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“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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9 comments so far

meiadeleite, Portugal
And here's the forum thread for those doing the month of letters challenge, if you'd like to track your progress with others: :)

Leopold, Uganda
Awesome Idea !

rosenbusch, Germany
I am a fan of handwriting letters. It´s a good idea...

Venia, Germany
what a lovely idea!

bornokyo, Philippines
Cool! Yes people need more love...

idus, Germany
What a moving video there!
Great idea.

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

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!:)

Manganet, United Kingdom
awesome video :)