Yes this is me... :0) So why am I taking a picture of me surrounded by cards? Well Julie and I got to talking one day via email about my cards. I mentioned that I send most of mine to the troops to send home to their families and friends. Julie was very interested in how many I have sent, and how it all started. She was so interested that she has a write up on Flourishes newsletter.
So a little background for you. I have sent 861 as of a year ago when I started to keep track of how many I send to the troops. We have a close friend from Highschool that on his first tour we sent him cards and goodies all the time. When he came home, we had a few other friends that were over seas. The friend I send them to now actually is moved around a lot, he is a private contractor for the Army and he moves through a lot of the unique areas. So he gets to distribute a lot more cards to remote areas.
They are always so grateful. It always encourages and lifts their spirits to get cards. I now have a new brother in law that is on his second tour that just shipped out a week ago. So he will be getting a lot of cards for his unit as well.
I hope after reading this you feel the little tug in your heart to help our troops too. Splitcoaststampers does cards for the troops, check out the SCS link and see how you can started in sending some love to our troops and their families also.
Now for the big news!!!! I am now on the Senior Design team for Flourishes! WHOHOO!!!! I have had to keep from bursting this out loud on every post! Oh I am so excited to finally share... WHOHOOO!!! This is such a fantastic honor and I am over joyed! Thank you again Jan Marie, Sharon and Nancy. And Thank you Julie for having such confidence in me! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!