Valentine's Love for Veterans, Soldiers, Military
Show our troops (and vets) some love on Valentine's Day!
To send Valentines to Veterans, you can locate a facility through the VA Home Page. This is a great project to do with kids! If you have a facility nearby, you can call and ask if you can deliver them in person. And I also found this site for sending Valentines to Canadian Veterans.
Stars and Stripes Valentines
The deadline for printed Valentines in Stars and Stripes is January 26; if you miss it, you can still get in the online Valentine's section. I sent one a few years ago for the print version for DH and he loved it.
When my husband was deployed, I sent him a picnic in a box. What have you sent/are sending? Share your tips!!!
Nestle has some Tips for Sending Baked Goods. Others suggest adding a slice of bread to absorb excess moisture and wrapping in tin foil. I've also heard that Pringles containers make for good packaging. I found a food sealer was awesome for cookies, but squished the brownies too much.
Agencies and Organizations
Soldier's Angels and Any Soldier can match you with a soldier. Businesses, groups, and schools may want to consider Adopting a Platoon.
USO Operation Care Package enables you to make a donation--they pack and ship for you and you can still send a personal message with your package.
Please add some other ways to show our troops some Valentine's love!