The tradition continued and grew year after year through World War I, The Great Depression and World War II. As the American Lung Association's mission expanded to include research into other respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer, more people began to send Christmas Seals®, and as the American Lung Association stepped up to protect children and families from pollution and cigarette smoke in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, America continued its support each year by supporting the Christmas Seals tradition.
Facing New Challenges
Today, the American Lung Association takes on more lung health issues than ever before. From important research on lung cancer, COVID-19 and asthma to the danger of poisons in air pollution and secondhand smoke, the American Lung Association’s crucial mission is still largely supported by Christmas Seals®.
Each year, millions observe the tradition of sealing holiday cards and packages with that year’s special seal. And each year, your Christmas Seals® donation supports the important mission of the the American Lung Association, to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.