NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) --Soldiers all over the world will receive special greeting cards from New Albany students.
The cards are part of a program sponsored by the American Red Cross called Holiday Mail for Heroes.
They are simple messages of thanks sent to soldiers who will be away from home during the holidays.
"It's a good way for them (the students) to take time to remember those people that have gone before us and made it all possible," said Nannette Ballard, teacher.
The students put their own personal touches on the cards. Some cards were handmade and some were designed on the computer.
For senior Joe Male, he said he wanted his card to represent the essence of Christmas.
"I wanted to add a lot of different Christmas themed pictures that they may not being seeing right now," said Male.
For Madison Dowty she said she wanted her card to inspire and uplift.
"Christmas is really special to people and when you don't have your family there to share it with it can kinda overwhelm you. I believe when you send these cards to people it will bring their hopes up and give them faith," said Dowty.
Roughly 400 cards will be sent to soldiers from New Albany High School and over 10,000 cards will be sent from north Mississippians as a whole. A small reminder that someone somewhere is thinking about them.