Totally exciting news! Our first box of cards arrived!!!

Here is what Rick wrote:

The first box of Valentine’s Day cards arrived today.  I separated them into 3 boxes and put a big sign that says “Free Valentine’s Day Cards”  on the side and put the boxes around the base.  I also sent an email that said:

“My wife and her friends from all over the U.S. mailed me hundreds of hand-stamped Valentine’s Day Cards with envelopes.  I’ve put some in the A6 conf room, Help Desk counter and the DEL.  Hurry and pick one out and mail it to your loved one today!”

I took a picture with some of my guys so you can have something to blog.  I should be able to download the picture tonight and email it to you tomorrow. 

 A little while later Rick emailed me again forwarding some comments he received already!

I just want to let you know that how much we appreciate your wife and her friends for making those beautiful Valentine’s day cards. 

And thank you for sharing the love throughout the CAOC Help Desk as well~ (They are VERY popular!!)

SSgt Chin
CAOC Help Desk
Thank You, can you please let your wife and friends know the cards are awesome and Thank You.

SSgt Calderon
Maj J,

Please pass on our thanks to your wife.  The cards are AWESOME.

Capt Schrader

Thank your wife and her friends please, the cards are awesome.

Yesterday I received more cards from following stampers:

  • Glenda Wyatt
  • Heather Clements
  • Jennifer Nix
  • Patricia Gingrich

To see their beautiful cards, click on more.



Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

22 Responses to “Cards for the troops Update – First box arrived, first reactions and Monday Mailings”

  1. That’s so great! It’s nice to know that we helped to make their day. Everyday, they are doing so much for us! Thanks for taking the time to post that Beate! 🙂

  2. I must have missed your request for cards but this post has me all tearing up. I so want to join in the next time you and sending cards!!!

  3. Beate,
    That is great to hear how much they all appreciate the cards. I’m sorry I was unable to send any to you or Valentines but would love to know what holiday you’ll be sending for next as I would love to help out. Melanie

  4. How wonderful!! Maybe we should start getting ready with Easter greetings??!!

  5. Oh soo neat! I wish I would have sent more. Thank you so much for organizing this so that others can help do for the troops. You are awesome!

  6. aww that’s sooo neat!! My husband is USAF veteran so I am familiar with how it goes, but was fortunate enough that they never had sent Jeff oversea.

    Please let us know when the next round will be and I’d be happy to send cards.

    thanks again for posting those. they’re awesome.

  7. This was such a great idea! It is really sweet that you pulled all this together! I know those families will really appreciate all you’ve done for them.

  8. Oh my I need a tissue now, so glad they arrived and are being used.

  9. aw, how heartwarming. you’re so sweet to head that up beate! i know they all appreciate it very much 🙂

  10. Whoo Hoo!! I am so glad they got your cards and are happy!! It is a GREAT feeling for them to have them to send home – what a morale booster!! Very awesome Beate!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  11. This makes me so happy – I almost started crying!!!!

    Beate this was a wonderful idea and I can’t thank you enough!!!

  12. I guess I missed your post also requesting some valentine cards for the troops but i’ll definitely sign up for next round.

  13. Totally cool post! And what great timing!!!! It’s so nice to see something actually getting through to the real people… seems there are several ‘for the troops’ projects, and the boxes take forever to get somewhere, or are held up, or never arrive…
    Good job!
    Peace be with your family while your husband is away…

  14. Wow, Beate! What an awesome RAK. Is it too late to send some to you? I don’t know how I missed your request. TFS.

  15. Glad to hear the cards arrived. What an amazing response you’ve had. Glad the troops appreciate it!

    Have a great day!

  16. What awesome news, Beate. Thanks for sharing the response back with us. It is so great to know that the cards will be used and that they will bring some sunshine to someone’s day.

  17. This brought tears to my eyes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Tears came to my eyes, reading how much they appreciate the little things that we all do for them to try & bring a smile to their faces. Thank you so much for sharing that info with us, it touched my heart.

  19. What a wonderful thing you and all our fellow cardmakers did. I am so upset that I missed the post asking for cards. Do you think you will do it again for Easter?

  20. Wow they got there fast! So glad to hear they are enjoying the cards.

  21. I am typing through tears of joy! Thanks for the report…and for Rick for letting us all know! Hugs!!

  22. Beate,
    My eyes watered when I read the update. It is so wonderful to hear good things such as this.
    As a Navy wife, I know how much they appreciate that. I only wish that I had started reading your blog sooner, so that I could’ve participated. But I will not miss that opportunity again! Thank you so much for your kindness.

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