How To Write A Love Letter
enjoys receiving love letters that warm the heart, reflecting on the past
and looking to the future with promise.
to the most romantic love letters you ever received. Were they short, full
of practical advice, with suggestions for improvement?
Hardly! Most likely, they overflowed with romantic feeling, offering praise,
reflecting on a shared past, and looking forward to future togetherness.
If you're stumped about what to write someone you love, here are some ideas
to help you spice up your letters:
terms of endearment or personal meaning. If the two of you use special
nicknames for each other, include them in your letter. Or try out some
new sweet names that suggest your loved one's characteristics or
personality. Don't stop with using such terms in the greeting; mention
them occasionally throughout the letter in expressions like these: "My
dear Janice" (rather than "Dear Janice") "It's been a long week without
my dear one..." "Your amber eyes are often in my thoughts."
Reflect on the past. Mention special times the two of you shared,
whether it was when you met, how you courted, conflicts you overcame, or
celebrations you've shared. A common history is a hallmark of longevity
and helps to bond a couple over time. You may want to remind the loved
one of certain people you used to visit or events you attended together.
Make your letter a bit nostalgic to rouse the reader's sentiment.
Celebrate the present. Talking about current events makes them more
real, even when you cannot be together to enjoy them. Describe recent
times you spent together, even if they were simple things like raking
leaves or sipping iced tea on the front porch. Everyday memories have a
special magic of their own when shared with someone we care deeply
about. Putting them into words that remain permanently etched in writing
give them a memorable quality that helps to brand them in both writer
and reader's memory for future reflection. Here's an example: "Do you
remember last summer when we had that argument about country music while
in the car? I noticed how pretty you looked, your cheeks on fire, your
eyes aflame, when you spoke with such passion! I loved you then, and
even more now, despite any disagreements we may have."
Anticipate the future. Write about planned events or long-term goals
that the two of you can share. Whether it's about saving money or going
on a cruise, the very notion of working toward a mutual cause will bring
the two of you closer even in writing: "I really appreciate your giving
up coffee mochas to save for our Alaska cruise next year. I can tell
this means a lot to you, and I can't wait for us to share this adventure
together. My contribution is giving up commercial car washes; I'll wash
the Chevy myself from now on. Every little bit helps!"
with a romantic conclusion. The last words you write may well be the
ones that are longest remembered. Include tender expressions of your
affection, a physical caress indicated in words, and the hope of being
reunited soon. The letter becomes a guarantee of your regard and a
promise of continued commitment.
Use attractive stationery. Get a pretty
card or nice-looking paper with matching envelopes for your note.
Hand-write it if possible. Keep it clean and folded neatly. Mail it
promptly, so you don't forget or lose it. Writing a love letter does not
have to be difficult. It just takes a few minutes of thoughtful concern
to put into words the sincere feelings that lodge in your heart.
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