December: Winter Solstice Activities: Letters

Hello all,

Here are the last letters for the month of December and I hope you pick one or all to write and send by tomorrow! You will change someones day just with words and a card in the mail. Showing love through hand writing is such a special form of sharing!

I have always loved sending cards! I wish you all a beautiful Yule celebration and create a bliss of your time off in the ways you celebrate your holidays. It is a moment to rejuvenate and collect your well being together. Remember all of those around you and reach out to those you intended to but never did. You may never get that chance again so why risk the chance! Lots of light and love to you all!

You may never meet the people you’re writing love letters to. You may never know the impact of a single letter. But we’ve been doing this for 10+ years and we can tell you, without a doubt, your words matter so much. Your words make other people feel hopeful. Your words are light and love on a dark day. Your words matter and they can help others. Don’t ever doubt that!

Now that we’ve nailed that pep talk, it’s time for the 9th day of love letter writing!

DAVE

“”Dave lost his spouse, Beckie, in October after 23 years of marriage.” Beckie’s best friend Shannon nominated Dave to receive love letters. She writes, “Beckie contracted COVID and spent two months in the hospital. When Dave was allowed to visit her, he was by her side every day. Each day he went to see her, he brought her a heart-shaped cutout and hung it in her room to see when she woke up. She wanted him to do everything possible to keep her alive and stay positive. He had her room decorated with pictures, cards, letters, and as much hope one can have that she would wake up and see them. When Beckie never woke up, Dave’s world shattered. Receiving letters of positivity is something Beckie would have wanted more than anything because it’s all she asked for before she passed away– to be surrounded with positivity.” We, as a community, want to honor the legacy of Beckie and shower Dave with love this season.”



Important Notes:

  • Dave celebrates Christmas— it’s the season when he met his late wife.

PLEASE MAIL ALL LETTERS BY DECEMBER 20 TO:

Dave’s bundle

℅ Shannon A. 

833 Baylor Drive 

Deltona, FL 32725

USA

Late to the campaign? No such thing! Whether you’ve been with us since day 1 or this is your first day writing with us– we love having you here. You can write to any of the 12-day requests, even if the day has passed! Just make sure you slip your letters into the mailbox before December 20! Thank you so much for being here today!

Day 10 of love letter writing… let’s do this thing!


DMITRY

“I want to tell you about my brother. His name is Dmitry. He is 31 years old and he doesn’t believe in love. He’s a smart, responsible, athletic guy. Dmitry had been dating a girl for a long time and they wanted to get married, but before the wedding she said that she was not ready. My brother lost faith in love after this experience. I ask you to write him a letter or send him a postcard, tell him that love exists. Or maybe you can tell him your amazing love story. I will be very grateful to you.”


Important Notes:

  • Dmitry has a fondness for the New Year in particular but enjoys all holidays. 
  • Letters welcome in English and Russian – He and his sister are learning English together.

PLEASE MAIL ALL LETTERS BY DECEMBER 20 TO:

Dmitry’s bundle

℅ Kuznetcova V.

ul. Emelyanova, d.4, kv. 31

g. Shchekino, Tula obl.

Russia

301246

Pst… this month of December goes really fast. If we’re not careful, we’ll miss it. Make sure you take a moment to slow down and savor this season. Call your loved ones and tell them they matter. Write a love letter to someone in your own life who needs to know that someone cares for them. The possibilities for making magic this season are absolutely endless. 

FA LA LA LA LA… Let’s tackle day 11 of love letter writing together!

RACHELLE

“In the midst of the pandemic, I was very lucky to meet Rachelle and now call her a lifelong friend. Rachelle is one of the strongest and most giving people I know. She always goes out of her way to make others feel empowered and seen. She is always giving so much of herself despite the tough year that she’s had. She was recently diagnosed with PTSD after giving birth to her first baby earlier this year. Thankfully both she and the baby are in good health. 

Months later, she is actively working on her own mental health so that she can be the best mother she can be. She is already a wonderful mother and still a generously giving friend. In this season of life, I would like her to have some encouragement and love poured back into her. I think that it would bring comfort to her knowing that she is not alone and that she is seen and heard.”


Important Notes:

  • Rachelle celebrates Hanukkah

PLEASE MAIL ALL LETTERS BY DECEMBER 20 TO:

Rachelle’s Bundle

℅ Rachel B. 

25399 The Old Road #16106

Santa Clarita, CA 91381

YOU MADE IT! WE MADE IT! We’ve reached day 12 of the 12 days of love letter writing! Can you even believe it?! We’ve been working so hard over the last 2 weeks and now it’s time to celebrate all the goodness! We thank you so much for being here– for taking some time to think of others and script their words of love and light during what might be a really hard season. We love you and we’re so thankful to do this work with you.

One last time….

On the 12th Day of Love Letter Writing:

PATTY

“My mom is the most inspiring person ever! She has been through so many trials in her life, yet she is so positive, faithful, and resilient!

Her birthday is on Christmas Day, so you can just imagine how selfless and giving she is. She is the youngest of 14 siblings and she did not have an easy childhood. A first-generation college student, she is a teacher for disabled children. She has experienced many tragedies over the last few years– cancer, divorce, and the loss of loved ones.

You would think anyone in her situation would lose hope, but my mom’s faith in God is what keeps her hope alive. She could use reassurance to know she is strong, powerful, and beautiful. My mom is always pouring out love to others, so I hope this community can show her some love! She deserves it more than anyone I know. Thank you!”



Important Notes:

  • Patty loves celebrating Christmas
  • Birthday cards are encouraged! Her birthday is Christmas!

PLEASE MAIL ALL LETTERS BY DECEMBER 20 TO:

Patty’s bundle

℅ Mikaela H.

PO Box 225

Galloway, OH 43119

USA

Love,

Lucylu

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