story time.

 
 

our story began in new york city...

I moved there my first year after college to work for a human rights organization. Maybe it was naive to think I would show up in such a big city and instantly find my way. Shortly after the move, I began grappling with feelings of loneliness and sadness. Those feelings gradually morphed into something bigger-- something largely unspoken about at the time-- depression. 

Unable to figure out how to exit my own sadness, I began leaving letters around New York City for unsuspecting visitors and commuters to find. I'd grown up with a mother who consistently left me love letters to find tucked in boxes and bags. It made sense to me to write these same letters to strangers. I'd write on the front of the letters, "If you find this letter, it's for you." 

These letters scattered around New York City prompted me to write a blog post and offer a simple promise to the Internet: if you need a love letter, just ask.

Nearly 400 handwritten letters to strangers later, the idea for More Love Letters was born. We built a website. We started delivering love letter bundles around the world. And the real magic began. 

So welcome to the most unexpected movement. I hope you get involved and find yourself at home here in our tribe. You're needed & you matter.

xoxo,

Hannah Brencher + the MLL Team