“Put this stamp with message bright
On every Christmas letter;
Help the tuberculosis fight,
And make the New Year better.
These stamps do not carry any kind of mail
but any kind of mail will carry them.”
This very message was embossed on the very first Christmas Seal. The young NASPT, National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, could not financially support every sanatorium in the country. Many of these special hospitals that housed and help care for people effected by TB were barely able to even stay open.
In 1907, Dr. Joseph Wales, a physician at Brandywine Sanatorium in Delaware, asked his cousin, Ms. Emily Bissell, for help. Ms. Bissell was an active member of the American Red Cross and was ample woth experience in fund-raising. Her mission was to raise the $300 necessary to keep Brandywine Sanatorium in operation through the winter. to reach her goal she designed and printed special holiday seals. She sold these quickly to post offices for a penny each and the $300 goal was quickly reached. The American Lung Association Christmas Seals® were born and the tradition holds toady.
Early Christmas Seals have attracted the attention of stamp collectors, some of whom pay several hundred dollars for a single Seal! Now one of the best known fund-raisers in the country, the Christmas Seal Campaign raises millions of dollars to prevent, cure, and control lung disease.
Show your customers you care while promoting your organization with customized first aid kits. Perfect for any Red Cross promotional event are personalized awareness bracelets. Available in a variety of colors, your message will read loud and clear and make a fashion statement! Flu season is just around the corner, give away customized promotional mugs or how about human-lung shaped stress balls, with your company name and logo imprinted right on, to thank donors for contributing!
Have your company support The Christmas Seal Campaign and aid in the fight against lung disease from now through the holiday season with promotional products from ePromos!
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