This year, as the leaves begin to change color and fall from the trees; and as bare walls are covered first with Halloween decorations, then Thanksgiving decorations, and finally Christmas decorations, it’s important to remember the most important people in our lives, and let them know that we care about them, and that we are grateful for all that they do.
Many of us have friends or family members currently serving in the military—people we love who won’t be able to come home for Christmas. And though they defend our country and our livelihoods overseas without asking or expecting anything in return, that still doesn’t mean it would be anything less than a great idea to do something—anything—for them, to remind them that wherever they are this holiday season, we keep them in our hearts.
There are countless sites on the Internet, taking up collections for care packages—sites so numerous I won’t even bother listing some here. Other sites—like gotfreecards.com—give you the opportunity to send animated ecards to your loved ones overseas. You can even chip in some money at various sites to buy our servicemen and women phone cards, so that even if they can’t come home this holiday season, they can at least phone home.
They do so much for us, without asking anything in return. Let’s all do something for them—even if it’s something small.