Cards For Troops Packaging?

by Mrs Penny Sechi

Cards for Troops sent in 2018

Cards for Troops sent in 2018

Hi Susan

Just wanted to make some Christmas Cards for Aussie Troops and was wondering about packaging.

Do you want them put individually in cellophane bags or do you have another packaging method.

Thanks

Penny

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Aug 10, 2019
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Cards for Troops Packaging Preferences
by: PaperCraftCentral Susan

Hi Penny

Thank you for your offer to send some Cards for our Troops Drive in 2019. You are wonderful!

As for packaging our cards, I do like to put mine with an envelope, then package them in individual cellophane bags, then put them all in a large ziplock bag.

We usually re-package the cards we receive and try to put 50 cards in a ziplock bag, but sometimes that number won't fit in the box we are sending so we change the number. We write the number of cards on the outside of every ziplock bag.

If it isn't too much trouble, do use the cellophane bags for each card.

If you could then put them in a ziplock bag and write how many are in the bag, it would save us a little time with repackaging.

It also helps for us to know what kind of cards are in the bag - Christmas, all Occasion, Birthdays etc.

Ziplock bags will help keep our cards from getting water damaged while on their way to their destination. Sometimes packages get wet when Australia Post is delivering them.

I appreciate your willingness to help with the Drive and am glad you asked that question! It might help others who send cards to us.

Enjoy Cardmaking for the Troops!

PaperCraftCentral Susan

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Cards for Troops

by Mim Skinner
(Sellicks Beach )

Some cards sent for the Troops

Some cards sent for the Troops

Please provide address Where to send the cards for troops.

Kind regards

Mim Skinner

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Cards for Troops Address
by: PaperCraftCentral Susan

Hello Mim

Thank you for your question. The address to send Cards for Troops handmade greeting card contributions is:

PaperCraftCentral Susan
Cards for Troops
PO Box 97
Morayfeild, Qld, 4506
Australia

For future reference, there is a great deal of information about the Drive, including the address for sending, on the Cards for Troops page.

Thank you so much for being willing to take part in this year's Drive.

Kind regards

PaperCraftCentral Susan

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Size of Card.

by Kerry Heinrich
(South Australia)

Some Cards for Troops sent last year

Some Cards for Troops sent last year

Hi

I was just wondering when making these cards do they have to be a certain size? Square cards are they OK.

Any other specifications I should know?

Thank you

Kerry

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Cards for Troops Specifications
by: PaperCraftCentral Susan

Hi Kerry

First of all, thank you for considering making Cards for the Troops! Every card is much appreciated by our deployed military personnel.

When making cards for troops, the only specifications are:

  1. That they be handmade
  2. That they have an envelope


Square cards are definitely allowed, as are any other shapes, as long as you can provide an envelope for the card.

I guess I would bear in mind that the cards need to be sent through Australia Post once they arrive in Australia. Any card you would make for sending through our postal system with an envelope qualifies.

I also have to send the cards in a 2kg Australia Post bx, so they need t be of a size that will fit comfortably in one of those boxes. I put some pictures of the boxes above. :)

You can read more about past Drives and see pictures of cards made by people from around Australia for the Drives at the Cards for Troops page.

Thank you again for being willing to take part in the Drive. Generous crafters like yourself are a blessing!

Happy card making

PaperCraftCentral Susan

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Cards for Troops Drive 2019

Soem Cards for Troops sent in 2018

Soem Cards for Troops sent in 2018

Is it okay if the cards have layers or do they need to be flat?

Thanks

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Cards For Troops
by: PaperCraftCentral Susan

Hi

The Cards for Troops cards can have layers for sure. The only thing the military asks is that they be handmade and include envelopes.

You can read more about the Drive and see many cards donated in previous years on the Cards for Troops page 😊

Thank you for asking! And thank you for making cards for our deployed troops.

PaperCraftCentral Susan

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Size of box

by Cheryl Wootton
(NSW)

Cards for Troops

Cards for Troops

Hi Susan.

I am just wondering what the dimensions of the box is from Australia Post.I have one but not sure if it is the right size one. I would like to send my cards this week for the troops.

Cheers Cheryl

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Boxes for Cards for Troops
by: PaperCraftCentral Susan

Hello Cheryl

First of all, thank you so much for making Cards for Troops! I am always so appreciative of people who contribute to the Drive.

Next, you do not need a certain sized box to send your cards to me. I will repack them into the correct sized boxes once we have them here. I need to do that so I can comply with the requirements of the Military and to truthfully sign a customs declaration that I know what is in the box I am sending them.

So go ahead and use what you have to send me cards for the Drive.

Once again, thank you so much for making cards for the Drive!

Warm wishes

PaperCraftCentral Susan

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by Cheryl
(NSW)

Some Cards for Troops sent in 2018

Some Cards for Troops sent in 2018

Hi Susan

I was just wondering whether people put verses in their cards for the troops or whether they prefer them to be blank.

Kind Regards

Cheryl from NSW

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Cards for Troops and Sentiments
by: PaperCraftCentral Susan

Hi Cheryl

Thanks for wanting to take part in the Cards for Troops Drive. Your question about whether or not to add sentiments/verses to the inside of cards is a good one.

I seem to receive cards that are blank inside, thereby allowing the sender maximum room to send their message, and cards with sentiments or verses inside. This helps senders who need help thinking of what to write and how to say it.

The short answer is, both kinds of cards are good to have. Maybe make a mixture of some with sentiments/verses and some without?

We have not had feedback about this particular point so I think both kinds are suitable.

Thanks for asking your question. It may also help others who could be wondering the same thing.

Happy card making!

PaperCraftCentral Susan

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