We have been having a blast counting down the days ’til Christmas with 24 Days of Random Acts of Christmas Kindness!
Today’s RACK was making cards for deployed servicemen and women. The kids sent their Halloween candy to their troops last month and loved the idea of sending cards for the holidays.
We sent ours through the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. They have specific guidelines for the mail such as cards only, no photos, no glitter and no identifying information.
2014 UPDATE: Some local Red Cross chapters will take and send holiday mail for heroes, but not all. If your doesn’t check out the A Million Thanks organization for a local drop off area or send your letters to them to distribute!
If you are in Canada the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces page has all the guidelines for mailing letters and packages by Canada Post.