Dear Valued AOL Member,

Thank you.

We appreciate your loyal support this past year. We know that you have many options to choose from and we're glad that you've chosen AOL.

We're listening to you.

We've heard you loud and clear and we're working to improve your overall user experience, whether it's providing you with the type of content that you want to see or improvements to make your browsing experience faster and safer.

We're working harder for you.

We want to bring you the best content from our owned and operated properties, as well as other great content from our diverse set of partners. It's our goal to inform, entertain and connect our audience. Here are just some of the improvements we've made this past year:

- Create your own local page (just enter your ZIP code)
- An improved video experience
- The addition of a slideshows feature
- The return of AOL Mail Preview (back by popular demand)
- A "Most Popular" section
- Americana and holiday-themed art canvases you can use to customize your homepage

We're giving back.

We've taken our responsibility as America's homepage seriously. We support over 300 nonprofit partners through our Daily Impact program, including important causes like helping Americans find jobs and supporting our troops and veterans.

Click here to watch a video and see just some of the nonprofits featured on the homepage.

Also, look for our Homepage for Heroes program launching in 2012, honoring all of the men and women who devote their lives to protect our freedoms.

We want to hear from you.

The AOL community is a place where Americans from all viewpoints can feel welcome, and we hope that you will continue to share yours with our community in the comments sections of articles.

Take a moment to share your thoughts, ideas or experiences with us.

Tell us which events in 2011 had the biggest impact on you on our "11 Days That Shaped 2011" page.

Our gift of thanks to you:

To show our appreciation for the feedback we receive on, we will select 5 winners in a random drawing to each receive a Kindle Fire (valued at $199). To enter, submit feedback here, giving us your candid thoughts about the AOL homepage.

Comments must be submitted before January 8, 11:59PM Eastern Time. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older. You may enter once. Click here for complete Official Rules.

Good luck!

Thank you again.

Thanks for being a valued member of the AOL community.

Best wishes to you and your family for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

The AOL Homepages Team