Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and gratitude. It’s also a time to remember those who are far away from the warmth of your home, like your military recruit or service member. If you have a loved one away from you, a letter will show them that they’re still remembered even though they’re not physically present on Thanksgiving day.
If you haven’t noticed, we know a thing or two about letters. We highlighted our favorite things to include in a Thanksgiving military letter that will help your recruit or service member feel at home.
Show Your Gratitude
It’s simple, but effective, so tell them how much they mean to you and why. You can do this by reminiscing about all the good times you’ve had together and mention some of their best qualities. Tell them how much you appreciate them being in your life, even if they’re not physically there with you at this moment. Adding some of these themes to your Thanksgiving military letter can make all the difference.
Make Them Laugh
Nothing beats putting a smile on your recruit or service member’s face. Give them some relief during their tough time by including some puns in your Thanksgiving military letter, here are some of our favorite:
Remember your table manners – no FOWL language over turkey dinner.
PIE love you so much! Can’t wait to gobble turkey with you soon!
So thankful for you this Thanksgiving. You BAKE the world a BUTTER place.
Send a Thanksgiving Gift
If you can’t cook them a Thanksgiving meal, why not send them a gift? Send them an Exchange gift card, they can use it on a variety of items and buy exactly what they need during basic training or while on base. If they’re not expecting anything from you, it will be a nice surprise when they see a Sandboxx envelope with their name on it.
Share What You’re Thankful For
Since this is the season of gratitude, why not share what you’re thankful for? Take a moment to reflect and share with your recruit or service member, and encourage them to do the same. Be specific about what you’re thankful for in your Thanksgiving military letter. Not only is this a good practice for you, but it will give your loved one a moment to reflect on themselves.
Finally, remember to wish them a happy Thanksgiving. Sending a Thanksgiving military letter to a loved one is another way you can help keep them motivated and feeling appreciated. Using these ideas, you’ll be able to create a fun Thanksgiving season for yourself and your family.