Hi Everybody! It’s been a really wild few months and I can now announce that One Million Lovely Letters has a team who I am slowly (but surely) introducing to all of you via the MEET THE TEAM page. I am so, so excited to have people on board – I could never of imagined what OMLL has become and now with 40 volunteers and an awesome right hand lady, we will be able to keep up with the volume of letters (currently 13,000!) coming into the inbox! The project is honestly my most favourite thing in the world and to be able to get others involved and share the magic of it is just incredible. Each and every letter requests is treated with the upmost confidentiality, care and love and each team member has had their own storms, your letter requests are in the safest hands. I have also run a few workshops which have been absolutely wonderful. One took place in a girls school where 180 teenage girls created packages of lovely letters for other teenage girls who needed reminding how amazing they are from all around the world, they were just gorgeous! I’m also going to be setting up an Etsy for the OMLL card collection, I’ve had so much fun doodling over the last few weeks! Okay, now I must dash I’m currently knee deep in glitter, biro and letter requests and I’m on season 3 of The Mindy Project. Lots and Lots of love, Jodi xx
A massive thankyou to everybody who helped with my Kickstarter, I am more grateful than you’ll ever know – OMLL has now been funded for the next year and I will work my little socks off to make sure it continues for all of the years to come! I am so looking forward to getting more people involved in the project and being able to share the magic that I get to experience from it every single day.
A huge special thank you for their generosity and belief in the project!
Scott Oehler, Lauren Day, Jennifer Iydick, Craig Peters, Richard Hawkins, Kevan Jones, Nikki Bi, Anthony Parry, Catherine Dunn, Matthew Knight, Rob Jelly, Nick McCloud, Frank Arif, Jonathan Testa, Richard Craven, Sue Gallon, Cythia Savage, Andrew Smith, Andrea Binda, Phuong Kim Ngo, Liesl McMurray, Richard Bishop, Bill Babcock, Roberta Raye, Thomas Schafer, Charlotte Mcafee, Maria, Owain Woodall, Immy Kaur, Nicola and Marcus James.
One million lovely letters is something I’ve been working on since I was eleven. Ever since Ms Wrights Science Class in Year 7 I have been leaving people notes. In between text books, on buses, in libraries and as I got older in pubs, restaurants and as I got a little older in doctors surgeries and hospital beds – anywhere I thought that maybe someone might need a little bit of cheering up, reassurance or just a reminder that actually they are pretty lovely. It’s never been a “thing” – just something I’ve done. I think everyone deserves to know that they are thought of and they are loved. Even if it is by a complete stranger.
This is where my idea for One Million Lovely Letters has come from. Although I hope every little note I’ve left someone, somewhere has reached someone who needed it – I’m pretty sure some may have fell too far down the side of the bus seat. In the UK alone there are 62,641,000 people, in the whole wide world there are 7,038,044,500. The average person has 3 close friends and 19 “mates” so take that off and you are still left with seven billion thirty-eight million forty-four thousand four hundred and seventy eight strangers. And all of those strangers have at least one day where they could use a little lift.
So this is a call out. To every other person on the planet – I’m going to write you a letter. A letter just to make the day a bit better or to remind you of the bloody amazing stuff about you that you’ve forgotten because we all forget once in a while.
If you would like a letter you can email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your address and the reason why you need a little lift and I will send you a little hug in an envelope.