Let's Spread Love
On Valentine’s Day in 2014, I launched a campaign called Hello Love, providing a fresh take on an overrated holiday. It resulted in a t-shirt and dance party for broken hearts. This year marks the 5th annual Hello Love and to kick it off, I teamed up with Damaged Goods in NYC to make beautiful foil stamped postcards to spread the love!
Call me old school, but I love snail mail. And sending a hand-written letter is the simplest way to make someone’s day.
Kickstarter’s Make 100 challenge inspired me to share that joy. If 100 of us send 10 postcards each, that’s 1,000 love notes floating around the postal system, and 1,000 smiles waiting on the other end. It’s kind of like the Valentine’s Day mailboxes we made as kids, but global.
Here are some ideas for who to send postcards to:
- Your crush
- Ex-lovers / Current lovers
- Your senator
- A long-lost friend
- Literally anyone
And if you prefer, I’ll send a postcard to YOU or to someone on your behalf!
This is a simple campaign to inspire a simple act. And it ends soon—January 15th—giving you plenty of time to get your cards out before Valentine’s Day (...the 14th of February, in case 2017 crushed your soul so hard you forgot what day it was like me).
ps. Backers get first access to the Hello Love event details coming later this month!
Hello Mr. is a magazine about men who date men. We are a collective of artists and writers that reflect the diverse perspective of the LGBTQ community. When we launched in 2012, we sought to create a platform for emerging talent and unheard voices, and add to the momentum for more inclusive representation in media. And with your help last year, we expanded that mission by launching a magazine residency called “The Issues.”
We are more than a magazine, we're a community that believes changes happens from the ground up. And Kickstarter helps us reach a global audience, sharing stories that matter.
Damaged Goods create quality paper products with carefully selected stock, environmentally conscious production, and thoughtful design. Produced and hand assembled in New York City.
Risks and challenges
This is my third project on Kickstarter and if what they say is true, this one will be a charm.
There are very few risks involved in making this simple postcard project a success. Shipping typically becomes the most laborious part of any campaign, but our team is prepared for quick fulfillment of all orders as soon as the campaign is done.
Please make sure you use an active email address with your pledge. It’s very important that all backers complete their Backer Survey promptly once the campaign has ended so we don’t lose any time in shipping orders on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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