Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank YOU from the Artman Home

Today, in the midst of holiday preparations...I wanted to take a minute and share a special email I received last week. A thank you to all of you who took part in the Heart to Heart Card Drive for Alzheimer's caregivers. This letter is from the Support Services Administrator at the Artman home, where they received over 100 cards for their staff as a result of the drive.

Dear Carolyn,

I’ve attached some pictures of some of the cards that we received and put on display. These beautiful cards still hang in our hallways, as I walk by I still see residents, families and staff “taking a peek” and I love watching the smile appear on their face. We had our annual Resident & Family Christmas parties and we received so many comments about the cards. At these parties, we always do a little speech before grace is said and we mentioned you and your grandmother and how so many amazing cards were sent to us from all over the world including Brazil, Australia, Israel, Canada and obviously all over the United States.

One amazing letter really touched me personally as well as all our staff. I would love to share this with you:

“Thank you so much for all that you do for your patients. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s, so I am all too familiar with what a challenge they can be. In memory of my grandmother, I have included cards for you to use. One for every one of my family members that miss one amazing woman”.

We have read this card in so many meetings and discussions, and it touches our heart time and time again. This particular lady sent us a boxful of beautiful blank cards which we have shared with our staff.

Carolyn, you and your family and the memory of your grandmother will always be a part of the Artman family. Thank you for always keeping us close. And more importantly, thank you for the smiles you brought to the faces of our staff. I hope you stay in touch.

Merry Christmas
Nancy Twomey

Thank YOU all for making these amazing people feel so special and appreciated.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours!


Tina Gilliland said...

Awww how sweet, Carolyn! You are one amazing woman and I know your grammie is smiling down on you. *HUGS*

Leslie's Blog said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Thanks for sharing the heartwarming "thank you" note. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Dawn Easton said...

What a wonderful letter!!! Fabulous cards were shared! Happy holidays to you and your family!!!

Lynette said...

What a wonderful thing you do each year to honor your grandmother, Cammie!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

This is so very touching and really cool to see some of the cards on display, Cammie!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!


Nina W said...

We LOVE reading these cards at Artman. I remember taking care of your grandmother. Her smile is imprinted in my memories!Reading these cards just affirms our reasons for working so hard to make everyday a special one to our residents & their families. Thanks again for the wonderful work you do.