My Real Life

January 28, 2012

CrowdSourcing Love

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am
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Valentine’s Day approaches, and with it begins the onslaught of commercial ways to say “I love you.”

Because, as you know, nothing says “I love you” better than flowers, which you have to take care of until they (always) die, and chocolates, which you regret eating as soon as they pass your lips.

A colleague of mine, MaryAnn Reilly, has invited fellow bloggers to envision Valentine’s Day in a new way, and to create ways to say “I love you” without purchasing anything.  She calls it CrowdSourcingLove.  She has posted two of her own, and other bloggers are beginning to share their ideas on her blog, as well.

Today, I’d like to share my contribution (hopefully the first of a few) to her project.

Your Story

No one can tell your story like you. 

The first moment you saw him/her.  The first conversation.  The first moment you knew this was something special.

You don’t have to be a beautiful writer.  Just write from the heart.

You’d be surprised how many people have never shared with their partner what they thought in those first moments, or what moment it was when they knew.

Write it down, on paper, in your own handwriting.

There is no story as captivating as the story of your love.


  1. This is a really sweet idea. So much better than the commercialized “I love you” gifts. This would be something to treasure forever. I like that.

    Comment by the domestic fringe — January 28, 2012 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  2. What a great idea. There is nothing like a love letter to hold onto for memories.

    Comment by Sheridan — January 28, 2012 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  3. […] this journal, I started my CrowdourcingLove project, because it’s my writing journal.  Sometimes I’ll get snippets of stories I […]

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