Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Makes me super happy

Hi Mrs. Sandy,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful letters you sent us! I LOVE THEM!! <3

All my friends love them too! I love what you are doing and just know that it makes me super happy to be able to write to my family and friends with your lovely letters!

Thank you and I hope you have a great day.

Very Respectfully,

K.A, SrA, USAF

What a great project

All,

I’ve been fortunate enough to acquire some of the handmade cards to send home to my friends and family. What a great project and hope you know that your efforts and support is making a difference over here.

Respectfully,


R.A.M., SSgt, USAF

Last Box Thank You

Kris - Thanks so much for all the time and care you put into sending cards for my Task Force. I and several others always looked forward to the boxes - one Soldier in particular, SPC W, picks up the mail and she is always so excited to see the Operation Write Home boxes. She literally waits for me to come in and brings the box to me to open so she can pickout a dozen or so cards for her friends and family, which she fills out and sends that day. This box has a lot of thank you cards, so I am taking it over to our Chinook company - they lost five Soldiers in the much-publicized incident on August 6th that you must have heard or read about. My replacement won't be here for a little while yet, so I can't give you his information, but I will be sure to pass on your card to the incoming chaplain. Again, thanks so much for this service - any little thing that brings a smile or helps you forget where you are, even for a just a few minutes, is always welcome. 1LT A.P

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Two love letters

During my husbands last deployment I received 0 handwritten letters from him. I mentioned how much I'd like one, but I just kept receiving emails, which are good, but it's just not the same. We are two months in to his current deployment and I've received two love letters on your cards! He spotted them at the chapel and decided to send one my way. It has really lifted my spirits and helps keep me going through this difficult time. Thank you thank you thank you for supporting our service members and their families.
With Gratitude,
E.M.

A big hit here

I just received another box and wanted to thank you for your support. These boxes are a big hit here in Al Asad, Iraq. I have lots of soldiers, sailors, Army, Navy, Air Force who go through it and use them up. Things are going well here. I'm on my 11th month and have 4 more to go.

V/R
ENCS R.M.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

They always bring a smile

Good Morning!

I just wanted you to know that I received the box of cards the other day. They always bring a smile to the faces of the Soldiers here. The Soldiers are always amazed that the cards are handmade. Congratulations on Ciara's enlistment into the US Army. That was really a great and exciting time for you all there at Operation Write Home. Well once again thank you for the great work that you all do. I will talk to you later.

MSG G.M.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Big Hit!


Dixie,

Thanks! The new box will, without a doubt, be used as our unit has expanded. Please let the card crafters know, all the cards are truly awesome and receive rave reviews from the Soldiers sending them and the family members receiving them. They are a big hit!

Thanks again,

S.S.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

These Cards are Perfect!

Good Morning Dixie,

What a wonderful treat to receive the box of note cards for my company, coming from Operation Write Home. This gift that you and many others have given will brighten the lives of our soldiers. What talent your group has! I can't believe how beautiful and charming the note cards are. I don't believe there are enough words to express my gratitude. Thank you again, and again, and again.

Even with modern technology, I as well, believe writing letters home is important. I know how special it makes me feel to receive mail. I had asked my husband to send me some stationary, but he had no idea what I was wanting. These cards are perfect!

Currently, our company has been split between 2 different posts. Last night I divided the cards, and I will keep 1/2 here (Bagram) and send the other 1/2 to Gamberi. I so wish I could be there to see the faces of the soldiers who receive these cards. Just know you will touch each and every one of their lives.

After sending us these beautiful cards, it seems inappropriate to email you our gratitude. I know it takes a few weeks to get letters back to the USA, and I wanted you to know they had been received. I will follow-up this letter with a handwritten one.

Again, thank you Dixie. I can't believe a caring, thoughtful woman like yourself could possibly get into trouble if she had too much free time on her hands. We are blessed that you chose to fill your time supporting the troops. You're a gift from heaven. Also, thank you for the picture of the deer. I have it posted on my wall here at work. It's nice to see wildlife, especially when in a war-torn country. This is a reminder of home, and I will be back there next April.

God bless you,

MAJ B. P.
Army National Guard

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Soldiers were delighted!

On behalf of USO Camp Virginia, Kuwait, I would like to thank you for your donation of handmade greeting cards. The Soldiers were delighted! Generous kind people like yourselves make it possible for us to exist.
Sincerely,
S.S, Duty Manager

It touches my heart

It touches my heart every time our platoon gets a box of cards from you. Thank you so much!
SPC S.C.

Golden soldier dog

Hi Sandy,
How are you? I hope all is well with you! Ciara is a beautiful dog, and no, napping is not considered much in the Army but she can still be a great golden soldier dog anyway, LOL!

I appreciate your thanks and blessings; please continue to pray for us all out here and staying strong for us on the homefront. You all take care and God bless!

Sincerely,
SPC C.P.

SFC Zeke

I want to thank you for all the cards and letters from home. I will make sure they get out to all service members in the area we support. I would also like to see/meet our Therapy Dog, SFC Zeke. This is his third deployment. He has been a great help with our mission as a Combat Stress Control Detachment. We are the first Army Reserve Unit to have a Therapy Dog. Active Army has been using them for a few years now. Again thank you for all your support.


1SG J.C.S.




Saturday, August 13, 2011

I am a scrapbooking maniac

Hello ma'am,
I can't thank you enough for the cards. I especially love them because I am a scrapbooking maniac and it makes me feel like I am sending a little piece of myself home every time I mail one to my family, it's great. Anyways, I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for what you do. It really is amazing, thank you.

V/R,

A1C M.R.K.


Made my day

Hello,
My name is A.A., I am a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy currently deployed to Afghanistan. I came across several your homemade cards and they made my day. It’s hard enough getting to the Px to buy a card but there is not a big selection. I found these cards unique and stylish. I wish I was blessed your creativity. Me and the girls in my battalion really appreciate you kindness. Being out here we sometimes forget the cute girly things, it’s nice to have homemade beautiful cards to send home. Once again, Thank you.

Sincerely,
HM2 A.A.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Personal Letter Leaves a Lasting Memory

Good Morning Dixie,

Thank you so much for your generosity! My unit will be very pleased to receive such a gift. We appreciate this extra task that you have taken on, and the care you put forth to the service members of our great Country!

Yes, this is a correct address. The largest majority of my battalion has moved on to another FOB; however, someone comes to see us regularly and I will make sure the cards get there. I am so excited to get these! To get mail here in theatre is a wonderful thing, but to share our thoughts with our family in writing, is as special. Modern technology allows us to communicate via the internet, but the time taken to write a personal letter leaves a lasting memory. Thank you again for allowing all of us this opportunity.

Take care and God bless you,

MAJ B.P.

Monday, August 8, 2011

I intended to ration them

Sandy,
Today I received 8 cards from my husband. I intended to ration them, but much like my M&M rationing, they were devoured immediately. I received 4 all in one day about 2 weeks ago. While I was thrilled, it prompted me to email my husband, wondering if he understood that the box/boxes of cards from OWH were to SHARE. He did, but is being a little greedy. He said he had been negligent in the romance/gift department for awhile, and that he didn't think OWH would mind donating extra cards to our relationship. So...we both thank you! ;)
J.S.

Store bought cards don't even come close

I wanted to take a minute and tell you how much appreciate your cards. I recently received a card from my girl friend stationed at Camp Victory, Iraq. The cards you provide are extremely meaningful and heartfelt. They provide a unique way to show that important person how much you care. Store bought cards don't even come close. As an Air Force officer myself I can tell you from the bottom of my heart that what y'all are doing is important and makes my days apart from her that much easier.

Please extend my thanks to Joyce for her wonderful card.

Capt J.R.B.
USAF/ A-10C Pilot

We truly do appreciate it

Sandy,
I would like begin by thanking you for the box of greeting cards that we received today, we truly do appreciate it. I would like to introduce myself, my name is N.Y. I am the new POC for our squadron’s donation program.  We are the [unitname] replacements.  I will include our new address. I look forward to working with your organization.
SrA N.Y.

I noticed the stamp on the back


Hi there I just received a letter from a friend overseas and I noticed the stamp on the back so I checked out your website. I just wanted to say thanks for sending our troops cards. I send carepackadges when i can. Thank you for supporting the troops!!!!!!
D.W.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lifted My Spirits

Card maker Brenda C. received this email:

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the cards you made for the soldiers. I received one of them from my husband today and it really lifted my spirits. It's a beautiful card and what a great way to give back to the soldiers. Thank you for the support, time, effort and creativity.
Nicki :)
Fort Knox, KY

Friday, August 5, 2011

It made me happy and so thankful

Letter to a cardmaker:

While re-reading some of my mail from my daughter while she was in Iraq, I turned the card around and saw that you had furnished the card, Operation Write Home. It made me happy and so thankful that people like you take the time and your resources to help out our troops. My daughter had been deployed twice. First in 03-04 for 14 months with the Tenn National Guard and then last year. I cannot tell you how gratetful I am to have my girl home safe and sound.

She is a full time Guard soldier. Forgive my mistakes, I am of German origin and my english is not the best. We are a military family. My husband was an AirForce SGT and he passed away due to exposure while in Vietnam. Again my deepest thanks for your kindness and my God bless you and your family.

L.B.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A hearty thank you

Dear Operation Write Home,
I would like to extend a hearty thank you to all who contributed for the great cards we received.Thank you for all you do.
Semper Fidelis,
I.W.S, MSGT USMC
Camp Leatherneck

Thoughtful, beautifully crafted cards

Sandy,
Thanks again for the thoughtful, beautifully crafted  cards. Just wanted to drop you a line from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan!
Sincerely,
S.R.

Already put them to use

Sandy,
Thank you very much for the package from Operation Write Home. I have already put them to use for my beautiful wife Jenny!
Thank you,
B.S.

My box full of wonderful cards

Dear Ms Allnock,
I cannot thank you enough for my box full of wonderful cards! I love them! I really enjoy writing and sending things home to friends, family, and great supporters. I will most definitely put good use to these beautiful cards. These will be perfect for now. I am here til next year.
Ciara is a gorgeous mascot! I think the honorary soldier will be perfect for her!
Again, thanks a bunch for all you do. I can't thank you enough!
Thank you and take care,
S.C-H.

Second best thing to come from Washington

Ms Allnock,
Thank you and your staff for developing Operation Write Home. There is nothing more wonderful than receiving a card in the mail or sending one to a loved one. I greatly appreciate what you have and are doing for us. It is the second best thing to come from Washington - the first was my USMC buddy who is from Tacoma.
Keep up the great work and thanks for your service!
CPT P.H.

Rally appreciates the cards

Sorry I haven't written yet, our team has been really busy. We just got done with a mission the other day, it lasted about 15 days.
I just got back from my R&R leave at the beginning of June so I was home for Memorial Weekend which was nice, except for the weather.
I am part of a 12-man Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT). We are the 4th team from Minnesota to do this mission. We help the Afghan National Army with training and whatnot. If you go on to the Minnesota National Guard website there are pictures of us out there on missions that we have done.
The team really appreciates the cards and letters, and the ones we don't use I give to the chaplain for hte rest of the soldiers on base.
Sincerely,
SPC K.B.

Impressed by the quality

Sandy,

On behalf of everyone here in my Unit on Kandahar Air Base I just want to say thank you. Everyone was very impressed by the quality and effort that everyone put into the cards.

Thanks again,

SSgt N.A.

Monday, August 1, 2011

That box went fast!

Ma'am,
The cards were a big hit! Attached are some pictures of our troops writing letters home. That box went fast! Thanks again for the support!

v/r,
SMSgt J.A.S., USAF





Of course I’ll sell how good it is

I thought I’d write you a quick note to discuss the end date I put when I registered. Currently it shows June 2013 and you are right, I will not be here that long. I was leaning forward and signed up for the guys who will be replacing me. I think the better thing to do is end ours now, we leave sometime in September and have cards on hand, and I’ll let the new unit decide if they want to continue with Operation Write Home. Of course I’ll sell how good it is. I truly believe that…

I also want to thank you for your support to my units. It has been appreciated more than you can imagine. I’ve attached a picture of my unit and myself with my CSM.

Take care and thanks again…

LTC M.F.