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 20, 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 doesnt 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:
Attn: Operation Christmas Cards
PO Box 102
Shrewsbury MA 01545
or email any questions you have to me. mailto:email@example.comThank you and God bless our troops!
NOTE FROM NESS
WE SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUSE SOLDIERS ARE STAYING UP ALL NIGHT PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM. PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE....BUY ONE OF THOSE $4.95 BOXES FROM THE POST OFFICE, GATHER UP YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS OR BUY NEW ONES(THEY REALLY ARE ALREADY OUT THERE TO PURCHASE) AND GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED. ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE YOU CAN PUT "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" OR "GOD BLESS YOU" OR ANYTHING YOU WANT. THESE CARDS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A CHAPLAIN WHO WILL ENSURE THAT EVERY SOLDIER HAS A CARD. PACK THAT $4.95 BOX FULL!
THOSE THAT LIKE GATHERINGS, USE THIS PROJECT AS AN EXCUSE TO HAVE PEOPLE OVER. PROVIDE THE COFFEE AND COOKIES AND SPEND AN HOUR LISTENING TO MUSIC AND WRITING OUT CARDS FOR SOLDIERS. USE IT AS A FAMILY PROJECT OR A GIRL SCOUT OR BOY SCOUT PROJECT.
A LOT OF US HAVE OR KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS OR WAS IN THE MILITARY. PRETEND IT IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER OVER THERE.... WOULDN'T YOU WANT THEM TO HAVE SOMETHING ON CHRISTMAS TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR SERVING OUR COUNTRY IS NOT IN VAIN, THAT WE ARE GRATEFUL AND ARE BEHIND THEM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO KEEP US FREE?
I SAW MANY OF YOU COME FORWARD WHEN HALLIE NEEDED YOU TO AND RAISED A LOT OF MONEY FOR CARDIAC CAUSES....WON'T YOU PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO DO THIS FOR OUR SOLDIERS?
REMEMBER THEY HAVE TO BE RECEIVED BY AMANDA BEFORE NOVEMBER 20, 2009,
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS FROM A GRATEFUL MOTHER OF A SON WHO WILL BE HEADED TO AFGHANISTAN IN 2010.
FEEL FREE TO PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. OUR SOLDIERS ARE SO DESERVING.