Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 Mailing Schedule and New Mailing Address!!!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Cards for Soldiers program, and all who are interested in participating and showing support to our troops overseas! Currently the platoon we have been sending cards to is coming home! YAY!!! But at the same time Chaplain Banks (who we started the program for) is on his way back over for his second round of duty in March. So we will be starting shipments to him in April.

All cards should be A2 size (one half of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, folded in half), as we have envelopes donated for our Program. If you make a larger card please be sure to clip an envelope that fits with it. Please remember to leave the cards blank on the inside, with a self-stick note from you (or your child) to the soldier if desired.

General Occasion cards are ALWAYS welcome with any of the rounds below, including Birthday, Miss You, Thank You, etc. Seasonal themed cards are also always welcome (Summer, etc.)

The address is:

Cards for Soldiers
5 Spicebush Circle
Litchfield, NH 03052

The schedule for our Cards for Soldiers program for 2008 is:

ROUND 1: Cards should be received by April 10, 2008
Mother's Day
Armed Forces Day

ROUND 2: Cards should be received by May 9, 2008
Father's Day
4th of July/Indpendence Day

ROUND 3: Cards should be received by June 13, 2008
General occasion cards
Friendship Day (August 3)

ROUND 4: Cards should be received by July 25, 2008
Patriot Day
Grandparent's Day
Rosh Hashanah

ROUND 5: Cards should be received by September 5, 2008
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Yom Kippur

ROUND 6: Cards should be received by October 10, 2008
Veteran's Day (please write a note to a soldier in each card)

ROUND 7: Cards should be received by November 7, 2009 (NOTE: due to the timing of holidays, this deadline comes up fairly soon after the previous deadline, so just be aware it might sneak up on you!)
Christmas
Hanukkah
Kwanzaa
New Years

Lets get working on some cards so we can have a great year for Chaplain Banks and his platoon!

2 comments:

GranShoo said...

Pam, I am the Project's rep. to the Creativexpress forum and was happy to find the 2008 schedule. I'll post this schedule to our CX forum and encourage the people there to participate in this project. I also have 2 groups of ladies here in my hometown who make cards for this Cards for Soldiers project. This month in these groups we are voting on our projects for the year, so I am extremely glad to find this schedule. Thanks. My email address is skhoney@tsixroads.com if you need to get in touch with me. I'll try to check in here from time to time. Thanks. Sue (aka GranShoo)

JoAnn Ross said...

Thanks so much for taking this on, Pam. As you know, my sweetie, aka Web Boy, has already got the link up on my website. I plan to blog about this tomorrow on myspace, and maybe we'll pick up some more contributors. And thanks to all the political debates -- don't have to actually LOOK at the TV for those -- and the TV writers' strike, I've been able to get a lot more cards done!

I already have a bunch of general occasion ones saved up I made while waiting for a new schedule I'll send off to you in the next week or so. Smooches!