2017 Holiday Card Guidelines

  • Holiday Mail for Heroes - 2015 Holiday Card Guidelines

  • Ensure that all cards are signed and include a short message
  • Write heartfelt sentiments, keep messages positive and upbeat – Please remember cards will be delivered LOCALLY, do not include “come home safe” or “get well” messaging, we cannot accept cards from outside our region!!
  • Make cards more meaningful to a wide variety of recipients by using “Dear Hero” rather than any more specific language. Note: Cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program.
  • Each card does not need its own envelope, as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution

Do not…

  • Give personal information such as home or email addresses (first & last names are okay without a town, school or state name)
  • Use glitter as it could aggravate existing health issues of wounded, ill or injured recipients
  • Include inserts of any kind (they will be removed during the sorting process)
Mail cards to:
American Red Cross
158 Brooklawn Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

All cards must be posted by Friday, December 2, 2017 to be included in this year’s deliveries.

Please note, due to the volume of cards received, we are unable to provide individual acknowledgements of your donation.