I love Shutterfly, and I know I'm not alone. Part of what they love is that they offer helpful experiences outside their product line, whether supporting schools and making classroom management and communication easy with their Share Sites or now with their free Thank the Troops campaign.
Just in time for Veteran's Day (Sunday, November 11), Shutterfly has launched a Facebook app that allows you to select one of four thank you cards and personalize it with your own message or photo. Shutterfly will then print each card and ship it to troops. There are over 1.5 million troops stationed overseas right now, and they aren't with their friends and family over the holiday season, nor do they often get the thanks and appreciation they deserve.
Shutterfly's goal is to get a card printed and shipped (at no cost to you!) to every one of the heroes, so that's a lot of cards to make. Please consider creating a card and sharing your support with a serviceman (or woman). And once you've finished, you have the option to share the initiative with your friends to encourage them to create a card, as well.
We don't often do much to celebrate Veteran's Day. It gets lost in the shuffle, with just one more federal holiday - and the wee ones don't "even" get it off school - but this is a great way to honor the intention of Veteran's Day and to thank those who are serving us today. I am planning to create cards with the wee ones, as it's such an easy and age appropriate way of contributing.
So go. Spread your thanks and goodwill, and this year... celebrate Veteran's Day. Which one will you choose?
In the interest of full disclosure, I will receive a discount code from Shutterfly as part of this campaign. As always, all opinions expressed remain my own.