Thanks, Darr, for the Snopes link. Here's the skinny, folks:
~All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Cards sent after this date will be returned to sender.
~Participants are encouraged to limit the number of cards they submit to 25 from any one person or 50 from any one class or group. If you are mailing a larger quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes. Each card does not need its own envelope or postage.
~Please ensure that all cards are signed.
~Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
~Please send cards as opposed to long letters which delay a quick review process.
~Please do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
~Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
~All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums.
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
I'm truly sorry if some of you have already wasted a card and a stamp...