Join in the 12 Days of Love Letters

Written by Ellie Steltz on 12/13/17

Are you looking for ways to spread holiday cheer this year? If you’ve been following along with me, you’ve probably heard me mention this beautiful organization called More Love Letters. They receive letter requests for people who simply need some love and encouragement in their lives and invite people to write letters to play a part in that! Well, for the holidays they are doing something special! 

From December 4-15, The World Needs More Love Letters is rolling out its biggest, grandest, most festive love letter writing campaign of the year!

For the last six years, they’ve been putting a bow on the holiday season by rolling out 12 letter requests over a span of 12 days. That’s no joke… 12 days, 12 letter requests, and a whole lot of holiday loving. The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing is a perfect way for you to show up this season and help people in need around the world. Grab your friends or classmates, kids or students, and rally together to bring some goodwill into the world this December. All you need is some stationery and a few stamps.

Each day, they publish a new letter request to the More Love Letters blog. Write one letter or submit a note to all 12 bundles! The choice is yours! All letters should be postmarked by December 20, 2017. Your love letters will be bundled up with other letters from across the world and delivered by the new year!
Isn’t that just the coolest thing?!

So I want to invite you to join in this year to spread some love. Here is today’s story that just really touched my heart. Grab a cup of coffee and read her story and write a letter of encouragement if you feel led to!

Wednesday, December 13

Irene’s granddaughter shared her story with us. She wrote:

“Irene is the strongest woman I know. After her husband unexpectedly died after the birth of their fifth child, this young nurse did what was necessary–working long hours to support her children on her own, even at the expense of her personal life. I have never heard her complain once about her lot in life.

Irene now has grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday, and holidays with her were filled with homemade cookies and cheer. In her later years, she's been happily living on her own in an independent living apartment. Recently though, she suffered a sacral fracture, sending her to the hospital. We are hopeful she can return to her apartment, however, that may realistically not happen. She's very sharp mentally, but her always able body is feeling the wear and tear of age.

This setback has understandably dimmed Irene's ever-bright light. This once positive, loving figure is now feeling the weight of not being able to live on her own. She does not want to spend her remaining time in a hospital bed or in a nursing home, but her optimism is waning.”

Let’s write to Irene and encourage + support her during this difficult season.


Please mail all love letters by December 20 to:

Irene’s bundle
℅ Anna B.
451 Acequia Madre
Santa Fe, NM 87505
USA

Today is the 10th day of 12, but you can check out the More Love Letters blog to read the past letter requests as well. As long as any letter written is post marked by December 20th, you’ll be okay!

So pour some hot cocoa, pull out your most festive cards, and join in on this mission to spread love!

All my love,

Ellie

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