Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Giving Cause (& Event)

Do you buy holiday cards in packs of 12, 14, 16, or 18 and continually have a number of odd an odd number of friends and family?

Do you like to give back during the holiday season?

Would you like to spend some quality time with yours truly?

Then let me introduce my latest Holiday Giving Cause (& Event):

The Red Cross 2010 Holiday Mail for Heroes.

The Holiday Mail for Heroes is a program, which, for the small price of postage you can send as many cards as your generous heart desires to American service members and their families. You can send them individually or a bunch in a large box or envelope.

Take a look at how this simple act of sending cheeful snail mail can bring joy and motivation to veterans during their convalescence:

This is where your odd (number of) friends and family come in.

I'm going to assume that you have a smattering of holiday cards left over from years of sending well wishes to your friends and family.

I'm also going to assume those cards have been burning a hole in your stationery box/drawer (I assume you have a stationery box/drawer).

Next, I'm going to assume that you'd love to have a way to make those unused holiday cards bring joy to those in need of cheer this holiday season.

Lastly, I'm going to assume you'd love the opportunity to spend some quality time with me writing lovely notes on those holiday cards over a glass of wine and/or beer.

If all these assumptions are correct, then please join me for a happy hour and holiday card writing extravaganza (more people get excited and want to come if you call it an extravaganza, yes?).


When: Monday, December 6, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Maxie's Southern Comfort

Maxie's isn't officially hosting us; I'm just treating this event like an informal happy hour of friends coming together to hang out and accomplish something awesome. If I get a large response I'll let them know to expect us. RSVP here.

Bring a stack of holiday cards and a pen, or heck, bring some construction paper and stickers and make your own. I'll take care of the postage.

If you can't make the event, but would like to take part in the cause, you can send your own holiday cards. They must be postmarked by December 10, 2010.

Send them here:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD

Pitney Bowles collects and sorts them, while Red Cross workers will deliver them all over the world and in our communities.

Know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you finally get a piece of mail in the mailbox that's handwritten, personal, and clearly not junk or bills? While it seems like a small thing, it's really an easy, inexpensive way to make someone's day this holiday season...someone who has sacrificed so much on our behalf.

Hope to see you there!

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