Date: 4 Nov 2007
Subject: Written Offerings: Sri Vyasa-Puja of
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
Jaya Srila Govinda Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja!
My dear God-brothers and God-sisters,
Please accept my sincere dandavat pranams. You are so kind to entrust me with this beautiful seva opportunity, year after year. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt words and affection for our Srila Gurudev in honor of his appearance day. They are so inspiring to read.
This year, the special occasion falls on December 25, and my production team and I want to try our best to have Srila Gurudev's book of offerings ready on time! That means we need to have your submissions no later than November 26.
In the past, we've endeavored to make 2 different books to accomodate those who sent in late offerings. Unfortunately, we no longer have the capacity to do that. Please try to make this deadline so Srila Gurudev can read your special birthday message to him in one large book.
Our dear Srila Govinda Maharaj also enjoys seeing his devotees' faces next to their offerings. We would love to include your photos, if you could please send them as JPEG attachments, no larger than 100K. Remember to include your home country next to your name at the end of your offering letter. It's also best if you send your offering as text in the body of the email since we often have problems with word processor attachments.
For your support, here's a quick a checklist to run through before you email your offering to email@example.com:
Thank you, thank you again for contributing to this worldwide effort. I cannot express how amazing it is to see Srila Gurudev's glowing smile everytime he receives his birthday book of offerings from all of you.
In your service,