Dec 8, 2014

The best 12 days of the year

Oh my goodness, I am simply bouncing in my seat with excitement, because today kicks off my favorite time of the year!

Today starts More Love Letters' 12 Days of Love Letters.
It's our biggest campaign of the year, and if you've read this blog the past two holiday seasons you know it's amazing. If you're new around here, let me give it to you in a nutshell. More Love Letters is about spreading love in the world, one handwritten letter at a time.

The 12 Days of Love Letters in a nutshell? 12 days of letter requests. Lots of hot cocoa. A lot of good done. And bundles of hundreds of love letters dropped at strangers' doorsteps!

Today is the first day, and the first request. Let me introduce you to Siera.

Siera is a teenager who is full of life and has a love for God. She loves musical theater and is a talented writer. For the last year, Siera has struggled with sickness that has left her going in and out of the hospital. There have been small bits of progress but she has also experienced intense headaches, fatigue, numerous tests, doctors, and turns in the road. Siera, like most of us, needs a reminder that she is strong and capable and can keep going, even in the midst of hardship. Let's rally together as a crew of cheerleaders to remind her to keep fighting. She is meant to be a bright light in this world!

Want to help me send some love to Siera? All you have to do is sit down and write her a letter. It doesn't have to be long, or complicated, it just has to come from your heart. Maybe it includes a favorite quote or yours, or some song lyrics - maybe it's just a note saying "I'm cheering you on. You can do it."

So pull out some fun stationery, write your letter to Siera, pop on a stamp, and send it by Friday, December 19th to this address:

Siera's bundle
P.O. Box 17638
Atlanta, GA 30316

That's it! That's all you have to do, and I guarantee your letter will make a difference in Siera's life!

I know some of you are saying "yes, I'm on it, I'm off to write my letter," but a few of you might be a little hesitant, wondering if you might write the wrong thing, or if you can do this - write a letter to a stranger. I'm here to tell you - you can. The More Love Letters page answers any questions you might have, and if that doesn't do the trick, take a look below - I'm sharing the letter I wrote too.
Dear Siera,

I can only imagine how you're feeling right now. I haven't fought sickness and hospital visits. I'm sure you're tired. Let me help you rally.

Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.
                   - T.A. Barron

When you're weary, I will help you continue to fight. When you think the circumstances have beaten you - I will remind you - they have not.

You got this. You are an incredible light in this world. Keep shinin' girlfriend. You matter. Your story matters. We know it - and so do you! 

Wishing you health and happiness, this season, and always.


Just speak from your heart - it'll mean the world to Siera.

Don't forget to mail your letter no later than Friday, December 19th!

If you want to check in daily with the 12 Days of Love Letters, you can catch all the requests here! Now get to writing!


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