Sunday, March 29, 2009

They are a huge success here

An email from a soldier in Iraq, dated 28 March 09:

We would like to thank you for the cards! They are a huge success here. I have a unit that would like to receive their own boxes of cards, if you can provide them.

He will distribute the cards throughout their units. They are a National Guard unit stationed out of New Orleans, LA. Any assistance is greatly appreciated! Thanks for all your support and know our Soldiers TRULY appreciate your talents. We don’t have much of a selection at the PX here. I have used many myself and everyone loved receiving them.

Thanks again, and we salute you!


“First Team!”

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Keep us on the list for Mothers Day cards

An email from a soldier in Iraq, dated 25 March 09:

Just wanted to let you know we got your box full of cards today. Mail has been a little slow these past 2 weeks because of the weather but it is now here. I am sure everyone will love these cards again. I will get them down to our MWR room tomorrow where we work at. Keep us on the list for Mothers Day cards :) we will still be here. As for me I’m not Irish either* but we have a couple people who are :). Take care and thanks again.

CW2 B.L.S.

*referring to a letter enclosed in the box

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I gave away quite a few already!

From a soldier in Iraq, received 24 March 09:

Well again, thank-you so much for all of the wonderful cards. I gave away quite a few already! Some we’re using for thank-you cards to other organizations. Some others soldiers are taking to send home. This is a fantastic ministry you have set up! I am so glad that all the glory is going to the Lord, it’s rightful owner! Unfortunately C.J. [the previous contact] has left. We [unreadable] back in February, so I am assuming she is back to Hawaii.

Yes, of course I will try to keep in touch, if I can I would like to send pictures!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Again your hard work and dedication is so very much appreciated by not only myself, but the soldiers as well.


Monday, March 23, 2009

My kids and I looked forward to checking the mail every day

From the wife of a naval commander who received cards from us last year; he’ll be redeploying soon, so we’ll send more:

To all of the Cards for Heroes volunteers,

My children and I got such pleasure from receiving the cards crafted by you during my husband’s last deployment, and we treasure each one. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and your skill. My kids and I looked forward to checking the mail every day, and when there was a card, we all sat on the couch and opened the cards and admired each one as we passed them around. My husband always wrote a beautiful note in mine and drew photos in the kids’ cards. I’m sure that having the cards so easily accessible helped prompt him to write even more than he normally would have! He always put cards out in the squadron’s public spaces so that the rest of the officers and sailors could choose their favorites, too. Mail is such an important way to stay connected during a deployment, and your role is critical. Your work brightened many of our days. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making it easier for military families to communicate. We appreciate you!

Best wishes,
Alison Buckholtz

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Soldiers love getting these cards

An email from a chaplain in Iraq, dated 14 March 09:

I received your cards. Thank you. We have a card rack in the main lobby of our chapel and Soldiers love getting these cards.

I appreciate all that you and the others do to support our Soldiers! Keep up the great work you are doing.

God bless,

Chaplain B.

I appreciate anything that is made by hand

From a soldier in Iraq, dated 14 March 09:

Thank you so much for the greeting cards. I think it is a really good idea and they are so beautiful. I appreciate anything that is made by hand, because you know the person took the time and effort to make is especially for you. We are using them quickly to write our family members and to others who have sent packages and or letters of encouragement.

We’re still very busy with CLP (combat logistic patrol) missions and transporting patients just about every day or every other day. Recently, we’ve been getting sand storms and the rainy months have started.ICK!!!! I was out on a 12-day mission this past week and we drove through the sandstorms and by th end of the mission, we were all covered in dust. I was happy to get to a base where I could shower! On the mission we went to several places all around Iraq and we at one point almost ended up in Syria! It makes me feel how lucky I am to be an American when I see the locals and their way of life and the poverty level. I can’t even imagine having to live that lifestyle.

Thats all I have for now, we have some big wigs coming in for a few days this week so we have to make sure the place is looking spotless!

Thanks again!

Soldiers of Xth Medical Company

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Everyone takes a few of each

From a soldier in Iraq, dated 10 March 09:

Got the wonderful box of cards today—Hoe exciting to go through them and everyone takes a few of each! We will be leaving here in a couple months. Thank you so much!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Everyone that does the cards are very talented!

An email from a soldier in a unit with one of our contacts, dated 07 March 09:

Hi! My name is SPC K, (Army) and I am with X Brigade out of Fort X. I am stationed in Afghanistan. We got the box of cards that you sent out. They are so nice!! I really appericiate your support! Thank you so much!!

Mothers and fathers day cards we will need!!! Would you be able to send more thinking about you and miss you cards? Everyone that does the cards are very talented! They really are nice!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Cards by "Cindy"

An email from a female Airman in Afghanistan, dated 06 March 09:

Someone gave me some cards done by “Cindy” They are beautiful and I’ve enjoyed sending out the thank you cards.
Have a blessed day.


Notes: We have a number of cardmakers named Cindy…who have all made a number of thank you cards. So this one’s a shout-out to all of you!

To all our non-Cindies - our shippers stamp the CFH logo on the backs of all cards; if you’d like to stamp that yourself and put your name on the back, you’re welcome to do so. You can put the info on a label, handwrite it, stamp it, or a combo!