Times Square confetti to carry messages
Sun Dec 30, 9:30 AM ET
NEW YORK - Messages and wishes for the new year from people around the world will float down on therevelers in when the confetti is dropped.
For the first time, anyone can get a message printed on a piece of the multicolored confetti by visiting the Times Square Information Center or by using the Internet to type a message on a "Wishing Wall Online" — http://tinyurl.com/2c5efd.
The message-carrying pieces will be mixed among the more than one ton of confetti, organizers said.
Messages can be serious or silly, said Tim Tompkins, a spokesman for the Times Square Alliance, which organizes the party.
So far, messages have included everything from wanting to be taller or having a smarter boss to healthy children and asking for the safe return of a child from Iraq, he said. "Peace in the World," reads one posted on the "virtual wishing wall."
"Another person wrote that they wanted their husband to get a green card so that they could join them here in the states," Tompkins told WABC-TV.