Schneider announces ‘Holiday Cards for Heroes’ program, card design competition

Cards can be dropped off at congressman’s Lincolnshire office; design deadline is Nov. 24

LINCOLNSHIRE – U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, recently launched the Holiday Cards for Heroes program. He also announced the opening of his annual competition to design his office’s holiday card.

For the Holiday Cards for Heroes program, 10th District constituents are invited to drop off holiday cards for military service members at Schneider’s district office in Lincolnshire through Dec. 14. Please do not put the cards in sealed envelopes.

Last year, Schneider’s office collected and distributed more than 350 cards with help from the United Service Organizations.

“The holidays are a special time for families and friends to gather together, but many of our brave men and women in our armed forces must spend this season far from family and home,” Schneider said in a news release. “A personal, handwritten card is a much-appreciated way to say thank you to the Americans serving our country, offer words of encouragement and share holiday cheer. I’m glad our office can help facilitate this program to connect constituents and our service members.”

Although the district office remains closed for walk-in service because of the pandemic, a drop box will be set up outside Schneider’s office at 111 Barclay Blvd., Suite 200, Lincolnshire.

For the sixth annual Holiday Card Design competition, elementary school students in the 10th District are invited to submit artwork to be featured on the cover of Schneider’s office holiday card. This year’s theme is “Time Together,” a nod to the many outdoor activities friends and family can engage with safely during the pandemic.

Students may submit their entries by email to Robert.Perez@mail.house.gov. All submissions are due by Wednesday, Nov. 24. The winner will be announced in early December.

Call 847-383-4870 with questions.