Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Holiday favor.........

I love Christmas......it's one of my favorite times of the year. A time for celebration, sharing, joy and caring. I start setting out my favorite decorations the day after thanksgiving :) They are all special and hold many wonderful memories. We love to send Christmas cards to our friends and family and enjoy receiving them as well. Often they are our "once a year" re-connect with newsy notes and family updates. It's the only time of year I really look forward to the mail :)

The weeks before Christmas are truly a continuation of the thanksgiving spirit. Counting our blessings and trying to help those less fortunate than we are. With that in mind, I'm asking each of you to do a small thing for a total stranger if it's within your power.

On Friday, November 27th, I'm starting my Christmas season by sending my first batch of Christmas Cards to:

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

All cards must be postmarked no later than December 7th 2009 to be sure they get delivered by Christmas. After that they will be returned to sender.

This is a collaboration between the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes. Each card should be signed. Do not include any personal information or include anything in your card.
Each card is screened for hazardous material, inspected and then forwarded to an American Soldier. So many soldiers have nothing to look forward to at the holidays. WE CAN CHANGE THAT :)

If you want to check this out further go to: snopes.com and search for Holiday Mail for Heroes.

If you can send just one card, it will make a difference in the life of a Soldier. They are all so deserving.

~Thanks so much and Happy, Happy Holidays ~

4 comments:

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

count me in and I'll post this on my blog too. I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas, in that I hate the materialism of it, and yet love the real spirit of giving.

ga.farmwoman said...

Count me in also! I am with Joanna about not liking the materialism part but love this part like the Holiday Mail for Heroes.

Thanks for the info.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Pam

Lynda said...

I, too, love Christmas time and all that it brings. This is a lovely idea re. the Christmas cards.

DayPhoto said...

Here is a cool quote by Rondal Regean

"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country ... in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives -- the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their country, for us. All we can do is remember." - Ronald Wilson Reagan

Great idea!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com