It's been a long, cold day. I'm very happy to be cuddled up in my flannel PJs. In fact, I could make that my thankful note for the day, that's how happy I am to be on the couch, in my pajamas, watching TV. Sad, but true. Instead:
I’m thankful… for the opportunity to spread a little holiday cheer to those serving overseas as well as the home front with Holiday Mail for Heroes. According to the Wall Street Journal there's 186,000 troops in Irag and Afghanistan and most of them will be away from their families during the holidays this year. The Red Cross, in partnership with Pitney Bowes, is collecting holiday cards to distribute to American service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the world. I have a stash of odd lots of Christmas cards from years past that I've never been able to bring myself to throw out. Now I'll finally be able to put them to very good use! That's what they call a win-win.
Visit the Red Cross site to get more info if you are interested... and if you are, please note all cards must be postmarked by December 10th!!
[I was originally planning to post this after Thanksgiving but then thought I'd give people who were interested more time to get their cards together!]