Alright, I'm going to go ahead and post the guidelines and explanation of how this is going to carry out.
First of all, thank you to everyone who was interested in contributing to this project. This is something that has been done before and I know that it is very fun to do and the recipients seem to really enjoy this show of appreciation and celebration from their fans as well.
We are going to comprise a birthday book for Jake (sort of like a scrapbook) of special birthday wishes to him from all of us.
Each one of you (if you wish) could decorate, write a letter w/ pictures, make a collage of his favorite things, etc. that will be including in this "scrapbook". Be as creative as you can be. One word of advice, though, try to stray from loading your pages with pictures of him. I'm sure he has a mirror and knows what he looks like, lol. One or two pictures of him would be okay, though. Here are the technicals:
1. Messages must not contain heavy profanity. Nothing explict (I'm sure you can use your best judgement) will be allowed either. Basically nothing you wouldn't show your mother.
2. Please do not insult anyone in your message (i.e. "You shouldn't like Manny, she's completely ugly, I would be so much better!!!")
3. You may make up to 2 8'x11' pages (or 1 page front and back) that will be used in the book.
4. Follow these ways of submission:
a) Email: You can submit your messages using an attachment only with your pages in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. I won't accept any other way (i.e. .jpgs/.gif/.pdf, etc). It might sound a bit tedious, but it's easier this way. Send submissions to: email@example.com
b) Mail: You could also physically send your pages/message through the mail if you like. Please email me at the same address as posted above and state that you are a part of this project and your name. I will then reply with the address to send it to.
DEADLINE IS JANUARY 10TH!
If you have and questions or concerns, please leave a comment. Have fun!