Felt: Handwritten Cards for Your Service Member

Felt: Handwritten Cards for Your Service Member

Posted by © Hero Care Packages on Jul 20th 2017

The best thing we on the home front can do is to send a personalized card.  That's why we have one in every care package, with no character limits.  It's that important

Felt App: Handwritten cards for military care packages

But the more personalized the gift can be, the better.  The card is so important that most military members have cards or pictures hanging in their workplace.  Most of us yearned for the days when handwritten letters were in vogue. There is something special about when someone handwrites a card. It's as if they have opened up their soul in a unique way that just is never really captured via the email world we live in today.

But the military is a venerable old institution. Each member keenly feels that we are part of a long line of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who have fought to protect America. And we feel a certain connection to the past.  

That is why handwritten cards hold a special place in each military member's heart. From the revolution up through Iraq and Afghanistan, handwritten cards have gotten our service members through the toughest of times.

That is why we were so excited when we stumbled upon an application that lets you send handwritten notes to whomever you'd like, and you can do it all from your smartphone or tablet.  Believe it or not, this card pictures here was all done on someone's phone or tablet. It's an app called  Felt, and it might be the greatest thing for people who want to send handwritten cards to loved ones without the hassle of getting all the component parts together.

It works like this:  When you download the app, you can pick a card and start writing on the screen.  As you write, the screen moves along with you and lets you handwrite a whole card.  You even handwrite the mailing and return addresses.

Felt App: Military care package handwritten cards

Then, the company has machines that write the cards in the exact way you wrote them.  They print them for you, put them in an envelope with a stamp, and mail them to you.  It's a handwritten card, but done all from your electronic device. Similar to the Hero Care Package cards, you can add a photo from your photo library to the cover of the card, and even pick which frame you'd like.  It's great.  

Felt App Military Care Package handwritten cards

We tried it out ourselves, and have to say, it's pretty impressive.  The app is really easy to set up, and it's a great way to fire off a quick card when you don't have time to go to the pharmacy to shop for one. It takes seconds after writing your message to get the card sent. Technology is a beautiful thing.

We reached out to Felt, and if you download the link below and put in the code HEROCARE, you'll get free postage on your card.  For under $3, it's a great way to send someone a little something to let them know you're thinking about them.  (An insider tip: date each letter, because often times military shipments come with multiple letters, so your service member will need to know what order to read the cards in!)

Here is the link to download the Felt app.

If you'd like us to email it to you, just put in your name and email below, and we'll send you a link to download it.

If you download the app through our link, a portion of each purchase will go to Hero Care Packages. It will help insure we keep bringing you all the information you need to support military members around the globe!

Have you used Felt?  What do you think? Let us know below!

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