Grateful Greetings

As part of the Holiday Outreach initiative, University departments can request Grateful Greetings kits containing materials to write cards and letters to our servicemen and women serving overseas. The notes are included in care packages sent to our soldiers overseas through the non-profit organization Operation Gratitude.

Set up a Grateful Greetings station at your next staff meeting, holiday get-together, or in your break room and we’ll send you everything you need.

A Grateful Greeting packet includes a flier, 20 note cards, a pen, sample messages, and a pre-addressed envelope to return the cards to us via campus mail.

Each card collected will be included in a care package that will be sent to our soldiers overseas through the non-profit organization Operation Gratitude. All cards and letters should be returned no later than Friday, December 15. No envelopes, please.

To request a Grateful Greetings packet contact Melissa Mercuro at [email protected].

Printable Cards

1) Download a set of printable cards. Each set has two-cards-per-sheet.

Vertical Cards (set of 8)

Horizontal Cards (set of 16)

2) Print cards. For best results, print in color on 8.5 x 11inch card stock.

3) Cut the paper in half to create individual cards. Fold each card in half.

Writer's Block?

Salutation Ideas

Dear Soldier,

Dear Hero,

Dear Brave One,

Message Ideas

Thank you for your dedication to our great nation.

Thank you for your bravery, loyalty and courage. Our thoughts are with you.

Thank you for your service. Our thoughts are always with you.

Thank you for your service, sacrifice and hard work. Know you are appreciated.

We appreciate your dedication and effort to keep Americans safe.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your service. Keep safe.

Thank you for all you do for our country.

Thanks for all your hard work, dedication and bravery. God speed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your deployment.

Greetings from Princeton, New Jersey. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.