Hi Sleigh Bell Letter fans! I just have to share this story.
When I ordered the copies of The Stories of Donner and Blitzen with the publisher, I asked my appointed account rep, Mike, whether they could get at least some of them to me before December 4. Mike explained to me that they couldn’t expedite orders and that mine would not be printed and shipped until December 10.
I explained that one of my generous backers (and long time friend) had ordered 24 books (12 of each story) to donate to The Ronald McDonald House for their annual children’s Christmas party. The party is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, and she was hoping that Santa would have the books and bells to hand out as presents for the kids. I told him that I so wanted to be able to do this for those children.
Mike replied, “Ohhh, wow. Ok, give me a minute,” and put me on hold. A couple minutes later, he got back on the line and told me that they were going to expedite 50 copies of the books as a special order and ship them to me free of charge for receipt by December 4. He told me that they all agreed that they didn’t want to let down the Ronald McDonald House children who would be getting these books as a present from Santa.
I got the books yesterday afternoon, December 3, and spent this morning packaging bells in pouches and then bells and books in a shipping box. (See pictures below.) I’m so happy to say that FedEx picked up the box tonight and it will be delivered to Ronald McDonald House tomorrow morning in plenty of time for Saturday’s party.
Sometimes people do wonderful and kind things just out of the goodness of their hearts – like my girlfriend who ordered and donated these books and like Mike and his supervisor who made the printing of them happen in time for the party. ‘Just got to love the magic of the season.
Mrs. Claus AKA Leslie Martin Lajewski