Saturday, May 23, 2009
Memorial Day Bloghop!
Courtesy of Cards for Heroes!
I'm really excited about what Cards for Heroes is doing! I've always had a heart for those who serve in the military. In fact, I considered joining the Marines when I was in high school. I had several lovely chats with recruiters, and took the ASVAB. However, I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and worse, exercise induced asthma ... whatever possessed me to consider it, lol?! A very romanticised view of it all, due to some books on my English teachers' shelves!
Still, the interest in our military remained, and I did a card workshop a couple of years ago to send cards to soldiers, using two young people from our church who are in the army as conduits. I never heard anything back from them, but I trust they were an encouragement.
Now I have a son of my own in the military; Stephen just graduated from Navy bootcamp this month, and is waiting to begin his corpsman (medic) training any day now. So, this all is becoming more personal to me! I hope you'll be inspired as you travel from blog to blog...
Here's the info from the website:
A bloghop is a blast of creativity and sharing! Bloggers from all over the US and abroad will be posting a card and sharing why THEY participate in honoring our nation's heroes. And everyone else gets inspired!
This bloghop will be helping us to get the word out to even more crafters and financial donors—so we can get more cards out to our heroes! We're getting more and more requests all the time and need to step up our game, and this is one really fun way to share what we're doing...letting YOU share!
If you have a blog, join in! (details below) If you don't blog, hop through the blogs, and get inspired to make more cards or donate funds toward our work! Tell your friends about it, even if they're not cardmakers...it'll do everyone's patriotic heart good to hear about so many Americans wanting to help our military!
Click HERE for all the fun!