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Yesterday I mentioned to a few people about creating a big Get Well card for Felipe Massa.

The interest response so far has been great, with people wanting to send messages or pictures, or even stickers to Felipe! The idea of this is to let people send things to me to collate, then I shall send it all off at once, to stop lots of singular cards or packages being sent, and getting lost on the way. Our contact will make sure that any correspondance arrives. To do this, I am currently in the process of setting up a PO Box, so that if you wish to take part in this, you can mail things to me. Why not email? Well, by the time you've emailed it all to me, it's going to cost me an absolute fortune in printing to try and get everything. Besides, email can be quite impersonal and I want to remove that.

What I'd like you to do, is put your thinking cap on. What would you like to say? What would you like to send? Pictures, messages, doodles, stickers. Anything. Make it personal, make it fun. Perhaps a handwritten note on a piece of pretty paper or a Post It note (though please don't all send Post It notes through!). Be ingenius, be creative. Remember how many more people will be sending things!
Also, keep it fairly short - no 3 page letters please, but you don't just have to do a 1 line comment! A personal request here, please just don't type something and post me a piece of white A4 paper with a couple of black lines on it. Look how boring that is, and if I end up with lots of those, it gets very difficult to do anything because it's kept to a certain size.
You can say what you like, but keep it clean, and keep it nice. Above all, be creative.
It would also be nice if you could include your name and location, so that Felipe can see that you guys come from all over the world. :)

You have a couple of weeks before everything is sorted and I'm able to give you an address to post things to.

Any queries, please ask. If you want to share ideas, that's fine too.

Finally: I know some people will not be interested in this, so apologies to them, but I know many people who have been very upset over Felipe's accident. This is just a card* to say that we are thinking of him and hope he gets well soon. If you do not want to take part, please do not start ranting about it, just keep your comments to yourself and ignore this. Thank you

*The initial idea was a card or a poster, but depending on what is sent and the amount of what is sent, it may change. If wanted, pictures of the scrapbooking style collating can be given later.

This will be x-posted to various places

EDIT: FAQ's
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EDIT: I have just managed to send off the application for a PO Box so the address should hopefully be through shortly. It's taking so long due to having to wait for the correct documents to come through. Keep your eyes peeled for more information!

EDIT: I now have the PO Box address for you to send things to. Please see this entry.

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looking_spiffy
Jul. 27th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
If you do not want to take part, please do not start ranting about it, just keep your comments to yourself and ignore this.

Can't think why anyone with a heart and soul would rant, frankly. :/

Thanks again for this (also thanks for the birthday wishes, can't remember if I said so earlier). Is there any sort of time limit type thing, i.e. when you want to have it all sent off by? Not sure at the moment how long it's going to take me to do what I want to do for it. Also, page size - no bigger than...?
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 27th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
That line is only in because I know there are a couple of people who while they don't want to see him as he is now, they are not fans really and cannot think of appropriate comments that will make a difference. I can see their point, as had it been Lewis, I would be in the same situation - don't particulary want anything really bad to happen to him, but... you know.

You didn't and no problem on both accounts. I figured that it was better for someone to do it and get the ball rolling for people. It's all very well sending messages via Rubens on Twitter, but a card etc is personal.
Not sure on time limit yet but it will be a couple of weeks until the address is sorted out so you have a little while (and I'm in the UK so it's not a problem with posting for you!)
Size wise, unsure because I don't know what else I'll get through. It was going to be a card or a poster, but it could be easier to collate everything and put it into a book of some sort. I'm open to suggestions at the moment
vampirefever
Jul. 27th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
Who on earth would rant about sending a group card to a sick man?
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 27th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
There have been stranger things known. It was just easier to cover all bases.
zeraparker
Jul. 27th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
When will be the deadline to send it in? I'll put up my thinking cap, but I probably wont be able to make anything before Wednesday, and then it will still need to be sent to you.
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 27th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
No rush at the moment - I don't even have the PO Box set up yet for everyone else! That's going to take a couple of weeks.

In reality, Massa will be out of racing for a while, so it's not going to matter that things aren't instantaneous. He'll have to go into rehabilitation before he can get back to racing, but this is just to say that we are still thinking of him etc
zeraparker
Jul. 27th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oh that's great! So I can take some time and put some afford into it...
and practice my Chibi drawing skills XD
(Anonymous)
Jul. 27th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Great idea, scrapbook sounds like an excellent idea :-) I'll get my thinking cap on!
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 27th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Good stuff!
ich_bin_die_ruh
Jul. 27th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
I don't follow racing and was only aware of the accident from a chance watching of the news on the day it happened but I'm thinking of Mr Massa anyway, even though I'd never heard of him before. I hope no one would object to your very good idea.
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 27th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Well if you'd like to contribute something saying that you don't even follow racing but were concerned etc anyway, it would be most welcome.
It's nice to hear that people outside of racing have heard and are concerned too :)
ich_bin_die_ruh
Jul. 28th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
Could you put a note to that effect in your care package, or should I send something like a card?
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 28th, 2009 09:13 am (UTC)
I can put it in for you :)
walover165
Jul. 28th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
To echo the sentiments above: who in their right mind would rant about this?

*ponders what to send*
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 28th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Just thought I would cover all bases before some foolish person tried. There has already been one moron who commented on a YouTube video and I didn't want people like them commenting on this.

You can send anything. It can be as random or as sensible as you like.
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