What to Do with Your Leftover Holiday Cards

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I just got off the phone with a colleague in Mexico who has been working with the women of Atenco, and she told me she had come into her office after vacation to see that it was nearly filled with huge bags of mail. The bags were all stuffed with holiday cards bearing messages of solidarity and support for the women, sent by participants in AIUSA’s 2008 Holiday Card Action. “There must be over 10,000 of them,” she said, “the women will be so happy.”

Although New Year’s and the other holidays have passed, it’s not too late to take part in this solidarity action for the women of Atenco and 11 other individuals at risk. The action continues though the end of the month, so if you have any leftover holiday cards, this would be a perfect way to use them up. Or, if you’re like me and are only just now starting to write your holiday cards, why not send a few more? Most of us greet the new year with feelings of hope, determination, and optimism–sharing that spirit with others is a perfect way to start 2009.

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8 thoughts on “What to Do with Your Leftover Holiday Cards

  1. Hi Kuemi,

    Thanks for your interest in the Holiday Card Action! This action has finished for now, although it will be starting up again in December 2009 with a new set of individual cases for whom you can write solidarity cards. Check back then at the link in the post above to find out about the cases and the addresses to which you can send the cards.

    Meanwhile, if you don't want to wait until December to be able to express your solidarity for individuals at risk, keep your eyes out for the upcoming Summer Solidarity Action, which should be starting in late May or early June. A good place to check for updates is the main Individuals at Risk page, which is at http://www.amnestyusa.org/iar. The details of the 2009 Summer Solidarity Action will be available on this page (although the information there right now still relates to last year's action): http://www.amnestyusa.org/individuals-at-risk/sum

    If you have any other questions about either of these actions, please feel free to contact the Individuals at Risk Campaign directly at . Thanks!

  2. Hi Kuemi,

    Thanks for your interest in the Holiday Card Action! This action has finished for now, although it will be starting up again in December 2009 with a new set of individual cases for whom you can write solidarity cards. Check back then at the link in the post above to find out about the cases and the addresses to which you can send the cards.

    Meanwhile, if you don't want to wait until December to be able to express your solidarity for individuals at risk, keep your eyes out for the upcoming Summer Solidarity Action, which should be starting in late May or early June. A good place to check for updates is the main Individuals at Risk page, which is at http://www.amnestyusa.org/iar. The details of the 2009 Summer Solidarity Action will be available on this page (although the information there right now still relates to last year's action): http://www.amnestyusa.org/individuals-at-risk/sum

    If you have any other questions about either of these actions, please feel free to contact the Individuals at Risk Campaign directly at . Thanks!

  3. Hi Kuemi,

    Thanks for your interest in the Holiday Card Action! This action has finished for now, although it will be starting up again in December 2009 with a new set of individual cases for whom you can write solidarity cards. Check back then at the link in the post above to find out about the cases and the addresses to which you can send the cards.

    Meanwhile, if you don't want to wait until December to be able to express your solidarity for individuals at risk, keep your eyes out for the upcoming Summer Solidarity Action, which should be starting in late May or early June. A good place to check for updates is the main Individuals at Risk page, which is at http://www.amnestyusa.org/iar. The details of the 2009 Summer Solidarity Action will be available on this page (although the information there right now still relates to last year's action): http://www.amnestyusa.org/individuals-at-risk/sum

    If you have any other questions about either of these actions, please feel free to contact the Individuals at Risk Campaign directly at . Thanks!

  4. Hi Kuemi,

    Thanks for your interest in the Holiday Card Action! This action has finished for now, although it will be starting up again in December 2009 with a new set of individual cases for whom you can write solidarity cards. Check back then at the link in the post above to find out about the cases and the addresses to which you can send the cards.

    Meanwhile, if you don’t want to wait until December to be able to express your solidarity for individuals at risk, keep your eyes out for the upcoming Summer Solidarity Action, which should be starting in late May or early June. A good place to check for updates is the main Individuals at Risk page, which is at http://www.amnestyusa.org/iar. The details of the 2009 Summer Solidarity Action will be available on this page (although the information there right now still relates to last year’s action): http://www.amnestyusa.org/individuals-at-risk/summer-solidarity-action/page.do?id=1011368&ev=404

    If you have any other questions about either of these actions, please feel free to contact the Individuals at Risk Campaign directly at . Thanks!