More Tips for Military Families # 63

Record Your Voice – Tip #63

We have a system (okay, a shoebox system) where we have cards divided into months when my husband is going to be deployed.  We then go through the calendar, select cards and he adds a personalized message or thought to them so that even though he may not be there to share in the day or moment, he cares.  Now Hallmark has taken it one step further…   They now have cards were you can record your voice either singing a song, saying a few words, a poem, etc.  It would be great if your family member recorded cards for important people in their life before they were deployed or going to be absent for an extended period of time.

The cards are between $6-$8 and can be found at Walmart, Target, Hallmark stores, etc.  They are a wonderful way of personalizing a card and letting someone know you care about them.  They have ones for birthdays, mother’s day, get well soon, etc.  It can be incredibly special and comforting to hear your absent family member’s voice even though they can’t be there in person.

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