Call for Submissions! The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Submit Family Stories for Our Valentine’s Day Feature

One of the best things about conducting family history research is recording the incredible stories you get to hear from older family members; what their lives were like back in the day, how they endured the struggles of the Great Depression and how they managed to find (and keep) true love through it all.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

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In this day and age, where divorce is more common than not, our grandparents and other older family members have chosen to keep those unbreakable vows and work through all the hard times resulting in lifetime love with their partners. And those heartwarming stories about how they fell in love with each other are what give the rest of us hope that we will find a love that will last until the very end.

For Valentine’s Day this year, Crestleaf has decided to reach out to our readers in hopes that we can find some of the greatest family love stories ever told to feature on our blog in February.

How to Submit Your Love Story

Choose one of the following methods to submit your great love story of no more than 300 words:

1.) Email us the greatest love story ever told along with a photograph of the lovely couple (if you have one) with this subject line: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

2.) Tweet us @Crestleaf using the hashtag #MyGreatLoveStory with a link to your story.

3.) Comment on this post with a great family love story.

All stories must be submitted by 11:59pm PST on February 9th, 2015 to be eligible for the feature. 

Examples of Great Love Stories

In case you need a bit of inspiration, read these examples of what we’re looking for in a great love story.

Love Stories: My Grandparents – by Kourtney Khail

A True-Life Love Story: What My Grandparents Taught Me About Devotion – by Patricia Crisafulli for 

My Grandparents’ Love Story: The Early Years – by Letters2Ruthie on

Tell Your Grandchildren How You Met – 

What’s In It For You?

Along with the joy felt by sharing your great love story with us, if yours gets picked, it will be featured on our blog for all of our readers to see. Not only that, but we will also mention you and/or your blog or website on Twitter and Facebook a handful of times to share our love in return.

Thanks! We can’t wait to hear these inspiring love stories!