Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Being super active on Facebook, I get tons of invitations a day. Most causes I get are things I don't stand for, so I ignore them. One for Christmas cards for the soldiers is actually worth checking out and joining. You can join it here if you want. For those of you who aren't on Facebook but still want to hear more, the following italicized text is straight from their page on Facebook. I highlighted important info so you can quickly find it later.

The holidays are often a difficult time for those deployed. Often times there are troops who recieve little to nothing during the Christmas season.

Our goal is to have a card for each deployed soldier during the holidays extending them warm wishes and appreciation during what may feel like a lonely time for them.

Often times kind words from strangers are the very motivation that they need to stay focused in their mission of defending this country. We would like to ensure that by giving them a simple holiday card.

We would like to collect as many cards as possible by November 27, 2009 so that soldiers who wouldnt other wise recieve mail or benefit from generous care packages are not forgotten. They do so much for us, a simple card is the least we can do to brighten their day and holiday!

We all have left over cards from holidays past. Why not put them to good use and send over some much needed morale and support?

It truly doesn't matter what type the card as long as its seasonally appropriate, the troops will love it. If you wish not to send a holiday card a thank you card or note cards of warm wishes are always greatly appreciated!

Enlist the help of your children, pictures are always a welcomed addition as many troops have children of their own at home.

Just remember to write a small personal note for the holidays and even a thank you! Also, include your name and a contact information such as email if you would like to hear back from the soldier who recieves your card or picture.

Thank you all and please ask anyone and everyone you can think of and thank you all for the help and support of this program! All the ideas have been welcomed and greatly appreciated!

You can mail cards to:
Amanda Sullivan
Attn: Operation Christmas Cards

PO Box 102
Shrewsbury MA 01545

or email any questions you have to me.

Thank you and God bless our troops!

We would also like to extend a special thanks to Bill Moore, who is a disabled Air Force Veteran. He runs a local chapter of Operation Homefront and has agreed to "find homes" for any cards that we may not have expected! THANK YOU BILL!!!

I think it's a great idea and I'll definitely be participating. :)

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