For American soldiers in war zones, sending a greeting card home is not always easy, but thanks to Operation Write Home, our heroes have an easier way to keep in touch with their loved ones.
Operation Write Home is an American non-profit organization that supports deployed service members of the United States military by sending blank homemade greeting cards for them to write home to family and friends. Anybody can be a volunteer and donate. This organization is made up of thousands of card makers who care about our troops and want to support them through their creativity and encouragement. U.S. soldiers from every branch of service – deployed all over the world – receive cards from Operation Write Home. Cards are distributed through chapels, MWRs, USOs, battlefields and living quarters at deployed duty stations around the globe.
Since 2007, when the organization was founded, thousands of crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated to send a total of almost 3 million cards overseas! Furthermore, each package of blank cards sent overseas comes with letters from people all over the country and are handed out to those in need of a positive word of encouragement from home.
Operation Write Home has some unique guidelines, which you can find here. It’s also important to note their deadlines. Many of their cards go to remote locations, so they need to work 6-8 weeks ahead of time. For example, the deadline for sending out Thanksgiving cards is September 30th. Click here for a calendar.
Each card sent from the organization can be stamped with “Operation Write Home” in case families want to send their gratitude. Stamping the cards helps to spread the word about the organization and its amazing cause. As holiday season approaches, we encourage you all, craft enthusiast or not, to show your support for our troops by making and sending in your own hand-crafted card to Operation Write Home. As a proud partner and supporter of this wonderful organization, we donate $1 to the Operation Write Home cause for every Operation Write Home stamp sold on RubberStamps.com
Thank you to Operation Write Home and to all of the card makers for working hard to support our troops and their families. And to all of our brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen, thank you for your dedication, service, and sacrifice for defending our freedoms and way of life.