OWHtv Week 118Posted by Operation Write Home on Oct 13, 2013 in OWHtv, Stars and Stamps | 4 comments
Whhhhheeeeewwww! It’s been quite the week as the holiday shipping has been increasing! As I was preparing the receipts for our recordkeeping and saw how big the pile has grown, I thought I’d show you the scale of how much is being mailed out to our heroes…lots of our Facebook and Twitter fans shared this with their friends and family, and it helped them show how much we need the help of the whole nation! Feel free to share it too!
This includes all Thanksgiving cards, now gone (YAY!) but about 1/3 of the holiday shipping too. THANK YOU to everyone who’s aimed at the bonus deadline! Yes, 1/3 is mailed, another 1/3 is packed and labeled awaiting more trips to the Post Office, and….more cards are still coming, quite likely more than the 1/3 we still need to pack. If you know of any deployed heroes who currently don’t get our cards and would like some for Christmas, let them know where to REGISTER! We’d love to send out every card and not have any holdouts for next year
A couple reminders:
- Do NOT repurpose any storebought card front images or sentiments! OWH can be shut down for trademark violation for sending these, and we won’t risk that. We’re getting them by the hundreds and cannot use them. If you want to use last year’s leftover storebought cards, write AnyHero mail in them. Thanks
- Our categories are simpler than many folks are making it….our volunteers are getting bogged down, so please go by these:
*LOVE* includes anything for an intimate person one loves (cherish, adore, you are my world, hugs, kisses, XO)
*GENERAL/THINKING OF YOU* Do not separate every “hello” and “smile” etc sentiment as separate categories – they are all in the general/thinking of you. It takes us tons of time to re-separate all those themes back together, and it’s bogging down our volunteers helping with the sorting.
*WINTER* These do NOT have any holly/gifts/lights in the papers or images.
*VALENTINES* These say valentines day on them in some fashion. If you categorize love and valentines together, our helpers have to open up and look inside every love card to see if it says Vday inside.
- With all the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and fall cards still arriving in droves – we hope everyone realizes those late cards are now being stored til next year. PLEASE check our deadlines list and try to get them in by those dates. Thanks!
Only three episodes of OWHtv this week….
I also posted a non-OWHy vlog on my other channel with some tips on using YouTube.