Deadlines & Themes

2015 Deadlines

There are no longer specific holiday deadlines, since August 1, 2015 is the final deadline for all cards before Operation Write Home ceases operations. Please only send the 5 accepted themes below, and fall/winter holidays. Spring and summer holidays are already completed, and we will not need them for 2016.

Card themes

OWH sends cards for major holidays only, and in English only. That’s because many units are small enough that the likelihood of someone in need of a very specific ethnic or religious theme is small, and we want to send what they can use most. We always include general, blank, thinking of you cards, and heroes can use those for any occasions we do not include.

5 accepted themes:
  • Love *most requested
  • Missing you *most requested
  • Thank you
  • Birthday
  • Thinking of you, Hello, Blank (no sentiment)

Unaccepted themes:

  • Get Well
  • Sympathy
  • Wish you were here
  • Party invitations
  • Baby shower cards
  • Bridal announcements
  • Wedding cards
  • To mommy/daddy
  • Retirement, other rare themes
  • Blank AnyHero cards (write your own note in them, we don’t need blanks)



  1. I’ve tried several times to download the deadline calendar but the red download bar is not clickable.

  2. It doesn’t appear to be clickable for me either.

  3. Linda M

    worked for me!