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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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M A R K

Deadline for all letters to be in the mail: May 15, 2014

This request came to us from Mark’s wonderful wife. She writes “Sometimes it’s easy to overlook all of the amazing, although seemingly small things that people do. My husband Mark recently quit his job to become a stay-at-home dad – by choice. This has been tough for him because Mark is a hardworking, get your hands dirty, come home covered in dirt, soot and grime, work your fingers to the bone, kind of man. But after the birth of our last child in December we decided it was best for him to stay-at-home for our children, while I went back to work. Sometimes he doesn’t realize just how much bigger his contribution is to our family than the paycheck that I bring home. I try to give him as much encouragement as possible, but will be honest when I say that I don’t always feel it’s enough. He needs love letters to tell him just how important his job is. To tell him just how fortunate his children are to have him as a father. And to help him understand that the paycheck he will receive in the love they have for him will far exceed any dollar amount that he could ever be given. All of the small things that no one else sees during the day but him and our baby, or him and our school-aged kids are more important than anything he could do at any job. He struggles to see his value, although to me it is greater than anything. If you could please send love letters to him with words of encouragement, tips for being the stay-at-home daddy, and just praise for being there for his family in this way. He is the most wonderful man ever, and I am truly lucky to be his wife.” Put your pen to paper to help encourage Mark today!

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Mark’s Bundle
c/o Casey H.
83 Leland Farms Lane
Bumpass, VA 23024

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N A T E

Deadline for all letters to be in the mail: May 15, 2014

A close friend of Nate has requested some encouragement on his behalf. She writes “He deserves the same encouragement and support that he continually offers others. Throughout his life, Nate has endured the adversity of racism, poverty, and the stigma of being brought up in a single parent home. Instead of becoming resentful, he has found joy in a life he calls “extraordinary.” However, his attempts to pay his own way through school while also financially supporting his Mother has become increasingly difficult, and he is struggling to justify his aspiration to finish earning his degree on track to becoming an artist. He is sometimes doubtful, and often guilty, about his choice to pursue a less sensible career path. With his art, his infectious laughter, and tremendous capacity for compassion, he demonstrates an ability to find appreciation for, and promise in, in this world. In his own, beautifully poetic words: “Extraordinarily hard / Extraordinarily joyful / but mostly just Extraordinary / How miraculous it is to be here right now / the only thing that changes is your point of view / and that is something that you chose.” I ask that the MLL contributors flood him with reassurance that his “hard, joyful, miraculous” journey is worth continuing the fight for.” Help us encourage Nate in his journey!

 

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Nate’s Bundle
c/o Brantley I.
636 Kent Lane #C36 Apt 061A
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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J U D Y

Deadline for all letters to be in the mail: May 15, 2014

Judy’s awesome son wants to make this mother’s day unforgettable for her. He wrote this to us about her “I want to give my mom a love letter bundle for mother’s day this year. My mom and dad split up and divorced when I was 3 and my mom raised me by herself until I was 13 when my mom and dad got back together and remarried. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for her; she has taught me so much about being faithful and having faith and standing on the word. She was diagnosed with and has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for as long as I can remember but she doesn’t let that slow her down from seeking God and making a comfortable home for my dad and grandmother and babysitting full-time during the week.” Join us in writing letters to this sweet woman for mother’s day.

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Judy’s Bundle
PO Box 2061
North Haven, CT 06473

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A R A C E L I

Deadline for all letters to be in the mail: May 15, 2014

Araceli’s close friend wrote into us about her inspiring friend. She writes “She is an overall wonderful and amazing person. She is legally considered blind and each day it can be a hassle dealing with everyday things. Sometimes things get too tough for her and it brings her down but no matter what she always finds a way to keep moving forward. To me she is an inspiration and having her there for me during my tough times has helped me move forward as well. She is someone that I know I wish to be like and even though not many people notice her awesomeness I do and I know she deserves more love and inspiration from the world so these letters are the best thing to keep her being the wonderful person she is today.” Pick up your favorite stationery and write a letter for Araceli to let her know how loved she is!

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Araceli’s Bundle
c/o Alexandra C.
6243 Otis Ave. Apt. B
Bell, CA 90201

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M E G H A N

Deadline for all letters to be in the mail: May 15, 2014

A sweet friend of Meghan’s wrote us to request letters for her. Her friend writes “Meghan is truly the most real person that I know. She doesn’t hold back any of who she is, nor does she change to fit people’s perception of who she should be. She has been there for me through so much, and she knows when I need her support without me ever having to say a word. She is unfailingly loyal. About a year ago, Meghan spent a week in the hospital due to her depression and bipolar disorder. She is doing much better now, but she still has many hard days and moments of self doubt. She is also trying to move on from an unhealthy relationship, and I want to help her realize that she is loved and that she deserves to be loved fully and completely for the wonderful person she is.” Write a note of encouragement for Meghan today!

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS TO:

Meghan’s Bundle
c/o Melissa M.
10656 Alum Trail
Grey Eagle, MN 56336