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Old 12-04-2010, 08:39 PM
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Default For those of you doing the Christmas Card project!! (include return address)

My son told me today a piece of mail came to him from Virginia. He was told about it and shown it, but not allowed to open it or keep it -- because it didn't have a return address!

Maybe other facilities are like where my son is at - the RETURN ADDRESS is required!!

I hate to see the time/work/effort go to waste, please be sure to include a return address. Otherwise, the inmate won't receive your card and you will never even know it!!

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Old 12-05-2010, 06:46 PM
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Sorry he didn't get his mail...everyone here knows they have to put a return address on the mail, it's like that in every prison & jail.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:12 PM
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My son got his Christmas Card and was so glad to receive it. He knows all abt PT cuz I tell him often how much you all have helped me. He is so glad for all of you to be there for me thru all this. Kudos to an awesome project! Thanks!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:44 AM
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By the way...I want to thank everyone that worked so hard to get this list together and get the names sent out to everyone. I know you put a lot of time into this...
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:04 PM
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Hi Donna,

I am not sure if you are the right person or not. How can I sign up to participate in the christmas card program ? My son and nephew are both in prison and really enjoyed receiving so many cards last year. I have been off this site for a few months. I was battling thyroid cancer but all is well now. So I am ready to start sending my cards out.

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My son told me today a piece of mail came to him from Virginia. He was told about it and shown it, but not allowed to open it or keep it -- because it didn't have a return address!

Maybe other facilities are like where my son is at - the RETURN ADDRESS is required!!

I hate to see the time/work/effort go to waste, please be sure to include a return address. Otherwise, the inmate won't receive your card and you will never even know it!!

Thanks,
Donna
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:39 PM
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My son told me today a piece of mail came to him from Virginia. He was told about it and shown it, but not allowed to open it or keep it -- because it didn't have a return address!

Maybe other facilities are like where my son is at - the RETURN ADDRESS is required!!

I hate to see the time/work/effort go to waste, please be sure to include a return address. Otherwise, the inmate won't receive your card and you will never even know it!!

Thanks,
Donna
Good reminder Donna. If anyone is unsure about using their return address, which is perfectly understandable, then just make one up.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:19 PM
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My son got a card, too, and was really pleased. thx.
bought my cards, now to get them addressed and sent out.
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Thanks to all. I'm working on my cards to send out.
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I have a name I would like to have added to the Christmas Card list and Birthday list. Who do I contact?
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:06 PM
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Hi mijosmadre,

I am sorry, I am not the one that put this together, although I did participate and send out cards and got my son on the list.
I think that it is past the deadline at this time but I don't want to be giving misinformation. Can anyone else give mijosmadre better details?

(By the way, I have a couple left over cards and stamps still so if you PM me your son's address I would be happy to pop one into the mail for him if it's too late to get him on the "official" list this year.)
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:50 PM
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I sent out half my cards today and will have the other half done by the end of the weekend. There is a card forum here http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=219
and sometimes they can take latecomers.
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My cards are finished and will be mailed out tomorrow morning. Meg'smom is who organizes the card list for this P.W.C.I.P. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:32 AM
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I sent mine about about 10 days ago and my son got his already so the other PTO kids should be getting their too.
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My son told me today a piece of mail came to him from Virginia. He was told about it and shown it, but not allowed to open it or keep it -- because it didn't have a return address!

Maybe other facilities are like where my son is at - the RETURN ADDRESS is required!!

I hate to see the time/work/effort go to waste, please be sure to include a return address. Otherwise, the inmate won't receive your card and you will never even know it!!

Thanks,
Donna
Sorry to hear that,im apart of that group,and my husband said i should put my return address, i,m glad i didnt listen to him,plus if someone would like to write me back i would be happy.My son in ohio got his card couple days ago,he said thanks and thought this was a great idea for Christmas!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:47 PM
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My cards went out Monday...along with 10 my son added on to the list
I know they will enjoy them all...
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:42 PM
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I put my name on the list to send out cards. didn't get any response but my son got 5 cards from all over including Australia and England. He is thrilled to death. For this I am so thankful. It certainly made his holiday. Thanks to everyone who has done this, I would love to be able to send cards also. Kathleenr
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:52 PM
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I sent you a PM, Kathleen.
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I finally got the last of the 30 cards out today.
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:56 PM
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Son called this morning. He said he's received about 6 cards so far...from people he doesn't know, meaning PTO members. He said tell everyone thankyou, it was really nice to get them.
It did brighten up his day!!!! And a "Merry Christmas" to you all from him...AND ME
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:17 PM
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I'm glad to hear they are getting to them ok. It just warms my heart to have been able to brighten their day a bit.
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My son received four cards today. He asked that I pass his "Thank You" on to everyone who is sending cards. He also asked if he should send a "Thank You" to the people who sent him cards. I said I would post it here and ask if anyone wanted to be contacted by the person they sent their cards to.

Thank you everyone. My cards will be out by Friday!
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