Holiday Mail for Heroes 2012

Last year my family and I participated in the Red Cross’s Holiday Mail for Heroes program and we really loved knowing we were doing something special for our troops. These cards DO make it to the soldiers {despite what some internet rumors have said}. I even checked on snopes.com 🙂

All you have to do is buy a simple card {or make one yourself}, include a personal note of thanks or holiday wishes, sign it, and mail it to the following address:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Last year when I introduced this idea to my family, I was worried they might think it was a little cheesy, but I think everyone genuinely loved the idea of taking time out of our Thanksgiving day to thank the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. I passed out cards to everyone at our Thanksgiving lunch, each person filled one out, then I bundled them all together in one large mailing envelope. We will certainly be doing this again this year. What a better way to teach our children how to reach out to others and show true gratitude?

Visit the Red Cross website {I linked to it above} for more details regarding the do’s and don’ts of your holiday cards. It doesn’t take much to make a soldier feel closer to those of us at home and to know that they are remembered this Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kat

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