Recruit training can be challenging. Recruits will face many unexpected challenges and difficulties but will quickly adapt and overcome them. Over the 9-12 weeks of training, receiving letters from home offer the needed encouragement to keep your recruit pushing toward the ultimate prize – graduation and earning the title of a U.S. active-duty service member.
I am often asked by family members, “what to write to keep them motivated?” I encourage families to communicate as much as possible with both handwritten letters and a few postcards sprinkled in. Over 20 years ago, I graduated from Marine Corps boot camp training and still have all my mom’s letters she sent to me.
Writing letters can be a challenge especially finding the right words to say. The first tip, don’t worry about the length of your letters, but more about the quality. The following are other helpful tips when writing to your loved ones to keep them motivated.
MondayDelivery.com allows you to add up to four vibrant images to your postcard. A Navy mom was excited to know how much her recruit enjoyed the photos from home. “I love the way I can add my images to the postcards. My recruit loves them!” (Navy mom)
Our Share Link Recipient Tool allows you to share an address with others.
How to share:
1. After adding your recipient click on SHARE
2. Copy and share the link via email or text
3. The address will automatically be added to their Monday Delivery recipient list.
4. Users without an account will be prompted to create one.
For the privacy of your recruit, we recommend sharing the link with trusted friends and family members.