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Old 01-20-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Hello,

I'm kind of starting "round 2" of this project. The original thread was about 11 pages long, so I thought I'd save everyone the grief of reading trying to figure out what it's about.

I collect handcrafted cards for our military. They are blank so that when they are given to the soldiers they are able to send a card home to their loved one.

The cards should be 1/4 fold (8.5x11 cut in half then folded in half) as they fit in the baggies and boxes better. If you use dark cardstock, please put a white insert in as the soldiers don't have access to metallic pens like we do.

Occasions should be generic because of the lead time for holidays. Some ideas: love, anniversary, birthday, hello, congratulations, miss you, smile, thinking of you, thank you, friend, encouragement, proud of you, just a note or blank.

I have two places for this year that the cards will be sent! The Edmonton Garrison is still taking our cards. They have found some creative ways to get them out to their soldiers (the government has cracked down on "general mail" going on the planes) and it sounds like it's working great. I talked to my contact today and she said they are all so appreciative of our efforts. The other place is through a fellow SCSer - punkapod. Her husband is willing to help us distribute them to another base. All will still go through me so that we can do counts - I will arrange for delivery to these two.

When you are ready to send cards, please PM me and I'll send you my address. Please include your SCS name when you send cards. I will send you a PM when they arrive.

Please include envelopes - all my Hallmark and Carlton sources are drying up (they are using the envelopes for local charities that they specifically support).

Check with Canada Post for the cheapest way to mail - usually express post envelopes - it's a flat rate and you can stuff it as full as you want (without damaging cards, of course).

If you need any other information please ask. I don't mind at all. Hope you'll join in to support our military and their families. They've had a tough go of it with the number of casualties.

Thank you!!
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So, here are our card totals from the past:
2007 - 3,104
2008 - 7,893
2009 - 9,457

And starting the total for 2010 is: 196!!

Let me know when you have some cards to send!
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Wow, lets see if we can break 10,000 in 2010!!
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Bumping new thread to top, is there some way we could maybe get the mods to delete the first thread so this one doesn't get lost or we have to jump back and forth?
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Bumping new thread to top, is there some way we could maybe get the mods to delete the first thread so this one doesn't get lost or we have to jump back and forth?
Even if I could "lock" the old one somehow with a note that says to pop over to here. Anybody have suggestions?
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Wow so bright and shiny and new here!!!
Glad to have a new home!
I agree- lets break 10 000!!!!
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I had someone from Superstore give me a whole bunch of envelopes! So..if sending cards wasn't an option because you didn't have envelopes, that shouldn't be a problem now.

If you have envelopes, please send; if you don't, just send the cards and we'll get them matched up.

Let's start the cards coming!!
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I for one, would hate to see the old thread deleted entirely. Maybe just lock it, with a link to this thread would be the best way.

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If you are able to change title threads maybe put OLD 2009 and NEW 2010, just my humble.
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If you are able to change title threads maybe put OLD 2009 and NEW 2010, just my humble.
If anybody knows how to do that, please let me know. The moderator also told me to "edit" my original post to say "find us over here"...with the link to the new thread" but I can't figure out how to do that either.

Anybody with more knowledge than me who can assist me would be loved forever!
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Carolyn, good to see a new 2010 thread for this.
Re: editing or updating the other thread to refer people to new thread, I see that this lady updated, so if you don't get other help, maybe you could contact her and find out. Just include a link to this new thread.
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Carolyn, good to see a new 2010 thread for this.
Re: editing or updating the other thread to refer people to new thread, I see that this lady updated, so if you don't get other help, maybe you could contact her and find out. Just include a link to this new thread.
I may give up on unmounted stamp storage and leave them in a big pile * I DECIDED*
I'll start working on my contributions.
I sent her a PM but didn't get a response. Anybody else have ideas on how to edit either the title of the thread or my original post? I've spent a lot of time searching, asked the moderators (it didn't help) and I don't know where else to turn. DETAILED instructions would be appreciated.

And a big thank you to TheatreDiva for her contribution of cards. My sis-in-law is looking at them for ideas, so when I get them back I will update the thread.

Let's start getting cards coming!! PLEASE!?!?!
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I looked in the suggestions forum and found this
For swaps and BST you are able to edit your posts as well as your thread title. To get to the thread title you have to go in like you are going to edit your post and then there is a button that says Go Advanced. Click that and you will be able to edit the title
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I have some cards I will be sending this week. I will let you know specifically when they are in the mail.

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I looked in the suggestions forum and found this
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I have some cards I will be sending this week. I will let you know specifically when they are in the mail.

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All that did was give me a title for a new post - it didn't update the original post (or title) from 2007 - that's the one I would like to change. Maybe I need "Splitcoast for dummies"!
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Carolyn,

Were you editing the first post in the old thread? If you go in to edit that post, you should be able to change the title of the thread as it is tied to that post.

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Were you editing the first post in the old thread? If you go in to edit that post, you should be able to change the title of the thread as it is tied to that post.

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Okay - this is bizarre: on this thread under each entry of mine there is an "edit" button, on the old thread there is NO such beast - only on the most recent entry. So I think I am hooped for the old thread. My most recent entry on the other one says "closed" with a note to come over here, so hopefully that works.

On a side note - received a box of cards from "Eilis" - haven't even opened them up yet! Looking forward to taking a peek at them. Thank you!!
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Good morning!

I get to start the week (okay, I know it's Tuesday, but with the holiday yesterday it feels like Monday) with a new card total.

Thanks to contributions from Theatre Diva and Eilis our card total stands at 321!

Let's keep them coming!
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I am planning a stamping/purging session this weekend! Will let you know how it goes!
Way to go ladies!
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Got a big stack of cards and envelopes from rainbowgirl yesterday (she collected with a whole bunch of friends). Thank you!!

It will take me awhile to get the card total on here though. We've had another death in the family (my aunt) and I'll be taking my mom and son (DH coming later) to Sask probably tomorrow.

I will update after that. Thanks all for your patience.

Please keep collecting and sending!
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Good afternoon!

I'm now back from Saskatchewan. Just before we left I received a box of cards from canstamper. They will be included in the card total as well. I better get at it!!

Thanks to all of you.
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New card total!!!

Thanks to contributions from someone outside of SCS, canstamper, eskabeeble and rainbowgirl, our total is now....

1,038!!!

Give yourselves a hand!

By the way - I have lots of envelopes, so if you don't have any, that's fine. It'll take me a while to work through the number I have.
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AWESOME!!!!

I am getting ready to host a swap where the +1 will be collected for this cause.

Should know in about a month when DH will be heading to either CFB Wainwright or CFB Suffield. At that time he will try to find a contact at that base for cards for us.
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AWESOME!!!!

I am getting ready to host a swap where the +1 will be collected for this cause.

Should know in about a month when DH will be heading to either CFB Wainwright or CFB Suffield. At that time he will try to find a contact at that base for cards for us.
That sounds great!

Should we be meeting to get the cards to you so your DH can take the cards with him? There are a few (as in 9 or 10 of each) Mothers Day and Fathers Day cards.
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I don't think he can make contacts fast enough to take any thing before June so we should hang on to the Mothers/fathers day for next year. Maybe in the fall we can forward cards for those occasions as there will probably be some deployments happening where some soldiers will want to take those type with them.
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I don't think he can make contacts fast enough to take any thing before June so we should hang on to the Mothers/fathers day for next year. Maybe in the fall we can forward cards for those occasions as there will probably be some deployments happening where some soldiers will want to take those type with them.
Sounds good.
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Eskabeeble and ValH - your cards arrived and are in my possession.

Will update the card total soon.

Thanks for contributing!!
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I have some homemade cards to send but I've also been cleaning my Aunt's house since she is moving and she has a bunch of store bought cards. Could I include some of those in my package as well?
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No store bought cards, please. Just handcrafted.
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Mailed a box of cards last night. They should arrive in three or four days.
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Thanks! I'll be sure to let you know when they arrive. Are they the "kit" cards again? A friend bought a kit from someone connected with Stampin' Up - she said it was SO easy.

Since I'm here, I think I'll update the card total.

We are now at 1,313!!

You've all filled the first box - it's stuffed to the brim.
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Yes, they are the kit cards....so easy. LOVE these kits!
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Hi Carolyn,
I have some cards put aside. I just checked my mailbox to see if I have your address from the last time I sent cards. Oddly enough, the PM you sent me with your addy is almost exactly from 1 yr ago (April4!)... So as long as you haven't moved, then I will send it to that address!
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I have some cards put aside. I just checked my mailbox to see if I have your address from the last time I sent cards. Oddly enough, the PM you sent me with your addy is almost exactly from 1 yr ago (April4!)... So as long as you haven't moved, then I will send it to that address!
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