When was the last time a handwritten love note landed on your doormat? Pre Facebook? Pre email? Never?
Letter enthusiast Hannah Brencher wants to get the world writing more love letters - to complete strangers.
Her global initiative - based on the premise that it's just as much a joy to give as it is to receive - invites anyone so inclined to send notes of comfort to those most in need of the unique form of happiness that only a note through the letterbox can bring. It was during a post-college bout of depression that Brencher began to leave notes in hidden corners all over New York City - from coffee shops to the subway. She'd always loved receiving letters from her mother, and doing the same for strangers gave her a huge sense of satisfaction. Unsurprisingly the strangers who got in touch were delighted by her notes, and an idea was born...
Her project More Love Letters details the stories of individuals around the world who could benefit from a letter. Anyone can put pen to paper and send off their notes to a project co-ordinator who checks the letters before passing on the gift of words. to the intended recipient. And if you'd like to welcome letters, you need only ask and your own mailbox will soon be overflowing.