"Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight..."
Those are the words from one of the most well-known Christmas carols, with lyrics by Ralph Blane and music composed by Hugh Martin. We've heard the words, and hope they come true this holiday season. Rex, London, Maddie and I offer this wish for a merry little Christmas to you and your family and to all of our heroes at home on Christmas Eve. While our stockings are hung by the chimney with care, there's still time to grant a wish for a military service family or veteran during this holiday season. Sears established the Sears Heroes at Home registry to make it easy for those of us who are fortunate to be safe at home with our families at Christmas to contribute online and provide financial support for the families of military service members who won't be home for Christmas and have made requests for our help. If you visit the site, you'll find stories that will tug at your heart: one soldier writes that his wife is the real hero, taking care of his family at home, another writes about missing his baby boy's first Christmas... you'll also see that the wishes these families have made are not extravagant, simple things like kids' shoes, clothing and coats are at the top of the list. The donations made at this site are not tax-deductible, but they will be distributed among the registered families as Sears gift cards to show our heroes at home, the families of American soldiers, how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make all year long and their efforts to keep our families safe and free.
From the four of us to all of you... Have yourself a merry little Christmas... now!