Monday, March 29, 2010

Getting homemade cards makes all of the difference

Dear OWH,

My husband has been deployed for almost seven months now.  He has been touring around several bases in Afghanistan and email and telephones have been an unreliable source of communication for us.  Two days ago I checked my mail and I had over 10 letters from him written on these beautiful handmade cards.  On the back of the cards was your website.  He was able to send me a card that had a kitty on it blowing out candles for my birthday.  He sent me a card with pink hibiscus and a glittery green humming bird, and he sent me a card with a North Carolina lighthouse on it.  I have kept everyone of his cards and am putting them all into a scrapbook.  Thank you to everyone who volunteers and contributes to your organization.  Getting homemade cards makes all of the difference.  My husband would not have had access to writing materials if it were not for efforts like yours.  The cards are exquisite, they are truly a joy to receive.  Thank you for everything. 

Warm Regards,

A Marine Corps Spouse

9 comments:

Monica said...

OOHRAH!!! Love to read letters like this... totally awesome!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Sooo cool. That's why I'm bustin' my buns to get some cards done for the April 1 Mother's Day deadline. Almost there.

Bekah's World said...

How wonderful!

Susan said...

what a testament! Love to hear this :)
Susan

Sue said...

Makes me want to go make more cards right now!

Alex said...

THIS is exactly why we make them!!!!

Cyn said...

ahh..brings tears to my eyes! I so love making cards!

Bridget Larsen said...

Makes it so worth the pain and pressure to know that this is the end results and encourages the troops to write back, its hard for family waiting at home

Rufus said...

Hey, a scrapbook even beats a shoebox! This is EXACTLY why I make and send card to OWH! It's so nice to know that they are doing their job. (the cards, that is)