Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away: 12 Days of More Love Letters

The year is 2013 and Evie, a 19 year old girl from the UK, was beginning her first year of university. However, she was conflicted as to whether she should continue with her studies.

Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away. Photo credit: Annie Spratt

Her dad had passed away and her mother suffered a stroke. She was considering if she should leave her studies to care for her mother and siblings.

Her best friend saw how stressed Evie had become. She had heard about an organisation from the US that uses the power of letter writing to uplift other people.

The best friend decided to send a letter request through The World Needs More Love Letters.

Several weeks later Evie received the letter bundle. She called up her best friend in the middle of the night.

She was in tears as she thanked her best friend over the phone.

A strong and fierce family protector. Photo credit: Tanja Heffner

Humans were born to be social creatures. One of the most powerful things we can offer each other is love.

Sometimes it is the little things you do for others, such as writing a handwritten letter, that occupy other people’s hearts. 

Every year during the holiday season The World Needs More Love Letters hosts the 12 Days of More Love Letters campaign. Grab out your stationery, festive cards and pour yourself some hot cocoa.

I’m writing love letters for 12 days (!) Photo credit: The World Needs More Love Letters

A letter request has been made for nine year old Zaden from Ohio.


“Zaden is nine years old. My sister is his third grade teacher. A few weeks ago, Zaden and his family were involved in a head on collision with a drunk driver. Zaden’s seat belt snapped and he was ejected from the vehicle. He survived the accident but with four shattered vertebrae, internal bleeding, organ damage, and the muscles and tendons on his neck were all torn–meaning his head is only attached by his spine. He’s in a full body cast and he has a long road of recovery ahead. He is scared and confused as they are unsure at this time if he will ever walk again. But kids are special, and they have a way of beating the odds every day.

My sister and I would love to give Zaden (and his mother) the tangible love and support of a bundle of letters. We want to show him just how many people are in his corner cheering him on.”

Grab your pens + join us as we do just that for Zaden!


Zaden’s bundle

℅ Persons

PO Box 751

Pleasantville, OH 43148



  • Gather your family, friends and colleagues to script love love letters for people around the world.
  • Share this article with a family member, friend or colleague who you think would love this!
  • Snap a photo of your letter and use the hashtag #12DaysMLL on social media.

You will be part of a global community of letter writers making a difference in the lives of other people.

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