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2017, November 24

The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing, 2017

For the last six years, More Love Letters have been putting a bow on the holiday season by rolling out 12 letter requests over a span of 12 days. I first took part in 2012, after writing my first love letter, then again each Christmas time, and along the years I chimed in with letters just by browsing the Letter Requests page.

The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing is a perfect way for one to show up this season and help people in need around the world. This year it’s taking place during December 4-15.

Each day, More Love Letters will publish a new letter request to the More Love Letters blog.

Love Letter Writing To-Do List:

One

Sign up here.

Two

Whip out fancy stationery.

Three

Clear out time to write love letters.

Four

Optionally, snap a few photos and tweet them to @moreloveletters or post them to their Facebook Wall.
Use the hashtag #12DaysMLL

Five

Write one letter or submit a note to all 12 bundles! The choice is yours!
All letters should be postmarked by December 20, 2017.

Your love letters will be bundled up with other letters from across the world and delivered by the new year!

 

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2015, May 25

Leaving Love Laying Around

Last week, in the year of loving ourselves fearlessly, we left love laying around.

That means, I lit a candle, baked cookies and made tea. I left pots-it note love on the fridge, and wrote some Love Letters and left them laying around in the kitchen at work, on the street, under windshield wipers and in a coffee shop.

Having my birthday last Wednesday, I was also on the recipient end of some love. Friends called me, texted, e-mailed and left me sweet comments and messages on Facebook and via Twitter. Dinner was made for me, I received presents, flowers, I got a massage, and was pampered.

It was a good week, and it felt like all the love I left laying around, came pouring back in!

For week 21, the assignment is to Visit a favorite place; send yourself a postcard.
When j decided to write this e-guide, she sent a note to some people she loves asking for ideas. Her friend sent her this idea, and I like it so much! Can’t wait to look at postcards I brought home from places I visited, and maybe even mail one of them to myself!

How was your week? Did you leave love laying around? For your family only, or in public places for strangers to find as well? In case you took pics, too, I’d love to see them!

PS: If you’re interested in joining us, you don’t have to have the e-guide to play, but if you’d like it, you can buy it in the shop.

2013, March 20

Dear Self, follow your own yellow brick road

A couple of weeks ago, after reading the March Love Letter Requests over and over, I felt at a loss for words. I couldn’t figure out what to write to each person. I nearly gave up on writing anything at all. So I sat down to watch an episode of “Pretty Little Liars.”

About halfway through, I paused it, grabbed a pen and started scribbling. I wrote a letter to the person I could identify with, to Connie. What I wrote will, I hope benefit her, as much as it helped me while I was writing out my thoughts.

I could as well have addressed it to myself. So in a way, I’ve done it, my own personal thought from February was accomplished. I’ve written myself, too, a love letter.

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Letter transcript:

“Dear Self,

I know how acutely the sadness of life can be felt. I’ve felt it. I feel it myself. It has the ability to numb one’s mind, to keep one from moving along. It makes one cry themselves to sleep.

But we have to get out from there. Walk out and follow our own yellow brick road leading us to where we should be: in the present. I think that is where Dorothy was heading. From a place of sadness, through the world of her perceptions, imagination and dreams. Into the present.

Where wonderful things can happen if we allow them to unfold. We have to wake up to being right where we are supposed to be.

There truly is no place like home; the home that leaving worries of the past and future provides!

Love,
~K”

2013, March 9

Love Letter Request for March, 2013

I have Monday and Tuesday off from work. So I couldn’t have asked for better timing; will be scripting my love letters for this month’s requests. How about you? 578740-01-main-900x695

HEYO LETTER WRITERS!

We’ve been some kind of anxious to get these requests into your hands. We know you’ve got tons + tons of love and encouragement that you will be absolutely pouring into these letters. So have at them!

This month we are focusing in on our theme of “P.S. Stand a Little Taller.” We’ve chosen recipients of love letter bundles who could use a boost, a smile, and just some general love to push them upward and help them to keep fighting onward.

The following letter requests were requested by close friends + family of the recipients:

MEET CONNIE

“Connie is a really lovely person who tends to feel the sadnesses of life in an acute way. She is a junior in college and struggling to find her place in the world and to find a way to lead a happy life. Her father died unexpectedly a few years ago and she has handled this loss with grace and determination. This semester most of her close friends are studying abroad, leaving her all alone on campus. She has a great appreciation and fondness for songs and poetry and I think a love letter telling her that she’s heading in the right direction and will find the fulfillment she seeks would really make her day.”

MEET RACHEL

“My dear friend, Rachel, unexpectedly lost her husband last year.   They had only been married 11 months. Life has obviously been hard for her since his passing, and she had an enormous outpouring of love after he died, but the letters start to trickle off after the first month or two.  I know that she would love to get some love and encouragement in the mail.  We are both finishing our 4th year of medical school and we try to write each other letters as often as possible because we love some good ol’ fashioned snail mail!”

MEET MELANIE

“My mom is going through a really rought time right now. She has been battling serious depression for my whole life. She is a teacher, and her students just love her and she puts everything she has to being a teacher. But she is constantly being undervalued and underappreciated. She wants to change her job and start a doggie day care and bake organic pet treats. But she lacks the support and courage to make such a huge step and I can only help her so much and she is the most amazing mom and all I want is for her to be happy again.”

ALL LOVE LETTERS CAN BE MAILED TO:

March’s Bundles
PO Box 2061
North Haven, CT 06473

Letters can sent all in one envelope or individually, whichever you prefer. We’ve got little elves to sort them all out.  Write for one, two or all three! Please postmark all love letters by MARCH 25, 2013. Please & Thanks.

New to letter writing? Get started here! Or want some tips + tricks from our team writers? We got em’ right here.

2013, February 8

Love Letter Request for February, 2013

During my days off from work, last week, I scripted my love letters on brand new handmade cards. Below is the team’s own wording about this month’s Requests. So how about it? Dive right in, write a few love letters yourself! <3

Sealed with Love — February 1 – 14

578740-01-main-900x695 This Valentine’s Day, roses are red, violets are blue and these strangers are waiting for a letter from you. Join More Love Letters as we partner up with the United States Postal Service from February 1st-14th to deliver two weeks packed with love letters- for you, for others and for a world that needs your hand-written declarations of love.

Join Us this Valentine’s Season:

Write Love Letters

The love letter requests for February are officially here! Can your little pen even handle the excitement? Click to read the requests and mail off your love letters by February 14!

GET THE LETTER REQUESTS 

Attend Our Sealed With Love Social Party

Join us on Twitter and Facebook Tuesday, February 12 from 8-10pm EST for an evening full of marathon letter writing, giveaways and social sweetness only a tribe of love letter writers could stir up.

RSVP TO OUR SOCIAL STAMP SOIREE

Get Our Stamp of Approval

Mail your letters in style with the U.S. Postal Service’s new limited-edition Sealed with Love stamp here.  We’re hopelessly devoted to this love letter-inspired stamp and we’ll be using it throughout this program and in the months ahead.

BUY YOUR SEALED WITH LOVE STAMPS 

Host a Love Letter Writing Party

Who needs a romantic dinner for two when you could host a love letter writing party with all your friends? We’ll supply the party packet, the letter requests and more for your party – you supply the love.

GET MORE DETAILS

#sealedwithlove

Stay showered with love + letters using #sealedwithlove on all your social streams. We’ll be scripting right beside ya.

~The More Love Letters Team

2013, January 18

Love Letter Request for January, 2013

Tiffany_Farley_0271 I just finished writing the love letters and realized I haven’t posted about this month’s requests on my blog.

Here it is, better said by the More Love Letters Team :)

Hey, hey, hey! We’ve. Missed. Your. Face!

It’s 2013 and we are all sorts of ecstatic to start the New Year off with you! Our whole crew was on a much-needed hiatus from December 14-January 7. Sorting and mailing 3,500 love letters from the 12 Days of Love Letter Writing is no easy task!

But we are back for you and we’ve packed this post to the brim with love letter requests for you!

SO WHAT IS A LOVE LETTER BUNDLE?

Each month, we send out a “call for love letters” (just like this one) for an unsuspecting receiver (or in this case, receivers) in need of a little handwritten goodness. You will then have TWO WEEKS to send over a card or letter to the More Love Letters PO Box. We’ll bundle the letters and mail them all together to a lucky, lucky mailbox with an explanation note from MoreLoveLetters.com on top. It’s simple. It takes 5 minutes. And really, what’s better than a monthly pinning of “heart to page” for someone who truly needs some love and syllables?  So gather your friends, your students, your coworkers or church group, and take on the monthly mission together!

The following letter requests were requested by close friends + family of the recipients:

MEET RICK & JENNIFER

“Rick and Jennifer are the proud parents of two children.  Recently, their little boy was diagnosed with leukemia. This family has been through so much in the past year, from uprooting their lives, to losing jobs – it’s been a fight to keep their heads above water. Rick and Jen are giving, loving, wonderful parents and people in their community.  They are pillars of strength but it is my hope that the MLL community can be a source of strength and love and light for Rick and Jen as their son undergoes chemotherapy and various treatments. They are a family who could use all the love and hope in the world right now. ”

MEET ALLIE

“Allie graduated from college a couple years ago with a degree in English Literature. She is very introverted and lately she has been feeling very worthless and low. She is too afraid to apply to any jobs that are within her field. She wants to be a high school English teacher or special ed teacher, and eventually work to change educational policy and help better the school systems in America. She is so afraid of failure and doesn’t understand just how precious she is.She is so kind and caring. Allie is the most selfless person I know. She loves everyone she meets. She just needs a little push to show her that other people will love her and accept her just the way she is. These letters will give her the confidence and support to go make her dreams come true.”

MEET MICHELLE & HER FAMILY

“My cousin Michelle was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2011. The doctors have given her 3 to 6 months to live and she is trying one last chemo with a poor success rate. She is doing this because she can’t bear to leave her loving husband and two boys who just want their mom to get better. I am asking for her family to be given words of encouragement, that even though they have been through so much they will be able to get through this. I know how difficult it is to see someone you love struggle to hold onto life and then slip away. I just want them to know that they aren’t alone in this struggle.”

ALL LOVE LETTERS CAN BE MAILED TO:

January’s Bundles
PO Box 2061
North Haven, CT 06473

Letters can sent all in one envelope or individually, whichever you prefer. We’ve got little elves to sort them all out.  Write for one, two or all three! Please postmark all love letters by JANUARY 25, 2013. Please & Thanks.

New to letter writing? Get started here! Or want some tips + tricks from our team writers? We got em’ right here.

2012, December 6

The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing

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During December 3-14, the team at More Love Letters are organizing their second “12 Days of Love Letter Writing” campaign.

And, since their first one got me writing my first love letter, here is a blog post I’m pinning to the top. I’ll update it daily during these twelve days of love letter writing to send you over to each day’s love letter request.

Happy love letter writing! <3

 

 

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One.

Whip out fancy stationery

Two.

Clear out time to write love letter for Emily

Three.

Snap a few photos and tweet them to @moreloveletters or post them to the Facebook Wall.

Four.

Within a week, sign, seal & drop letter in the mailbox to:

(Fill in Recipient’s Name) Bundle

PO Box 2061

North Haven, CT 06473

Five.

Visit the Featured Writers for the day.

 

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PS: Stumped on what to write? Check out the letter writing tips and the Do’s & Yikes, Stop that Right Now’s for writing love letters.

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