Thursday, October 1, 2009

EtsyPaper Team October Challenge - Give Thanks

Hello and happy October to all! We are back with a new challenge for the month and hope to have a lot of participation. We have a few team members who are in the military, have been in the military (me included), or are married to a soldier. We thought it would be nice (with Thanksgiving right around the corner) to let our men and women in uniform know how much we appreciate them. Chrystal (CS Paper & Beads & Craft Studio) is married to a Marine and they were recently getting fellow Marines ready for deployment to Iraq. We thought it might send a little comfort to all who are away from home, especially during the upcoming holidays, to send our thanks, thoughts and well wishes over to them. Challenge details are below - enjoy!

GIVE THANKS - EtsyPaper Team October Challenge

* Make a thank you card for our recently deployed Marines

* Themes can be American/Americana or Fall/Autumn, Thanksgiving

* Take photos! Add them to Ning with "October Thanks" as the tag (so we can easily find them) We would also love to have you post in our team thread once you have completed the challenge and add a link to view the photos

* The deadline to have the cards finished is October 22nd. You may then mail them to Chrystal and she will see that they get shipped out to our Marines. Feel free to write an encouraging note inside and/or sign your card.

* EVERYONE is invited to participate! Official & Aspiring members welcome.

* You may also create multiple cards - the more, the merrier!

* An event will be created on Ning and we ask that you "RSVP" if you are participating. We will use the RSVP list to send out Chrystal's address.

We will highlight the entries as they come in on our team promo thread and here on the team blog. I am also hoping to get enough entries to create treasuries,etc. and gain some much needed exposure for our team and members. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks to everyone in advance.

Sarah (contact here)

Here are a few Thank You cards I found from our team members:


gigi goods said...

That sounds great!! I haven't sent something to the troops in a few months, so this is great!!! Thanks for organizing it.

gigi goods said...

I've taken part in similar events before where we were encouraged to send our thanks and/or well-wishes to the troops, but also send several blank cards for the soldiers/personnel to be able to use when writing back to their loved ones. Is that something we can do as well?

Chrystal S said...

Hi Everyone!
I am actually in the process of collecting cards to send to a Marine Corps unit in Iraq. They are blank cards for them to use to write home to friends and family. If you are interested in sending some blank cards, send me an email at and I'll give you my address. :)
Thanks so much for asking! I am excited to be sending out these cards. I know they will be greatly appreciated.

Aletha J. Williams said...

I would love to participate. I have tagged my thank you cards with "October Thanks".

Mandee said...

I've also added two cards and tagged them October Thanks.

kimosabescraps said...

Hey all.. I just posted mine to the gallery with October thanks tag and title