The Art of Encouragement’s purpose is to spread a little Christmas cheer and encouragement to the men and women who have so bravely sacrificed to keep our country free.
Many of our nation’s heroes are bound to VA hospitals and state facilities during the holiday season. Our hope is that a hand-written Christmas card will brighten their day and help them to remember the spirit if the season.
Founded by Ashley Fuhr in 2008, The Art of Encouragement sent out 450 Christmas cards to veterans in two Oklahoma facilities the first year. 2014 will be the organization's seventh Christmas and they have plans of sending over 10,000 Christmas cards to VA hospitals and nursing centers around the United States