Any card will do, or even an index card with a hand drawn picture on the front and a message on the back.

No need to stamp them, as we include them in our care packages.

Ideas for beginning your message: “Dear American Hero”, “Dear Friend”, “Dear Patriot”, “Dear Serviceperson,” “Dear US Protector,” “Hello from … (Your Town or State).” Tell them about yourself, too.

Ideas for the message: Thank you for keeping our country safe, thank you for your service, we are thinking of you, you are in our prayers, we are proud of you and what you are doing, please know that you are not forgotten, etc. (just examples). If you include your name and address, often you will hear back. Keep the messages positive. If at all possible, attach a label on the back of each card saying what school, class, and address the card is coming from. If not, we will do it for you…..we want to make this easy and enjoyable for you! Like the above lays out its just about making that connection with the child and or adult and the military person reading it. It’s what reminds them what is waiting for them when they return home……love and support.

When you have your letters completed, you can mail them to East Bay Blue Star Moms, P.O. Box 2537, San Ramon, CA 94583,

For more information about Operation Postcard please contact our Operation Postcard Chairmom – OpPostcard@bluestarmoms.org.

About Blue Star Moms –

After the attack on our country on 9/11/2001, three moms from San Ramon, CA, Patty Martin, Peggy Conklin and Nancy Ecker turned to one another for strength and support. Together they had 4 sons, ages 19 to 22, all serving in the U. S. Army. On that terrible day in September they knew no other families with loved ones in the military. Finding no support groups in Northern California, they reached out in their community. They organized their first meeting in November, 2001 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Danville, CA. About thirty Moms from this area attended.

Since that time, we have become an official chapter of The Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., a national organization, and our membership has remained steady. We conduct casual meetings with most of our time devoted to sharing information about our military kids. We share what we have learned about the military, helping moms with questions from boot camp to deployment and beyond. On occasion we have guest speakers addressing issues of concern and interest to our members. These past years have brought us knowledge, empathy and friendships.

Source – http://www.bluestarmoms.org/index.php?page=postcard