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  •  I thought that the whole point of holiday (1+ / 0-)
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    cards is that so-and-so is writing you. What is the point of giving people cards submitted by random donors? They might as well just go onto Hallmark's website and look at all the cards there.

    •  There is no "feeling" behind cards on the website. (0+ / 0-)

      These were sent by real people, with real souls, with the clear intent to celebrate others.

      Big difference, don't you think?

        •  Did I mention "souls?" (2+ / 0-)
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          CJB2012, mjr1114

          As a former soldier who was on the receiving end of a few such cards, I can honestly say that for those who count - the service members - there is a difference. Handwritten notes from little kids I've never met meant a hell of a lot more than the computer-generated McXmas cards my brother-in-law's wife sends out each year.

          •  FWIW (1+ / 0-)
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            I'm certain almost all of the VA patients in question would have happily accepted the kids' Christian-themed cards, regardless of their own religion or beliefs. I know these things mean a lot, especially when you're sick or alone or dying. But the point of the VA regulation is that the hospital chaplain should ask first, just in case. I can't find anything objectionable about that policy.

            Letting people loose in the hospital to proselytize to a captive audience of bedridden patients? That's another story.

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