When my husband had to leave for training, it was always hard for us. That was just for military training. I cannot imagine what it would be like to spend Christmas away from home and in enemy territory.
There’s still time to bring a little Christmas cheer to a solider away from home.
You can show your appreciation for their sacrifice by making this simple Christmas card with BIC Mark-It™ Permanent markers. They come in 36 packs for regular colors and 8 packs of metallic colors for endless inspiration.
For this card, I used #DeepSeaBlue for #BICMerryMarking and a star cookie cutter to trace. I wanted my card to be bigger than normal because our soliders deserve a bigger than normal thank you!
After I traced my star with a pencil I went over it with my marker, highlighting one side of the stars to make them pop by going over that side again to make it look bold.
Then I added a thoughtful message inside and made my own large envelope from wrapping paper.
I’m excited to make even more of these with different shapes, like a Christmas tree or snowman.
As for getting your cards to the soldiers, you can find lots of places that will take your cards and get them to the right place or just call your local Red Cross office and they will tell you what to do. Valiant Veterans will also take a minimum of 5 cards until December 12th, but if you are late you can contact the USO and they will deliver them any time.
I’m nominating Karen, Kara, and Kathrine to join me in this challenge!
I hope you will consider writing a few cards today and get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking!