Holiday Mail For Heroes Has Ended

Well folks, I hope you got your holiday cards out in time for the Holiday Mail For Heroes program.  December 9th, like I warned, was the deadline.

The wife and I had a bit of trouble trying to find non-religious holiday cards, proving that Rick Perry is full of shit.  Charismatic and funny, but full of shit.  War on Religion my ass, we even found Hanukkah cards but nothing that was just a Happy Holiday card.  We hit four stores to do and eventually ended up in the Thank You/Sympathy card section of Giant Eagle (the local Grocery chain).  We ended up getting a dozen of the same card and shipped them out in a packing envelope, since we only found one that seemed good.

Oh well, maybe we’ll pick some cards up during the year outside of the holidays and keep them in a cabinet waiting for next year’s holiday season to start?

Anyway, hope you got yours in on time.  Have a good holiday season and enjoy some time hiding from with your family.



Red Cross: Holiday Mail For Heroes Program Ends December 9th!!

Just a reminder to everyone out there that the Red Cross’ Holiday Mail For Heroes program requires that allc ards be post-markes by December 9, 2011 to give enough time to sort them out and ship them off to their respective recipient.  Don’t belive the farcical e-mail chainletters and facebook wall posts talking about sending things to the Walter Reed Medical Center’s Wounded Warrior Recovery program.  If for no other reason than because the Walter Reed Medical Center closed down this past August; that and they never had a program where they gave wounded servicemembers the cards you sent in.  If they ever got delivered, they just got thrown in the trash.

So give a card to a wounded servicemember, or a few dozen if you can!  Remember those who fight overseas for us now.  Because when the revolution starts, we want to make sure they’re on our side and not Congress’.  Err, and they deserve it for all their dangerous, hard work, too, of course. =D

Here’s the Red Cross’ guidelines, and you can find a link to the right of all my blog posts until the program ends.

Card Guidelines:
Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working around the country.
Please observe the following guidelines to ensure a quick reviewing process:

  • All cards being sent in for 2011 Holiday Mail For Heroes program should be postmarked no later than Friday, December 9, 2011.
  • Ensure that all cards are signed.
  • Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
  • Only cards are being accepted. Do not send letters.
  • Do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
  • Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
  • We encourage participants to mail as many cards as they are comfortable sending. If you are mailing a large quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes or use a flat rate box from the post office. Each card does not need its own envelope, as cards will be removed from all envelopes before distribution.
  • Please refrain from sending holiday cards with glitter. Many of these cards will be delivered to military and veterans medical facilities and the glitter could interfere with a patient’s recovery


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