Thursday, November 30, 2006
This is the latest card I did for the soldiers. First view of course shows the card closed. Then you open it and see the combat boots. It's still a bit wonky, so I gotta work on it before it goes into mass production. I'll tell ya though....that combat boot stamp sees a lot of action in my cards. It's priceless. It was a gift from the woman who designed it. She gave me that one and a bunch more when she heard what I was doing (you know....the cards for the troops). It's been one of my favorites for almost 4 years.
I am mailing out a few boxes tomorrow, bound for Iraq. One of the Units, a military band that I cannot name, asked for coffee. The good stuff. So I stuffed as many Starbucks coffees as I could into a Flat Rate box, all different flavors (Pumpkin Pie, Peppermint something, Christmas blend, and a few others...as a non-coffee drinker, I had to ask other people for ideas). Was a bit disappointed that I could only cram 8 in there. But I know they'll be well appreciated. I asked them for wish lists and all they asked for was really good coffee. (I sent some tea, too, just in case there's a tea drinker in their midst.)
Our Ladies Advent is donating a substantial amount of gifts to Walter Reed this year. I am trying to do my little bit, too. Please don't forget about our troops. I know many people just switch the channel when talk of the war comes on. No matter what you think of our current Administration or the war, put it aside and show kindness and mercy to our Troops. They are far from the comforts, far from wives and husbands and children. Far from HOME. If you cannot donate something for the troops, just offer up a silent prayer for them and those who love them.
God bless our men and women in uniform.