As I was looking for information about sending cards to the military as an activity for the children to do today, I came across a couple of good resources I thought I’d share.
First, check out this website for Operation Write Home here.
You can make handmade cards and leave them blank so the soldiers will have a nice card to hand write a note home to. This is a great family craft activity or say a school, children church or scout activity. Checkout the cards above that my daughter and I had done.
Make sure you read about all the tips for sending cards – for example, it’s important to know not to send any glitter on cards because if any of it gets on our troops’ uniforms, they’ll be visible with night vision goggles and we certainly don’t want to put them in any danger.
You can also send AnyHero cards with a personal note from you or your children thanking them for their service. More info here.
The second resource is Military.com. Here there is a huge article with ways to support and honor U.S. military service members and veterans who protect our security and freedom. In years past, you could wrap up a care package and mail it to “Any Service Member” for the holidays, but with increased mail restrictions, the Pentagon is asking people to help through financial contributions, letter-writing and e-mail, purchasing authorized pre-made care packages, or volunteering time through non-profits. To read the whole article click here.
Please be thoughtful this week and let our troops know you are thinking of them!