If you were looking for a way to do a bit of "giving" during this holiday season, here's something you might want to think about:
Xerox (full disclosure: I am an ex-Xeroid) is sponsoring a site that will print and send a holiday card to servicemen and women. You can just pick out the card that most appeals to you (they are desgined by school kids and are wonderful) and pick one of the draft messages or create your own, and they will print the card and send it.
You have no control over who will get it but then that's not really the point. The idea is to let the kids who are out there know that those of us who go to bed each night in comfort that they can only dream about (a) know they are there and (b) appreciate their service.
This site isn't about the politics, it's about the people.
Just click on www.letssaythanks.com
and you are on your way.
P.S. And if you like the idea, there is nothing to stop you from sharing it with your network.