BOISE -- It's the time of year when we start thinking about sending holiday cards to loved ones.

This year, there's a request for everyone to send an extra card -- to Bowe Bergdahl. The Hailey native has been held captive since his disappearance in Afghanistan four and a half years ago.

The idea is to flood the White House with cards for Bergdahl.

Let's get something done, let's bring some closure, let's bring Bowe home for Bob and Janie Bergdahl, said Dwight Murphy, a family friend of the Bergdahls.

It's a plea that Bowe Bergdahl's family, friends, and fellow Idahoans have been pushing for since his capture on June 30, 2009.

Right now, Bergdahl is the only known American prisoner of war and it's believed that's he's being held by the Taliban.

This holiday season, those who want him home are trying to send that message straight to the President.

This is to put pressure on him and let him know that our country has not forgotten our son, said Murphy. We want him home.

They're sending that message in the form of Christmas cards. The group has designed a card you can download from Facebook or you can send a card of your own.

This message is for Bowe that we haven't forgotten, that we want him home, we love him, happy holidays, keep the smile on your face and keep the hope strong because we haven't forgotten you, said Murphy.

The goal is for the White House to get one million Christmas cards for Bowe.

Organizers understand Bowe will most likely never see the cards, and President Obama may never read them, but they hope the holiday message has a meaning.

What we're hoping to accomplish is that people say hey there are a lot of people out there that want Bowe home and it's time we take action to do so, said Bergdahl's friend, Stefanie O'Neil.

Friends hope it brings change and brings peace to Bergdahl's family as they prepare to spend another Christmas without him.

It's a time for peace, the holidays are about peace and it would be wonderful to get Bowe home to give peace to his family, his friends, and his community, said O'Neil.

Organizers say you can address the cards to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in care of the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Washington D.C.

You can find more information here.

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