Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanks for the goodies

A Christmas card from a soldier in Iraq in a unit with one of our contacts, postmarked 29 Nov 08:



How are you? I hope your thanksgiving was great. Thanks for the goodies, they were great! Thank you very much and Merry Christmas and Happy new year! I wish for the best for you.
J.E.



Friday, November 28, 2008

Too many WOWs to count

From an Airman in Iraq, dated 25 Nov 08:



I received your package today and I was pleasantly surprised. You and your group have made us completely happy. There were too many WOWs to count, the cards were beautiful and very creative. I particularly liked that the majority of them were blank inside leaving plenty of room to write. Thank you again for your hard work and remembering us.


If it’s ok, I would like to keep your e-mail on hand just incase there are any specific cards we might have trouble getting our hands on out here.


-M.



Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Marines absolutely loved them!

An email from a Marine in Iraq, dated 27 Nov 08:



Happy Thanksgiving! We received the package yesterday and have already given out a lot of cards. The Marines absolutely loved them! We plan on sending you some pictures that I took of the Marines with the cards. Also we want to write some of the children letters thanking them for their caring thoughts. For the most part I have the addresses on their letters. Can you please express our sincere thanks to all the volunteers.
We truly appreciate all that you do for us.

Sergeant S.C.



You made a big difference for the Marines

An email from a Marine, dated 27 Nov 08:



My time here is drawing to a close and I wanted to thank you and the people that support your website. The cards you sent went pretty quickly, and were greatly appreciated.

I am going to give you the Chaplain’s email address in case you want to continue your support of [our] Battalion.

Again, thanks for the support for the time I have been over here. You made a big difference for the Marines over here, and their families.


Sincerely,
T.P.



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You don’t know how great this is to get all of these cards

A letter from a soldier in Kosovo dated 25 Nov 08:



Thank you so much for that box of greeting cards. They are so cute – just in time for all of the holidays too! My daughter and I usually make cards like these for the holidays too – maybe next year. You don’t know how great this is to get all of these cards. I will share them with all. We have 4 months left here in Kosovo, so they will definitely get used up. Thank you for your support.

S.W.



I am writing to both greet and thank you for your recent package

An email from an Army Chaplain’s assistant in Iraq, dated 25 Nov 08:



I am writing to both greet and thank you for your recent package. Things over here are same old routine. With Thanksgiving only two days away, our Chow Hall is setting up a nice spread with really big, awesome decorations. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for Christmas! Anyway, I hope that you and yours have a blessed and Happy Thansksgiving. Eat some turkey for me.


Sincerely,


SPC A.K.
16th STB Chaplain Assistant



100 cards = 100 moments of relief, hope and joy

An email from a wife of one of our heroes who receives cards, and she is also a CFH cardmaker. Dated 25 Nov 08:



That was an amazing video. I am so happy and feel so blessed to be an Air Force wife and be a cardmaker. You brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes with that video!


You are doing such a wonderful thing. I got my first card just a few days ago; as I was reading I was so happy to have gotten something in the mail. And then once I was done and walking into work, I then thought of how worth it all the time I out into the 100 cards that I made and the 450 envelope donations I had gotten, because all of that time will be 100 moments like I had just had of relief, hope and joy. You are doing such an amazing thing words can not describe my gratitude! WHENEVER ya’ll need anything please let me know!


K.H., LaCrosse WI



Monday, November 24, 2008

Nicest Christmas cards I have ever seen

An email from Iraq, dated 24 Nov 08:



Thank you for the Christmas cards. I was fortunate enough to get them from a fellow service member who was kind enough to let me “raid” his supply. They are the nicest Christmas cards I have ever seen.
Sincerely,
S.K.



Saturday, November 22, 2008

My husband sends your cards to me and our children

An email from a military wife, dated 22 Nov 08:



I wanted to thank you for what you do! My husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan and sends your cards to me and our children. They are so beautiful, and I always am in anticipation of seeing what the card looks like. Thank you for your support of our troops and making such wonderful cards for them to be able to communicate with their loved ones!

Sincerely,
W.A.



Service members and family members will appreciate them

An email from an Army Chaplain in Iraq, dated 22 Nov 08:



Thank you for the wonderful box of Christmas cards, they arrived today, the service members will appreciate them and so will the family members they send them to. Also thank you for the nice letter, it is always good to get a personal word from people and we appreciate the support and prayers from those at home. God Bless and keep our Families in your prayers,


CH (COL) P.H.



You have touched the hearts of us all!

An email from an Airman in Afghanistan, dated 22 Nov 08:



We just received your box. That is AMAZING how many cards you sent out from your organization. They are some VERY talented people! It’s almost a shame to write on them, they are so nice. I went around my organization and another organization and passed them out. We have the box sitting in the front office for a day for people to come by and get them. Then probably on Monday we will take the box to the Chaplain for him to have available for other base personnel. We truly appreciate your generosity. It is very nice to have a variety of cards to send to our friends & family (we don’t have much to choose from here.)


Again, thank you so much! You have touched the hearts of us all!


D.R. TSgt, USAF



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We have a small “coffee” shop over here and we display your cards there

An email from a Marine in Iraq dated 18 Nov 08:



Everyone over really loved your cards! I plan on taking pictures with the Marines holding the cards. We truly appreciate what you all do for us, and I know that the people to whom we send the cards to really enjoy them. I have a 3 year old son and he loved the one I sent him. Especially us females, we love the pretty cards.


We have a small “coffee” shop over here and we display your cards there. The Marines come in for some coffee before they go on patrol and then they grab the cards. If you want, you can send as many as you’d like. We appreciate whatever you send.


Again, thank you for all you do.
Respectfully,

SGT S.C.



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Your kindness and generosity is endless

A Christmas letter from a soldier in Afghanistan, dated 15 Nov 08:



For the many Americans that have supported American troops, we pay special attention to you and thank you for all of the support that you have given our family and to our military family. Your kindness and generosity is endless. We thank you for all of the letters and care packages. The ladies of L2 were moved by all that you contributed.
SGT J.P.D.



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Totally “wowed”

An email from a Marine in Iraq dated 13 Nov 08:



I just received your box today and was totally “wowed”. Those cards you make are extremely nice and very professional looking. You can definitely tell a lot of time is put into them. My wife loves handcrafted cards like that and I remember how much it was to actually buy them, we’re talking $4-$5 or so, as I’m sure you probably already know. It’s definitely appreciated. I picked out about 4 or 5 myself to send to friends and families. I wish we had these this past year. We arrived in January and will leave this upcoming February, I can’t wait. I miss my smart, caring & beautiful wife so much. I think these cards are plenty. I’m sure everyone will be quite amazed that we received such a quality item. God Bless those that care to send us things.

Well okay, back to work now. Take care . . . bless you and all your friends that participate in making those cards for us.

Sincerely,

1stLt F.P.



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you, everyone, for sending so many greeting cards

From a soldier in Qatar:



Thank you, everyone, for sending so many greeting cards for us soldiers to use for our families. We now have plenty! We really appreciate your fulfillment of this request.
PFC J.M.



Monday, November 10, 2008

The cards are amazing, great work by the crafters!

An email from an Army Chaplain in Afghanistan, dated 10 Nov 08:



Thanks for the box of cards, they arrived on 10Nov, so we can distribute for Thanksgiving day. Thanks for thinking of us, the cards are amazing, great work by the crafters!


Peace,


MAJ R.C.



Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thank you very much for your hard work and dedication!

From a soldier in Iraq, dated 09 Nov 08:



Hello, I am in the Army National Guard stationed at Camp X, Iraq. I recently came across some of the cards that were sent here. I wanted to let you know that they are very appreciated! The only cards we can buy here are ones for holidays, not ones just because we wanted to let someone know we were thinking of them. Thank you very much for your hard work and dedication!


SPC L.T.



Friday, November 7, 2008

Families will be able to enjoy that wonderful surprise of getting mail

An email from an Airman in Iraq, dated 07 Nov 08:



My unit recently received a box of your cards. It means a great deal to all us to know that great Americans such as yourself care for all the deployed troops and their families. Telephone and email communication are not always available and are sometimes a luxury but we can always count on the U.S. mail. The families back home love to receive cards/mail from their deployed family member. Thanks to your generous donation many families will be able to enjoy that wonderful surprise of getting mail from their deployed military member. Again thanks for all you have done.

V/r

TSgt C.A.



Monday, November 3, 2008

It means a lot to all of us overseas

An email from an Airman in Afghanistan, dated 03 Nov 08:



Thank you so much for the generous box of blank greeting cards! They have been made available to more than 400 Air force soldiers and a large number of our coalition partners here in S. Afghanistan. They will definitely be put to good use! Thank you for your support and  enerosity. It means a lot to all of us overseas to hear from you and know that we have your support. It would be significantly more difficult to do our job without your kindness. It’s not much compared to what you have done for us, but you will be receiving a certificate of  appreciation from our unit commander shortly. Thanks again for all you do for us.


God Bless-
1st Lt, J.C.



Sunday, November 2, 2008

I personally value what you are doing

An email from a soldier dated 02 Nov 08:



Thank you for having us Soldiers in your thoughts and prayers, it gives me a sense of peace. I want you to know that I personally value what you are doing and your organization has a place in my heart. When I return home I would like to contribute to your cause.
SGT J.P.