Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Patriotic Thank You

No, I know the 4th of July has come and gone but today's cards were made for a different occasion. Our local stamp store is trying to help out a little boy who wants to send a thank you card to every military soldier on active duty. Wow, now that is quite an undertaking. I could only wish to be half as ambitious. I don't remember the details of his name and how many cards he needs but if you are interested, just send me an email and I will send you the details. I am fortunate because there is a decorated box at the store and anyone can just drop their cards in. The store will take card of getting them to the little guy.

I had picked up a package of these Americana borders (clearanced of course) by K&Company and went to work on my contribution. They aren't anything too fancy or ornate due to the overseas shipping but they were made with a lot of gratitude.

I myself was an Air Force brat growing up all over the United States. I didn't like it at the time but I am sure it helped to make me more resilient in where ever or what ever situation I am in. My mother was a saint for putting up with all the moving. It is amazing how much these soldiers sacrifice for such little pay. The justification in pay is certainly out of whack when we compare them to professional sports players. I never could and never will understand that one.

These cards really only took me minutes to make. The border on this card had metallic red stripes for a bit of bling since I had to refrain myself on embellishments.

Well I hope these cards will inspire you to do the same. Our department at the hospital has taken care of sending items of need to several troops over the years. Socks, candy, reading material and essentials to name a few. Things you would think the gov't would provide, like sunscreen, chap stick and deodorant. Another one of those things that is mind boggling. We always get some type of communication back as to how these little things mean the world to them and help to make a miserable situation bearable. Isn't it true how we put off doing something because we can't come up with something "grand" that we think will make an impact when it really is just the little things that mean the most. So the lesson here is "don't think to hard and don't send a card because you don't think it is nice enough. Whomever is going to receive it will think the world of it just because you thought of them.

~Have fun and enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment