The brave men and women who serve in our Canadian Armed Forces deserve our support year-round, but never more than on the two most precious days on our calendar: Remembrance Day and Christmas Day.
On November 11th, we held ceremonies across Canada to remember the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price and our veterans who came returned home.
But thousands of Canadian troops are overseas this Christmas, away from family and friends. Many also won’t have any family or friends, save their fellow soldiers, so a Christmas card would make their day, and quite possibly their week.
You don’t even need to know the name of an Armed Forces member to send them a Christmas wish.
Send your Christmas Card or letter of well wishes to:
Any Canadian Armed Forces Member
PO Box 5004 Stn Forces
These letters will require a stamp, but that’s an awfully small price to pay for making someone’s day half-way around the world.
To ensure delivery to our troops by Christmas Day, all cards and letters should arrive in Belleville by December 9th, but all mail received will be forwarded to Armed Forces members around the world no matter when it arrives.
If you like, you can specify a specific mission or region of the world to receive your cards and letters.
A full list of overseas operations is on the Department of National Defense’s website:
If you have a friend or family member serving overseas, you can send them a card or present free of charge through Canada Post’s program in support of our Armed Forces.
Thanks for the reminder to send some Christmas cards to our troops.
FYI, any Royal Canadian Legion will accept the cards and send them for free – no stamp required.
Christopher di Armani says
Thank you. That’s great to know, JettieG.