This month Operation Write Home has been celebrating it’s birthday. I was inspired to begin going through some of the boxes of cards I have to see which ones might be appropriate to mail to them.
This was a start:
Before each card is sent overseas, OWH stamps their name on the back. I requested that they send me this stamp so that I could do this step for them.
Since it was only the rubber (with no foam backing), I used some foam backing leftover from an SU! set. It’s rubber easily peeled away from the foam leaving most of the stickiness intact on the foam.
The rubber was placed on the foam and then cut out.
The stamp was then mounted on a Jenga block. A whole Jenga game can be purchased for just a few dollars, and these blocks work perfectly as wood mounts!
Once it was mounted the image was stamped onto some printer paper which was cutout and taped to the wood block.
Now I can make sure that all my cards are stamped with the “Operation Write Home” name before they are mailed and save the mailroom at OWH a time consuming step.
Since the soldiers do not have white ink pens to write on the darker cardstocks, another thing you can do to help OWH is to make sure that all the insides of your cards have a white or light writing area.
Maybe you have some cards just laying around? Why not send them in to Operation Write Home!