Greetings all from CARD CENTRAL where your cards are coming in by the thousands! Remember tho’ that #everycardcounts so if you send one card, that is a gift from your heart that will make someone’s day!
Your cards are, as always, amazing and spectacular! Some are heartwarming and bring sentimental tears and others provoke some serious smiles and laughter! Out of the mouth of babes as they say and some of those”babes” are grownups who share some marvelous tales.
First I want to say DO NOT WORRY IF YOU THINK YOUR CARDS ARE GOING TO BE LATE. I will not turn a card away even if it comes in after the Holidays; in those cases, we gently tuck them away for next year! ALL GOOD! Second, please feel free to ask questions as all questions are ones that someone else also has on their mind! Ideas are always welcomed and new initiatives have come from your ideas. A group in Maryland wanted to make blankets for military babies! Well we tried out a pilot #blankets4babiesonbases and it was well received. You have asked for more feedback from recipients so we created a QR Code that will go with all your cards, allowing the card recipients to take a selfie or group photo with their cards and load onto our facebook page, HOLIDAY CARD CHALLENGE! ( No worries, we keep their security in mind!)
Your cards will be proof read, counted , and bundled into packs of 10 cards! They are then boxed up usually in boxes of 1,000 and sent around the World to all six Branches of our US Military, to Veterans, and to MIlitary Families. Local NH volunteers, individuals,schools, groups, businesses…do the proofing, counting, and bundling—AMAZING!!!
We so appreciate your SPONSOR A BOX support! More this year than ever have groups joined in! Being a 501c3 nonprofit, your donations may be tax deductible. You should see the boxes with THIS BOX IS SPONSORED WITH LOVE by…. Stickers all over the outside of the box! It feels great just to see that and I would love to see the smiles it brings knowing that so many support our Warriors and their families. You can go to Givebutter.com or contact us with any questions Some of you have asked about mailing costs: It cost anywhere from $100-150 to mail a box of 1,000 cards!
NEW IN 2022 and oh so proud and honored. The National DAR has made us a part of their Project Patriot and has challenged every Chapter across the Nation to create 250 cards. Imagine how many cards are arriving from those wonderful women!!
So much news to share but I don’t want to keep you from writing your cards! Insert smile here! While you are writing, whether solo or in groups, consider watching Youtube Videos NH Chronicle Holiday Card Challenge and NH Dept of Education’s latest a Holiday Cards Challenge! They will inspire you to hear the Military Members talk about getting your cards. You can go to the Media Section of the Website to directly watch!
Join us on Facebook and Instagram at HOLIDAY CARD CHALLENGE
We are 600.000 plus now ! #thankfulgratefulblessed. #attitudeofgratitude #ittakesavillage