Friday, 6 February 2009

Just wanted to share...



....these pictures with you of Tina's Grandpa and all the gorgeous cards he received from you. Thanks again for making her Grandpa's 88th Birthday so special! Here is a little note from Frank:

Dear Friends,

I am most grateful to all the people who took the time, effort, and expense of sending greetings for my 88th birthday. My son Frank initiated the idea abetted by my granddaughter Tina, that caused an avalanche of cards totaling over one hundred and fifty. I received 46 cards on one day alone!


Many were from relatives, but a great number were from people I have never met. Quite a number of different states were represented as well as many Canadian Provinces. Many customers of Tina's stamp and card business in other countries were nice enough to send greetings. Represented were Australia, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the Union of South Africa. All these were hand crated and showed effort and originality.


My heartfelt thanks to all who sent these many greatly appreciated greetings. They made this a birthday to be well remembered.


Sincerely,

Frank White


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and see you Sunday with my High Hopes challenge card.

Hugs


29 comments:

Joy said...

WOW...that is truly awesome! love all those cards! it must have been great to receive all of them =) that is just too cool! have a good weekend!

Dawny P said...

This is so nice, Card makers are just fabulous xxxxxx

Tracey said...

That is so fantastic Nikki!! Thanks for sharing!! ANd I see mine in there so I know it made it to him! :) xx

Paula's ponderings said...

what a lovely lot of cards and what a lovely man!! Well done all who sent and made someone feel extra specially special

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What wonderful pictures Nikki...I'm sure he really did have a very special birthday...what an amazing collection of handmade cards.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Katy said...

What a lovely letter and a fab selection of cards!!

Enjoy your weekend honey :)

xx

angeljakki said...

Its good to think we helped to make Franks day special, makes you real all fuzzy inside =) x x x

COCO said...

oh very fabulous !!! Happy birthday GRANDPA !!!!!! 88 whouah !!! super !!!!
I did not know if I would have sent too!!

hugs coco

christelle said...

I am very delighted to see that Frank as been very spoilt with all these gorgeous cards from a lot of countries!!
He will remember his 88th birthday for a long time!!
Thank you Nikki to share the pictures and Frank's little note with us!!
Have a great weekend,
Love to you all,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word that is fabulous. Stampers are such great people.
Tina's Grandpa looks so happy. TFS.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is so awesome! Tina's grandfather must feel so blessed!

MichelleO said...

This was really special...
HUGS
MichelleO

jacque4u2c said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!

crafty christine said...

So glad that so many people got involved and made Frank a card. Saw mine on the photos so i know it got to him safely. A real special treat for Tinas Grandad x

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how WONDERFUL! I agree with Dawny! Card makers are fabulous people!!! What a special thing!!!

Georgia said...

WOW! What a huge selection!
x

Jodi said...

This is awesome! He looks sooo happy which is what the goal was.=)
Hugs,Jodi=)

Dawn said...

Well look at all that love he got.. Such a wonderful effort.. TFS

Steph said...

Awww...put a lump in my throat - crafters are just the nicest people....

Marcea said...

What a wonderful display of cards. How wonderful that so many people sent them. Poor old postie though, lol
-x-

dawnmarieg said...

Just a lovely gesture.x

Carlos "Charlie" Prodigalidad said...

This maybe late, but better late than never..."Happy Birthday" to Tina's Grandpa!
It sure is a small world for the cards that travelled around the globe that reached Grandpa's hand. Amazing!

Maria said...

Wow, such a wonderful gift from everyone!! Grandpa sure looks happy!! How fun it must be to receive so many wonderful cards from people all over the world. Thank you for sharing the pictures!!

maria

Kristine B. said...

That is so awesome! I even see my little card in there :) I can't imagine his surprise and amazement at them all--what a blessing!! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi said...

awesome, can you even imagine getting that many cards in 1 day?

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate an 88th birthday! It's so nice to see such thoughtfulness these days! :D

Maria said...

That's great! Thanks for the update. Hugs, Maria

Janna said...

wow, this is amazing!! These are some really stunning cards and it sounds like he really enjoyed them!

Smiles,
janna

bumblebee creations said...

ohhhhh....that is just so neat!! I can't imagine getting 46 cards in one day-WOW!!!