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May 22, 2009

Have A Great Weekend & Cards For Heroes

Anna Anna wishes you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Two things to note:

(1) Cards For Heroes is hosting a MEMORIAL DAY BLOGHOP this Saturday May 24th. Bloggers from all over the US and abroad will be posting a card and sharing why THEY participate in honoring our nation's heroes. And everyone else gets inspired! This bloghop will be helping us to get the word out to even more crafters and financial donors-so we can get more cards out to our heroes! We're getting more and more requests all the time and need to step up our game, and this is one really fun way to share what we're doing…letting YOU share!  Hop through blogs, and get inspired to make more cards or donate funds toward our work! Tell your friends about it, even if they're not cardmakers…it'll do everyone's patriotic heart good to hear about so many Americans wanting to help our military. Visit bloghop central here

Cards for Heroes mission is to support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to
write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them
throughout their deployment.  We are an all-volunteer group of
crafters. To date we have sent over 140,000 cards to our heroes serving
in the Middle East. You can find more information on making + sending cards here.

(2) FREE organizing workshop now available with Aby Garvey : Help I Don't Know Where To Begin


  • 1.
    Kathleen Kraft said…

    What a cutie! Happy Memorial Day to all!

  • 2.
    Erin said…

    SERIOUSLY……how ADORABLE is Anna? What a sweetie, Ali! :)

  • 3.
    Maureen F said…

    Happy Memorial day to Anna – Thnak you so much for posting this link, I am sending out a box fulled of cards out today !!!!

  • 4.
    katie pertiet said…

    my goodness–she is just the cutest!! Enjoy your weekend! :)

  • 5.
    Dori said…

    Bless you, Ali, for posting about Cards for Heroes. And thanks, too, for sharing pics of your sweet little angel. Anna’s smile put a big smile on my face today.

  • 6.
    Kim K said…

    She’s getting so big!
    Beautiful girl, Ali!

  • 7.
    jackie said…

    She is darling and looks just like you…….sweet sweet baby girl.

  • 8.

    she is a little doll.
    thanks for mentioning the hop. it is a great group. :)

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  • 10.
    vanessa maez said…

    Your daughter is so cute!
    And Thank You For sharing the links for this project. As a military wife who has had my husband deployed I can’t tell you how much it means to us to get this kind of support. My husband used some of these cards to send back to our sons when he was away, along with books that were donated and journals for the kids to write into.

  • 11.
    Panamomma said…

    She is just beautiful. She is starting to share some similarities with Simon. Have a great weekend.

  • 12.
    Michelle B said…

    Oh I see a bit of Simon in her face! She is getting so big already!

  • 13.
    Michelle said…

    She is adorable!!! I always wanted a BALD BABY! Mine were so NOT bald….haha….so I will just be giddy of over your sweetie girl! Thank you for sharing her. =)

  • 14.
    kelleighr said…

    Ali, look!
    I’m so honored to have been mentioned on the same line as half of your name. I blogged about it, too! Hee, hee!

  • 15.
    LindiGohn said…

    Oh my goodness, Ali!! She is absolutely beautiful!! I can’t believe how she is just growing right before our eyes!! Such a darling!! Have a wonderful long weekend!!

  • 16.
    sharigrayce said…

    Oh Ali….
    She is delicious!
    and growing so much already :-)

  • 17.
    Glynda said…

    What a little sweetie! She’s growing so fast!!!

  • 18.
    Karen Foster said…

    She is adoreable and honestly she could not resemble you more!

  • 19.
    mary rogers said…

    oh gosh Ali! she is getting so big and looks so much like her mamma!! adorable!!
    have a fabulous weekend!!

  • 20.
    Efrat K said…

    Anna wishes me a great weekend? Have a great weekend too, Anna! :)

  • 21.
    Jeni said…

    Very cute Ali!

  • 22.
    Ali Edwards said…

    :) – I am getting so excited as little bits of hair come in…it is looking strawberry blonde or maybe even closer to red (my mom has red hair).

  • 23.
    Jen Davis said…

    Oh, what a sweetie! I just want to give her a little squeeze! =)

  • 24.
    Mary L said…

    She is so cute!! Have a good long weekend to you and your family.

  • 25.
    Jennifer said…

    Hope you all have a great weekend. She is just beautiful, Ali. :)

  • 26.
    Tona said…

    Anna gets some of the cutest expressions on her face!

  • 27.
    Melissa said…

    Oh my gosh, she’s so big, and cute, and bald (but in a very cute bald way). I hope you have a good weekend too.

  • 28.
    Lisa Garner said…

    Anna is so adorable. She looks like a mini version of you! Such a cutie pie! What a lucky mama!

  • 29.
    jung a said…

    she’s beautiful!

  • 30.
    Sandy Allnock said…

    Ali, thank you sooooo much for posting about the bloghop…we’re getting lots of new interest because of you! Bless you! And that little girl of yours too. She’s so sweet she makes my teeth hurt!

  • 31.
    maribeth said…

    oh, her little bald head is just precious!!!

  • 32.
    Jenn said…

    wow she is getting so big and even more beautiful!! What great outfits she has!!

  • 33.
    sdmoore said…

    Anna is TOO adorable for words, and she sure favors you! Happy Memorial Day!

  • 34.
    gitz said…

    wow. she seriously couldn’t look more like you if she tried! really adorable.
    i’m thinking every post should start with a photo of anna or simon… :)

  • 35.
    Helena Virpi said…

    Oh Ali, Anna looks just like Simon!!!!!

  • 36.
    Tara said…

    I have a lil red head, it’s truly a beatiful and rare colour. Well I shouldn’t call him ‘lil he’s the same age as Simon! here’s to red hair and beautiful bald babies!

  • 37.
    MilliD said…

    She just could NOT be any cuter!! Happy Memorial Day, Anna, and Simon, Ali, and Chris!!

  • 38.
    Dawn said…

    Anna is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing that lovely photo of her :)

  • 39.
    alexandra said…

    Anna is so, so lovely and my goodness… does she ever look good in yellow – fabulous!
    thanks for the organizing link – just signed up – needing lots of help getting started!
    Happy weekend!

  • 40.
    Sue said…

    Wow! Little Anna is growing so quickly. She’s just beautiful and I’m sure she’s a joy to your whole family. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • 41.
    Christel said…

    Hi Ali,
    Just a little note to say we will take our three children to the D-day landing in Normandy in the hope of finding a veteran to chat to. It should be an experience and a half. We will be on one of the british beaches “sword” near Caen. Your president Obama won’t be too far as you well know.
    Thank Anna for her wishes from us all.
    Thank you for your super blog.

  • 42.
    KateinCleveland said…

    Oh my goodness, she’s growing like crazy! What a cutie … just wanna give her a squeeze. Have holiday to you and yours, also.

  • 43.

    Ali, Thanks for posting this. Having heard from my own hero (my DH who is currently in Afghanistan) today that they lost an aircraft and a pilot yesterday, I am feeling most blessed to live in a country whose men and women are willing to risk our lives to protect our freedoms! I am hoping to get involved someway. Oh.. and according to DH, the cards they have access to in the PX right now are all graduation and birthday.. seems like they could all use some other themes! LOL!
    Thanks again!

  • 44.
    Brené said…

    omg! she’s beautiful. can anna be that big already! i know it’s been said, but – geez . . . she looks just like you! lovely!

  • 45.
    Anna said…

    Anna is so beautiful.

  • 46.
    bonnierose said…

    I am doing this.. shud be fun!

  • 47.
    shannonk said…

    She is absolutely adorable and I love the pillow too! My fav color!

  • 48.
    Charlene said…

    OH MY SWEETNESS! She is so cute…how do you get anything done? You must just hug and squeeze her all day!!

  • 49.
    Pam K Alexander said…

    OMG, I have not checked your blog for a while, your little Anna is adorable! Enjoy her, as you know they grow oh so fast!

  • 50.
    Fabre said…

    Trish – please visit our website at and sign up to get your DH and his group some cards! We’d love to get them something that they can use! Thanks! Fabre

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