for a few hours so that I can clear up some misinformation I posted yesterday. Thanks to those of you who commented with this correction.
You can in fact send Christmas cards to recovering soldiers, but you need to send them using the following address:
We Support You During Your Recovery!
c/o American Red Cross
PO Box 419
Savage, MD 20763-0419
here’s how it works:
With the support of the Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and with help from Pitney Bowes Government Solutions, the American Red Cross will collect, review and disseminate holiday greeting cards to wounded military personnel. For security reasons, the Red Cross will only be able to accept holiday cards, not packages. Red Cross volunteers will receive and bundle the cards to be shipped by Pitney Bowes Government Solutions. Then, Red Cross volunteers at military medical facilities will distribute the cards to patients and their families in time for the holidays.
Be sure to affix adequate postage. Cards must be received no later than December 27. Cards received after this date will be returned to sender. Senders are reminded that "care packages" are not part of the program. Cards and notes only – and please refrain from using glitter or any other inserts that would not be appropriate in a hospital environment.
You can also call a military base near you and ask for the public
relations person. I spoke with Amy at Fairchild Airforce Base here in
Spokane and she gave me some contacts locally. Also, check out the
website American Supports You for many other opportunities to share and
I had some gum surgery on Thursday and approached my weekend with some unrealistic expectations (gee, that never happens in my world -ha!) anyway, we will now be doing our cards after school today — as mom was sleeping yesterday afternoon. We did manage to make some yummy cookies from my new cookbook before I crashed.
come back later today for more gift ideas!!