Thanks to Kim Beasley on Twitter I learned about this effort spearheaded by Xerox to say thanks to the troops. To "send" a free postcard by email go to Let's Say Thanks.
There are three easy steps: You select a design; enter a personal message, name and hometown; and hit "send." That's all it takes to say thanks.
Here's Xerox's explanation for this project:
The mission of Let's Say Thanks is to provide a way for individuals across the country to recognize U.S. troops stationed overseas. By submitting a message through this site you have the opportunity to send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed servicemen and women.Saying thanks is only a click away. Do this now!
The postcards, depicting patriotic scenes and hometown images, were selected from a pool of entries from children across the country.
All you have to do is click on your favorite design and either select the message that best expresses your sentiment or draft a personal note. The postcards are then printed on the Xerox iGen3® Digital Production Press and mailed in care packages by military support organization Give2TheTroops®.
Xerox is committed to helping people across the nation express their gratitude to our troops overseas. The launch of this program is aimed at reminding them how much Americans appreciate their service.