Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. She tucked them away in libraries and cafes across New York City, for people to randomly discover. Soon, she offered on her blog to write a letter to anyone who needed one. Over the next year, she mailed out more than 400 hand-penned letters. Today she runs The World Needs More Love Letters, a letter exchange dedicated to connecting strangers across the globe through the art of letter writing.
In addition, Brencher works as a copywriter and creative consultant, helping brands inject human touches into their communications plans.
What a profound and eloquent way to connect with someone, anyone. Writing a letter–a message that is formulated in your mind and heart; a message that speaks of hope and inspiration; a message that erupts of unabashed love; a message that is penned by you for a special someone, anyone, put in an envelope, addressed, stamped, and mailed by you. This is truly an art form. It takes thought, insight, revelation, and a large part of you to make it happen. What has happened to how we communicate that the actual writing of a letter seems odd? Would the expressions of your heart and mind be different if you were putting pen to paper? To whom would you write your love letter?