Big day today, everyone! We're unveiling not one or two but FOUR upcoming releases and hosting our first (but certainly not last) challenge --and it's a very special one, too:
Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.
Please read the basic guidelines here; it’s important to; it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards.
“Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page. In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member.
How to Enter
The theme of this challenge is simply to make a Christmas card to be mailed to Operation Write Home. There are no restrictions as to which stamps you can use --all manufacturers/stamp companies are welcome!
The challenge goes on until Friday, October 15th, 11:59pm EST and of course there will be PRIZES!!
Patriotic Eagle - Soldier Pug
The Patriotic Eagle and Soldier Pug digis have been created especially for the occasion of this challenge! They will be released at the end of the challenge, after the winners have been announced, and we will be giving them out in the form of the following prizes:
Grand Prize of both the Patriotic Eagle and Soldier Pug digis PLUS one (1) digi of choice from the TSB store given to one winner chosen at random,
One (1) Patriotic Eagle digi to a Honorable Mention winner chosen by yours truly,
One (1) Soldier Pug digi to a Honorable Mention chosen by DT Coordinator Kellie Winnell.
Take a look at some of the beautiful cards our Design Team has made with these cuties:
And as if that weren't enough, here is some inspiration for you to get you right in the Christmas mood so you can get those OWH challenge cards made. But these aren't just any cards... they feature sneak peeks of two MORE upcoming digi stamps: Hansel with Present and Jolly Josie!
Hansel with Present
Keep an eye on the TSB blog and Facebook page for Hansel with Present and Jolly Josie release dates!
Wasn't that exciting?! Time to go and get those Christmas Challenge cards done before our challenge ends on Friday, October 15th at 11:59pm EST! Remember to check OWH's guidelines for cards you'll be sending to our heroes (which is really the point of our challenge.) And have fun!