Thursday, December 17

A Thank-you Goes a Long Way

To appear strong and unemotional, I blamed my active tear ducts on the cayenne wafting from the kitchen's stove top. In reality, I erupted in a paroxysm of gratitude and sadness while reading sentiments already sent to our troops overseas. I’ve wanted to send cards for quite some time but never have. The logistics always sabotaged my efforts: to what address do I send them, will they be there when (and if) the mail arrives, having cards on hand or remembering to buy some. Thanks to a program sponsored by Xerox, sending greetings to deployed military personnel has never been easier. It only takes a minute. And it’s free.

Log on to “Let’s Say Thanks” (or click the widget at the bottom of this page) to create your free postcard. Choose from dozens of designs featuring patriotic and hometown scenes drawn by children. Pair the picture with a pre-written thank-you message, or compose your own. Done! You can, however, send as many as you wish.

Xerox prints the postcards in batches to enclose in care packages arranged and shipped by their partner, Give2ToTheTroops. Though a postcard may not thoroughly express your appreciation for the men and women that protect our freedom, it is better than nothing. Just read what the troops have to say about it.

Thank YOU, Xerox, for eliminating excuses.

4 comments:

Rich said...

This is an excellent program, Thanks for sharing!

P.S. I had the same problem with the cayenne.

eric said...

wow, that must be the first time that i will disagree with you my dear Fawn. I will never send thanks to anyone who willingly participate in this murderous disaster so we can fill our SUVs with well deserved abundant "cheap" gas. But that is just me, I am a Eurotrash liberal pacifist tree hugger after all...
joyeux noel to YOU mon amie

Choc. D said...

Oh, Eric ... I don't like the circumstances either. But I feel that in many cases, those deployed don't have much of a choice or say in the matter. I support the individuals caught up in the mess, not the war.

eric said...

oh fawn....those deployed had the choice when they signed to obey any stupid order that someone they have never even met would impose on them. I do not support the war of course but on top of that I do not support the troops.Anyone who signs up for the military must know that someday they may have to go somewhere and kill people, most of them innocents, that is just the name of the game. they can deny it all day long, that is what armies do all over the world. Peace sister. keep on writing...