There is nothing like a letter or postcard from home to let a soldier, sailor, marine or airman know that he or she is supported and their service is appreciated. Don't underestimate the value of your greeting!
Any card will do (postcard, greeting card, index card etc.)
No need to stamp them, as we include them in our care packages.
Ideas for beginning your message: "Dear American Hero," "Dear Friend," "Dear Patriot," "Dear Serviceperson," "Dear US Protector," "Hello from ... (Your Town or State)." Tell them about yourself, too.
Ideas for the message: Thank you for keeping our country safe, thank you for your service, we are thinking of you, you are in our prayers, we are proud of you and what you are doing, please know that you are not forgotten, etc.
If you include your name and address, often you will hear back.
Keep the messages positive.
If at all possible, attach a label on the back of each card saying what school, class, and address the card is coming from. If not, we will do it for you.....we want to make this easy and enjoyable for you! Like the above lays out its just about making that connection with the child and or adult and the military person reading it. It's what reminds them what is waiting for them when they return home......love and support.
When you have your letters completed, you can mail them to:
East Bay Blue Star Moms
P.O. Box 2537
San Ramon, CA 94583
Please note: all postcards for the Fall care packages must be received by November 15. All postcards for the Summer care packages must be received by June 1.
We can also offer a representative to speak to the kids. If there is anything else at all we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask! We are here for you as you are doing such a wonderful thing.
For more information about Operation Postcard please contact our Operation Postcard Chair Mom. Please see our calendar for dates and places where you will find us.