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2011 Christmas Message from Ian Mead

Ian D. Mead,
President

It's Christmas time already! How exciting. Let me start by wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season. It's always so busy but let's make sure we enjoy it!

It really doesn't seem very long since I wrote my last Christmas message and talked about the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life". I find the film's message especially meaningful today; life itself allows us to touch others lives and make contributions towards helping those in need.

For those that are reading, I truly want to thank you for that part that you play. Most of you are customers, or as I prefer, supporters of our products. Your loyal support allows us (the IDM Team) to support our families, to do the things we do, to have the jobs and hobbies we have but more importantly, your support allows us to support others in need.

From helping kids that don't have both Mum and Dad, helping kids that barely have enough to live on and don't get school supplies, anything special at holidays and Christmas, to orphans and children that are abused around the world, to drilling wells in Africa for tribes and villages without water, to young girls and women trapped in human trafficking and more. Helping these people locally and around the world is all possible because you support our products.

Let's continue this Christmas to help those around us, be it with a helping hand, a smile when needed, financially as we are able, sharing with the hurting, or anything that makes a difference.

As I reflect upon this past year, it seems as the years go by, time goes by even quicker. My youngest daughter graduated High School and I now have three beautiful daughters in college (until the oldest graduates next week) and a beautiful wife that always supports me in all I do. I've also said hello to newborn babies and said goodbye to some friends that passed on to meet their Savior. So much happens, and I am so thankful it's still a wonderful life.

As always, for all who celebrate Christmas, let's remember the real meaning and keep Christ in Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

God Bless,

Ian

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Pau;
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Ians' Christmas Message
Reply #31 on : Thu December 08, 2011, 13:39:05
A very warm and heart-felt messge! Thank you Ian - Merry Christmas to all of you :-)
Richard
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Thank You
Reply #32 on : Thu December 08, 2011, 13:48:25
Thank You for giving credit to our lord savior. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas. And a prosperous New Year
Rick S.
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Merry Christmas
Reply #33 on : Thu December 08, 2011, 13:53:56
Ian:

Thank you for an inspiring Christmas message and encouraging us all to keep Christ in Christmas and the needs of others in our hearts. Many thanks to you and your staff for your fine products. I pray for a wonderful and peaceful Christmas celebration and for belssings for you and your family in the days ahead.

Merry Christmas to one and all!
Sieghard
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Keeping Christ in Christmas
Reply #34 on : Thu December 08, 2011, 15:17:11
God bless you and your family!
Greetings from Bavaria/Germany, Sieghard

P.S.: Just noticed in my Outlook archive that I was added to your mailing list on Sept.16, 1998. Time is passing by so fast!
Irene
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Merry Christmas
Reply #35 on : Thu December 08, 2011, 19:26:20
Thank you for your Christmas message. As others said: it is good to get on that encourages to have Christ in Christmas. Thank you for providing and improving my favourite text editor.

Best wishes to you, the people in your company and your families this Christmas.

Irene
Sean
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Merry Christmas
Reply #36 on : Fri December 09, 2011, 11:00:25
To Ian and the rest of the IDM folks:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! Thanks for the wonderful products and to all that you do.
Dave E.
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Christmass message
Reply #37 on : Fri December 09, 2011, 17:21:44
Merry Christmas to you Ian, and to all the folks at IDM. All the best, now and in the New Year !
Luiz Servulo
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Happy Holidays ... and a wonderful New Year
Reply #38 on : Tue December 13, 2011, 11:00:09
We wish you all a holiday season filled with peace, joy and health and that the year 2012 is promising and best wishes to all ...
Eugenio
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Thanks
Reply #39 on : Wed December 14, 2011, 02:24:44
Thank you for your message.I hope in a better world with people like you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
Giorgio Cocchieri
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Christmas 2001
Reply #40 on : Wed December 14, 2011, 03:58:15
Hi Ian (I hope you do not mind),

I do thank you for your Christmas message. It is a very simple way to talk to people, not only to your "supporters", and I really appreciated it.

I wish you and all your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


Giorgio Cocchieri

(Italy)
Ned
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Thanks for the Christ-mas post.
Reply #41 on : Wed December 14, 2011, 09:25:25
Thank you for your Christ-mas post. I have been using your products since ~ 1998.
Thank you for being a superb company, a great leader and servant of a greater purpose than yourself.
Ned
Ian
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Thanks to all...
Reply #42 on : Fri December 16, 2011, 15:10:53
To all that have replied to my Christmas message blog, I truly appreciate it. It's uplifting to see the support and kind and meaningful comments; I have read each one of them.

Merry Christmas and God bless,

Ian
William Leara
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Re: 2011 Christmas Message from Ian Mead
Reply #43 on : Fri December 16, 2011, 17:40:59
Merry Christmas Ian!!!
Ken
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Thanks, Ian
Reply #44 on : Mon December 26, 2011, 14:19:25
Thanks for the great message, and reminder to keep our priorities in order.
Frank
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Ian's Christmas Message
Reply #45 on : Sat December 31, 2011, 10:52:32
Very true, thanks for the reminder and God Bless us all !
Wade Mergenthal
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Appreciate: better late than never
Reply #46 on : Fri January 27, 2012, 01:42:59
Yes, it is well past Christmas as I see the link to this post while finally going through my email backlog. I don't have anything very original to say, but I would like to add my voice of appreciation to you, Ian, for your message. Like so many others have already said so well, I thank you for your clear witness. It stands out refreshingly in these days when so many don't want to hear the name of Jesus or anything about Him. May God bless you and your colleagues and your families in 2012! Oh yes, and thank you too for a wonderful editor!
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