Lovers have been writing letters for years, even before email or texting made it easy to send our single thought to anyone almost immediately. There’s a lot to be said about email and texting (thank goodness for the internet and what it can do for long-distance couples!). Yet there’s plenty to be done about the good ol’ traditional love letter as well. The love letter always reigns supreme when it comes to sharing major emotions, demonstrating loyalty, or allowing others into what’s going on in your mind.
Have you ever received a love letter from someone? Will you want to say something unique to someone special but don’t know how? Are you concerned that you would create the wrong impression? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 pointers on how to write the ultimate lettre d’amour. (There are 17 more hints in this article, as well as a lengthy list of inspirational long-distance relationship quotes here.)
1. Be Special
For several of us who have the opportunity to compose a love note, the first thing that comes to mind is to write in a very different way than we would use. We may use flowery words or put down something we will never speak. However, if you wish to write a genuine and emotional letter to a loved one, you must be original. That includes being authentic and not plagiarizing from the internet.
Writing in your own words is the most effective way to ensure that the contents of your letter sound sincere and like you. Put the anxiety aside and submit an initial first draft that reflects on what you intend to convey rather than how you want to say it. This will enable you to articulate yourself naturally, and as your SO reads your message, they will feel as though you are right there talking to them.
2. Make Yourself at Home
When composing a love note, it is important to be in the correct frame of mind. So, if you find yourself getting lost and trying to find the correct words to speak, put your pen down and do something that will make you relax. Listening to music is an excellent choice.
Writer’s block is nothing to be afraid of because it can occur regardless of how much you enjoy your mate. The easiest thing to do is set your letter down and take some time to rest. What you want to say to your spouse can form in the back of your mind and come to you when you’re ready.
3. Draft, Draft and Select Some More
Modern films often show letter writing as a frantic, involuntary act that occurs in the heat of the moment. But, no matter how full your heart is of love, you can’t be trusted to compose a winning love letter right away, particularly if writing isn’t your natural talent. If you think about it and compose a draft first, you’re much more apt to write a snog-worthy letter. Knowing that what you’re writing is just a draft and that you won’t give it frees you up to be frank and genuine. You will be shocked by what you find yourself writing down.
Of course, if the mood strikes you, pick up a pen and jot down your ideas and emotions. Only don’t feel obligated to compose in this manner. Allowing yourself plenty of time to jot down everything you love about your mate, favorite memories, or what you dream for in the future will help you write a letter that reflects your whole nature and captures what you want to express. (More advice on composing great love notes and letters can be found here.)
4. Make it One-of-a-kind
Receiving an email or text message is nothing out of the ordinary. Don’t make the mistake of submitting your love letter via email. Take the time to compose the letter by hand, transforming it from an email into a wonderfully hand-crafted missive that is not just well-composed but often thoughtfully delivered.
There are many methods to ensure that yours appears as fine as it reads. Purchasing writing paper or personalized stationery would demonstrate to the user that you took time curating the letter and thinking deeply of everything from the terms on the page to the paper itself.
5. The last touches
When it comes to love letters, intimate touches will make or break how the reader feels. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, spraying your letter with perfume or cologne will make it sound as if you’re right there, near enough to contact. It’s still a lot of fun to surprise your girlfriend. When you quit after a stay, put your love letter in their pocket or on their pillow. Finding your letter would become an experience, and reading it will become much more unforgettable as a result.
Romantic gestures are valuable in a partnership because they can open up new communication channels and promote intimacy. Writing a love note can make you feel insecure, but it is worthwhile. Your special letter would be treasured by your wife. It will help them feel closer to you and raise their hearts for days.