Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mail to our brave soldiers!

Mike is sleeping soundly right now. =) I am going to spend the whole day with him today, as he wants me to take him to his office to get something. I can get it for him, but I think he wants to get outside, you know.

I can pay the water bill and such while he stays on the car.

I heard about a program to get Christmas cards to our brave soldiers, and vets and wanted to post it on here so everyone can get a card or 10 mailed out!
It's posted on the RED CROSS website


Our goal is to collect and distribute one million holiday cards to spread holiday cheer and facilitate thanks to these brave individuals and families.

Please send cards to this address, following the guidelines listed below:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Card Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines when mailing a card to ensure that your card will quickly reach service members, veterans and their families. Every card received will first be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working in one of 16 sorting stations around the country.

  • All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Cards sent after this date will be returned to sender.
  • Participants are encouraged to limit the number of cards they submit to 25 from any one person or 50 from any one class or group. If you are mailing a larger quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes. Each card does not need its own envelope or postage.
  • Please ensure that all cards are signed.
  • Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
  • Please send cards as opposed to long letters which delay a quick review process.
  • Please do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
  • Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
  • All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums.


1 comment:

BethBowling said...

Hi Bev, My name is Beth. I was looking for a easy pattern for some children's slippers to make for my grandkids and it must of been by Divine intervention that I happened acrossed your blog. I too am a fellow blogger. Anyways, after looking at your blog, well, it was like a confirmation of a project that I too am doing this year. I also am collecting cards for those in the service. My son is in the Army and I felt the need to try to brighten someone else's Christmas that was away from home. When I seen your writings about doing the same thing, well... you know. I feel like I somehow know you, how? I have no idea. Maybe we past each other and made eye contact somewhere across the USA. I just can't put my finger on it. If you don't mind, I'd like to be a follower of your blog since you and I seem to have alot in common. God Bless all that you do.