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we hold no greater honor than to bring you into our world and rally with you to bless strangers in need around the world with love letters. we ask that you read our starter kit to become better versed in letter writing. once you’re a letter-slinging pro, read the stories down below. each of these requests was a nomination made by a loved one. at each deadline, all the love letters received will be bundled up and handed off the recipient. we cannot wait to have your cursive involved in this process.

nominate someone for a love letter bundle.

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CRYSTAL'S BUNDLE

CRYSTAL'S BUNDLE

"I feel like a child at Christmas. I can't wait to bundle all the love letters up and send them to my sister. I wish I could see her face as she reads these little envelopes so full of hope, love, and joy. When I hear about her reaction, you definitely will be included in the fun!"

ERIC

ERIC

I was my son’s facilitator and I was blown away. Not only did they come from all over the USA, but Austria, Brazil and New Zealand to name a few. Love Letter Writers are all over the world, more than I ever imagined! He came into my studio and I handed him the bundle wrapped in a red ribbon.

MARISSA

MARISSA

"Today I wrote my 50th letter since joining the More Love Letters movement at the end of February. When I began, I had recently moved and was feeling very lonely. My best friend told me about More Love Letters and I began right away. It helped me to feel less lonely, as well as spread joy around my new city."

STEVE'S BUNDLE

STEVE'S BUNDLE

"The letters are arriving! I'm so touched by the kindness of these strangers and I know my dad will be too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

EVIE'S BUNDLE

EVIE'S BUNDLE

"Neither of us could believe the amount of letters or the dedication and love that we saw in them: it sounds cliché, but the MLL community has honestly given me faith in human kindness and generosity, and I'm so so grateful to all the incredible people who gave up their time to write to Evie."

TIMMY'S BUNDLE

TIMMY'S BUNDLE

"Thank you all so much for making Timmy's beginning of the school year such an exciting time. I really appreciate your personal words and stories that you shared with him to make 2nd grade an easy transition. He is loving school so far and I think it is because of the added boost of confidence that he was given by all of you. You're a bunch of really cool people- I wish I could meet all of you and thank you face to face."

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J E S S I E

please mail all love letters by September 20th, 2014 

This request was sent to us by Jessie’s wonderful sister. She wrote to us “My darkest hours came recently after my sister divulged that she had been on the brink of committing suicide a few months earlier. Anyone who meets her sees a brilliant, beautiful, and funny young woman. Only God knows why she cannot see that in herself.  My family worked to get her help and she is on the road to better mental health, but it is a long, difficult journey.  There are still times when I see her withdraw from friends and family.  She is in desperate need of uplifting letters that would touch her heart during times of isolation and anxiety. I sincerely believe she would be thrilled knowing that complete strangers cared enough for her well-being to take the time to send her a love letter.” Help us remind Jessie that she is not alone & she is cared for. 

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Jessie’s bundle

℅ Ellie A. 

2709 Bushfield Dr.

Pierre SD 57501

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M O L L Y

please mail all love letters by September 20, 2014. 

Molly’s caring cousin wrote to us requesting letters. Molly’s cousin wrote “My nineteen year old cousin, Molly, lost her mother after a ten-year battle with breast cancer this spring. The last year of her mother’s hospitalization, Molly dropped out of high school to spend the last moments of time with her mom and to take care of her father. Nearly six months after her mom’s death, Molly seems to be struggling to find a path. She needs motivation to finish high school, to discover and develop her interests. She needs reminders to listen to herself and acknowledge her strengths. She needs to feel that the world is a place full of opportunity, and that there are people to support her through her journey.”  Pick up your favorite pen and write a letter of inspiration and encouragement to Molly!

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Molly’s bundle

℅ Annie M.

11- 241 Benchlands Terrace

Canmore, Alberta

T1W 1G1

CANADA

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V I C T O R

please mail all love letters by September 20, 2014

A close friend of Victor’s has requested cards on his behalf. His friend writes “Victor is a very special person.  He has had an incredibly painful life filled with hardship, abuse and trauma.  He grew up without knowing his siblings as they were separated in foster care, and grew up without being showered with the kind of love that should be everyone’s birthright.  He has an incredibly strong life force, however, and that must be how he survived. I know him as a man who is sweet, loving, thoughtful, generous, nurturing, and funny.  He is extremely hard-working and has a really strong work ethic, though due to difficult circumstances in the past he finds it difficult to find work. Though I think it best not to mention his past pain and struggles in your correspondence, I do hope you will shower him with love and positive wishes for his birthday on September 17 and make it an extra special day for him.  I know it would mean a lot to him to have his birthday remembered, something he hadn’t experienced before I came into his life.  I usually bake him a cake, and buy him a present if I am able to.  It would be so great if he could be showered with cards.” Choose a fun card or stationary and help us remind Victor how amazing he is for his birthday!

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Victor’s bundle

℅ Beth Y.

 P.O. Box 4546

Burlington, VT  05406

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R O S I E

please mail all love letters by September 20, 2014. 

Rosie’s best friend wrote to us asking for letters as she begins her college journey. Her friend writes “Rosie has been my best friend for the past ten years. Ever since the second grade, we have lived down the street from each other. We have been the classic best friends; we’ve had everything from sleepovers and inside jokes, to starring in shows together, to a shared love of Harry Potter. To say we love each other to pieces is an understatement. We both have just graduated from high school and are moving on to college. For the first time in our lives, we are not going to be able to walk to each other’s houses whenever we need moral support. Rosie has struggled with feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety for a long time, but especially in the past few years. She loves her family and friends a lot, and is very anxious about leaving them. She has considered not going to college just for the sake of not having to leave her family and boyfriend behind. She’s not really sure what she wants to major in, which only adds to her anxiety. Moreover, she just broke her arm, and is going to have to go through the first three weeks of college with a cast on. The truth is, she is a very friendly, talented, and intelligent young woman, and I know she’ll be fine in college, but I would love to have some more voices telling her that everything will be okay.” Put your favorite words of encouragement on paper for Rosie as she begins her college journey. 

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Rosie’s Bundle

c/o Casey R. 

129 West 12th Avenue

Rm 2114

Columbus, OH 43210

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S U N S H I N E

please mail all love letters by September 20, 2014

This request comes from a close friend of Sunshine. Her friend writes “Sunshine attempted to take her own life in 2013. I thought I was going to lose her for sure. Sunshine says she chose life, so that she could advocate for others so they might choose life as well. She is constantly working on bettering her recovery and making sure others are okay. She takes care of more strangers than I ever knew. She connects with suicidal people on crisis chats and social media. She has literally dedicated her life to encouraging others to choose life. She is returning to college for the first time since her suicide attempt that forced her to drop out of her freshman year and I know she is nervous.

Sunshine shares her story with anyone and everyone, but I know she feels like she hasn’t made a difference at all. She sometimes talks about how she feels like another voice that is just getting lost in the crowd. I feel the determination she has towards making a difference flicker sometimes, like she’s losing hope because she feels no one sees her. I want her to know that we SEE her and that we are so glad she is still alive.” Write a letter for Sunshine and join us in showing her that she is not just another voice in the crowd. 

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Sunshine’s bundle

℅ Haylee K. 

8255 SW 18th Street 

Owatonna,MN 55060