Whether you are a paper “crafter” or not you will enjoy this event being held October 4th at Center Place in Brandon.
In October 2006 the Paper Crafts Magazine designated the first Saturday of October as World Card Making Day. The idea was to promote sending home made cards and communicating through the written word not a text message. Here in the MacDill A.F.B. area with so many military families it is a great day to get together and make cards for our military heroes serving overseas.
A few years ago Center Place of Brandon, Florida decided to make the first Saturday of October their celebration of World Card Making day by holding Cards For Troops. The event has now become an annual event. The idea is to make homemade holiday cards that are blank inside to allow the deployed service members a chance to write their own hand written sentiment and then send the cards back to their families. All of the materials are either purchased with donations or donated to Center Place. A committee begins meeting in August to design and then begin cutting the card stock and embellishments to be used to decorate the cards. The group designs 15 different cards and on October 4th 175 cards of each design are glued, glittered and stamped by volunteers. I have participated with the design committee and the assembly. It is a great way to meet new people and the lunch donated by so many businesses in the area is delicious!
If you would like to participate in the Cards For Troops event here are the details:
- Date: October 4th 2014
- Time: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
- Place: Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association Inc.
- Must be 16 years or older to attend (see details for children’s night)
- Donations can be made at the door
- For more information and to make a reservation or donation call 813-685-8888.
- If you know of any deployed service members who cards could be sent to please give Center Place a call with the information.
This is also an opportunity for children to make cards. The kids will have their own special night of card making on Wednesday October 8th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. again give center place a call to make a reservation.
I hope to see all of you at Center Place .
This page is powered by MilitaryByOwner.com your one stop for military relocation!