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Two days after Thanksgiving my grandma, Betty Bresler, died after suffering a heart attack earlier that week. For as long as I could remember, she was an avid volunteer at the VA Hospital located at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. My grandpa, Harry Bresler, Sr., who died when my mom was a teenager, was in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II, which I think contributed to my grandma's serving at the hospital up until her death.
Over the weekend, I was helping my parents put up Christmas decorations. In one of the tubs, I found dozens of unsent Christmas cards. My first thought was to just put them in the recycling bin or take them to the thrift shop, but then it hit me. Why not send them out to our troops who may not get a holiday greeting otherwise? Better yet, I decided to incorporate my kids into the project, hence creating a new family tradition.
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Make sure your cards are signed. Like I said, my kids are helping with this and took time to write a quick note in each card we're sending. Also, use generic salutations like "Dear Service Member." Make sure you're only sending cards, because letters will not be accepted.
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