I recently learned of a wonderful program that Shutterfly does in which you’re able to send (and personalize) a card to be sent to the troops thanking them for their service on Veteran’s Day (today!)
It takes just a moment to do and there are four great designs to choose from:
I really hope you can take a quick moment and thank our troops for all that they’re doing and send a card today. It’s a fun thing to do with your kids as well as an opportunity to teach them about gratitude. I had a fun time explaining to Bear what the military was. In the end I just told him that they’re the people that fight the bad guys. He seemed to like that explanation.
This past Halloween the kids also donated their candy to the troops which is a great program that I had heard about online and on the news. It’s a Halloween Candy buy back and a bunch of local dentists participate in it and for every pound of candy you donate you get a dollar and the candy goes to operation gratitude. We had acquired more than enough candy, so we picked out our favorites and donated the rest. Plus, I’m sure we’ll be getting tons of Christmas candy soon enough. And mommy probably should lay off all the twix anyway. I was very sad that there was only one smarties in all of the kids candy. The H tells me because no one likes smarties, but I informed him that their my favorite of all the Halloween candy!
These were both just small ways that we were thankful both to our troops overseas and thankful for the things that we had and wanted to show our gratitude. What do you do teach your children about gratitude year-round and especially around Thanksgiving?
I do have a partnership with Shutterfly and was asked to write about their really great program to thank the troops. All opinions and typos are my own.