Thursday, November 8, 2007

Time to Get in the Christmas Spirit!

I just love Christmas! But it always sneaks up on me. This year I am going to make a bigger effort to do things each day to put me in the giving spirit. I'll try to post ideas on the blog as well so maybe others can share in the glorious celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus.

I'll start with one I received in an email:

A Great Idea!!!
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

Follow-up: claims that this is no longer true. Instead they suggest:
"We're proud that this holiday season, communities across America are invited to mail holiday greeting cards along with personal messages of support to wounded service members at military hospitals around the country through a unique partnership between the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. This solution will benefit service members at Walter Reed and will also benefit those recovering at other military hospitals. With the help of the U.S. Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Pitney Bowes, between now and December 27, members of the public can mail their holiday cards to:
We Support You During Your Recovery!
c/o American Red Cross
P.O. Box 419
Savage, MD 20763-0419
Red Cross volunteers will sort the cards for appropriate content and repackage them for shipping. Our partner, Pitney Bowes, will ship the cards to Red Cross stations at the military hospitals."

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