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How to make your cards:

Start with a greeting card or a piece of paper no larger than 8x11 (fold in half to make a card).

Address the card to "Dear Service Member,"

Write a personal note. Share about yourself and your community. For example: How do you celebrate the holidays? What are your family memories of the holidays? Our servicemen and servicewomen enjoy learning about your hometown. The messages can be serious or funny or both, always keeping in mind that appropriate and respectful language is a must! (See more prompt below.)

Sign your first name ONLY and list your school and town.

Envelopes are not necessary. If you have an envelope, please do NOT seal it. There is no need to address the envelope, but you can write "Service Member" on the outside of the envelope. Feel free to decorate the envelope.

How to send your cards:

Send your card(s) to:

        Letters to Troops

        514 Daniels Street #342

        Raleigh, NC 27605

(You can use USPS, FedEx, or UPS. You can send cards in an envelope or a box.)

or hand-deliver your cards to:

        Department of Public Instruction

        301 N. Wilmington Street

        Raleigh, NC 27601

Deadline: Please send your cards by Friday, November 15.

Writing Prompts

  • I appreciate what you do because ...

  • My favorite holiday tradition is ...

  • I love the holidays because ...

  • In my family, we always ... during the holidays

  • This year, I wish for a ...

  • In North Carolina, we celebrate by ...

  • I know someone in the military ...

  • My holiday wish for you is ...

  • When I grow up, I want to ...

  • In my free time, I ...

  • I celebrate ... and we like to ...

( This is a great activity for students just before or after Veterans Day!)

NC Superintendent
Mark Johnson

301 N. Wilmington Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

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