Friday, December 9, 2011

We Can be Heroes Just for One Day: Holiday Mail for Heroes

We have no particular ties to the military, but given that we've just started to understand the meaning of the holidays (we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas) and our understanding is that serious presents are on their way to us, momma thought it would be a good idea to start doing some things that help us understand that the holidays are really about spending time with your family and friends, letting them know you love them, and helping other people out.  We came across the Holiday Mail for Heroes idea from one of our readers a little late in the game (holiday cards must be postmarked TODAY), but we picked up some cards yesterday and spent the last little bit of sunlight we had left (our power was out ALL day yesterday) decorating them.  Kane was very excited to "make cards for the soldiers" and I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday animal stickers (and sticking them all over the house).  I mean we're going to decorate the heck out of something every day anyways, it might as well go to a good cause.  Hopefully we can bring a little unexpected joy to those serving in the military that might be far away from loved ones at the holidays.  This will be on our list again next year and we'll give ourselves some more time!

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