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November 10, 2016

Making the Holidays Special for Military Families, One Tree at a Time

For the 12th consecutive year, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation is joining forces with FedEx for special deliveries to America’s service members and their families through the Trees for Troops program. Thanks to the generosity of tree farmers across North America, more than 18,000 real Christmas trees will be donated and delivered to close to 65

December 24, 2015

Honor, Courage and Commitment for Trees for Troops

I was honored to participate alongside the Christmas Spirit Foundation to support the Trees for Troops program at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Many military families and troops across the globe would not have a Christmas tree without Trees for Troops. And I was proud to be one of the FedEx volunteers helping families select

November 30, 2015

Elves Work Behind the Scenes to Deliver Trees for Troops

The following is a guest post written by Nicole Feltes, project coordinator – Trees for Troops For 10 busy days in December, Trees for Troops and FedEx Freight will deliver more than 18,000 Christmas trees to military bases across the nation. However, the Trees for Troops elves work behind the scenes for months in advance

November 7, 2015

The Tale of O Tannenbaum: Christmas Tree Infographic

There’s a lot more behind the iconic symbol of the Christmas Tree than just holiday lights and ornaments. Check out these amazing facts about the heritage and business of the world’s quintessential holiday decoration. [Click the image below to view a high-resolution jpg file, or click here to download a pdf of the infographic.]

December 23, 2014

FedEx and Trees for Troops Deliver Holiday Joy Across the Globe

While many people gather with their loved ones to celebrate the holidays, some, like those serving in the military, spend the holidays oceans apart.But with the help of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx, Trees for Troops delivers a bit of holiday joy to our Armed Forces and their families in the form of free live Christmas trees. More than 17,000 military families will celebrate the holidays this year with trees from the program.  

November 18, 2014

Trees for Troops: Delivering Holiday Joy Around the World for the Past Decade

For many, there is no better visceral image of the holiday season than the delicious scent and sight of a fresh cut Christmas tree. The Christmas tree embodies the spirit of the season, a symbol of tradition and cheer enjoyed each year.

January 7, 2014

These messages from Trees for Troops recipients will warm your heart

Imagine a smiling group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a Christmas tree that was grown on an American farm and shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a military spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of a free, real Christmas tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops makes this vision a reality!

November 19, 2013

Delivering the Holidays, FedEx Style

 It’s that time of year when FedEx delivers holiday joy around the world. One of our most meaningful traditions matches the FedEx global network with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation – delivering live Christmas trees to military bases overseas and throughout the U.S.