holidays for heroes

One of the most wonderful things about the holiday season is the way that people come together to show love and support to others whether it’s friends, family members, or total strangers. The spirit of giving is infectious and I love the sense of community that this time of year brings out.

The sweet Elvira of 3D Memoirs approached me a couple of months ago with a wonderful idea – Holidays for Heroes. Holidays for Heroes is a way for you to support our troops – the men and women serving this country who can’t make it home this season because duty calls.

Holidays for Heroes | Jen Huang Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/holidays-heroes/

In the spirit of the season a group of us pulled together our resources to make this campaign come to life.

Jen Huang sent over this stunning styled shoot to inspire you with the warmth of the season, Behold Designz crafted a truly gorgeous downloadable card that you can print and send to soldiers at home, in hospitals, or in the field, and Love vs. Design will be giving away $100 worth of holiday cards to one lucky participant in this #HolidaysForHeroes campaign & it could be you!

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Ways to participate in #HolidaysforHeroes

1. Send a touch of home to troops this holiday season by downloading and printing this card from Behold Designz (click here for download). The mailing address and guidelines can be found here on the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes page.

Holidays for Heroes printable Christmas card | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/holidays-heroes/

2. Send a care package to Operation Care Package, 611 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL 60435. For a list of suggested items click here, or to make a monetary donation to sponsor a care package please check out the Operation Care Packages page.

3. Donate first class stamps to the above address to help send cards and letters to our troops during the holidays.

4. Purchase a phone card via the USO so that military members who can’t make it home for the holidays have the ability to call their loved ones.

Whatever you decide to do, snap a picture of it and tag it with #HolidaysForHeroes on Instagram.

One winner will be chosen on December 9th when either Elvira of 3D Memoirs or I will leave a note on your image to get in touch with us to claim your $100 worth of holiday cards from Love vs. Design!

Holiday card GIVEAWAY | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/holidays-heroes/

Send a little heartfelt cheer to those who will be absent from family tables around the nation this year… spread the word about this campaign be it a pin, Facebook share, tweet, or participation and get in the holiday spirit!

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Jen Huang Photography, Behold Designz, Love Vs. Design, and 3D Memoirs are Burnett’s Boards Vendors.

Photography: Jen Huang // Floral & Event Design: Poppies and Posies // Rentals: Trove by Poppies and Posies // Holiday card photograph by Klienworth & Co.

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Comments

  1. This is such a wonderful and heartfelt idea!! I am going to share this with everyone I know, I absolutely love the thought of giving back to those who have served our country!

    …On a side note, wildly obsessed with Jen Huang’s photography, always beautiful!!

  2. What a lovely and thoughtful idea! I’m definitely going to participate. I love the cozily beautiful shoot that you picked to run with this post. That dahlia arrangement is magnificent!

  3. Such lovely ideas. I’m definitely going to help out this year. Thanks for sharing!

  4. My husband used to receive cards from strangers while deployed and can confirm that it isn’t creepy at all – it’s amazing. Adding a short note about where you’re from is also a nice touch (makes the generic card feel more personal). Thanks for doing this ladies!

  5. What a wonderful way to honor those brave men and women!

  6. Very touching and sweet idea! I will definitely spread the word.

  7. This is such a wonderful idea and fabulous thing to do for so many heroes! Brilliant job to everyone involved. And of course these stunning images from Jen Huang are amazing as well!

  8. Such an amazing idea – what a wonderful way to send a beautiful greeting to those who are protecting us.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  10. Such a beautiful idea!

  11. As an Army brat, this touches my heart! What a wonderful thing to do, it brings tears to my eyes! <3

  12. So beautiful! I love that to enter the giveaway readers have to actually send something to the troops, perfect way to help get them inspired! 🙂 Either way, we should all send them a thank you card during the holidays.

  13. Wonderful post, Sara! So many heart warming ideas and generous spirits.

  14. Love it when people come together and create something so meaningful! Well done!

  15. Aww this is great!! Thank you so much for doing this! 🙂

  16. I am overwhelmed by the wonderful comments and responses from everyone regarding Holidays for Heroes and I’m excited to see the participation! Thank you all! Let’s give our soldiers an amazing Christmas!