"Stickles and gel glitter pens are okay. But no glitter is mainly for overseas because glue sticks dry out in the hot weather.
Check out guideline at Operation Christmas card on FB if you want to see the discussions about this.
"Operation Write Home stresses no glitter because the cards are delivered to soilders on the front lines. (I hope that is the right way to say that.) And they don't want to compromise their safety by shining in the dark. That's the way I…"
"Perhaps so, Karen. I have been a member of Soldiers' Angels and several other organizations and hadn't heard that before. I just asked my husband, who is retired after 25 years in the Army. He was a Chinook pilot and actually was…"
"Please Debbie, in my opinion, I do NOT consider what you said "being on a soapbox". I believe that people need to be reminded of these things. I also agree that we owe all of our military personnel many thanks and much…"
"According to Operation Write Home, any glitter transfered to a uniform will show up with night vision equipment. I'm sure this is a concern more for personel in hostile environments. I don't know whether this is a military requirement or…"
"I checked and we have heard of no such restrictions regarding glitter. I have been sending cards for years and hadn't heard that before. Anyway, in the case of this soldier, he has no restrictions in the place that he is at. So, glitter away,…"
"I have permission to post my friend's address. Thanks for asking.
I really appreciate your help. I am always getting requests for cards for soldiers. It means more than you know. When my son was deployed, having support from home meant…"