Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday: November 11, 2010

This week, since our Christmas deadline is behind us, saw our shippers breathing a huge sigh as incoming mail slowed to a comparative trickle - "only" 7,408 cards....can you believe that that number can actually sound "small" after months of 20,000+ a week?? The packing has still been heavily underway, but at least the stamping and tucking of the cards-with-a-deadline is done!

We'll be gearing back up shortly, and hope that you're all ready to step back up to the cardmaking plate again. All those heroes who received Christmas cards will now be in line for boxes of Valentines! We won't need as many Valentines as we did holiday cards, since we send a much smaller percentage of Valentines in each box; however those boxes will need to be filled with other themes too. So your crafty work will be much in demand! The special mission announced yesterday should help - have you seen that post? Help us get the word out!

Since it's Veteran's Day....here's something really nice that showed up in email. We are so thankful for all our veterans, and there are people worldwide also grateful to American heroes!
This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace. The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation of his country, that he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors.  Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months. To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms. This statue will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas.
Thank you so much to this week's donors.....your cards, Anyhero mail, and donations are such a blessing to our heroes and their families; you are all making a huge difference!
  1. Amanda, Fayetteville, NC
  2. American Legion Post 96, Hutchinson, MN
  3. Angela, Dawson Creek BC, Canada
  4. Ann , Hutchinson, MN
  5. Ann , Orem, UT
  6. Ann, Seattle First Covenant Church, Seattle, WA
  7. Anne, Vadnais Heights , MN
  8. April, West point, NY
  9. Barbara, Arkadelphia 1st Presbyterian Church, Arkadelphia, AR
  10. Barbara, Big Bear Lake, CA
  11. Becky, Elk Grove, CA
  12. Betty, De Soto, MO
  13. Bev, Tavern Scrappers, Burgess, VA
  14. Beverly, Castleton, NY
  15. BJ , Hereford, AZ
  16. Brandy, Binghamton, NY
  17. Cameron, Houston, TX
  18. Camille, Columbus, GA
  19. Carol, Oak Brook, IL
  20. Carolynne, San Angelo, TX
  21. Christina, Middle school students at Carlisle School, Axton, VA
  22. Debbie, Casa Grande, AZ
  23. Dee , Puyallup, WA
  24. Dolores, Frederick, MD
  25. Donna, Gun Barrel City, TX
  26. Doreen, Windham, NH
  27. Ellen, Vancouver, WA
  28. Esther, Vancouver, WA
  29. Helen, New York, NY
  30. Jan, Parker, AZ
  31. Jan, Upward Bound - CO State Univ Pueblo, Pueblo, CO
  32. Janis, Olustee, OK
  33. Jay, Grants Pass, OR
  34. Jeanine, Cleveland, TN
  35. Jennifer, Memphis, TN
  36. Jessica, Virginia Beach, VA
  37. Joan, Adkins, TX 
  38. Judith, Hudson, IA
  39. Judy, Sebago, ME
  40. Kathi, Hockessin, DE
  41. Kathy, Atlanta, GA
  42. Kathy, Windham, NH
  43. Katie, Stampin for Soldiers, Elmendorf AFB, AK
  44. Kris, Holtwood, PA
  45. LaDonna, New SAlem, ND
  46. Leda, Vero Beach, FL
  47. LindaLee, Charleston, WV
  48. Madonna, Springfield, VA
  49. Mary, "stamp til you cramp", Lisbon, ND
  50. Maxine, Wentzville, MO
  51. Maxine, Wentzville, MO
  52. Melissa, Verdun, Quebec
  53. Michelle, Shady Shores, TX
  54. Mindy, Ellicott City Rubber Stamp Club, W. Friendship, MD
  55. Muriel, San Jose, CA
  56. Pat, Berwick, PA
  57. Polly, St Paul, MN
  58. Rebecca, Auburn, NH
  59. Rhonda, Balzac AB, Canada
  60. Rhonda, Houston, TX
  61. Rita, Columbia, MO
  62. Robyn, Roy, UT
  63. Rosalie, Macomb, MI
  64. Ruth Ann and Virginia, Gilbert, AZ
  65. Ruth, Columbia, MO
  66. Sandy, Elizabethtown, KY
  67. Sarah, Winter Park, FL
  68. Shadnee, Oklahoma City, OK
  69. Sherry, Zion Kids Club, Clare, MI
  70. Shirley, Columbus, MS
  71. Stephanie, Littleton, CO
  72. Sue, Rockford, IL
  73. Susan, Milton, FL
  74. Susan, PaperCrafts Magazine readers, Bluffdale, UT
  75. Teresa, Vancouver, WA
  76. Tracey, Londonderry, NH
  77. Victoria , Barboursville, VA
  78. Virginia, La Mirada, CA
  79. Washington School, Burbank, CA

1 comment:

Shell said...

wow...God Bless our troops and those that realize the gift they have received because of them.