As many of you have heard, Sharifa (staticrebelle), Katie (ktg205), and I met with Avril yesterday, on her birthday. It was an experience of a lifetime, and I'm excited to tell you all about it! This is going to be long, so I hope you're able to read a lot. Let's start at the beginning. That's always a good place.
Avril's Birthday Gift
Ten days before Avril's birthday, I gave Sharifa a call to talk to her about a birthday gift for Avril. We all knew there was no way we could pull together a gift from all members of Bandaids, so I suggested putting together a small something from the staff. The idea I came up with was a scrapbook where each staff member could tell Avril what their favorite things about her are. This is the information each person's page had:
- User Title
- Favorite Song
- Favorite Video
- Favorite Album
- Favorite Lyric
- Favorite Picture
- If I could get Avril anything for her birthday, it would be...
With such short notice, I had to pull this together fast, and I mean really fast. For the next five days, I had the staff members send in that information so I could compile it into a scrapbook. I worked from after school until two in the morning each day to make everything perfect. Each staff member has two pages. They're all themed to The Best Damn Thing. Here's what the scrapbook looks like:
The second part of Avril's birthday gift was a framed poster of "The Top 10 Signs You're An Avril Fan". Staff members voted on their top ten favorites from the famous thread. The top ten were put on a poster and framed. It turned out to be very nice. Here's what it looks like:
Sharifa Holding the Poster