A huge majority (82%) said a hand written note or invitation is the most romantic way to receive an invitation to a special date, compared to receiving a text or email invitation.
The thought of writing a love letter can be daunting for most of us, no matter how much in love with the recipient we are. It may be easy to say the words in your head, but when it comes to actually getting them down on paper, well that’s another thing all together. Forget about the three word text, a love letter needs to be hand written and have a little more thought put into it than just ‘love you lots’. Below are some tips to get those loving and creative juices flowing.
Say it right from the word go.
Let the love of your life know straight away that this is a love letter -‘not a see, ya later baby’ letter. You don’t want to spend hours pouring your heart out only to have them throw the letter in the bin before they have even read it. A catchy title like ‘I love you’ may be the simplest way.
Take your time – share your feelings
A love letter is not to be rushed. You need to think about the person you are writing this for. This is a letter that will treasured forever (hopefully), so you need to take time to reflect on your feelings. They need to know how they make you feel. This is one time when you should listen to your heart and not your head. You can really pour your heart out in a love letter.
Write what you love about them
This is really important. Tell them why you love them. What is it about them that you love? Was it the first time you met that you fell in love – what was it that attracted you to them?. Think about their personality, their characteristics, even the little idiosyncrasies that they may have that you find adorable.
You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write a love letter. Your letter doesn’t have to rhyme or be sappy. Nor does it need to be erotic and over the top. It is simply a letter to tell your partner how much you love them, so just write the way you would speak to them. Be honest and authentic. Be a little cheesy if that’s how you feel. Just make it from you.
A great way to end a love letter is to think about the future. End with something which tells them how long your love is going to last. Another great way to finish is to think about what you would say to them if you knew you were never going to see them again – as if it’s your last day on earth.
The most important thing to remember is to start. It won’t happen on its own, so get over the fear and put pen to paper.