I mentioned the Cheerios sendCheer campaign last week in my post : No Doubt in My Military Mind. This weekend Honey and I went shopping for a specially marked Cheerios boxes at Walmart. They were pretty easy to find, our local Walmart is really good about filling their end caps with useful products and campaigns such as this.
Honey and I grabbed two boxes so we could work on this together. I explained to Honey about the military and the fact that these men and women are away from our family and they are protecting America. She was very excited to be part of such a fun event. Of course Honey loves to do anything where she can express her creativity. To be part of this unique and fun campaign and show your support to our military you simply pick up your own box of Cheerios that is marked with the special sendCheer campaign.
Cut out the postcard provided on your box of Cheerios. Once you have it cut out you will see there it is already filled out for those that don’t have someone specifically they are mailing their sendCheer post card to. Honey and I both do not have anyone specific so we created our postcard to be sent to any military personnel. We really hope it brightens their day.
Once your postcards are cut out it is up to you what you would like to do with them from there. You can send a care package, a letter, or the postcard. Honey and I decided to send the postcards adding our own touches of course. Honey got out her crayons and drew a special photo for her recipient and remembered to tell them “Thank You”. I took the opportunity to send my gratitude for all that they do. “The sight of military personnel brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. My family and I will always be in your debt for the freedom you have helped to protect.” This is just a small amount of what I feel. I never pass by a military person without feeling a sense of gratitude for what they do. Sending them a small token such as a postcard is the least that I can do.
With our postcards ready to go (you can see that Honey had to add a little bit of love to mine), Honey was excited to get them out into the mail. She grabbed the stamps out of my person and made sure to add the “flag” stamps as a symbol of USA. We passed by our own flag on the way to the mailbox and I couldn’t help but take a quick photo. Having just finished up with such an important lesson to my daughter I swelled with pride as the sight caught my eye.
We here at Shibley Smiles encourage you to support the military through either the sendCheer campaign or in anyway that you see fit. I would love to hear if you have taken part in anyway.
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