Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to write a love letter

Remember your first love letter?
Maybe in was in high school and you found a little heart hidden in your backpack.
Maybe it was an e-mail written in red letters.
Maybe you've been wanting to write your own but not really sure where to start.

Writing a love letter can be a little difficult and intimidating. 
I mean, how on Earth can one really express the way he feels on paper? There's no facial expressions, no hand gestures, and no tone of voice. Just letters on paper.

You don't have to be a poet to write a proper love letter. Just relax, follow these steps, and above all...just be who you really are.

1. Chose your paper.
Will is be a card, postcard, notebook paper?

2. Find a quiet place.
Sitting in front of the tv or the back seat of the car is not the most ideal place to gather all your thoughts.

3. Reflect on the person you're writing to.
Think about their face, their voice, their laugh! Look at pictures on facebook if you have to. This will help you start thinking those lovey dovey thoughts. 

4. Start off with a little hello and some news.
This could be a funny story or something that just happened the other day.

5. Tell them what you appreciate about them.
Ease in from the greeting to what you really find special about this person. Everyone loves being told how awesome they are. Be honest, and remember that a little goes a long way.

6. Talk about a memory you both share.
This could be a date or even when you bumped into each other in the hallway.

7. Remind them again why they are so special to you.
Don't repeat yourself from step 5. Think of something new to say.

8. Say "I love you".
I always love to save these words for the last few sentences. Helps bring the letter to a close and give that "awwww" feeling to the reader.

9. End your letter and say goodbye.
Something like "can't wait to see you again" or "hope you have a wonderful day"

10. Make it your own.
You're letter is now written, but let's make it extra special! Make a little doodle on the envelope or in the corner of the page. Insert a photograph or even spray with your perfume. 
(no, that last one isn't silly...they guys love it!)

Now mail the letter to your sweetheart, or hide it where they are sure to find it soon!


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