When was the last time you received a handwritten card in the mail? It’s a dying art these days, as we’ve gotten in the habit of sending emails and texts instead of cards. I don’t know about you, but I love receiving a handwritten card. And I also love to make cards. So as I was flipping through the latest Oprah magazine, I learned about More Love Letters. This business was started by Hannah Brencher in 2010 when she was grappling with her own loneliness and depression. She set out to write 400 letters to stangers. In this short time, More Love Letters delivered more than 250,000 notes globally. Imagine the love and inspiration being sent around the world!!!
You can do a few things:
- Nominate someone you know to receive letters;
- Write a letter to someone in need that is listed on the website; or
- Host a letter-writing event with friends and family.
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we are social creatures and need each other. We’ve been forced to go back to the basics and I love the idea of people receiving a note of cheer or inspiration from a stranger. It’s simple, yet powerful.
So instead of sending another text or watching another episode of Ozark on Netlfix, grab a card, write a note and let someone know that you’re thinking of them!