[Cloud USA announcement] It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas again…

{*Edited to Add 12/12: Those who have sent gifts, cards, and holiday emails for JiHoon so far are posted HERE. Check for your name! ^@@^}

…in a BOX.

Cloud USA is pleased to announce that we have decided to send a Christmas box to Rain this year. The box will be delivered to RAINY Entertainment, who will then forward it on to his house for when he’s on vacation, for his convenience.  Cloud USA will be paying the postage for the box to be delivered to Rain.

If you would like to be included in our Christmas box project, please send your gifts to:

Cloud USA
Christmas Box Project
3961 Floyd Road
Suite 300130
Austell, Georgia 30106
USA

PLEASE READ this ENTIRE post very CAREFULLY!

What to send:

• SMALL, unwrapped, non-fragile gifts reflective of your personality and/or LOCATION
• holiday cards, unsealed

What NOT to send:

• large, bulky gifts
• wrapped gifts that cannot be inspected for customs purposes
• perishable foodstuffs (NO candy, chocolate, cookies, etc.)
• fragile items

Deadline:  Monday, December 17, 2012.

Please do not wrap your gifts. Please understand that if you send us a wrapped gift, your gift will still be unwrapped and inspected for customs purposes.  South Korean customs aren’t fond of wrapped objects, and we don’t want the box delayed because of that.

Please send your gift as early as you can to allow us adequate time to pack and ship the box. Any gifts received after the deadline OR that don’t meet the guidelines above will NOT be included in the box and the sender will be contacted to coordinate return shipping.

For anyone who can’t send a card or gift and would like to send Rain a Holiday e-mail message instead, just send an E-MAIL for him to letitrain@cloudusa.org, one that is simple for us to PRINT OUT, and we’ll include it in a special binder in Rain’s Christmas box as well.

*NOTE: Online greeting cards are NOT ideal for this.  Do not send those.

Have fun shopping for or crafting gifts for Rain, dear fans.  (You know — postcards from your city/state/location would really show JiHoon how far his influence has spread!)  Let’s send him a flood of cards guaranteed to put a smile on his face.

Happy Holidays!

— Stephe ^@@^ and Terri :-}  

letitrain@cloudusa.org

A holiday message from TBJ fashion model Rain in 2002. Courtesy of manloverain.

MBLAQ’s 2011 holiday single, “White Forever.” MV credit: J. Tune Camp.

~ by Cloud USA on November 12, 2012.

76 Responses to “[Cloud USA announcement] It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas again…”

  1. Question???? Please email me

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    • Hi, and Seasons Greetings. 🙂 Email us your questions. We’ll answer as soon as we can. As you can imagine, this is an extremely busy time for us. Our email address is in this post.

      Thanks,

      Stephe ^@@^

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  2. Season Greetings. I have a couple of questions On gifts. Could you please Email me

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  3. I sent my package today!! Weeeee!!!! Lol!! I hope JiHoon like them! I put them in a paper gift bag, you may sent them in it or not or put other gifts inside, whatever you want. I did it just to keep things neat and well identified in the box. Kekekeke 😀

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  4. YAY I see you got my present I’m so glad it arrived in time.

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  5. Got a bunch of gifts today. So excited! *squeeeeeeeeeeee*

    Will put up a list this evening…

    Stephe ^@@&

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    • I’m excited too Stephe. With all the gifts Rain will get a GREAT Christmas gift box (I also like to think of it as a care package since he is in the military). It’s one thing to read on message boards how much your fans care about you but it’s something totally different and more special to get heartfelt gifts from them. I want him to just be overwhelmed with fan gifts this Christmas 🙂

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    • ahahahhahaah really i hope my is their i was going to ask u but sent u said u got bunch gift i wait to see the list too eekkekeek i know right SQUEEEEEEEE … Rain deserved all this from us his love spread all over his fan care for his just one LUCKY love we care and show how much he so special this get a gift from his fans he must happy to smile and happy all day i bet he happiness well warm all those solider for sure ekekek 🙂

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      • Hi, dear. Your gift for Rain is here. I love it. Good job! And don’t worry — I’ll be sure to fold your Yellow Airplane letter for him before we pack it. 🙂

        Stephe ^@@^

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        • OK THANK stephe let me know this i am now HAPPY u received it and thank let me know this ekekeke *happy dance* 🙂 thank for your say u love it HUG ~
          HOW my gift u think Rain love mind and wear it ??

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  6. Just FYI,

    Tracked my package. It should have arrived this past Friday, Dec. 7th

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  7. Hi Terri and Stephe,

    First of all, Thanks for doing this for the USA/Canada clouds.

    I sent my gift on Monday. Hopefully, you have received it by now.

    Patsiii(Mustbenuts)

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  8. ladies have u received my GIFT yet it should come today if Saturday please let me know u get it ok i can’t wait u u think of my please tell me ekekekek thank !!

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  9. Hi
    Already sent my gift out but just wanted you guys to know how much I appreciate the opportunity to be able to send something to Rain for Christmas.
    Here’s wishing a Merry Christmas to all my fellow Clouds and everyone at Cloud USA!

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  10. Stephe and Terri, mine is on it’s way. I sent it two days ago express so it should get there in time.

    I just send a simple Canadian Touque (wool hat for you Americans) and a Christmas card tucked inside. I wrote some Hangul on the Card hope I spelt it right and didn’t tell him I wanted to have his baby by accident ….. or is it?? (heh heh heh)

    Thank you as usual for doing this, I hope he’s enjoys what everyone sends him.

    Dot

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  11. Argh.

    I still haven’t figured out what I want to buy for Rain yet. And I have “Secret Santa” gifts for work I have to purchase too by this weekend.

    Anybody have any good “Secret Santa” ideas???

    Lordie. There is way too much to do and too little time in which to do it.

    Terri :-}

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    • You got that right. My head is spinning.

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • OMG Glad to know I’m not the only one!! This year I’m lost with Rain’s gift! I was looking for something handmade from a puertorrican artisan but haven’t found anything yet. I’ll be looking for the gift tomorrow. Sighh Regarding “Secret Santa” ideas, my advice is talk with someone who knows your co-worker well and buy something he/she likes but nothing too personal. A tie, pen, wine bottle, Christmas cds, books, makeup, nail polish kit, body lotions, useful stuff are great gifts. Hope I can be of help! 😀

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        • Thank you, Mari, for the suggestions.

          I did finally finagle some ideas from another coworker who has been working with my Secret Santa recipient far longer than I have. So, I feel better today about buying those gifts.

          What to get Rain, though, is still a puzzle.

          Terri :-}

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    • Don’t know if you set a price point for your “secret santa” gifts, but I bought little decorative stationary with mini matching pens for the ladies in my office less than $10 bucks. There are 4 ladies in my office besides myself and every last one of them makes more than I do…I know that.

      Also, you might do gift cards to (ex: to Barnes & Nobles or any popular restaurant in your area or gift cards to a Bath & Body Works for guy or girl…everybody can use skin care products) or American Express gift cards with a price point you set, the recipient can decide what they want to buy).

      Just my two cents. Hope this helps. *SMILES*…………..

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      • Thank you too, BiAlamode, for your suggestions.

        Our budget is $20.00 for the big gift. For 3 days, we give small items like notes and candy. On the fourth we have a celebration and hand out our big gifts. It’s a lot of fun. The people I work with are very funny at times, and during the holidays they are on their “best behavior. If you know what I mean. LOL.

        Terri :-}

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    • Terri
      about if u got him either THICK GLOVE or SCARF i very well wear i pretty sure it very COLD in Seoul now he love Back & White color about that if not try to get kind simple

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  12. Hi Stephe and Terri,
    Thank you for arranging the Christmas box and wouldn’t it be great if we could actually get to see some pictures maybe before the box is sent and/ or even when he receives it. Sure hope he will get to be home with his family during the holidays.

    I received the photo book I made earlier than anticipated. It is already on its way to you as I mailed it out on Monday, should be there around tomorrow I was told. The red box is for you, enjoy!
    Toni

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    • Hi, Toni. You’re very welcome. Terri and I usually do take and post pictures of all the gifts together before the Christmas Box is sent, so that will come.

      I have to say, though, the only time Rain has taken pictures with gifts he received was during global fan meetings and stuff like that. We wouldn’t dream of asking him to take pictures during his private time. It would definitely be great, but I wouldn’t count on something like that, unfortunately.

      We’ll be on the lookout for your package. Thanks much.

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • Thank you for explanation. It is my first time being part of this. Just having the opportunity to be able to send these gifts to him is good enough for me. I am sure it will put a huge smile on his face when he receives the Christmas Box.

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        • No problem! So glad you’re here with all of us. And you are right. I do believe the first year he got a gift box from his U.S. fans through Cloud USA (in 2010) shocked him silly. 🙂

          Stephe ^@@^

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  13. stephe
    did u get my last reply yet??
    i already sent the gift package to it on a way to hopefully it be their by Friday if not Saturday …. i want to THANK u for always do this supporting Rain he must have such Loyalty cloudUSA like u ladies did so much for u deserved a puddle from all us HUG ~

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  14. Boy, when I read that DVD player line, I was like well damn I just sealed my gift up. Oh well. LOL!! I agree, Baby Boy can buy all the expensive “toys” on his own.

    Well FYI, I will be putting mine in the mail tomorrow morning (via Priority mail). It should reach you by week’s end….hopefully. *SMILES*……………….

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  15. I just wanted to know if you got my package for the xmas box? Remember I also included a lil something, something for you (Stephe) and Terri. Happy Holidays. Can’t believe it Christmas already, where did the year go?

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    • There are several packages waiting at our shipping center now. If yours is one of them, I’ll let you know.

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • Gee, we’ve received the DVD player that you sent Rain for Christmas. Thanks, girl! LMAO JUST KIDDING. Just kidding, folks. Truthfully, if anyone were to send Rain a DVD player, I’d look at them like they were crazy. The man has enough money to buy himself and everybody in Korea a DVD player — he doesn’t need stuff like that.

      Thanks for the gift for Rain, Gee. It’s lovely and I’m sure it will give him a smile.

      FYI, everyone: I’ll be putting up an ongoing list so that you know your gift has been received.

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • girl I read that first sentence and thought “what the” you know the rest. How did I send a DVD Player, the box wasn’t even that big. Girl you got me, I can’t stop laughing. And you are so right that Rain can afford just about anything. As a matter a fact add a note to my gift and ask him to buy me a ticket to Korea and give me a backstage pass to his come back concern. LOL
        See how well that goes over. Thanks for the response.

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        • LOL! hehehehe 😉 Wish I could have seen your face.

          Hmm. I just might add that note. “By the way, JiHoona, Gee needs a ticket to Korea, so just send that care of STEPHE. Thanks, Boo.”

          You know he would be like, oh, y’all crazy LOL!

          Stephe ^@@^

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          • Girl you may need to stop your regular job and start doing Stand Up. I just can’t stop laughing. And yes JiHoona I m crazy, about you. (smile)

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      • You should have seen the look on my face when I read the DVD player. I was like huh? I thought “maybe I should have sent the book I bought him”. Yes, I bought him a book AND the other stuff I sent already. But I decided that the book plus what I did send was a bit “too much”. So, I kept the book (and the Christmas Snoopy gift bag). Yes, I got a bit TOO happy when I went shopping for Rain. But I had fun. LOL.

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  16. STEPHE or TERRI
    ladies i have my CHRISTMAS stuff are ready set to goes i sent it out this Monday 3th so it should get to soon it well be YELLOW Bubble mailer coming to u PLEASE looking forward to that ekekekek it simple BUT is very NICE …. i think Rain well love it ~
    also i put my Post-card where i from too their well 3 set of stuff in that thank ladies i am happy i get all done for RAIN
    i hope he proud and happy for this 🙂

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  17. I just left the post office and mailed off my package ‘priority shipping’. You should get it tomorrow (Thursday, Nov 29). Thanks for putting together the Christmas gift box for Rain!

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  18. Okay everybody,

    Our POC, shipping details and delivery coordination for Rain’s Christmas box have all been confirmed. (Yay!) Now all we are waiting on is everybody’s stuff!

    Please, please, PLEASE get your gifts for Rain to us as quickly as you can, so that we can make sure this package gets to Rain in time for Christmas!

    Please remember that any gifts received after the deadline OR that don’t meet the guidelines above will NOT be included in the box and the sender will be contacted to coordinate return shipping.

    Thanks so much,

    Terri :-}

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  19. Stephe, I sent a little parcel yesterday.
    Thank to CloudUSA for giving me this oportunity.
    Hugs from France.

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  20. I found my gift today! (queue the Charlie Brown Christmas song, LOL)

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  21. Stephe
    i already DONE the letter message for rain here
    it a yellow message paper plane that rain add in THE BEST DVD Package
    i write on that one but i won’t fold into plane i want u to do it for me instead that ok dear ??
    i going to sent my git to u BEGINNING of DECEMBER ok look forwards of my also i want to sent my POST CARS from where i live also

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  22. Post cards from my city, state. what a good idea 🙂 I’ll be looking around for that.

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  23. I have just noticed this project and will get onto it straight away….wonder what to get him!!! Something Aussie? Something English? Ohh! The dilemma!

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  24. […] Don’t forget to participate in Cloud USA’s 2012 Christmas Box for Rain project too!  That deadline is fast approaching as […]

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  25. I love this christmas project! I can’t send a gift or letter by the current way, but I’m going to write a christmas message and send it to you soon 😀

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  26. I’m sending my package to the Austell address right after Thanksgiving. Reflective of my personality…I’m such a contemplative person. My gift is quite simple. Love the idea of a Christmas package for Rain. Hope he likes all the gifts from the States!

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  27. wait a min is that RAIN 020000 TBJ_X-Mas Santa Message
    right heir how old this taking i NEVER see this before not once ever ??

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  28. I have an idea of what I want to send will try not to procrastinate this time. Thanks Terri and Stephe for your efforts. 😀

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  29. it already in years Rain served the ARMY ….. and now it time to bring his happiness again ekekkekeek …hmmmmmm…. some thing nice and simple uh….. oh i found just perfect for him and am think he love it the envelope is coming your way ….. SO RAIN U ..well love this and love it ….well only he is my only mini one i have put him in my pocket carry him all over ekekekek ok let get this starting i am in~

    @stephe
    i have a question ??
    u know the THE BEST DVD yellow envelope letter for he included is it ok for sent that along with my gift
    but the think is it in Korean do i have write ENGLISH where he stay in even though i sending this gift to u or i don’t have write anything ?
    for example do i do do anyway write Rain address where he staying in Ar,y and my address as well

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    • Yes, Kongsao, it’s okay to use the yellow envelope or the paper, whatever you’d like.

      You don’t have to put his address on it, because it will be inside our Christmas box. Just put his name on it, to Rain, so that he sees that when he picks it up. And you can write that it’s from you if you want to.

      Stephe ^@@^

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  30. I’ll be looking for something that screams Puerto Rico! Lol!! Humm, what could that be? ;D

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  31. Thank you for the do’s and don’ts……a felt myself stressing and I thought “woman what the heck is wrong with you?? It’s not that deep.” *SMILES*

    Is it Christmas already……….goodness. I’m born during Christmas week and it’s too soon for even me. LOL!!

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