Holiday Mail For Heroes

Holiday Mail For Heroes

For many years, the American Red Cross has hosted the Holiday Mail For Heroes campaign. This campaign is meant to give support and encouragement for our servicemen and women at home and abroad and to remind them that, though they may be far from home during the Holidays, they are appreciated and not forgotten. 

What is the Holiday Mail for Heroes Program? 
The Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program enables Americans to “Give Something That Means Something” this holiday season. We are inviting the public to send cards of thanks, encouragement and holiday cheer to members of our U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and military families, many of whom will be far away from home this holiday season.

This year the Eden Prairie Beyond The Yellow Ribbon organization is proud to help the Red Cross in this endevour. 

Below are the guidelines how to best use the program. Click Here to go to the Red Cross site. Click Here to download the guidelines to distribute to your own organization. 

The Red Cross also invites the public to share photos and videos of their card signing efforts or their holiday greeting for troops by using the hashtag #HolidayMail on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts. The Red Cross will use the material on its social sites throughout the holiday season. The public also can connect with fellow card senders through and


  • In order to make cards as meaningful as possible to a wide audience, we recommend that the public use generic card titles such as “Dear Service Member, Veteran, or Military Family Member” when writing the cards.
  • Cards should not be addressed to a specific service member as we have no way of personalizing delivery. Cards should not include a date.
  • We also ask that cards not contain glitter because some cards may end up at the bedside of a wounded service member and can aggravate existing health issues.
  • We ask that people not enclose any items with the holiday cards. Any items enclosed with the holiday cards will be removed, including photos and other gifts.
  • Please do not place individual cards in envelopes. Because we review each individual card before sending them to our service members, they will be removed from the envelopes. 
  • We ask that cards not carry an overly religious theme. We want to ensure that the cards are meaningful to large portion of our service members.
  • Cards containing personal information (phone number, address) will not be accepted. You may list where you are from, however please do not include additional information.

For all the cards you will need, give me a call and I will deliver if possible.
Call me to arrange pickup by December 5th at 952-212-2305.



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