Makirians - We agreed to provide two options to get your Christmas message to Makiri. First, you can post it in this thread set up by Henner. This will be a public posting so everyone can read what you have written her. Sharing in this way is cool, and if Makiri does come look around our site she can read your message directly. Second, you can send me a Private Message or email and I will absolutely respect your privacy and not read the message. Your message is between you and Makiri, and it is also cool if you want it to go from your keyboard only to Makiri's eyes. Unless your computer is different than mine (I am a Mac user) if you click on the KirilenkoRulz next to this message you get a drop down menu that gives you the option to send me a Private Message. If you click on my avitar it will take you to my profile, where there will be an option to send me a private message. Also, please feel free to just send me an email to email@example.com
- this will allow you to include photo's, electronic Christmas cards, and graphics. Please put "Private Message to Makiri" or something similar in the Subject so I will know not to read anything after opening. And I promise to delete all messages/emails after they are printed. A copy of this post will be posted on the Cheering Thread as well, so our friends who only go to that site will be aware of this activity.
I will be printing the messages, one to a page so you will have your own entire sheet, on my work printer a Canon PIXMA so I can do very high quality, photo resolution printouts. Photos and graphics will come out very sharp. After Henner sends me the formatted public posting, I will print out two copies. One copy will go overnight US Mail to the WTA Players Assn in Florida, and one copy will go overnight FedEx/DHL to either MMF or Dan. I will cover the shipping costs, not a problem. I will be closing both envelopes around 3pm (1500) US Central Time Zone on 15 December. The plan is to have the envelope at the WTA Players Assn office first thing 16 December, so they will have at least a week to get it forwarded on to Makiri before they break for the Christmas Holiday. And if all goes to plan, the package will arrive in Moscow between Christmas and New Years. Then MMF/Dan will hopefully get the chance to hand her the second package in Sydney a few weeks later.
I am sure Makiri will be humbled and grateful for all of the thought, time and love you put into these Christmas Messages, have fun with it.