Tuesday, June 24, 2008

operation heartfelt

My nephew recently graduated from Army basic training and I humbly admit, up until that point, I hadn't put as much care, thought and prayer into our troops as I should have been. Watching him graduate affected me in a way I can't explain. And listening to him talk about his experiences touched me deeply. One of the things he mentioned was how much he loved getting mail. How all of them pretty much lived for the mail they received. If one soldier had done something wrong, as a punishment everyone's mail would be withheld and some soldiers would actually cry about it! That's how important it is for them to receive mail.

So ... I decided to host an event at the store involving some good ol' fashion letter writing. I thought it was an awesome idea ... come on in, write a letter to our troops and receive a discount on your stationery items. Genius? Apparently not ... sadly, we had only four people take part of this event {and one was my sister}.

I'd like to urge you to remember our troops {support them} by writing. Honestly, it's what's getting them through day-to-day. I found two great organizations to help. The first lets you start a pen pal type relationship with a soldier, Any Soldier. The second, let's you just send random letters of support and thanks, A Million Thanks. And of course, if you're looking for awesome stationery to get you started ... click here. :)

3 comments:

trisha said...

i think that is a GREAT idea, and that you are a great aunt for always thinking of brett (and others for that matter). thank you!!

Liz Libré said...

I love this idea and I'm bummed more people didn't show up for your event. Thank you for posting other options.

Sarah said...

What an awesome idea! I can't believe you only had four people show. Had I known about it, I definitely would have come. Those guys (and girls) are heros.

I stumbled across your blog after shopping at BP yesterday--I could have spent all day in there! I bought a few fun things and will definitely be back soon. :)