Monday, December 7, 2009

thank you veterans

today was a wonderful day. my dear daughter and i gathered up our 177 handmade holiday cards and headed to the local veteran's home to spread some holiday cheer- on Pearl Harbor day no less! it was wonderful to spend some time with the residents, most of whom are old enough to be WWII vets. it's such a great feeling to be able to say thank you in person to some of our heroes. many seemed so happy that we were visiting. they all loved the cards, but they loved my 5 year old even more (she was quite shy at first, and never quite got up to giving out hugs, but thankfully she was polite & seemed to enjoy passing out the cards.) i'm so thankful that we were able to spread the spirit of Christmas and brighten the resident's day- even for a minute. they have filled my heart with love and gratitude. Thank you to all the residents and staff of the Nevada Home for Veterans. You've made our Christmas very special this year indeed. God Bless and keep you all.

here's the bin of cards ready to deliver:

one lucky resident got our special wiper card!

here's an assortment of the cards:

supplies: Share the Joy snowman cling stamp set by hero arts, snowflake circle cling stamp by hero arts, Penguin stamp from the Cool Yule set by My Favorite Things cuttle bug embossing folders (swiss dots, stars, snowflakes), colored pencils, blender pen, stickles, petite scalloped oval (Sm) nestabilities, some ribbon & embellishments/some card bases/ DP by Making Memories (Mistletoe line) cardstock, ribbon, pop dots, glue dots


supplies: Polar Bear stamp from Cool Yule set by My Favorite Things, scalloped circle nestabilities (large), cuttlebug, zig marker (platnum), colored pencils, blender pen, some ribbon & embellishments/some card bases/ DP by Making Memories (Mistletoe line), DP also by Basic Grey, cardstock, ribbon, pop dots, glue dots

5 comments:

{melissa} said...

what a sweet thing to do, and you collected some really beautiful cards. I am sure they will be very much appreciated.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

what an awesome idea and awesome cards! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

raduse said...

What an awesome set of cards to take and a great thing to do.

Just call me b said...

Those are great!!!! I know they LOVED them!

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS!!