We have had lots of cards pour in for this round, and I'm busy counting and packaging to send them on their way to the "big sand box". A huge thank you to everyone who has sent in cards. There are lots of Anniversary, Birthday, Thinking of You and many other occasions that will be extremely welcome by our troops!
A big thank you to those of you who are grouping your cards. It is a tremendous help to us when you group similar cards together (for example, all "thank you" cards, etc) and put a rubber band around them, with a note or sticky tab labeling them and telling how many there are. Even better is grouping them into zip lock bags, as many of you are doing. Thanks for making our job easier!
It's time to start thinking of the next round, as well. We're looking ahead to Rosh Hashanah and Grandparent's Day. In addition, for many of the troops currently serving, 9/11 was one of the big factors that prompted them to join the military. I know it was a huge factor for my husband. As Patriot Day approaches, let's inundate the troops with patriotic cards. "We Will Not Forget" is a good theme for these. Or how about "Thanks For Standing By Me" for a soldier to send to his or her sweetheart?
Thanks again for supporting our troops and their families! I know these cards provide a boost to morale and a great way for them to keep in touch with their loved ones back home.