The Cloud USA Christmas Box for Rain has left on a jet plane.

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

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Thanks so much to all of you wonderful CloudUSAers here and across the world who participated in the project this year. For those of you who wanted to but couldn’t, never fear—you were well represented, and it’s the thought that counts. JiHoon knows you are all out there. 🙂

From my final pictures, I’m sure you can imagine my trip to our FedEx shipping center and how I had to beat all the little kids in the area off with a stick LOL! The adults were smiling and simply dumbfounded, and the clerks were all too quick to help me get boxed up and the proper forms put through (yes, I got writer’s cramp). Those of you who sent a little something-something to help with the postage, HUGE thanks. Love ya. Every little bit helps in this economy, donchaknow.

I’ll let you all know when Rain’s Christmas Box gets to its destination, but don’t worry. It should only take a couple of days, and everything should go pretty smoothly. We learned a lot about how Korean customs works from the first Christmas Box, and the contact we have standing by to deliver Rain’s Christmas gifts to him is one of the most reliable we could have hoped for. So, chins up! Are y’all ready for family, food, fun, and Christmas Day out there? It’s right around the corner, so let’s get cracking on our final preps.

Jingle, jingle, everyone. And again, thanks for being a part of Cloud USA. You rock.

— Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com  ^@@^

We went from this explosion:

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To this one:

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To finally… THIS one. All SHINee— er, I mean shiny and bright. 😉  (Wow, I just got the urge to listen to “SHINee World” on blast! Let me go do that right now.)

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~ by Cloud USA on December 21, 2012.

38 Responses to “The Cloud USA Christmas Box for Rain has left on a jet plane.”

  1. […] year, we sent Rain a gift box (and two years before that), but this year, with his comeback in South Korea and his filming of The […]

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  2. Clouds,

    FYI, we received word that Cloud USA’s Christmas Box was received by Rainy Entertainment on December 27 and that it was delivered to Rain at some point after that. That’s all we know.

    Unfortunately, we don’t know if he had time to open it or not before he had to head back to the military base. If we do hear anything further, though, we will let you know.

    However, I’m sure he will enjoy all of your presents. After all, they were extremely thoughtful and very sweet.

    Thank you all for participating.

    Terri :-}

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    • Thanks Terri for the update. I’m glad to know Rain has received our Christmas box of gifts. Hopefully he has opened them all by now and enjoying his presents.

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    • Hello Cloud USA, any news or update about our Christmas Box?? Did Rain receive our Christmas Presents?? just asking, I’m dying to hear… thanks again..

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      • RubyAnn,

        No, we’ve received no additional updates. We received confirmation that Rainy Entertainment received the box and delivered it to him. But that is all we know.

        We don’t even know if he was able to even open it while he was off for Christmas. Sigh.

        Terri :-}

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        • Oh I hope he had a chance to open it, even though he had some problems back that time… I know we can’t blame him.. but I hope we can receive any news or update about our Christmas Box…I hope he likes it…Thanks anyway…

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  3. A quick update on the box.

    The box is finally out of customs (thank GOODNESS) and is now being delivered to our point of contact in Seoul. Severe weather has delayed the delivery a bit.

    As soon as the POC receives the box, then it will be delivered to Rain. If we receive any additional word about the delivery, we’ll let you know.

    Terri :-}

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    • Terri do we have any update on the Clouds USA Christmas box? I’m wondering if it ever got delivered and the way things are going for Rain right now if he will ever see his Christmas gifts before Spring …..before Valentine’s Day would be nice LOL.

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      • Alisa,

        You know? I have no idea. In all of this chaos, I completely lost track of the box. I know Rainy Entertainment received it on December 27 and they said it was going to be delivered to Rain immediately. But I haven’t heard anything since. However, with all this stuff going on now, we are not sure whether or not he actually had time to open it.

        So sorry, but that has been the last thing on our minds. I just sent an e-mail. I’ll let you know if I hear anything.

        Terri :-}

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  4. thanks to our favorite ladies at Cloud USA! Stephe and Terri, we all appreciate your efforts to help fun loving Clouds express our feelings for Rain during this holiday season. Taking each shipment and placing them in separate “SHINee” bags was so thoughtful—-that way he can open multiple packages from his English speaking fans! Who doesn’t love bunches of gifts under their Christmas tree? LOL……….We are also grateful to Stephe who followed thru on the gift box even when her personal schedule was REALLY full. May you both be blessed for the coming New Year!

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    • Oh, Vicki, thanks for that virtual “hug.” It really was my pleasure… you all and JiHoon happy and in touch make me and Terri pretty doggone happy too. And lord knows, after the year he’s had, the man deserves nothing but our very best, bless him.

      Have an awesome holiday, grrl!

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • Thank you, Vicki. Hope your Holiday season is merry and bright.

      Terri :-}

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  5. Everything looks lovely. I’m sure Bi will appreciate it very much. Glad to have been a part. Thanks Stephe for all your hard work on this project. *SMILES*

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  6. Wow and another wow! These are awesome pics that show all of the christmas we @ CloudUSA are sending to JiHoony! Right here I’d love to thank all you ladies for making sure that this happened. You know you rock big time! I’d also like to thank the clouds in Korea for thier help too.

    I wish I would have thought about helping with Fed Ex fees as well because I would have sent a lil somthin too. I know we clouds will have a better Christmas knowing our gifts, emails, cards, will show Rian how much we care. MERRY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU!!

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  7. I see my gift and I”m very happy. Thank you for doing it so nicely! Great job ladies!
    Wish we could spy on him when he opens the box!

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  8. Oh I’m so excited to see my letter there 😀 :D! thank you sooo much ♥♥♥!! really you’re awesome! this is a wonderful job, you made it great! JiHoon is going to love it for sure!! hugs n.n

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  9. Thank you very much for everything you do Stephe, Terri and Cloud Usa staff! The gifts look awesome and I know Rain is gonna be thrilled when he receive that box cuz it’s filled with love! 😀

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  10. Wow! so happy to see these pictures, just beautiful…. way to go…. it will surely place a huge smile on his face. Love the packaging. Thank you for organizing the Christmas box and for taking such good care of all the precious gifts. The email book looks awesome. That must have been one huge box. I do hope Rain gets to spend some time at home during the holidays or has days of leave soon to open his gifts and rest.
    THANK YOU!

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    • Toni,

      It was our pleasure.

      Honestly, we love this project. There is absolutely nothing more rewarding than giving to others, right? Still, there are several reasons we can’t do a Christmas box every year. First of all, it is extremely expensive to ship to Korea and our finances simply can’t handle such a yearly hit. Second, it’s difficult to commit to all of the time it takes to organize such a project well.

      Due to my schedule, which has been extremely grueling this year for a variety of reasons, the burden of this project this season fell squarely on Stephe. So, I’d like to take a moment and publicly thank her for taking the time out of her own very busy schedule to pick up the packages from our mailing center, to organize the gifts and messages and to ship out the package. About the only thing I had to do this year was go to her house, ooh and ah over all of the neat gifts, and help her organize them for the pictures we took.

      During this project, she has also still managed to continue updates to this blog, even as she celebrated the birth of her grandson (who was born on the Christmas Box deadline, December 17) and mourned the loss of her mother, whose death occurred during this season last year.

      So, please, Clouds. Please give Stephe lots of love and appreciation during this Holiday season. She is certainly deserving of it.

      Terri :-}

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      • Thanks for the hardworking, patience and LOVE your all doing for RAIN and for the rest of the CLOUDS. I may not repay what you’ve done to this especial project but I will be faithful and loyal to the clouds and to one and only RAIN!!! no one will ever replace him!!! Thanks CloudUSA! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!!!

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      • Wow so much really did go into this project. Yea, I figured shipping out of the country was not cheap. I was not sure how it was paid for but the two of you should not have to burden that expense alone. If I had know that I would have sent more easily. But a big THANK YOU to Stephe for taking up the project.

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      • Chingu! Aw.

        Honestly, folks, I do have the BEST best friend in the world. I can’t imagine having Cloud USA or going through life without her.

        Stephe ^@@^

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    • Huge. I could only drag it. The poor clerks had to lift it up to the counter LOL! I feel a little sorry for our poor contact who has to d-r-a-g it to Hoonie. Well, one burly guy could do it okay. Yeah.

      Stephe ^@@^

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  11. It looks beautiiiiiiiifullllll! Loveeeeee it! Once again u did an awesome job!!!! Thank you so much. Love u guys!!

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  12. Oh no ha ha I see my face on the last part!!! I can see it here, Oh I think that is the prettiest pic I had, so I hope he (RAIN) likes it!! Thanks Stephe and to all here at CloudUSA!!!

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  13. wowowowow……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    OMG i see my gift and yellow plane clearly here i am all excited now i just BLOW AWAY see stephe ahave all cloud gift all closed together is that awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know Rain will be so happy yet same time jump up and down and say OH HULUYALUA …. ekekeek don’t mind spell that work it just happy thought ekekekekek he must so proud his cloud never forgive far away still show love on his Christmas present he deserved all this from love all over for him… i very appreciate all the time and effort you put into this project for Rain which we know u the BOM~~~~~~~~~!!
    the bag are so Beautiful and detail love the colorize of this gift bag they sure bright up your day ekekekek and here we go jungle bell knock knock on doee ring eekekek MERRY CHRISTMAS Rain we love and we will forever i happy to see this all come together nerveless Rain sleep good on Christmas ekekek *SMILE * 🙂 LET sing WHITE CHRISTMAS shell.. we Rain FIRST ahaahhaahah ekekekek

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    • KongSao, I folded your letter into a yellow paper plane, like the instructions said, before I put it in your gift bag. JiHoon will smile when he sees it. 🙂

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • stephe
        THANK U SO MUCH i could done without u ladies hard-work HUG from me ekekek i am happy to see this 🙂
        i think i can sleep good tonight just done his trending D-200
        and now see gift boy happy…. 🙂

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  14. Wow, the finished packaging looks so pretty!!! I bet getting that boxed and shipped took some logistics. Thanks so much for all the organization, coordination and just plain old country grit it took to make this Christmas box work out!

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    • Logistics is right LOL! It’s not a project for the faint of heart, heheh. *Whew* But it’s all worth it to see y’all and JiHoon in contact and happy. Makes us even happier. 🙂

      (So glad you like the packaging! I was hoping so.)

      Stephe ^@@^

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  15. OMG! I see my gift. I know Rain will be thrilled to receive all these presents. Thank you ladies so much for doing this. I appreciate all the time and effort you put into this project and into this site. Love you guys!!!

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