Will you be sending holiday greeting cards out this year? Why not include an extra one for a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces?
A drawing, holiday card or note can brighten the day of a young soldier.
This is not the first year the Canadian Armed Forces encourages fellow Canadians to reach out to someone who is serving on our behalf. In recent years video messages have been produced along with traditional cards sent by mail. It would mean a great deal to a soldier who is away from home and family during the holidays to receive a note from one of us here at home.
Here is how you can get that done:
Canadians sending letters for “Any Canadian Armed Forces Member”
- Canadian Armed Forces members serving overseas appreciate receiving correspondence from Canadians as well as groups, schools and organizations from across Canada.
- Post cards, greeting cards and letters only may be sent as per the addressing instructions below.
- The Canada Post free letter mail program is not extended to letters/cards addressed to “Any Canadian Armed Forces Member” and all such items will require postage.
- Only parcels as described in the “Bulk Mail” section below are acceptable, however they require postage. Parcels addressed to “Any Canadian Armed Forces Member” containing any items other than correspondence will be returned to sender at the sender’s expense. For those wishing to send care packages or donations please refer to this link: Donations.
Schools, groups, businesses and associations may send cards and letters bulked in a parcel to ‘Any Canadian Armed Forces Member’. The parcel is not to contain any other item other than correspondence and requires postage. Parcels found to contain items other than correspondence will be returned to the sender at the sender’s expense.
All letters and parcels containing letters/cards are to be addressed to “Any Canadian Armed Forces Member” including mission address. Please refer to our “Operational Addresses” to obtain the address information. Note that the lines “Rank/Initials/Name” and “Unit/Section” of the operational address are to be replaced with “Any Canadian Armed Forces member”.