When it comes to holiday greetings, many of us will run to the local greeting card store and pick up a bundle to use. But for our troops overseas, it's just not that easy.
That's why the Alpha Rho Theta chapter of Pi Theta Kappa at Pueblo Community College is hosting an Operation Write Home event Saturday.
From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. volunteers will create hand made greeting cards. The cards will eventually end up in the hands of soldiers in theaters of conflict all over the globe.
Those soldiers will then be able to write their holiday wishes in them, and send them home, where that physical object can sit on mantles, be taped to walls, or pinned to refrigerators. "When you can touch something and put it away and take it back out, and see it, it's just totally different," explains Sonia Negrete-Winn, a member of Alpha Rho Theta.
The card making event will be held in the Fortino Ballroom inside the College Center on the Campus of Pueblo Community College. It is free and public participation is encouraged.
Their goal is to create at least 300 cards.
For safety reasons, there are some restrictions on how the cards can be decorated. No glitter is allowed, because it may rub off and become attached to the soldiers uniform. This would make them a target for snipers.
Each card will be inspected before it's shipped overseas.
Operation Write Home is a nationwide movement to support our troops.