Sunday, November 16, 2008

Because not everyone will be home for the holidays...

I went to visit Big Mama's blog this morning. As you will see, I did steal the title from her as well.
She had an e-mail from a reader/Army Wife named Amanda. Amanda is trying to gather Christmas cards for the soldiers families stationed at Fort Sill. Here is the excerpt of Amanda's e-mail that Big Mama posted:

Our goal is to send an extra Christmas card to each family of a deployed soldier on our post. We are hoping to encourage those that are walking through a particularly difficult time of deployment.

We want each family to know that the sacrifice they have offered is cherished. We are hoping for a personal note in each card.

Please include words of gratitude as well as words of encouragement. We want Army families to know they are being thought of across this country; that their sacrifice is important, and that they are being covered in prayer.

Please pray for the family as you seal their envelope, knowing with certainty that God knows exactly which family will receive your card. Continue to pray for the families throughout the holiday season. Ask God to bring them to your mind throughout the festivities. You will bring blessings to these homes.

We are striving to get 2000 cards! In order to do this efficiently, we are unable to give out personal contact information for the Army Families. Once the cards are returned, we will be addressing the cards and will use our own return address.

Please include your hometown & state with your signature inside your card, this will ensure that Army Families know people across America are praying for them and thinking of them. You may include a return address inside the card as well, but this is not required. Thank you for joining us in such a big undertaking. One extra Christmas card combined with the love of Jesus, just might change a life.

A few reminders:

1. Write “Dear Army Family” in the greeting of the card

2. Please include a personal greeting inside each card. Include your hometown & state.

3. Please STAMP the envelopes! You may send all the stamped cards in one large envelope or box to save on shipping.

4. Please return cards by December 1, 2008.

5. Please mail the cards to the following address:

Dear Army Family
Fort Sill – PWOC Frontier Chapel
4121 Thomas Road
Fort Sill, OK 73503

Thank you,


“Like cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a distant land.” Proverbs 25:25

For the full blog post please, go to Big Mama's blog . Let's help them reach their goal of 2000 cards. It's very important that we do not forget to thank not only our heroes, but the families that also make many sacrifices for us as well. :-)

Wendy Darling


Julie said...

My son will be all over this, I bet. Thanks for the information.

every simple day said...

thank you so much for passing on the info!!!