Every year young children create special
Valentines to brighten the lives of our nation’s Veterans.
1. Cards can be created in every shape
and size — and are made with everything from tissue paper,
stickers, and colored doilies to crayons, construction paper,
and rubber stamps. Please do not place glitter on the cards.
You can send a store-bought valentine;
hand-crafted cards, however, make Veterans feel extra special.
Valentines of all shapes, sizes, and colours are welcome.
However, valentines that are greeting-card size are easier
to package and distribute.
Template to create valentines [4 different designs
2. Please do not include candy or chocolate
with the valentines. Do not use sparkles or materials that
easily break off the valentines.
3. Participants can sign their first
name. However, do not include addresses or phone numbers.
4. Do not put individual valentines
in sealed envelopes. Send a single large envelope containing
all of the valentines.
5. Do not put the date or year on the
6. Make sure the participants are aware
of who Veterans are—they are living and were men and women
who served in the military. Avoid using "RIP" and images related
to violence or death such as graveyards or guns.
7. If you would like to write in the card, tell the Veteran
why they are important, what you plan to do this year to remember
our nation's proud military history, or the reason you want
to wish them a Happy Valentine's Day. Thank the Veteran for
his or her service. You can write a poem or include one of
significance to Valentine's Day or to Veterans, such as, "Roses
7. Drop off or mail your cards to the
nearest Veterans Medical center.
The veterans would be thrilled if you could drop off your
valentines in person at your local VA hospital. If you don't
know where your local VA Center is
click on this link to find a location near you.
OF VET CENTERS
Click on the above link, the state you live in, and then
click on the facility near you.
It will provide you with an address, phone number, and contact
to deliver or mail your valentines to.
8. Don't forget to order your patch to show everyone you
supported the Veterans on Valentines Day.