Christmas 2016 is Closed!!!
Due to the time required to process cards, our deadline for holiday cards has passed. If you would like to be notified about the Christmas project next fall, please e-mail us at . However, Operation LTM is still hard at work. From February through April 2017 we will be working on "A Thousand Thank Yous."
And in the meantime....
Operation LTM doesn't just "Love the Military" at Christmas time. Throughout the year we send letters of support and care packages to our deployed military members. We also support our veterans in veterans' homes and VA hospitals across the country. You can always send us a cheering card and know that it will go to someone who has served or is serving our great nation.
There is no deadline, however please keep in mind that it can take up to six weeks for processing and shipping. If you want a card to arrive in time for Valentine's Day, it should be mailed to us by January 1st.
Anyone can participate: individuals, veterans' groups, schools, religious groups, civic groups, bunco clubs, bridge clubs, bowling teams, Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Campfire kids, knitting circles, playgroups...
Our cards go to servicemembers from all brances of the military. We therefore suggest that you address your card to "Dear Hero" or "Dear Veteran."
Write whatever you want to write, within reason. We ask that all messages be kept positive and encouraging for the troops, without the mention of violence or political statements. The purpose of these cards is to brighten their environment, and to make them smile and feel appreciated. The content of children's cards should be carefully monitored by a teacher or parent, since some children do not understand the gravity of war and will unknowingly include images and messages of violence and death, not realizing how upsetting this can be to one who is in the middle of such things on a daily basis. We encourage children's cards to adopt a positive patriotic theme. Messages should not be suggestive.
Messages may be as religious or secular as you please. Whatever your feelings are, express them.
Send your cards to:
There are fifteen different designs. Twelve of the designs are in both color and greyscale. Three are only in greyscale. Seven are also appropriate for veterans.
I recommend printing colored cards on white or cream paper and greyscale cards on colored paper.
These cards are in Adobe Acrobat. You will need a .pdf file reader like Acrobat Reader to read them. If you do not have a .pdf file reader, click on the link to the right to download Acrobat Reader.
If you have card designs you would like to share, please . Your graphics must be original or royalty free, or you must have written permission from the artist to include them.