Good Morning, Michele! 🙂 I saw you and your lovely (both of you are) sister on TV before I left for Chicago. I thank you so much for mailing your SENDaBALLs via the Postal Service. It’s getting to be I look for them every night..and when I run across one, I just smile and say…”I know Michele would want me to get this forwarded ASAP!” So…look at it this way…you’ve outbounced the competition! I commend you and your sister on a fine business!
When you make it to the (what am I saying) big time, remember I’ll still be there getting them from here to there! 🙂
Again…please stop by and say “Hello” sometime. I truly believe that you both should have a “MySpace” site too…it would spread all over!
Lots Of Love & Much Peace To You Both!
~*William Christopher Mitchell*~ Your “Postal Angel” At The Irving Park Road Processing & Distribution Center At O’Hare Airport! 🙂
Well first of all CONGRATS!!!!! Wow, that is great that you guys will be or were on the TODAY show. I absolutely love SENDaBALL!
In May, my daughter competed as a 6th grader in the Junior High track sectionals. She made it to state. My friend Natilee sent her a ball that said “Have a ball at State”.
Cassidy (my daughter) absolutely loved it! She competed at state and got first in the 7th grade girls 400 M dash! It was awesome. Another dear friend sent her a ball congratulating her on her gold. My daughter is 12 and constantly plays volleyball or catch with those balls while she watches tv – not in my family room thank goodness but in the rec room in the basement.
Your small business was a big part of a very cool time for my kid!
I certainly will be using your company in the future. Kudos to you for answering my email so quickly. Very best wishes to you and your company!
I’ve actually been meaning to send you guys this story, but I’m a busy law student and keep forgetting.
So here’s my story:
My boyfriend’s little sister was 8 years old this past Christmas and had been questioning whether Santa existed. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and I like keeping kids believing in Santa as long as possible. My boyfriend had sent me a Send-a-Ball a couple months earlier and I thought it was wonderful. When he told me his sister was doubting Santa, I knew Send A Ball would keep her believing.
About two weeks before Christmas, I sent her a ball–from Santa. A few days later, it arrived at her house. She found it on the porch with their mom after school. Immediately, she asked if mom had sent it. When mom said no, she was like “…so Dad sent it?” Mom again said no. His sister looked confused for a minute and then became really excited. She picked up the ball and said “What did I do that was so good Santa sent me a ball early?” After that, she and the ball were inseparable. She even thanked Santa for the ball in her Christmas Eve note accompanying his milk and cookies!
In essence, you guys have helped make sure my boyfriend’s sister will believe in Santa hopefully for years to come. An impressive feat, given her age and the way kids are today!
I heard about Send A Ball on Johnny B’s show – I thought I would send it to my daughter and son-in-law for their second wedding anniversary. Sabrina was home the day the mail lady pulled up to their mail box for street delivery.
She watched the post lady from a small window attempting to fit “whatever” in the mail box without any success, eventually forcing her to exit the truck and put the delivery on the chair on her front porch.
Sabrina waited until the mail truck pulled away and down the street before she opened the door slowly, her dog, Bailey, was excited to see the ball. Within minutes, she was in the house and calling me at work to tell me I was crazy and couldn’t wait for her husband to come home to see what her crazy mother sent.
Thanks again – I plan to use Send A Ball often – Jeanne
In the last year or two I’ve sent several balls and a sand pail to family and friends. Send A Ball objects are as much fun to send as they are to receive. The notes and emails and phone calls I receive from recipients all remark upon how unique it is to get a ball or pail “unboxed” in the mail.
My sister’s mail carrier said the entire post office played with the ball before it went out to my sister. These are folks who have delivered mail for years and not one of them had ever delivered a unpackaged ball before. They couldn’t wait until my sister received it!
My Dad keeps his pail on the patio for his garden trowels.
Not only did you guys fulfill my orders, you delightfully personalized each ball and pail. I appreciated that so much!
Send A Ball is in my Favorites. I think of you guys first when I want to give someone a boost on a special occasion or just to let someone know I’m thinking about them.
Peace and best wishes,
Jan Meng gourdphile http://hungryholler.com/ http://hungryhollergourds.com/
I would like to thank you for helping me make my sister’s day. She is a dolphin trainer in Bermuda and although it sounds like an amazing job, it still has its ups and downs. The bouncing ball she received, complete with the Christmas wish, certainly made her smile. Living so far away from her is hard, but it was great to know a ball could cheer her up.
My daughter Gabby was having a very bad week. She slammed her finger in the car door one day, which resulted in the loss of her finger nail. Then the next day she fell off a swing and hit her head on the swing set pole at pre-school. We had to take her to Urgent Care to make sure she didn’t have a concussion. She ended up with a black eye for a week.
My mother-in-law phoned to check in on us and we told her about Gabby’s mishaps. Within a couple of days we got this red ball in the mail that said, “Bounce back soon . . . Sorry to hear about your accidents, Grandma Jeanne”. It was the neatest thing ever!
My daughter was bouncing it on the floor when I got home from work. My husband told me that it had come in the mail from his mom. Gabby couldn’t have been happier, it really made her accident week better. My mother-in-law had gotten a ball herself from one of her co-workers as a thank you for a project she had done at work and thought it would be a good “pick me up” for Gabby.
Then after we got the ball a co-worker of mine , Deanna, had just had reconstruction surgery for breast cancer. I thought this would be a good “pick me up” for her. I sent the ball to her. Her husband had to go in the post office to pick up their mail. She said when he came out of the post office he was laughing. He couldn’t believe an inflated ball had come through the mail. Deanna said it really made her week after having to sit at home and recover from surgery for so long.