Friday, April 16, 2010

Extra Cards? Fresh Idea Friday

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Heather here with a Fresh Idea Friday for you!

I don't know about all of you, but I have a TON of cards lying around my house that I've created with no home to go to. Well, a couple of years ago, I heard about Blue Star Moms.

If you haven't heard of this group it is a WONDERFUL opportunity for you to donate your cards and help out those that are serving our country!

I am a disabled veteran of the United States Army. I served overseas and was away from home for birthdays, births, Christmas's and such. I remember receiving care packages and all sorts of goods. Some of the things I received were cards, the handmade kind. It was so that I could send home notes to my loved ones for special occasions. I was just amazed by all the generosity that I went in search of the responsible party of those care packages and discovered that it was Blue Star Mom's.

Since I got out of the Army in 2002, I've been sending items about every 6 months. For the most part, I send all my extra cards. I know a lot of people try to sell them on Etsy, Ebay or Garage Sales, but they are Tax Deductibles if you donate them! PLUS it puts a smile on a soldiers face...I know it really impacted me!

So if you are interested, you can send donations to: ACBSM, P.O. Box 2006, Fremont, CA 94536-0006

Here's my package that I've collected and I think it's finally full and ready to go out!Hope this was a good Fresh Idea Friday for you!Super big hugs and hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend!

Heather R.

P.S. If you head on over to our sister Unity, they are having a FWF Friday! Lots of wonderful Eyecandy for you!
P.P.S. Commenter #3 from That's How Thursday post by Kelly is the winner of "Life's Little Moments" Stamp set! Wig4usc, please email Eryn at and let her know you are the lucky winner of that fun stamp set!!!


  1. why not join OWH (operation Write Home) and donate the cards to them?

  2. Great idea! Congrats to the winner.

  3. there are so many organizations out there that will take our pretty cards..why not bless others out there..there's no way we'll ever use all these cards, will we girls??

  4. I agree, this was just a tip or a suggestion. There are TONS of places out there, I was just giving an idea...

  5. Help! I cant find the sister Unity blog of which you speak!!! Thanks for advice x

  6. Heather, thank you for sharing~this sounds like a wonderful organization and I am going to send my cards there! and THANK YOU for serving our country :) Bravo to you and all the others out there who make that ultimate sacrifice!!!

  7. Great idea Heather!! I am ashamed of the "small" collection of cards I have piling up that I have yet to send out!! This and many other organizations are the perfect solution!! Thanks for the reminder!!

    Congratulations Julieanne on winning the ippity stamp set!! Woot woot!!

  8. Thanks for the suggestion, Heather. I've sent to Operation Write Home and I know there are plenty of other organizations like Blue Star Moms. I am going to send my next group to Blue Star Moms, though. Thanks!! They are gonna love all those fantastic creations you've been making.

  9. Such a great idea, it...I need to send them some of mine, too..I think I have "some"...hehehe

  10. Thank you for the info Heather, and Thank you for your service to our Country.
    God Bless you!