The world needs more love letters! Of course it does, and who wouldn’t want to receive a love letter? From December 3rd to 14th, there’s an interesting holiday project – writing a love letter to a complete stranger who could use some encouragement this holiday season. You get one week to drop a love letter in the mailbox for the day’s recipient.
The project was started by Hannah Brencher who chose to write anonymous love letters and then left them around Manhattan in cafes, libraries, and tucked into coat pockets. She found the process to be tremendously rewarding and healing. But she also found “that even in a world with constant status updates, there is a great craving for the handwritten note,” and that sending love out in the world is a powerful thing to do for the both the writer and the receiver. Here’s an example of a letter that was written for this project:
And here’s a guide to writing your love letters. The best advice is always to write from the heart.
Well, you know a good stationer, why not join and send some love this holiday season!