I'm Amy, a stay-at-home mom by day and a crafter by night. After a day of chasing my kids around the house, I escape to my craft room for a few hours of creating while they sleep. Thanks for joining me in my little corner of the crafting world!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

AnyHero Mail

Happy Wednesday!  What a busy week it has been already at my house.  We haven't had anything spectacular going on, just a lot of the "stuff of life" that keeps me busy. To top it off, my car decided this was the PERFECT week to break down, and kindly waited to make the announcement until I had my son in his carseat and we had someplace we had to be.  So it's been a week of adjusting and working around schedules.  However, I'm grateful for a kind and fair mechanic and a husband who calmly rearranges his schedule to accommodate mine.  But oh, how I miss my craft room!  I'm hoping things will slow down over the next day or two so I can share more cards with you this week.

Thankfully I've found a few moments of free time here and there, and in those times I've been writing AnyHero letters for Operation Write Home.  What's AnyHero mail, you ask?  Well, I'd love to tell you!  Some of our deployed servicemen and servicewomen receive little or no mail from home.  Isn't that a sad thought?  So when OWH sends a package of cards for our heroes to send home to their friends and family, they also include a section of AnyHero mail.  The AnyHero mail is distributed to those who don't get much (or any) mail.  We hope this helps to brighten their days and give them some encouragement. 

AnyHero mail provides a great opportunity for children (OWH has coloring pages you can print for the kids) as well as adults.  Our heroes love to receive letters and cards from home, and you don't even have to make the card...they will happily take store-bought cards or simple hand-written letters.  I have some packages of store-bought cards that I'm using for this, because I can easily grab one and write out a note to a hero whenever I have a free moment.  Would you like more information?  Just click HERE to learn all about Operation Write Home's AnyHero program.

I'm hoping to post more cards in the next day or two, but in the meantime, I hope you'll consider joining me in sending AnyHero mail to OWH.  During this Thanksgiving season, let us not forget to thank those who put their lives on the line for us!


  1. Any Hero mail is the hardest type of cards for me to do. Way to go to write them!!!

    1. It took me awhile to get started, but once I started writing a few it got easier. I just try to make it friendly and chatty and usually just fill the inside of the card...no long letters from me! It's definitely a bit out of my comfort zone, too.


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