Monday, 31 July 2017

Such a Long Journey

My goodness me, this card has a story to tell! In August 2016 a customer in the US requested a customised card for her friend Nhi. I mailed the card to her on 31st August and it took 9 months to arrive at it's destination! Yes, you read that correctly. 9 whole months. It was a good thing that my customer asked me to put "Belated" in the birthday greeting! Now, I do want to point out that this is not a regular occurrence. I am happy to report that the mail generally works well for me. This was one of the very few times that something has got lost and I pretty much thought that it was gone forever. I would so love to know where that card has been all this time and perhaps what places it has visited...
Nhi is Vietnamese in origin. She has long black hair and her friend, my customer, told me that she is very pretty! I was asked to include a picture of  Lola, her Lakeland Terrier, on the card, and to add a sewing machine, a Hermes purse showing the logo, a french pastry (I chose croissants and a cream-filled éclair - yummy!), a diamond and finally, a sun with a line through it suggesting that she hates heat.
My customer added that "She is coming here in October, so you have time. No rush." Famous last words. 
Well, Nhi finally got her special card and actually, it was three months early for her birthday THIS year! She wrote on Facebook that "It's one of the best cards I've ever seen."  She seemed thrilled with it and apparently plans to frame it.
All's well that ends well, I guess!

11 comments:

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

That is crazy that it got lost but finally made it to it's d e s tination. Wonder what happened.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I do believe some mail falls in to a black hole of some kind. It just disappears. Magically yours reappeared. I do wonder where it has been. #MMBC

Tom said...

...your story about the mail reminds of the line' the checks in the mail.

Tamar SB said...

Oh my goodness!!

Kim Carberry said...

Oh wow! That did take a long while to arrive. It least it got there in the end. #MMBC

Miss Val's Creations said...

There are so many cute details on this on.

How funny it took 9 months to arrive! What a relief that it finally made it with all the TLC you put into your work. :) Occasionally I see some strange long delays with my customer's packages. I think a package can sometimes get lost "falling between cracks" in the literal sense! Then it gets found and continues its journey.

Anonymous said...

Nine months - almost time for the next birthday:) It sounds like the plot for a book:):) Maybe you need to use an email as a back up..
Many thanks for sharing this unusual experience (that extends more than one season!)with All Seasons:) Hope for you this remains an exception:)

NC Sue said...

Once I mailed my sister in Ambler PA a gift. I wondered why she never thanked me. Many, many months later, she called me and said she'd received it after it was mistakenly sent by the post office to Azerbaijan, not Ambler. I'm still amazed that it made its way back without some crazy charge for the postage required to ship it half-way around the world!

Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/07/pm-paddle-on-lake.html

kateonthinice said...

You have such a talent.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I"m glad she finally got it -- that card is definitely a keeper -- no wonder she plans to frame it.

Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings said...

That's quite funny. Somethings are worth waiting for and in the case of your cards that that certainly is true. I can't help but admire your handiwork every time I read a post. The detail is amazing!

I have a feeling that the birthday card is one that Nhi is not going to forget. It's the amazing card with a story!

Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

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