As soon as this idea came to me it didn’t take long to take action.
Laura designed and made an AMAZING card, within two hours after I asked her help, while busy with home schooling for her boys. Zsuzsa bought 38 packages of cookies and we started our mission. Paola came from The Hague to deliver to the children in The Hague and surroundings, we took the remaining 33 addresses in Wassenaar.
We were ready to go at one o’clock with the cards written and addresses in our pocket. I told Zsuzsa, we will get on with it and by three o’clock we will be done! What was I thinking? Seriously?! 😊😊
What an adventure it has been! We wanted it to be a surprise in the mailbox and were very excited about imagining the smiles on the children’s face and their reaction when they find it. Zsuzsa even bought the only existing mail box sized cookie packages… Still it was a challenge, not all mail boxes are the same size, we learnt. And some even have crocodile teeth-like insides from metal. Ouch!
BUT everyone was at home! 🙂 So we got busted multiple times… 😊 But it was definitely worth it. We felt like naughty teenagers. Ring the bell and run… 😊 And when we looked back sometimes we saw smiling children waving from the window or happy moms at the doorstep.
While we were still on the way, we already started getting feedback from happy children via their parents. It was an amazing feeling! Laura came to the rescue and took over some addresses when we realized that we slightly bit underestimated the enormity of the task… 😊
We were almost done close to six o’clock, last but one address…big house, toys and slide in the garden. Yes, this must be it. Number 2, right? Yes, number two….Ok, done! Missioin complete! No…, wait, …..number 2…yes, but straat? ….Errrr….no, it ends with …dael. This is the street right next to it….What now? Ok, we made someone happy we don’t even know, but it’s ok. 😊
Luckily, we had an extra card and an extra pack of cookies. Mission saved! As a finishing moment, Zsuzsa came back running from the door and she said: I am afraid I dropped the cookies on the dog, it was right under the mail opening and now it is barking a lot! 😊 😊
By the time we got home more messages with pictures, and video messages were waiting for us and a nine-year old girl called me to say thank you. I was so happy!! This day was full of joy and it was totally worth it! We are a real family here, with all the colleagues who are always ready to jump if help is needed. And of course, let’s not forget about the creativity and talent here if we need to come up with a magic card (immediately).
P.S. No way Santa can do this in one night!!
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