Christmas Traditions on the Way to the Troops!
December 16, 2015: Absence from loved ones, Christmas traditions, and the comfort of family rituals is one of the most difficult moments of a soldier’s deployment. In some of the most dangerous locations, even the sound of Christmas carols could bring trouble.
This Christmas, our soldiers are holding their posts in Kuwait, Afghanistan and other undisclosed locations. Some of these places may have electricity while others, like FOB’s, may be void of modern amenities. A Christmas card, a ribbon or a bow can go a long way in reminding troops that we are here and we are thinking of them. A string of lights and a few sweets to remind them of the taste of home can make time overseas easier in a moment where nothing has been easy.
The cards that travel in our care packages come from children and schools, nursing homes and churches from across America. Every care package contains a note from Support Our Troops® showing soldiers where their gifts come from, so they know that those warm wishes are from a town and from a community much like the one they left behind.