When was the last time you wrote your sweetheart a love letter?
I’m not talking about the card you bought last week. Even if you personalized it, it isn’t a love letter.
Writing love letters may be a lost art. In 2012 we tend to go for quick, short, instantaneous protestations of love.” We depend on Hallmark, 123Greetings.com or a Facebook status updates to communicate our love.
But those aren’t love letters.
How do you write a love letter? What is it that sets it apart from?
First, it’s handwritten, in your own penmanship. You can’t get more personal than that.
Second, it describes why you love your sweetheart. It shares your view of an event the two of you shared.
Third, it describes how this event effected you or how you felt about this event.
Fourth, it uses words of affection sparingly, with large spaces between them. Tuck just a couple of those gold nuggets that are discovered and treasured.
Fifth, remember it’s private and it’s risky. You’re sharing yourself in vulnerable ways. Let your sweetheart know how he/she affects you and your life.
And finally, while it is written by you about how your sweetheart has changed your life, use words and descriptions your sweetheart will appreciate and understand.
“My sweetie, last Saturday night, you casually reached over and put your hand on my head while we watched TV. I love the gentle warmth of your hand. When you touch me, I feel that special bond between us grow stronger. I love those warm feeling and I love you . . . .”
That’s a good start. Guess I need to locate some stationary and finish this . . . .
Let me know how it goes. Robert@RomanceALIVE.com.