We are looking at Operation Gratitude Write Letters of Appreciation for sending to Troops, First Responders, and Veterans. At the end of my post is a short video from their site sharing the impact of receiving handwritten letters. This is a group that accepts letters year-round.
(Note to self, before beginning, it appears my WP version has gotten updated today to WordPress 5.3. The interface is appearing a little differently to yours truly with the Authoring screens!)
Operation Gratitude Write Letters of Appreciation
At the Operation Gratitude Write Letters page, it includes “How to Write A Letter” with suggestions on what to share about in the letter. It has guidelines to make it more tailor-made for the individual to have in mind while writing a letter. Also with the best ways for sending and packaging the letter, and even simple things like, “Please do not include a date or year on your letter.” I have to really remember that one!
“Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from the American people, thanking Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers, or First Responders for their service to our country. Care Package recipients tell us these letters, notes, and drawings are the most cherished items in their box.”
Also, note in the image I’m sharing it has a button to click to “Register for Letter Writing & Get GET Guide” for downloading. Once the form is filled out online and presses submit, a new window appears saying “Your information has been successfully submitted. Thank you!” and there is a “Download Our Letter Writing Guide” button. It is a one page PDF with Letter Writing Tips and best summarizes their suggestions for sending a great letter.
On sending Holiday Cards
In looking at the site, I’m seeing sending Holiday cards “need to be received two to three months prior to the holidays in order for them to reach .. on time”. However, they do have the following: “If your letters will arrive less than two months before the holidays, please send general letters of appreciation (rather than holiday greetings) so they may be used year-round.”
Previously we were looking at the group in a blog post I wrote on the Pilot Pen Partnership Operation Gratitude 2017.
Before closing, given today’s post is another one in a series I’ve been doing the past few days in looking at examples of letter writing making a difference, I’m including this YouTube.