I bought some Christmas papers on clearance after the holiday so I can be ready for next year's cards. OWH has early deadlines for holidays to accommodate the mail transit time necessary for cards to reach shippers, be sorted, travel overseas, reach heroes, and return to the USA. This means that holiday papers and embellishments don't always hit store shelves before the deadlines. I didn't get a new pack of Christmas paper to use this year because it wasn't in stores, so I'm setting aside what I just bought for summer. I did sneak a few sheets to use now, though!
OWH Sketch 144! Since Sandy has challenged us to make at least 20 kids cards, I made 5 of these and used up all of the papers with the seal from the pack.
Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: None just yet, but there will be 300+ blank and 140 AnyHero cards in the mail this week!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.