Donna was a writer!
April is National Card & Letter Writing Month.
The U.S. Postal Service officially designated April National Card & Letter Writing Month in 2001 “to raise awareness of the importance and historical significance of card and letter writing.”
Donna Reed was a lifelong writer of letters both personally and professionally. Starting with family, friends, and childhood pen-pals, she also wrote to countless others around the world such as fans, military personnel, artists, athletes, politicians, and people from all walks of life.
As an American icon during World War II, Donna responded to service personnel everywhere with inspiration and hope. Only after her death did Donna's family discover a small collection of wartime letters from soldiers among her personal effects – modestly and respectfully saved without story or fanfare. Learn more.