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Cynthia Offline
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:12:11 PM(UTC)
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I stood over them and cried. I am serious...I actually started crying. I am so relieved that they are done, especially since I will be out of town for the bulk of October, so I knew I HAD to be done this week!

Just about 1/2 hour ago, I finished the last of my 1000 card challenge for the Cards for Soldiers! I stood there crying, and my husband came up and was so sweet. Then, he prayed a blessing over the cards, the hands that prepared them, the soldiers they would be sent to, and the families who would receive them.

It is that time of the year...time for the Cards for Soldiers to make their Holiday cards. It is quite a challenge because as you know, the average person sends around 30-50 Christmas cards out. SOOOOO.....we all kick it up into high gear to make it happen for these men and women serving our country!

I have to tell you that the 1000 cards was a number that I came up with my friends. I received a TON of help, and even my son (12) and his friends made cards! While the cards aren't master pieces, I am very proud of them and thrilled to be shipping them out on Monday. It was a month long process, it was lots of tv dinners and trips to Michael's but the cards are done.

We made about 200 Thanksgiving and the Rest are Christmas cards.

Here are some of them




This one, my son and his friends made! (Picture five 12 and 13 year old boys making cards! The conversations were priceless!!!)










And this is a picture of all of the cards. For some reason, it feels like it should look like MORE~ LOL



So, me and my crew made 1000, but you need to know that I have TONS and TONS of help!

Please consider making a few cards for the Cards for Soldiers. Many people make 10 and 15 cards. Imagine if everyone here made 10 cards? OH MY GOODNESS! It would be awesome! EVERY CARD COUNTS~

You can find out more info here...

http://community.provocr...rds--Sept-7--Oct-22.aspx

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#2 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:13:44 PM(UTC)
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They are beautiful cards, you should feel very proud of yourself.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:14:27 PM(UTC)
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Wow!! That is absolutely AMAZING!!! Congrats!! That is so wonderful what you did! I hope to get in on this very soon!
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#4 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:16:29 PM(UTC)
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WOW!! Cynthia simply amazing. They are gorgeous!!!
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#5 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:17:20 PM(UTC)
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Now I'm crying too! What an amazing thing you have done, God bless you! I am so thankful for people in the world like you and your family. Thanks for sharing the pics with us!

Patty
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#6 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:18:23 PM(UTC)
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What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations, and I know all of your hard work will be very much appreciated by the recipients.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:20:59 PM(UTC)
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Wow! That is wonderful. What a great thing to do for the soldiers!
Congrats on finishing 1000!
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#8 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:21:31 PM(UTC)
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WOW!!
I know what a feat that is...
Congrats..
And relish that wonderful feeling..
GOD BLESS YOU and YOUR CREW!
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#9 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:23:33 PM(UTC)
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They are all wonderful. What a thoughtful thing to do.
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#10 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:24:48 PM(UTC)
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You are awesome!
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#11 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:26:08 PM(UTC)
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This is a great cause, reading your story made me cry as well. Bless you all for doing such a great job! I bet the memories with your son were worth it too. :) I know when I craft with my friends or family we always have a great time.
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#12 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:27:51 PM(UTC)
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Oh my. How fabulous. I can see your DS and his friends making cards. They are gret too. Congrats on the fantastic accomplishment.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:28:43 PM(UTC)
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Absolutely amazing they care beautiful... you have an amazing crew also that helped. and your son and his friends. this will be an experience that they will always remeber. HUGGGGGGGGSSSSSS!!!!!!
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#14 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:28:48 PM(UTC)
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Well done faithful one...
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#15 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:40:35 PM(UTC)
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Now I'm crying!! Your story is so touching and I thank you, your family and friends for doing this! They are truly beautiful. God Bless You! Debbie :)
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#16 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:42:32 PM(UTC)
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What a genuine and kind thing to do, Cynthia. This puts real meaning back into Christmas and Thanksgiving..... Great job :-)
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#17 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:55:05 PM(UTC)
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That is so awesome and I'm definately going to make and donate some :).
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#18 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:56:13 PM(UTC)
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SouthernGypsy wrote:
Now I'm crying too! What an amazing thing you have done, God bless you! I am so thankful for people in the world like you and your family. Thanks for sharing the pics with us!

Patty


I did too...Crying ...it's just such a wonderful gesture and I LOVED that your husband blessed them BigGrin
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#19 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:57:39 PM(UTC)
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What a great job!!! Wow what a lot of cards to come up with ideas for. I agree I wish everyone could take the time a send just a few in. It is a great cause. I love to make them and and working on mine still.

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#20 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:00:14 PM(UTC)
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God Bless You!! I read your post and it really touched my heart. I'm sure all your efforts will very much be appreciated. TFS.
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Awesome, awesome job!!! All your cards are beautiful and the soldier will be thrilled with them! On behalf of my two soldiers I thank you so very much for doing this for them and their families!!!
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#22 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:14:27 PM(UTC)
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WOW!!! this is very nice of you. I think you have done an excellent job
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#23 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:21:22 PM(UTC)
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Oh my Gosh! What a true labor of Love! You and your helperes did an awesome job on these cards.
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#24 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:26:40 PM(UTC)
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Cynthia,
I am just in awe of your accomplishment and the teamwork that you and your family, and friends have displayed. One thousand cards is just amazing! To hear that 12 and 13 year old boys jumped in and helped out really warms my heart. I know that you have done a wonderful job raising your son and you have fostered a giving heart in your child. Bless you and all that helped...you have inspired me.

Linda
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May God's blessings rain down on you and yours. Thank you for helping our soldiers.
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#26 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:38:51 PM(UTC)
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Wow, you are amazing! My cousin is serving overseas and it makes my heart happy to hear about such wonderful people like you!
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#27 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 5:40:03 PM(UTC)
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You are truly a blessing to all of our soldiers. Many thanks for all the hard work - and love - you put into making these. God bless you.
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What a wonderful act of kindness! You shall be blessed!!
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#29 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:04:59 PM(UTC)
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Thanks to you and your family. What a kind and generous gift you are giving to the brave men and women in the armed services. You must be so proud.
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#30 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:11:08 PM(UTC)
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what a wonderful thing you have done!
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