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A lot of people think cards are old fashioned. But not me. I LOVE cards. They can be funny, cute, or say just the right words to show someone how you feel or brighten someone’s day! Cards are the perfect thing to send to someone who is deployed, because it is easy – you don’t have to fill out custom forms, you can just stick a stamp on it and send! It’s also great because you know it will encourage them or make them smile.
At the beginning of our deployment, I decided to make my husband a card based on a photo I saw on Pinterest. I got a piece of white construction paper and folded it in half. Then I got a piece of red construction paper, traced some hearts and cut them out. I glued the hearts to the paper and then wrote, “I Miss You”” on a separate piece of white paper and glued that below the hearts. I also wrote, “I Love You” on one of the hearts.
On the inside of the card I wrote out “31 Reasons Why I Love You.” Then I sent the card in one of his care packages. Now, I am not a very creative person, so I am sure a lot of you could come up with something even better then this card I created, but my husband loved it!
Here is the picture I got the idea from:
Now, if you are anything like me you probably would rather buy a card than make one. Either way, whether you are crafty or a little less than crafty then here are some cards you can make and/or buy (click on each photo to go to website):
This next one technically isn’t a card, but it is something you can either write on or put your card in!
This next idea is seriously awesome. It’s not about one card, it’s about LOTS of cards. Ashley from Love From Home says, “Sending mail overseas takes awhile. So if my soldier is having a particularly bad day, it might be on a day that is not mail day. To remedy this situation, I picked up a few (ok, over 40) cards for him to have on hand whenever he might need one! I am in the process of writing messages in all of them. This way, whenever he’s in need of a message from home, he has one waiting on hand. I labeled the envelopes – some for a specific date, some for whenever – so he would know when he can open them. “
I hope this has given you some great ideas as far as cards. I think your military man would love to receive a card or a love letter, and it is definitely something that could help make his day and show him that you care. There are tons more ideas on pinterest, and tons more cards you can buy on etsy, so shop around (or buy your craft stuff to make them) and send a card today!!
Have you ever sent a special card to someone? Do you have an idea for a card that you would like to share? I would love to hear!