Another year has gone by and hasn’t it been amazing? You’ve travelled the world, made new friends, experienced new things and learned to be a better and happier Taeyang in the process. The best part is – you get to do it all again this year! So wishing you even more success, happiness, peace and love over the coming 12 months. Keep shining Taeyang!
Meanwhile, ATY’s Message book full of our best wishes should be winging it’s way closer towards you by now. Hope you enjoy the sincere good wishes and positive energy from the ATY community!
More gifs and updates on ATY’s 2013 Birthday project below the cut!
Thanks to Elé from sol-shining.tumblr.com for the birthday gifs!
Our 2013 Message Book has been sent out and we’re happy to say we got over 50 letters! Unfortunately, we can’t share all of them here with you but we can say that we are 100% sure Taeyang will love them!
As far as theme and design is concerned, we were inspired by the 1920’s children’s book “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams. (It’s about a beloved toy bunny that wants to become real. See our intro in the sample pages for why we chose it. For those who have never read this lovely story, you can read it here. ) The message book was patterned after children’s books and given a mostly vintage (and some a bit more modern) feel in keeping with the theme. We also sent Taeyang a copy of the original book as a gift just so he knows the story too.
Here are some sample pages of the book (with our thanks to those who allowed us to share their letters with everyone). Click on a thumbnail to start the slideshow (click on the option for “View full size” on the bottom right corner to improve resolution for each photo and make reading easier.)
And the package wrapped up and ready to go…
Thanks to everyone for helping us cheer Taeyang on his birthday! ( A special round of thanks to YB Mania for delivering the gift for us!)