According to Wikipedia – The love letter is probably almost as old as written civilization itself. Researchers have found love letters stemming back to Ancient Egyptian civilizations. As a species, we were created to communicate and express emotion toward one another. Love letters have transformed societies, literature and history as a whole.
In modern day, a love letter looks more like double tapping an Instagram picture.
I am not going to go down some rabbit hole of how social media has killed our ability to communicate as a culture. To be honest, I absolutely love social media (and work in social media). The world wide web has allowed me to foster relationships all around the world.
However, there is something special about receiving a handwritten letter. Especially one that is not a restaurant bill, but is encouraging and maybe even… loving.
I remember when I first started dating Parker, who is now my husband. He would leave me random love letters. Some were long, some were short. Each letter was a special surprise gift that both encouraged me and made me feel so treasured. I saved the letters in a box, and on hard days, would refer to the letters for encouragement. The letters would drastically change my attitude towards a difficult circumstance.
When 2014 rang in, I was motivated to create a New Years Resolution. One resolution was to be healthier (you gotta have that in there, right?) – the other was to encourage complete strangers. I started brainstorming ideas on how to do this. I then found on my desk a box of stationary and thought “Why don’t I write a love letter – to a stranger…”
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