I have a big soft spot for the United States Armed Forces – especially the Marines. Normally we have friends or my husband’s old Marine buddies deployed for the holidays, and it really drives home just how much of a sacrifice our Military makes to serve our country.
While I was tweeting to raise awareness about the Cheerios sendCheer campaign, I realized, it’s almost time to start baking for the holidays! In addition to sending out this Cheer postcard, I am going to bake some homemade sweets for my cousin and my cousin’s friend, who are currently deployed. I gathered ingredients for chocolate chip cookies and a few inexpensive treat bags and Christmas tins at Wal-Mart, and will start sending them out as Thanksgiving and Christmas approaches. I’ll be baking for my husband’s military coworkers at the base and the embassies too, of course!
In the meantime, I’m sending out this sweet little postcard from the box of specially marked Cheerios that I bought at Wal-Mart yesterday. If you want to send some love to a member of the U.S. Military but don’t personally know anyone, this is a great way to do that. Each box of specially marked Cheerios cereal has a pre-addressed post card that goes directly to the USO.
Just make sure you choose the correct one – the SendCheer boxes of Cheerios have a blue stripe across the front with a picture of a mail box and post card on the front, and they say “send Cheer to military families” right on the front!
You can find all of the details on Cheerios Facebook page, but let me assure you – it is so easy to do this!
Step 1: Open your specially marked box of Cheerios
Step 2: Remove the bag of cereal and open box up.
Step 3: Cut out the post card and write a personal message!
Step 4: Put on a stamp and send it!
It really is that easy. The men and women who sacrifice everything – their personal liberties, their time with their families, not mention risking their lives – so that we may enjoy the freedom we have in the United States deserve a thank you. As you can see, it is quite easy to take a moment to send out one of these sendCheer postcards – and you are likely going to be buying a new box of Cheerios soon anyway (because who doesn’t keep a fresh box in their pantry?), so make sure that you buy one of these specially marked boxes the next time you go to Wal-Mart!
This post has been compensated as part of a sponsored charitable opportunity for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own and I love Devil Dogs. Semper Fi!