Holiday Card Guidelines

  • Holiday Mail for Heroes - 2015 Holiday Card Guidelines

Helpful Hints for Holiday Mail for Heroes


  • Ensure that all cards are signed and include a short message
  • Write heartfelt sentiments, keep messages positive and upbeat! Please remember since cards will be delivered locally in South Carolina, do not include “come home safe” messaging.
  • 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.
  • Get creative! Check out the different types of cards you can create.

Do not…

  • Give personal information such as home or email addresses
  • 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)
  • Put individual cards in envelopes

Check out all the 3 best ways to send holiday wishes to our heroes!

1. Group Poster Cards—these work well for classrooms or for larger groups. Each person can sign their name, write a personal message or draw a picture. Larger group cards will be displayed in venues where Military Service Members, their Families, and Veterans come together, i.e. National Guard armories, VFW or American Legion Posts, Nursing Homes, etc.

2. Banner Cards—these are ideal for larger group gatherings where the general public can sign the banner with a personal message. These will be displayed in public areas, such as shopping malls, for the larger community including Military Service Members, their Families, and Veterans to view and know that they are appreciated.

3. Individual Cards—still a favorite of many Holiday Mail supporters! Cards will be sorted and batched in stacks of 20-25 and delivered to Military Service Members, their Families, and Veterans. Please, no envelopes or glitter!