I've always wanted to write one, but I never knew who to send it to. Until last week.
We did a story on a woman who was dressed as an angel in the skywalks of Des Moines asking people to send a Christmas card to her soldier son overseas. (click here for the story) (yeah... that's a shameless whotv.com plug)
I wouldn't have had the guts if I wasn't doing this project (and beginning to get desperate for things to do). But it took me more time to write this blog than it did to pen a thank-you card. Thank you for everything you do in the military!
I wrote about my project, I wrote a little about my job, I wrote about the unseasonably warm weather. Just filled up both sides of a thank-you card.
It was easy and pretty painless. Now I just have to figure out how many stamps I need...
UPDATE: I guess something labeled APO AE just goes to NY before being sent overseas! So I just need a stamp.
While I was looking for the postage info, I found this website: http://anysoldier.com/ It's a little cheesy... but there's a list of soldiers and what they would want in a care-package! I'm ABSOLUTELY going to send a package once Christmas is over and I have a little spending cash.
One thing that made me smile is that the soldier I spied on wants strawberry and cream oatmeal. :)
Can't wait to send a package!!!