Wednesday, January 7

No Holiday Mail for Heroes

I am so bummed out.  I got all excited that we could send Christmas cards to soldiers, and I thought they would be going local.  Turns out that the Holiday Mail for Heros had a caveat that I did not know about until today.

 Holiday cards should be addressed and sent to:

Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Cards must be postmarked by December 10 , 2008.  Cards received after this date will be returned to senders.  For more information, please visit You can also leave a message on the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Facebook Wall.  [emphasis mine -ed]

I had no idea until I got all six cards our family sent out.  How on earth did I miss that part of it?

Of course, that's because anything after that won't get there by the "end of the holiday season."  But Christmas goes until the feast of the Baptism of our Lord, which is Sunday.  (Or, if you're going the other route, until the Epiphany, which was yesterday.  I've heard both.  Take whichever you like better.  My tree is up until this weekend, anyway, because Epiphany was in the middle of the week.)

I guess I'll have to pay more attention next year, eh?


Stacey said...

Okay, because the soldiers don't like receiving mail after the holidays? That's seriously silly. I wonder how the soldiers feel about that.

I got a card from a friend of mine after Christmas, and the next time I called her she said something about wondering if I minded that I got it so late. I said "listen, anything that's not an advertisement or a bill is greatly appreciated." I'm fairly certain the soldiers feel the same way.

Thank you for your card, btw :)

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

You are welcome!

And, I figure that if the Wise Guys were late (by about two years!), I can be late, too. Plus, I can always plead Catholic, too. Christmas is more than one day long. ;)

Who are your heros?


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