I'm going with Op Write Home on this - taken from their website:
- "The reason behind our "no glitter" requirement may help to clarify things. It's not about the shiny aspect of glitter. It's about the messy side of it!
Many of our deployed heroes live in very primitive conditions. Primitive as in no showers for a couple weeks. No laundry. Nowhere to get cleaned up. And if they open a box of cards and get sprinkled all over, they might have absolutely nowhere to get rid of all that mess; they may not even realise it's all over them. And if they have glitter on their uniforms it can put them at risk — it can make them visible to night vision goggles, and that is just not a risk we're willing to take!"
Metal - Please don't use a whole lot of metal on your cards - a brad or two is great - but the cards do go through a metal detector and get tossed if there's metal.
Any size cards are welcome - if you can include an envelope that fits, that will really help at this end. i've got spares but not always the right size!
General themes are the most used. Happy Birthday, Missing You, Thinking of You, both masculine and feminine. Holiday cards need a lot of lead time in order to get them to the troops on time. (Christmas cards need to be sent in September!)
Any other questions, please let me know!