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Send holiday cheer to military overseas

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

There is still time to send cheer to military overseas and their families.

Those interested may "help our troops call home," by sending AT&T Military Exchange 550 minute Global Prepaid Phone Cards (price for one 550 minute card is $27.50 plus 42 cents shipping. The website is http://thor.aafes.com/scs/product.aspx?c.... This is the only prepaid card that can be used on board Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters. Those interested also have international access to more than 200 countries worldwide.

Messages may be sent online or sponsor a care package by going to http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/amierc... and clicking under Home Front Groups.

Christmas cards addressed to Holiday Mail for Heroes that are postmarked by Wednesday may still be delivered. The sponsoring organization is the American Red Cross. The following are tips for the cards:

* All cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 10. Cards postmarked after this date will be returned to sender,

* If sending more than one card, mail all cards together in one large shipping envelope. Cards sent in this manner do not need individual envelopes or postage,

* Ensure that all cards are signed,

* Use generic salutations such as "Dear Service Member,"

* Do not include personal information, such as an e-mail or home address,

* Do not send letters,

* Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, glitter, confetti, gift cards or calling cards. Any items inserted into cards will be removed during the reviewing process, and

* All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums.

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Really cool! I usually send things using an online store, but these are some great suggestions. Thanks!

-- Posted by BodhidharmaCharma on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 11:42 AM

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