This Christmas you can spread some holiday cheer by sending service men and women a card and seasons greeting through Operation Christmas.

The Rochelle News-Leader reports that Rochelle resident Kirsti Reid  is heading up “Operation Christmas,” as a way to give holiday greetings to those who won’t be home during the holidays.

If you remember back in November I wrote a story about sending thank you cards, notes and pictures to military members with Operation Thanksgiving, this is the same women who is spearheading this Christmas card operation.

Kirsti's desire and wish is that they can get 2,000 Christmas cards to make sure every member on the ship, her fiance stationed on, receives something to brighten their holdiay away from home.

She said that " We are looking for anyone and everyone to make hand made Christmas cards to send over and also any help in putting together care packages to let the troops know we are thinking of them this holiday season,” explained Reid.

Ms. Reid needs all cards and care packages by December 9th in order to make sure they get to the service men and women in time for Christmas.

If your interested in participating or have questions call Kirsti at "951-225-5559. Greetings can be dropped off at ALM Fine Cabinetry and Ray’s Merchandise (both in Rochelle). Or you can coordinate a pickup with Ms. Reid by contacting her.