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The World Needs More Love Letters

"Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural -- she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost." (source)

I'm sure postcrossers understand better than anyone the difference it makes to get home after a long day and find something special on our mailbox, waiting to cheer us up.

Hannah extended this concept of cheering up strangers via real mail to love letters, which she collects every month, from all corners of the world. The letters are then repacked in bundles and forwarded to people in need of love and encouragement. She explained the inspiration behind The World Needs More Love Letters on this short & sweet TED Talk:

Doesn't it make you want to write a letter today? Check out her website for more information on how to help!

By the way, if you're feeling inspired to write more this month, the second edition of the Month of Letters project is just starting - grab your stationery supplies, address book and start penning those letters! :)


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Posted by on 1 Feb, 2013
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9 comments so far

meiadeleite, Germany
And here's the forum thread for those doing the month of letters challenge, if you'd like to track your progress with others:
http://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=75635 :)
Posted by meiadeleite on 1 Feb, 2013


Leopold, India
Awesome Idea !
Posted by Leopold on 1 Feb, 2013


rosenbusch, Germany
I am a fan of handwriting letters. It´s a good idea...
Posted by rosenbusch on 1 Feb, 2013


Venia, Germany
what a lovely idea!
Posted by Venia on 1 Feb, 2013


bornokyo, Philippines
Cool! Yes people need more love...
Posted by bornokyo on 1 Feb, 2013


idus, Germany
What a moving video there!
Great idea.
Posted by idus on 1 Feb, 2013


moonlessnite, Canada
A perfect tiem fo the year for this spotlight...St.. Valentine's Day is feb 14, and its the "love" month.
Posted by moonlessnite on 3 Feb, 2013


geminiscp, Portugal
I wish I had more time to write any kind of handwritten letters... love and friendship letters are one of the best ways to remember someone!:)
Posted by geminiscp on 4 Feb, 2013


Manganet, Portugal
awesome video :)
Posted by Manganet on 9 Feb, 2013



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