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April 23, 2007

Cards for Troops

Recently, as I've mentioned before, I helped organize an event here at Laughlin AFB where volunteers
came and stamped cards for the members who are deployed right now from our base. There are 68 or so that are deployed and that's a lot considering the mission of this base is to train Air Force Pilots, so most of the Active Duty on the base are Officers are deployed. Of that 68, most are enlisted troops from Security Forces, Civil Engineering, and so on. A lot of them leave family members behind, and there are also many of them who are single. Either way, we like to send them care packages to show that (as the name says) we care and miss them and are praying for their safe and speedy return. Well, the card that we made them is obviously the first picture. I kept it simple since almost none of the 15 or so volunteers had ever stamped.

These other pics are a couple I took of the volunteers stamping. What a great way to spend some time doing something for someone else!! Isn't that what we're doing MOST of the time as stampers? I don't think a whole lot of us sit and make cards for ourselves, or even most of the other projects we make. I challenge you to make a card today for someone in the military.

Whether it's someone you know or you just want to send the card in to someone that's organizing card collection for the troops, take a few minutes to do it. As everyone likes to say, there isn't a Hallmark in Iraq (or any other deployed location).

Here are some links to a couple of ladies who are organizing collection of cards to send to troops:

Debbi Dresser

Kyla Maestas

Dawn Griffith

Of course my girls had to stamp while we were there and Emma really wanted me to post a picture of them too, so here they are:

Take care!


  1. This is so heart-warming! TFS.

  2. What a wonderful reason to stamp. Your girls are simply beautiful!They will be a big help when your son is born...or at least try to be! LOLLynda

  3. Penny & LisaApr 23, 2007, 5:08:00 PM

    What a wonderful event!!! Brought tears to my eyes! You are awesome to do this! Big Kudos to you! Love the outcome! Lisa K

  4. What a wonderful idea! I will have to remember this for the next time a group from our squadron leaves. Your challenge is easy for me, I am making cards all the time for my husband who is deployed. Keep up the god work! TFS!

  5. Debbi (no 'e' on the end)Apr 26, 2007, 6:47:00 AM

    How totally kewl Marie!! Thank you so much for sharing those pictures with us. Hope some of them caught the 'bug'. I may have to 'lift' this card idea as the other mom's have been wanting me to put something like this together for them to make cards to send their kids. Thank you for the idea.


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