I have seen a bunch of posts about CFH (Cards for Heroes) in the past but haven't participated... yet! You basically send handmade cards this organization and they send the cards to the troops so they can then send them to their families back home. I found this on Jennifer's blog and am definitely going to do it. See below for details... just in case you want to participate too! :-)
Attention Cardmakers! Cards for Heroes is sponsoring our very first Blog Hop!
• BLOGGERS - join in and participate in the hop!
• WHEN - blog hop posts go up on Saturday, May 23rd by noon PST
• WHAT - the "assignment" - post one card you'll send to CFH
• SIGN UP - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We'll send more details very soon!
• GET THE WORD OUT - invite more people! Cool banners available at url below.
• Put the hop on your calendar, and leave praise for bloggers across the web!
• Want to start a blog? Email email@example.com for help getting started!
Lots more details are on the homefront blog here:
PS: Just for fun - a twitter post from a military wife who received cards her hubby sent:
"Cards from Hubs in Iraq meant the WORLD to us at home. Thx to all who gave so he could send!"
Also, CFH is always looking for blank cards. If you want to make some cards and put them to REALLY good use, this is the place. :-)