Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veteran's Day!

Today (and every day) is a great day to remember those who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and to allow us the freedoms that many struggle achieve. There are plenty of folks in the romance world who have either served or are part of a family who has served, or is still serving. Say hi or thank you when you have a chance.

Other ways to support range from letter writing or sending holiday cards to sending boxes of goodies or adopting a military family. I warn you, it breaks my heart when I read the lists of things being requested--folks putting their lives on the line should not have to ask for basic hygiene necessities such as toothbrushes or socks or laundry detergent!

Please be advised that the post office allows the use of flat rate shipping for military addresses (thank you, USPO!) but it's still a fairly hefty charge for a large flat rate box (about $18-19). Make sure you wrap things that COULD leak, in sealed plastic bags, and take into account the weather when choosing goodies, since nobody really wants liquid chocolate all over everything, lol. For safety, please send prepackaged non-expired items, and remember the distance the box has to travel, so pack snugly and know things can (and do) get crushed.

There are many organizations to support, but these are the ones I have dealt with over the years:


Operation Gratitude

Soldiers' Angels

Operation Paperback

If you need more tips, feel free to contact me!


  1. Thank you to all Veterans for your service and sacrifice.
    Thank you, ELF for this list of places to contribute.