Speaking of Christmas cards...

  1. ..do any of you personally know someone who is going to be needing a christmas card or a care package this Christmas? I was going to sign up for one of the military, group-mailing things, but the more I read about them, the more I thought I would rather send something to someone HERE who needs...well...a little extra good cheer. Doesn't have to be military, could be a brother, grandmother, friend...I send a great care package. Any ideas? Thanks! Feel free to email me if you prefer (bandaidbimbo@yahoo.com), or pm me. :>) I guess I was just thinking...well...last Christmas, my husband and I were completely broke. My family lives out of state, and we didn't have any close friends to spend the holidays with. We were eating Ramen Noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and had no money to buy presents...we didn't even bother to put up our foot-tall Charlie Brown fake Christmas tree. ;>( We spent Christmas morning hugging each other and trying (unsuccessfully) not to burst into tears. I just know there are people out there that are just like we were, or worse, much worse, and I have so much to be thankful for...I want to give something back. Ideas are welcome. ;>) Thanks,

  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    I don't know that address for the military sending of cards but I would like to know too. I have had some poor holidays too.

  4. by   NICU_Nurse
    The link to one site was listed in another thread. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but here it is:


    You can do an internet search for more organizations that do this- there are many. I typed in 'Support our troops and Christmas cards' and got a whole bunch.

  5. by   Mkue
    At my college we are collecting donations for a "care package" for x-mas. Giving it to a church so they can deliver it to a needy family. So it's all anon as to where it came from.

    I also like the idea of sending cards to servicemen and I may ask my kids to be involved in that too.
  6. by   kristi915
    There's a couple at my Church. They have been married for 66 years and they have had a few rough years. The government took some of their money last year, and they have been having a hard time financially. Well, at church today we celebrated their 66th anniversary, and the mans 88th birthday. The church is going to be paying his oil bill and electricity bill and will be giving them $200 a month. Talk about a miracle!! Just to see this couples face was priceless.

    So, yea..........I could reccomend them for a nice holiday pick me up. Even though they sound like they'd be pretty happy now, but the love should never stop!!

    I'll pm ya!
  7. by   NurseDennie
    This is a good idea. You used to be able to send Christmas cards and goodies to service people through Operation Dear Abby and a cople of other things like that.

    Last year they stopped letting us send physical stuff - I guess they were afraid of weirdos and bad stuff coming throughthe mail, so looking for email arrangements I guess is better.

    Unless they let us start sending real stuff again. That would be good.