Ignazio’s Birthday Project – Update

I am happy to announce that the package is mailed today and is on it’s way to Marsala, Italy.


I took the picture last Friday and there are about 70 cards at the time.  The final count is 82 with a few of you sending multiple cards.


Many of you also send me thank you cards, notes, and even a handmade Gianluca 2015 calendar (Love it!!!) and thank you so much.

I also receive the request from many of you to confirm receipt of the card, so here is the list:

Allen S – MN;  Alice W – FL; Angie & Ty – Canada; Ann Scavo – IL; Anna B – TX; Anne Q – CA; Annie H – Canada; Audry – PA; Barb N – OH; Barbara W – TX; Beverly O – OH; Bonny B – TN; Brigitte DB – NY; C Delchrico – CT; Carol C – Canada; Carol C – CA; Christine P – PA; Clara – CA; Clara M – VA; Constance L – NY; Danielle C – MI, Debra C – NE; Diane F – Canada; Donna C – PA; Donna P – VA; Dorthy E – WI; Dorothy H – TX; Elaine D – MD; Elizabeth M – MO; Elizabeth V – TX; Emilia T – MI; Esther V – IL; Frieda A – FL; Gina – TX; Harriett E – IL; Helen Bridgeforth – TX; Idena C – Czech Republic; Irene C – PA; Jane V.L – MI; Jane C – MN; Jean – MI; Jeanine D – OR; Joan B – FL; Joan G – CA; Joan L – Canada; Joyce K – MN; Kate A – FL; Kathryn M – AZ; Katrina – MI; Laura L B – MN; Linda P – TX; Lois H – OR; Loretta F – Canada; Louise – Nederland; Madeline V – NJ; Margaret L – NJ; Maria L – PA; Marlene H – CA; Mary B – MN; Mary F – MN; Mary M – MA; Mary T – TX; P Redfield – PA; Pat J – MN; Paula E – AL; Penina H – Canada; Phyllis F – NY; Ruth R – AZ; Ruthann D – IA; Sandra M – NY; Suzy – PA; Tami H – FL; Teresa C – PA.

The package will arrive Marsala this Friday.  Just imagine the joy when Ignazio open the package that is simply overflow with appreciation and love.  Thank you all for the participation!

26 thoughts on “Ignazio’s Birthday Project – Update”

  1. THANK YOU, Elaine! I’m so happy to have a way to get my birthday wishes to Ignazio in his hands! <3

  2. Thank you so so much, Elaine, for making this possible! I am so happy for Ignazio to return from Russia with such an overflowing of birthday love. And I feel so grateful to have been able to send my wishes. So kind of you and the Board to dedicate your time and energy to this project!

    Love and gratitude!
    ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  3. Thanks for undertaking this task. I had a second card that played “Chihuahua”. Very funny but my cat Isabella loved the song and sat on it and ended the music.
    I hope they do something for Ignazio while they are in Russia.

  4. Dearest Elaine-I am feeling extremely emotional right now because you have worked so very hard to make this happen ( of course not forgetting the input from others on the board) for our precious Ignazio and made it possible for us to express our love for him in such a special way. I know he will be very touched and certainly feel all of our love for him when he reads our many “20th Birthday ” cards and letters.
    I am blessed to be a part of this very loving community of Ilvolovers that adore our Ignazio,Gianluca and Piero and share our love for them together everyday. xoxo
    ( I see my card smack in the middle if the photo so I know you received it !! )

  5. Thank you for all of your time and energy put into this labor of love for such a special young man. I can only imagine how this will make him smile. Joanie said it so beautifully, blessed to be a part of this very loving community of Ilvolovers!

  6. Elaine: Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this. I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful family of Ilvolovers. I hope Ignazio will feel all of our love and caring for him.

  7. Thank you so much, dearest Elaine! Wish I could see those dimples smile when he gets this package. Happy Birthday, Ignazio! We love you!!

  8. Elaine, you and the other board members are such a special group!! What did we do to deserve you? This b day project for our Ignazio was a stroke of genius!! I, too, wish I could be there to see his reaction!! Dimples will be flashing all over the place!! I pray for their safe return to warmer climates!! Thanks again for all “yall” do!! Love, Dot inn Texas!

  9. Elaine, thanks for all you do for us. I know how hard it is to send a package over seas. I have done it often. I see my “quilt” birthday for him in the photo, that way I know he will see it. Love you. JoanieG

  10. Elaine, is the first name me? I hope my handwriting is not that bad that I have become Allen overnight! Otherwise, I think it is wonderful the response you got.



  11. Can’t figure out what I did to make that huge space in between my first post and this. I had to chase the cat because she was chewing on one of my silk flowers. So maybe in haste I hit some buttons I shouldn’t have. Sorry ’bout that. In any case, Elaine, thank you so much for all your hard work putting all our birthday greetings for Ignazio in the mail. Can’t wait to hear what he says.

  12. Thank you, again, Elaine. How wonderful of you to do this for all of us. I think it will be more impressive when he opens the package and sees so many heartfelt greetings. Hugs to you, my sister. <3

  13. I am so glad and proud to be part of this Il Volo family. Thank you all for trusting me! I am speechless and emotional…love to everyone and Ignazio, Piero, & Gianluca…

    1. This was such an awesome thing for you to do so we could show our love for Ignazio!!
      I know he’s going to be filled with awe!!!!
      Thanks again, Elaine, for your time and effort!

  14. Many,many thanks to you, Elaine! You are a sweetheart to take such good care of our birthday wishes to Ignazio!!!

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