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Christmas message 2016

Ian D. Mead,
President

From all of us at IDM, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all the very best for this season of thanksgiving.

As we reflect upon Christmas and the reason we celebrate it, I'm reminded of great personal news – my first grandchild was born just before Thanksgiving! Juliet is a beautiful healthy little girl and such a special baby. It's strange – I would have never known how much I would love her immediately. That's something I believe God puts in our hearts and I treasure it. Our family is blessed and thankful.

Thinking of Christ's birth and that little baby Jesus – except for what was foretold by the prophets, who would have known that the little baby Jesus would grow up to be the Savior of the world, with so much love He gave His life on the cross for us?

I wonder, how are our children and grandchildren going to grow up in this world that we are preparing them for. What great things are they going to do? How are we working to create love and peace in our community and to move forward in harmony? What can we do to improve the future for the generations to come?

Looking back at the elections and the strife around this world, we will always differ on many issues and religion. But we need to agree to differ peaceably, respecting one another's rights to think differently and look for ways to move forward without oppressing others or condemning them or their views irrespective of the "side" we are on.

As we end this year with various holiday and Christmas celebrations and start the new year, let's do it with great care for others, showing love and acknowledging the right of each other to think differently and respect it.

And finally, as we go through Christmas and the holidays, let's look to make a difference in the lives of those who are hurting or less fortunate than ourselves.

Thank you for reading and for your continued support of IDM products. We wouldn't be here without you.

God bless and Merry Christmas,

Ian and the IDM Team

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Alen Buckeye
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Merry Christmas
Reply #1 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:10:03
A very merry Christmas to you. Thank you for this message. It was great.
Anita
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Merry Christmas!
Reply #2 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:16:35
Your letter was so refreshing in this world where people are afraid to wish you Merry Christmas. God Bless you and your family. Thank you.
Clint
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Merry Christmas!
Reply #3 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:21:57
Thank you for the wonderful letter Ian.
If only more businesses had leaders like you.
Brad
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Re: Christmas message 2016
Reply #4 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:22:48
Congratulations on your grandbaby!
Carol
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Holiday Message
Reply #5 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:25:26
I look forward to you message every year. Congratulations on your first grandchild, you're going to love spoiling her. Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year to you and you family.
Hans Aleven
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Re: Christmas message 2016
Reply #6 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:35:25
Gelukkig kerstfeest en een gezond 2017
Aziz Quadri
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So true
Reply #7 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:37:59
Hello Ian,

Beautiful message. Every letter in your message is so true. May GOD guide us all, and that we learn to respect differences and love others. GOD bless you, your family and all of us. Thank you...
Aziz Quadri
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Congratulations
Reply #8 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:40:14
And Congratulations on your grand daughter!!!
Don Millhouse
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Merry Christmas!
Reply #9 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:42:08
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ian and the IDM Team!
Congratulations on the new addition!
Alan
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Merry Christmas to You All
Reply #10 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:43:49
Merry Christmas to the IDM Team. I am glad you all don't shy away from Christmas and God.
Barney
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Thanks for being honest about your Faith
Reply #11 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:44:05
Thanks for being honest about your Faith. I appreciate that you are not afraid to let your faith in Christ shine out to your customers. Many in business take the safe approach and wish everyone a Happy Holidays. God bless you and your family. and Merry Christmas!
Alex
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family as well
Reply #12 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:45:17
Ian, I can honestly say I don't know any other CEOs like you. It is extremely refreshing to hear your heartfelt messages. I have always appreciated the Christmas Cards we have received in our home from you every year as well. Considering I only met you once around 18 years ago as your baby transitioned from MEDIT to UltraEdit-32 I am amazed at how you still try to stay connected to us all. Gratz on the grandbaby! I am sure you have many exciting years ahead in that new Chapter. God Bless, Take care, and if you are ever in Montana, stop by and say Howdy :)
Everett
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Christmas Message 2016
Reply #13 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 09:46:46
Well spoken, Ian. May your Christmas be rich in blessings that cannot be bought with money. May you find peace in your every day that is not dependent upon the day going well. May the gratitude you feel for your days which are past give you a bright anticipation for all your tomorrows.

Congrats on your new granddaughter! You will have fun, and try to never miss a moment in her life that is important to her.
Tony
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Merry Christmas
Reply #14 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 10:07:32
Congrats on your first grandchild - remember mine exactly the same - pay attention though they grow up REAL fast!
Dan Ratje
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Thank you -
Reply #15 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 10:08:04
Ian and the IDM Team -

Thank you for a wonderful set of products. I have been a long time user of the UltraEdit and UltraCompare, and honestly - I know that there are no other products that work as cleanly and efficiently as they do.
On another note:
Ian - I appreciate your long-standing relationship with Jesus Christ and your willingness to let others know that "He is the reason" for this Christmas season.
Thank you again for your work in this our Savior's world.
Dan Ratje
Charlie
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Christmas Wish
Reply #16 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 10:08:19
I personally would like to wish all of those at IDM a very Merry Christmas. I agree with Ian's thoughts on the diversity of this great nation of ours. I personally would like to see those that are discontented with how this country is run, put their trust in God. I pray for all our leaders that they lead using God's guidance. May 2017 be a better year than 2016. May we all prosper and grow close to Him.
Merry Christmas to all and a very Happy New Year.
Dan Lewis
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Thank you for a wonderful product and a wonderful tolerant message
Reply #17 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 10:14:27
Thank you for your wonderful product and your enlightened attitude towards all your customers including those of us that do not share the same religious beliefs and congratulations on your granddaughter.
Helmut
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Re: Christmas message 2016
Reply #18 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 10:30:46
Herzlichen Glückwunsch Opa Ian. :-)
Für das gesamte IDM Team wünsche ich ein besinnliches Weihnachtsfest und ein erfolgreiches neue Jahr 2017.

By the way. Eure Software ist Spitze.
Freundliche Grüße aus Deutschland
Helmut Lohof
Frank Demarest
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Merry Christmas
Reply #19 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 10:30:58
Congratulations on your grandchild! And thank you for your wonderful message.
Hettie Dombrovskaya
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I remember...
Reply #20 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 10:46:41
Nineteen years ago, in December 1997 my husband gave me my very first version of the Ultra Edit as a Christmas gift. Since then it' has always been my most loved and simply the best text editor ever! Thank you!
Greg
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Happy Holidays!
Reply #21 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 11:20:54
Congratulations on your special gift this season! I hope she experience very many more Christmas seasons.
Daniel Maughan
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Merry 'Christ'mas!!!
Reply #22 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 11:21:33
Thank you Ian! The world tries to take Christ out of this Incredible Season and just make it a regular holiday. He is The Only Saviour of ALL Mankind !
www.christmas.mormon.org
David Cron
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Christmas Post
Reply #23 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 12:52:01
Ian I love and look forward to your annual Christmas message. We too were blessed with another sweet granddaughter last month. Christmas has always been a favorite time of the year and it's refreshing to see a CEO who's not afraid to give voice to his faith.
God continue to bless you and yours
David
Anthony (tony) Julian
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Christmas message 2016
Reply #24 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 13:09:57
Ian and the IDM team:
Thank you for the greeting. In todays climate of political-correctness it is heart-warming to receive a greeting from a vendor which acknowledges the existence of God!
Congratulations on the birth of your Grandchild Juliet.
I wish all of you the Merriest of Christmas and the happiest of new years
Tony
Heather
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Merry Christmas!
Reply #25 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 13:54:57
Thank you for the lovely message and congratulations on your new grandbaby. Babies are the best and remind me of all that is good about this time of year.
Craig Lietzke
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Thank you for the Christmas Message!
Reply #26 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 14:22:48
Nice to read a real Christmas greeting, one that includes the real reason for the season. Thanks for also including others of different religions during this time of the year in an effort to live together in peace and tolerance.
Congrats on your granddaughter also.
Walt Watson
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Blessings to All!
Reply #27 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 14:51:14
Thank you Ian for such a nice note and Christmas greeting! Congratulations on your granddaughter (having one of my own now a Freshman at the U of Hawaii - gulp, where has that time flown?), I can attest that no one blesses your life more than a grandchild! I've been a big fan of UltaEdit and UltraCompare ever since my first purchases so many years ago. Fair prices, great support and updates, continuing innovation and quality products! Every time I use these its like a Christmas gift! Best wishes for continuing success in the years to come!!!
Barry Drake
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God bless you!
Reply #28 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 15:07:32
I've been using IDM products for about 20 years and quite happily!
It is especially a joy since it is evident that the company president glorifies our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Thank you for the words of reconciliation in this year's Christmas message. Especially after a contentious election.

Congratulations on becoming a grandfather! Enjoy.

A happy customer and follower of Jesus Christ,
Barry Drake
Atlanta, GA
Bob Baker
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Christmas message
Reply #29 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 16:24:28
Always look forward to your annual witnessing of the reason for the season. God bless, and congrats! We have two grandchildren now and it's a wonderful new chapter.
Dennis R. Muller
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Good News
Reply #30 on : Tue December 06, 2016, 16:47:25
May your grandchild be as great as your products!

Enjoy the holidays!
Dennis
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