Mail for Troops

Holiday Cards for Our Troops

Wednesday, November 1st - Thursday, November 30th 

During Regular Museum Hours 

To show our appreciation and support for our deployed troops this holiday season, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is once again partnering with United Soldiers and Sailors of America to send holiday cards to service members stationed around the globe. Throughout the month of November, visitors to the PMML can stop by our card-writing station in our 2nd floor exhibit space to create a drawing, letter, or hand-written card for a deployed service member. We will be collecting cards during museum operating hours starting Wednesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 30th, 2023.

Not able to get to the PMML to make a card in person? No problem! Send in your drawing or letter and we’ll include that when we send everything that we’ve received.



Please send any cards to: 

Pritzker Military Museum & Library
c/o PMML Public Programs
104 S. Michigan Ave
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603

All submissions MUST be received NO LATER THAN Thursday, November 30th to ensure that troops stationed around the world receive your cards in time for Christmas.

If you write a card at home and send to the PMML, please:


  • Feel Free to sign your name, city, or town, as well as your business, church group, place of worship, school, college, or organization
  • Include messages of support, peace, and goodwill during the holiday season, and thank them for their service 


  • Include your personal return address or email address in the message or on the cards
  • Seal your cards in envelopes - All cards are vetted and screened by volunteers before they are mixed and boxed for shipment, so please do not include envelopes
  • Use glitter or any other product that could come loose in transit




Celebrate the Holiday Season at the PMML

Toys For Tots Logo with Marine Bear

Toys for Tots

November 1, 2023 - December 9, 2023

During Regular Museum Hours 

In partnership with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, the PMML invites our Chicago community to stop by the museum to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for children in need this holiday season. This year, we are accepting donations from November 1st through December 9th.