10 Tips on Writing a Love Letter

2 Feb

With Valentine’s Day coming up, love is definitely in the air. Are you doing anything special for your sweetheart this year?  If you think it’s a bit hard to voice the words in person, why not write a letter? A letter is something your special someone will keep and cherish. A tweet or a snap disappears easily but a written note can be forever.  So send that special letter to seal your feelings.  It will be very meaningful.

If you are not sure what to say, we have 10 tips for you.

  1. Be genuine.  Whatever your emotions are, express them from the heart in a genuine way.
  2. So you’re not Shakespeare, big deal.   Well, don’t worry, we all have our skills.  Any message you craft from the heart will be special.
  3. Make yourself a cheat sheet. Plan what you want to write before putting pen to paper to avoid ruining your heartfelt note and having to start over.
  4.  It’s all in the details.  Give a couple details about why you adore this person and perhaps include a special memory.
  5. Make it pretty.  Find the perfect, hopefully personalized stationery or letter sheet or valentine and use your best penmanship with a good quality pen (never typed!). Little details make the difference.

    source: TheStationeryStudio.com

  6. Size doesn’t matter. Your note can be as long or short as needed.  If your personality is more “to the point”, then that’s your style.  If you want to elaborate and capture detailed thoughts and feelings, well, you have your platform.  If you love to wax nostalgic, then so be it, and put the memories on paper.  It’s your canvas so create your own masterpiece.
  7. Look to the future.  End your note with how you look forward to the future and why.
  8. Mailed or Given?  Well, either way is great.  If you want a big surprise in their mailbox (or if you are too shy) then mailing is a great option.  Or, perhaps you want to plan a special date for dinner or drinks or coffee where you can present the card for you both to share together. Or, surprise them with a note on their pillow or breakfast table.
  9. Love letters don’t always have to be romantic. It’s a beautiful idea to  send your children or close friends a special note about why you love them. Let them know why you love them, how proud you are of them, give specific examples and let them know you are there for them.
  10. The letter is enough.  A personal note is a way to give a part of your heart to your special someone.  That’s the best gift you can give. You don’t really need big boxes of chocolates or candies or dozens of roses.  But, if you’re feeling generous, why not!

Happy letter writing,


Photo credits:  CountryLiving.com, TheStationeryStudio.com

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