SOURCE: ChristmasCardsDirect

November 11, 2008 16:52 ET and Home Depot Partner With Operation Christmas Tree to Support Our Troops

LANDING, NJ--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) -, a personalized Christmas cards company, has partnered with Operation Christmas Tree and Home Depot to send 5,000 Christmas trees and Christmas cards to United States Armed Forces stationed abroad this holiday season.

Operation Christmas Tree was founded by James Ward in 2006 to send Christmas cheer to his daughter Luisa Gonzalez and her fellow soldiers deployed in Iraq. The first year James and his friends and family sent 75 miniature Christmas trees with battery operated lights and ornaments to his daughter and her unit.

Letters of gratitude poured in from the troops and Mr. Ward decided they would continue sending the trees even though his daughter returned from the war zone in 2007. Operation Christmas Tree went from sending 75 trees in 2006 to now sending 5,000 trees with the help of contributions from the public and the support of and Home Depot.

Mr. Ward expressed gratitude for the generous contributions of Home Depot and but stressed that more donations are needed to finance the expensive shipping bill to get the Christmas Trees and Christmas Cards to the Troops. Donations to assist can be made at

Mr. Ward went on to say, "Supporting our troops and honoring our Veterans makes me proud to be an American. I am especially thankful and proud of the volunteers and companies that have helped us."

To learn more about Operation Christmas Tree visit

About The Home Depot - The Home Depot® is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,262 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2007, The Home Depot had sales of $77.3 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $4.2 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates.

About ChristmasCardsDirect - ChristmasCardsDirect is an online retailer of exceptionally crafted personalized holiday cards and corporate Christmas cards. Supported by a well-maintained website with an easy order process and a helpful and friendly customer service team, ChristmasCardsDirect offers an extensive selection of over 200 holiday cards designs and wide array of original digital photo Christmas cards designs. The company also specializes in providing photo taking tips and other photo-related resources for amateur photographers and enthusiasts alike.

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