Saturday, November 28, 2009

Let's Say Thanks Every Day

Do you want to do something that will make you feel good and see some really great art from school children between the ages of 6 and 13? Then hop on over to the Xerox sponsored program called "Let's Say Thanks." I remember that some company, possibly Xerox, started a similar project a few years ago, but at that time, you could only send small recorded messages to the troops and you had to go to one of their stores to record your message.

Xerox has made it a lot easier to Say Thanks everyday, because they are sponsoring a program that allows you to send as many postcards as you want, any time you want, right from your computer. They print and mail the postcards and you provide your name, City and State. They even have little widgets you can add to your blog, My Space, or Facebook pages. You don't get to designate a specific person, but it will be mailed to some member of our armed forces overseas.

I just stumbled across this link yesterday. I may be too late to send Veteran's Day cards, or even Thanksgiving cards, but I am not too late to start sending daily cards to members of the armed services who must be in a far off land over Christmas and New Years. And since I'll be in the daily habit by then, I'll continue doing it, not just to show my support, but also to show how appreciative of them I am.

When you go to (yep I repeated the link so you wouldn't have an excuse not to go), you have your choice of a plethora of designs, all created by young people.

The one I chose first is this one created by a young man named Joshua, who lives in IL and is age 11. Before you think I stole the design off their web site, that is not the case. You may download each photo with the click of a button that is located below the "send" button.

Please remember that these brave people are in a strange land, with no family around for comfort or support. We can help make a difference and show how much we care about their efforts and their bravery.

While I'm on the subject of LINKS, I want to share three blogs that are featuring the same YouTube video. Since I don't know if they needed permission to place these on their blogs, I decided it would be best for you to go to one of their blogs to check out this video. Here are the direct links to both posts. One is from Ingrid at and the other one is from Debrina at I promise you won't be disappointed. And Seth over at The Altered Page has added the link to Debrina's blog on his sidebar "Inspiration Station." I promise you won't be disappointed and it only takes about 2 minutes of your time to view it. If you like altered books or art, this video will blow you away!!!

2 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

Thanks for pointing this out!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Hard not to get choked up on the link you sent us to Elizabeth, thanks for sharing it!