Confetti to carry messages at Times Square New Year's Eve bash

And for the first time the famous ball will be illumined by energy-saving lightbulbs.

NEW YORK – The wishes of people from around the world will literally rain down on revelers in Times Square at this New Year’s Eve celebration when the confetti is dropped.
For the first time, anyone can write their wishes for the New Year on the multicolored confetti by visiting the Times Square Information Center or by typing a message on a “virtual wishing wall” online.
Those message-carrying pieces will then be mixed in with the rest of the confetti, organizers said.

Confetti to carry messages at Times Square New Year’s Eve bash — Newsday.com