And that's because you made it! For Cards for Troops. But it has been returned to us...with a message!
My name is Keiran V____ and I am one of the officers in the Australian Contingent in Juba, South Sudan.
I wanted to thank you for your kind gesture of sending blank Christmas cards. It measn a lot to myself and the other contingent members to know we are thought of and not forgotten at this time of year.
It will be a very different Christmas experience sharing with colleagues from the other United Nations countries supporting this mission. I hope the Christmas goodwill will aslo be apparent within the local population.
The group of about 20 Australians will be sharing a Christmas BBQ roast and a Secret Santa so we should be able to have a fun Christmas day, even if we don't have family nearby.
I hope you have a very merry Christmas. Thanks again for the cards.
We have great response this year to our biggest output of cards! We also received an email recently.
UNOFFICIAL Good Morning Anna,
My name is Petty Officer Jon S______ and I am currently deployed on the ANZAC Class Frigate, HMAS Arunta, in the Middle East Area of Operations.
We received a bag of mail yesterday and the awesome cards that you and your team have made. In my 15 years in the Navy I have never received anything like this from volunteers at home, and I have had a few Christmas's away.
What a fantastic gesture. It is 0530 in the morning and I am going to use some of your creations to send a Christmas message home.
I have 2 children, E_____ who is 8 and F____ who is 2. I'm sure they will enjoy going to the mailbox to find such a nice card for them.
Just knowing that there are people such as yourself makes these deployments worthwhile.
Once again, thanks very much for your lovely gifts. The crew on the ship will no doubt love sending these precious gifts home to their loved ones.
Thanks and regards,
Petty Officer Boatswain
So thank you to all of you who have come to our working bees to make cards! How lovely it is to work together on such a worthwhile cause!
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I'll have this one ready as a sample at my catalogue launch!
Thanks for stopping by!