Posted On July 4th, 2014
We've had this specific countdown on our to-do list for quite a while. Then I got an email that put it to the top of the list. A very nice lady named Helen wrote to us, telling us that she wanted to build a countdown for her niece and nephew to help provide encouragement as they wait the nearly 300 days until their father returns home from Afganistan.
We had the (first of many) design up the next day here on Creative Countdown to allow her to customize the countdown for her niece and nephew. I love her idea of having entries that encouraged the kids to do artwork and put together care packages for their father!
We also built our first Countdown until my Hero Comes Home (standard uncustomized version) that will be available within the week. To start, we will have 100 and 365 day versions available. We found it was more affordable if customers could order this way and just tear off pages as suit their needs.
If you are interested, please reach out to us. We can do group orders on these with a logo or custom message.
I must close in saying thank you to members of our armed forces and your families. Helen, your brother and his children will be missing 300 days of daddy hugs to protect the freedoms that this proud American, who grew up next to Fort Drum and now lives near Fort Bragg, enjoys. I appreciate all that you do to ensure my freedom.