I wonder whatever happened to the love letter. You know, the ones that were slipped into your hand or delivered by mail and then tucked away as a keepsake after being read to tatters. The internet and email are great things, but I don’t think they did love letters any favors. One of the most romantic things you can do is something unexpected and not too many people expect love letters anymore. Romantic emails, yes. Love letters, no. So do something really romantic and write one.
I found a great tutorial on writing love letters from the writer’s site Write Express. You should check it out for some great tips on writing love letters from a professional author. But here are some highlights.
1. Use nice stationary.
We’re so used to downloads and printouts that nice stationary really gets our attention.
2. Enclose something special.
This could be a dried flower, the matchbook cover of a favorite restaurant or a picture of a recent romantic weekend.
3. Treat the letter with care.
Fold it carefully. Start over when you make a mistake instead of scratching them out. Let them know they’re holding something of importance.
4. Handwriting or nothing.
Do not use your computer to write a love letter, even if you think a fancy font looks better than your own hand.
5. Make sure you remind the reader of why you’re in love with them.
Point out as many reasons as you can think of, large and small.
6. Mail it.
We get so little personal mail anymore. Sending your love letter the old fashioned way lets your mate know that you really put some thought and time into this surprise.
Writing a love letter will be just as good for you as it will be for your spouse. You’ll be putting yourself into a romantic frame of mind and also reminding yourself of how lucky you really are for your mate.