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<img src="http://lettersoflove.net/images/lolfirstbday_300x250.jpg" align="right" alt="Happy First Birthday, Letters of Love! /> Today marks one year since Letters of Love began. It's been a year since I created that tiny little LiveJournal community. I didn't expect anything of it. I didn't expect anyone to reply to the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/towriteletters/350.html" target="_new" title="LiveJournal">very first post</a> I wrote, asking for a pen pal. I wrote it late the night before, and when I checked it the next day I was shocked to see a response from a girl named Tyler. Three days later, Jaclyn replied. I had two pen pals!
The requests started pouring in. I wrote daily blogs on the LJ community. It soon became apparent that we needed a MySpace.
In the last <a href=http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.viewcustom&friendID=334498219&blogID=460699347&swapped=true>year</a>, we have accomplished more than I ever thought possible.
Today is also Valentine's Day. V-Day doesn't have to be about hearts and flowers. We can use this day to <a href="http://lettersoflove.net/chain-letters/valentines-greeting-card-challenge/" target="_new" title="MySpace">tell the people we care about how much we appreciate them</a>.
I sent out Valentines this morning to all of my pen pals and people who have helped make Letters of Love an amazing project, but I want to thank everyone who has been a part of this. This first year has been an amazing journey, and it wasn't always easy, but we did it.
Here's to another amazing year of Letters of Love!