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I’ll be sure not to hoard them

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Sailor | 2 comments

Thank you so much for the box of cards from Operation Write Home.  We received the box this Saturday when we pulled into [port].  The cards are already a big hit with the crew.  As word gets around about the box (I have it out in the library so Sailors can help themselves), I’m sure it will be an even bigger hit.  I’ll be sure not to hoard them!

Thank you so much for taking care of us.  I think our crew (as well as their friends and family) are really going to benefit from your work.

 By the way, judging from the picture, Ciara looks like mascot life is awesome!

Very respectfully,

Chaplain A.H., LTJG, USN


Overwhelming generosity

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 2 comments

I wanted to thank you so much for the homemade cards I received in the mail. They are absolutely beautiful and it is incredible to me how detailed and well done they are. I can’t possibly fathom the many hours it took to make all of them, but your overwhelming generosity of time and resources truly touches my heart. I’ve taken quite a few of the cards for my own use to write my wife and parents and have put the rest of the box in our common area for the other 90 or so airmen here to use. We greatly appreciate all your hard work on our behalf, I know our families will love the cards.

Sincere thanks,

SSgt S.S, Bagram, Afghanistan


Thank you again from my heart

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 0 comments

Thank you again for the box of cards.  I still had two-thirds of a box left from the second box so I decided to put this box in the barracks.  Wow … half the box is already gone.  We are down to about just over a month left in our rotation so I do not feel another box is needed.  I want to thank you all for the hard work you put into the cards and ensuring soldiers get them.

Thank you again from my heart.




You cannot comprehend

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan | 1 comment

I would like to dash off a quick email to thank you all for participating in the OPERATION WRITE HOME project.  You cannot comprehend how great it is to have this resource available when the PX no longer sells greeting cards or post cards.  Your contribution has made the spartan existence here in Afghanistan much more tolerable.  I write my wife a letter every day, and the cards you provide make it easy to send her a card when I don’t have time to write out a regular letter.  Again, thank you for your contribution, and keep up the good work!




Soon we will be leaving

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan | 0 comments

Thank you so much for the beautiful cards and notes, my company loved them and appreciates them very much! Thankfully we are redeploying soon and so we would like to stop our shipment of cards since soon we will be leaving Afghanistan.

Thank you again so much!

Very Respectfully,



My wife loves getting them

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan | 0 comments

Thank you for our new box!!! The cards are all amazing and we are all so excited to get them so we can keep in touch with our friends and family. My wife loves getting them and I try to write her regularly.

Thanks, again!


J.P., Trauma Surgeon, Afghanistan


The stress of the situation here

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Iraq | 2 comments

I’d like to let you know that the cards you sent to our troops here in Iraq last year, are now being used by the new troops that have been sent here recently.  These cards have been such a great way for the troops to take their mind off the stress of the situation here.  Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and caring support for all of our troops around the world.

 God bless you and keep you.


LtCol J.J., USAF, Iraq


Made with Kind Hands

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Hero Blog, Notes from Families | 9 comments

I just received my first handwritten card in the mail from my husband who is currently deployed to Afghanistan (for a year). What a lovely surprise.  He wrote,

Check out these cards! They are provided by an organization called “Operation Write Home” and they send big bundles of cards with envelopes. I was out at another little base and they had these sitting out for people to take. They were all organized by category and card type with dividers!

Thank you for your time, effort and generosity!!!  Your cards are very well received by loved ones back home. A letter from my husband is always great, and it is more special when it’s written on a card made with kind hands.

Thank you!

K.S, spouse of Col J.S.

After sending this email, this spouse posted this note below on Facebook with a picture of the card…AND signed her hubby up for cards!

THANK YOU!! I just received this lovely card in the mail from my husband. He’s currently deployed to Afghanistan. Your cards are so very special, and very much appreciated by the loved ones back home. I cherish this card, because it’s written by my husband, but created and donated by loving and kind hands.



A piece of home

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Kuwait, Note from Soldier | 2 comments

Hello from Hot and sunny Kuwait. Our time here is coming to a close. We will be leaving in August so I will not be needing any more cards. We have
plenty left for the people following us and I will pass along the information to them so they can get the cards for their unit.

I want to thank you for all your help and the beautiful cards that we received while we were here. My Soldiers had a great time picking out cards
and sending a personal message home. The people involved in your organization are just wonderful and I can’t even tell you what it meant to
all of us.

Thanks Again, Sandy for all your hard work. I have enjoyed working with you while on this deployment. It felt like I had a piece of home each time I got the cards.

Kindest Regards,


Mile walk to the USO

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 3 comments

One of the main reasons why I walk the mile walk to the USO is because of your organization’s cards. They’re absolutely lovely and I enjoy sending them to my family and loved ones.

Thank you to your organization. It brings me joy to send a personalized card home and to thank my loved ones for their support for me. All the way from Afghanistan, I send you my gratitude.