- Holidays and Celebrations
How To Send Holiday Cards To US Military Armed Forces Soldiers Stationed Overseas
Let Our Soldiers Know That We Are Thinking About Them This Holiday Season!
Support Our Troops Overseas!
Sending Holiday Cards To Active Duty Soldiers Overseas
I recently received and email from the American Red Cross. I get regular letters from them and I enjoy reading their Newsletter. The Red Cross is always helping people in many communities. The recent email that I received from them was asking me to support the troops by sending them Holiday Cards. You can send individual cards or cards in bulk through the Red Cross. The cards are not addressed to specific persons overseas but are randomly distributed throughout the military.
I always receive cards from other organizations that send them to me and ask for donations. I can't give to every request so I try to combine the free gifts they send me into a charitable cause. By sending the Holiday Cards I have received from other organizations to our Soldiers around the world, I can make a small difference. I guess that this is a form of "re-gifting". I hope you can join me in my cause by sending our service members a card this holiday season!
Peace On Earth! Send A Soldier A Holiday Card Today!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Why Should You Send Holiday Cards To Our Troops?
There are unlimited reasons that we should support or Troops by sending them Holiday Cards. Here are just a few:
- Sending our Soldiers Holiday Cards shows that we appreciate them and that we are thinking about them
- Receiving a gift from a complete stranger is an uplifting and inspiring experience
- A Holiday Card reminds people of the ones they love
- Soldiers will connect with the idea that someday they will rejoin their loved ones back at home in the United States
- Reading cards can help pass the time while soldiers are far from home
- When the Soldiers protecting the citizens at home feel good, our country as a whole is a safer and better place to live
Remember Our Troops This Holiday Season Especially Those Who Can't Be With Their Families...Send Them A Card!
Have You Ever Sent A Card To An Active Duty Soldier?
Have You Ever Supported Our Troops By Sending Them Holiday Cards?
Sending Holiday Cards To Our Overseas Soldiers Is Easy!
- It is inexpensive, thanks to the American Red Cross (ARC)
- It makes a big difference in Troop Morale, especially during the holiday season
- It can be Tax Deductible* (check with your local tax codes)
- You can send unlimited cards in a single mailing* (bulk cards are accepted in a single mailing envelope. You are responsible for mailing to Red Cross, not overseas)
- Red Cross sends and distributes cards to soldiers overseas after screening
- United States Soldiers Stationed Overseas Receive Appropriate Cards Wherever They Are Stationed Anywhere In The World!
Support Our Troops This Holiday Season No Matter Where In The World They Are Stationed By Sending Holiday Cards!
Send Holiday Cards To Our Troops Today!
OK I Get It! I'm In! But How Do I Send Cards?
Sending holiday cards to the men and women of the United States Military and Armed Forces is easy, thanks to the efforts of the American Red Cross and card donors like you! Just follow these simple rules and a soldier somewhere in the world will get a holiday greeting card from you!
- Every Card sent to the Red Cross is carefully screened for hazardous materials and is reviewed by ARC staff to ensure guideline compliance
- Every card must be signed
- Do Not address cards to specific service members; cards are sent randomly by the ARC to the entire Armed Services Community. Individually addressed cards can not be sent through this method and may be discarded.
- When addressing a soldier in salutation be generic. Consider using, "Dear Service Person" or "Attention Valued Soldier".
- Personal Letters will not be accepted. Do Not include anything but the card itself. Letters will not be sent and will be discarded.
- Do not include any personal information in the message (including personal address, email, phone number, etc.)
- Nothing but the cards themselves can be sent: No letters, photos or any other objects will go through the screening process.
- Do not use cards that have glitter or other additives as they may not be accepted in the screening process; Keep the cards simple!
- Do not put cards in individual envelopes. Send cards in a proper shipping box or envelope. This is especially true is sending multiple cards; all envelopes will be discarded.
These rules are easy to follow and by following them you will ensure that the cards are sent to the recipients. These rules are for the safety and ease for both the senders and the American Red Cross as well as the soldiers receiving the cards.