Operation G.I. Jingle: Connecting Military Families For The Holidays
By Lori Anne Wardi
This Christmas, there's a new kind of care package going out to the U.S. Military. Although they can't eat, wear, or stow its' contents in their mess kits, it's a little reminder of home that our troops can take along with them wherever they go. It's called Operation G.I. Jingle -- and it's a special way for military moms and dads to "visit with their kids back home this holiday season.
A G.I. Jingle is a professionally produced video of "the real Santa Claus" speaking directly to the kids of G.I.s, along with a letter from Santa that parents can customize with their personal messages of love, hope and reassurance. It is one of a series of Jinglegram Greetings that give kids around the world the thrill of a visit with Santa Claus right from the comfort of home. Jinglegram Greetings are all absolutely FREE!
"Considering the amount of death and destruction shown on the nightly news, it's an awfully heavy burden for a child to have to wonder about the whereabouts, well-being and safety of their mom or dad," says Lisa Steinke, a co-founder of www.Jinglegram.com -- and herself a mother of three young children.
"Year after year, decade after decade, kids have been thrilled to visit with Santa Claus," says Lori Anne Wardi, the other co-founder of www.Jinglegram.com. "He's the one man in the world who can make all their biggest dreams come true. And for that reason, when kids see and hear Santa on their computer screen relaying the heartfelt wishes of their military mom or dad, it helps to assure them that everything's going to be all right."
Last year, more than 2,000 G.I.s had a chance to "visit" with their children at home by sending a G.I. Jingle from Santa Claus. This year, Lisa and Lori Anne hope to increase that number exponentially. After all, says Lisa, "what better care package could a military mom or dad get than the knowledge that they've helped to make their child's heart happy for the holidays."
About The Author
Lori Anne Wardi is the CEO of Dream Big Media, Inc. (DBM). With Santa Claus by its side, DBM is using the awesome power of the Internet for good - for goodness' sake - bringing dreams to life by giving kids the world over a FREE PERSONAL VISIT with SANTA CLAUS right from their computer desktop!
View their website at: http://www.jinglegram.com
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