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February 9, 2013

Cartas de Amor (Love Letters)

Hello everyone! I know it's Saturday & don't I normally don't post on weekend, but I've been working on this wonderful project for several weeks now. I'm exhausted!  However, being that it's February & almost Valentine's Day - the word LOVE has been constantly on my mind. 

A few weeks ago, I created 'Cartas de Amor', which means "Love Letters" in Spanish. It's a collection of personal love letters from 18 bloggers, including myself. In addition, there's a whole bunch of gift ideas, delicious desserts & more! The reason I decided to do it in a magazine format was because I really felt it would look much better than in a blog post. 


I hope you'll enjoy it & tweet about it, add it to Facebook & share it with others.
 

My guy has always been a ROMANTIC throughout our relationship & so I wanted to capture the idea of what LOVE was for other people. There's something special about a handwritten note that far outweighs any email - taking the time write on a piece of paper is refreshing. It's truly an act of love to write a love letter. In fact most of the great poets did it this way.

It is such a blessing to have all these women share LOVE letters with all of us!  Cartas De Amor
is now live!!!! Please take a look here.




Please feel free to BLOG about it & if you do, let me know! I will re-tweet your post to my followers! Thanks!



47 comments:

Hind said...

Wow this is awesome! great creative way. I loved what you have done with those letters. You are an unlimited inspiration for me Jen <3

http://hind-toufga.blogspot.se/

Donna Khoo said...

What can I say...awesome concept, inspiring and really gorgeous. Thanks so much to all of you who shared something so private and intimate. Love is a strong word and Jen - you show it in all your work too, so thank you for sharing and creating. Magical --- Donna xx

Sharon said...

Wow, Jen! What an inspiring collection you put together. I may have to go write a love note right now!

Mostly Lisa said...

This is such a lovely idea. So romantic and creative. :D

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Rosamapose said...

This is so amazing, thank you for sharing!

xx
Rose
Blonde in this City

Steph Sterjovski said...

So honoured to be apart of this Jen! Thank you again for including me, so grateful.

Blessings,
Stephanie

Amberly said...

I love this Jen, you are just so creative! I have never seen anything like it and everything from the unique content to the fun design are fantastic. I totally understand what you mean when you say you love "love." :) I so really appreciate your openness with all of us readers! Thanks for putting me in a great mood!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!

GlamorousGirl said...

great post!

http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

What a lovely idea!! I loved reading through the letters and getting a better sense of some of the bloggers I follow. So romantic. You are so inspired Jen!

kim said...

Oh wow this is so awesome! I loved it! I'm thinking you should do something for every occasion like this! Such a creative way to fuse everything that you love together!

Isabelinha said...

Hi Jen! In spanish and in Portuguese is the Same! :)
Happy Valentine´s Day from Portugal.

www.isabelpiresdelima.blogspot.com

Isabel (Interior Designer)
xoxo

truly{passionate, stylish, me} said...

This is so completely fabulous. I love the creativity. I wasn't even aware that this could be done until now. Truly an inspiration.

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

Such a beautiful idea Jen! You're right that there is something so nice about a handwritten note.
Loving love letter!
xo Tiffany

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

This is wonderful Jen!!! Amazing job...Romantic and inspiring. I hope to find a guy like that someday. ;)

Monika said...

those letters are truly beautiful and moving, thanks for sharing them!! And the magazine looks great!! xoxo

Amanda [Lust Luxe Love] said...

What a brilliant idea Jen! I LOVE it!!! I really need to start finding all our love notes and compile them into a mini book ;)

The Purse-a-holic said...

This is so amazing Jen, love it!

http://girlsnextbestfriend.blogspot.com

Ani Danielle said...

This is amazing!! Such a great idea. Perfect for Valentines day. I really loved reading through the collection

xx Ani
catchtwentyone.blogspot.com

Jara said...

What a fun and precious project! I have a box my hubby made me sometime 17 years ago full of love letters he wrote to me when we were dating! Precious memories!!!

So inspiring for Valentine's Day!!!

Thanks!

Jara said...

What a fun and precious project! I have a box my hubby made me sometime 17 years ago full of love letters he wrote to me when we were dating! Precious memories!!!

So inspiring for Valentine's Day!!!

Thanks!

Jara said...

What a fun and precious project! I have a box my hubby made me sometime 17 years ago full of love letters he wrote to me when we were dating! Precious memories!!!

So inspiring for Valentine's Day!!!

Thanks!

Pearl said...

THis is so cute! Thank you so much for including me in there! I cant wait to blog about it and post about it!
So adorable! Love reading all the other love letters!
xoxo,
Olga

Pearl said...

THis is so cute! Thank you so much for including me in there! I cant wait to blog about it and post about it!
So adorable! Love reading all the other love letters!
xoxo,
Olga

anna | Today I like Blog said...

Jen, qué idea más bonita! it is such a nice idea! I loved it. Thanks again. not all of us are so lucky to have such a great love in our lives, but who knows, someday...

Juju said...

great job!! hope you do this every year!

vicki archer said...

These love letters are a really lovely idea, very creative and romantic, I loved reading them all... xv

http://vickiarcher.com

(Eileen) a creative day said...

Loved being a part Jen! Just blogged about it :-)

xoxo
eileen
www.acreativedayblog.com

Alison Dulaney said...

This is fabulous! Amazing job. Thank you for bringing the love letter back:)

Nina L. said...

This is so beautiful and heartwarming. I love handwritten notes - my husband actually proposed with a love note! Thanks for sharing xx

huongie said...

What a creative way to share your private and loving moments, Jen! You are such an inspiration! Xx

Pink Carnations

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Ladies - thank you all for the support - im so elated to hear you like it!! xoxox

Erika [small shop] said...

Thank you for including me and my wee one!

I'm a little slow this morning having just gotten back in town, but I did just launch a post: http://smallshopstudio.com/2013/02/11/cartas-de-amor-best-valentines-ever/

xoxo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Jen, this is just beautiful work! I'm going to share on twitter/facebook right now. Wishing you a very happy week of love,

xo Mary Jo

Carly Holstein said...

Can you make this into a coffee table book?

I'd totally buy it!

xo
www.carlyonqueue.blogspot.com

Erika Ward said...

I love this series dedicated to the lover in you! Thanks for including me and my guy Jen! We celebrate love year 'round.

Marcela Barraza said...

This is so awesome! I had the most beautiful note from my husband that said "casate conmigo" (marry me?).
I treasured it and carried with me every single day in my wallet. Sadly I was stolen and my note was gone :(
I always regret not framing it. But still it's my heart!
xo,
Marcela
http://tucasablogonline.blogspot.com

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

@MARCELA: oh! so sorry to hear that! My husband did the same thing, but I framed it right away....luckily.

Punctuation Mark said...

What an amazing idea!!! I wish I could've been part of it... Going to read them now!

PURA said...

Cartas de amor - is a wonderful idea, full of creativity.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings from Spain.

PURA said...

Cartas de amor - is a wonderful idea, full of creativity.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings from Spain.

adrisworld said...

Beautiful! Cheers to love!

www.adrisworld.com

Fabianna (H.Finn Jewelry) said...

It turned out so beautifully!! I love all the styling, the colors, the layout, and of course, the love notes. This brought a smile to my face on a dreary Tuesday morning :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/HFinnJewelry

waitingonmartha said...

This is SO fantastic! Thank you for sharing!! xoxo

Mandy aka Waiting On Martha
www.waitingonmartha.com

awells said...

What a great post. I blogged about it today. It also inspired my love letter for my husband. Thanks Jen!

alplovesdesign.blogspot.com

awells said...

What a great post. I blogged about it today. It also inspired my love letter for my husband. Thanks Jen!

alplovesdesign.blogspot.com

Handan Altintas Pusatcioglu said...

Happy Valentine's Jen! What a lovely way to inspire others above giving and receiving love...Absolutely so excited to post it today on my blog. Good Luck on the mag too!!

Handan from Haken's Place

http://lifeasarts.blogspot.com/

Apt. #34 said...

Darling - I just saw this! Such a precious idea. Seriously sweet and makes me want to run and right a hand written note to my own beloved.

I'd love to connect when I'm in NYC next month. Let's be in touch!!!

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