Ever since Canadian troops were deployed to Afghanistan, the Canadian people were not allowed to write to them unless they were friends or relatives of a soldier. The Canadian Armed Forces and our government have finally seen the light. Now you can write to a Canadian soldier stationed in Afghanistan even if you don't know him/her.
You can post a message on a message board online or send a soldier snail mail. Many of the soldiers enjoy getting an actual letter that they can lay their hands on and take with them when they are in the field. Not all CF members have access to a computer.
To write to a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan, address the envelope to "Any CF Member." The various addresses of Canadian deployed can be found here:
Do not include an insert of any kind, such as food, treats, clothing etc., or your message will be returned to sender. Right now the best thing you can send is a bundle of Christmas cards or letters wishing our troops a happy holiday season. Postcards will be forwarded.
If you wish to make a donation to give a soldier a gift for Christmas,Â or if youÂ would likeÂ to post an online holiday message to ourÂ deployed, you can do it online here:
I am going to approach my grandsons' teachers about writing a Christmas letter to deployed soldiers. If you belong to a group, please encourage the members to send a bundle of Christmas letters to our troops.