many you want to do 15,30,45,100. whatever # works for you. You will also tell us what time zone you are in. The time zone will tell us to whom you will ship your cards to when you are finished.

That shipper will then compile all the cards and send them to units on the ground in Afghanistan, Navy ships or other bases. Each time zone has at least 2 or 3 units (a unit is 120-160 soldiers) to ship to.

Shipping is an expense to us that all the shippers have taken on out of their own pocket. However if you want to donate a dollar or two for shipping expense overseas then we welcome that. All money donated goes to pay for shipping to the units. YOU DO NOT have to donate any money to participate in this project.

If you have any qualms or questions about what we are doing with Cards for Soldiers, please ask in the thread. There are several great ladies that help keep this going and are always around.

Thank you for joining us and for standing behind our troops.
~~ pat (imnchghere)

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#2 Posted : Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:13:22 PM(UTC)
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tally

EAST

imnchghere - 50
Karen Culler - 225
craftymem - 50
Ms. Vicky - 270

TOTAL EAST 595:

CENTRAL

RGK - 200
dicegirl - 30
StitchherCricut - 50
housefullofrotties - 32

TOTAL CENTRAL:312

WEST/MTN

Phyllis - 50

TOTAL WEST/MTN:50

TOTAL ALL 857

Edited by user Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:51:20 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Oct 20

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#3 Posted : Sunday, September 22, 2013 2:15:52 PM(UTC)
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I'll start out with 50, I've been working on masculine cards.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:36:23 PM(UTC)
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I will try to do 50 as well. Masculine are a challenge for me.

~pat
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#5 Posted : Monday, September 23, 2013 5:13:21 PM(UTC)
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I'm preparing 150 Christmas cards for a service project. Please put me down for those and 50 general use cards, including some masculine ones. Thank you.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:48:27 PM(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:56:07 PM(UTC)
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Hi there everyone. I would like to sign up for 50 Christmas cards. Maybe more.

Pat, I am sending out some general use/birthday cards.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, October 06, 2013 3:00:12 PM(UTC)
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Okay I have passed my original 50 cards. Can you bump me up to 200?
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#9 Posted : Monday, October 07, 2013 10:24:27 AM(UTC)
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, October 08, 2013 10:50:53 AM(UTC)
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Put me down for 50. Eastern
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, October 09, 2013 6:45:24 AM(UTC)
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Hi ladies! Please put me down for 30 cards. I am in Central and need the shippers address. Thanks!
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, October 09, 2013 10:18:12 AM(UTC)
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Phyllis, it looks like Pat will have about 200+ Christmas cards. If you need some more I could try to make 50 to send to you. Would that be a help? If so could you send me you address?
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#13 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 1:55:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KarenCuller Go to Quoted Post
Phyllis, it looks like Pat will have about 200+ Christmas cards. If you need some more I could try to make 50 to send to you. Would that be a help? If so could you send me you address?


Karen, thanks so much for your offer but I do have 500-600 Christmas cards already. I have a box that was returned last year due to the unit coming home so I am good with Christmas cards.
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#14 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 2:00:20 PM(UTC)
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#15 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 2:01:54 PM(UTC)
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Hi ladies! Please put me down for 30 cards. I am in Central and need the shippers address. Thanks!


I will PM you with the Central address.

Phyllis
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Hello ladies, Renate please put me down for 50 cards. I am hoping to be able to do more. God bless and take care y'all!BigGrin
Cheyenne
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:18:17 PM(UTC)
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Hello ladies,

I put a box of 270 cards in the mail to Pat (East Coast) yesterday which should arrive tomorrow, I believe.

Ms. Vicky

P.S. Note to Phyllis, I found the site (yeah), I sent the e-mail a bit prematurely. Sorry.
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:40:27 PM(UTC)
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Vicky, glad you got in. No problem.

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#20 Posted : Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:09:03 PM(UTC)
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Pat, I have 225+ cards. I will get them in the mail tomorrow or Friday.
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:57:05 PM(UTC)
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Hi-I have 32 cards for Central that I will be mailing soon!
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#22 Posted : Friday, October 18, 2013 8:24:10 PM(UTC)
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Received cards yesterday from Victoria Fligstein. Great cards as always and thankyou for including some Hanukkah.
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Good morning Renate,
I mailed 60 cards Friday with UPS, tracking #1ZW0F3990385785013, id #MM8097ZEPKC4A. You should receive them Wednesday.BigGrin Have a great day.
Cheyenne
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#25 Posted : Monday, October 21, 2013 6:04:08 AM(UTC)
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I just want to thank everyone who has made holiday cards for our deployed troops to send home. I have over 1000 cards from the east coast that will be going out next week. I also have a box of holiday decor for the unit(s) to use.

I will try to get a new theme posted this evening. This time we are going to do holiday cards *TO* the troops. Not every soldier gets mail from home for a variety of reasons, so these cards fill those voids. The card can have a simple handwritten note inside. We do not need large numbers of these cards. There will be more details in the new sign up thread.
Hope everyone has a fun Halloween week and can take time to enjoy the fall color and crisp mornings.

Thank you all again for supporting our troops and Cards for Soldiers here on the Cricut MB.

~pat
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#26 Posted : Monday, October 21, 2013 7:43:39 AM(UTC)
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I will be mailing 60 cards to Renate this morning. I was also able to whip out twice as many cards as I pledged. Yay!
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#27 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:38:28 AM(UTC)
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Pat, I sent my 50 cards out yesterday, plus extra 30.

Claire



Thank you to all the shippers!
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#28 Posted : Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:18:39 AM(UTC)
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Pat, I misplaced my tracking slip. I was wondering if you got my cards Monday.
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Good morning Renate,
I mailed 60 cards Friday with UPS, tracking #1ZW0F3990385785013, id #MM8097ZEPKC4A. You should receive them Wednesday.BigGrin Have a great day.
Cheyenne


Cheyenne, your cards arrived today, just like you said they would. They are beautiful. Thank you!!!
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I will be mailing 60 cards to Renate this morning. I was also able to whip out twice as many cards as I pledged. Yay!


dicegirl, I received your cards today as well. They are awesome, thank you!Thanx also for all the extra cards you were able to 'whip out'!
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