Radio Interview: How to Use Greeting Cards to Keep Your Customers for Life
Ian Renton appeared on Sydney radio station Alive 90.5 on 29th February, 2016. Interviewed on Glenn Anthoney's 'I Need to Know' program, Ian discussed proven methods that can help you keep your customers for life. Click here to listen.
Christmas Cards in Australia and New Zealand
The great majority of our Christmas cards are bought by businesses. Again most of them are in Australia, some are in New Zealand and a few are overseas. We also provide Christmas cards for government departments, clubs, churches, charities and individuals but this week we received an order from a completely different source. We will now be providing Christmas cards for our troops in Afghanistan so if you receive a Christmas card for your son or daughter or husband or wife from Afghanistan, then the likelihood is that it came from Australian Christmas Cards.
Care packages from home lift morale Townsville Bulletin - Friday, August 5, 2011
THEY might be based in the deserts of Afghanistan but Townsville soldiers are still receiving a ready supply of home comforts thanks to care parcels sent by Shirley and Ted Roberts.
Mr and Mrs Roberts sent care parcels to the Middle East last time Townsville soldiers were deployed in 2009 so they’re experts at putting together the goodie packs of treats, hygiene products and even Christmas cards for the troops.
Last time the exercise was funded through the goodwill of the congregation at Aitkenvale Uniting Church and although the parishioners have again been generous, this time there are 900 instead of the former 400 soldiers to care for so the Roberts’ are asking for donations.
Mr Roberts served 10 years in the RAAF so knows more than most how much a care parcel means to a deployed defence member. "One time I was sent down to Adelaide for training and I was so homesick all I wanted to do was come home again," Mr Roberts said. "Then Shirley started sending me things like a Christmas cake and other presents and it made such a difference to how I was feeling.
"These men and women need as much support as they can get from back home and this is something we can do to help them."
Chaplain John Saunders, who is currently in Afghanistan, said the packages had been a huge hit.
"I really need to take my hat off to Shirley Roberts of Aitkenvale Uniting Church," he said.
"Shirley has done an awesome job with accessing funds and compiling care packages for me to distribute.
"If you want to send chips, corn chips and savoury biscuits, they would be much appreciated; just pack them well. We seem to have an abundance of chocolates, but don’t stop sending them just in case the supply runs dry. The Tim Tams are never wasted."
Mr and Mrs Roberts have sent almost 200 packages since May but hope to send many more during the next few months.
Australia Post has kindly footed the postage bill and they have also received support from businesses and organisations including Townsville RSL, Bowen Lions, Seaview branch of Mirani Sugar Valley Lions, Townsville Castle Hill Lions, Townsville Rotary, PRDnationwide, Skybury Coffee, Gideons and Australian Christmas Cards.
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