A love letter is one of the simplest and most cherished ways of telling and showing your partner how you feel about them. While it may seem like a daunting task, especially for non-writers, it's much easier than you think! Follow these 7 steps below and write an incredibly romantic love letter today.
1. Use Stationery
We recommend going traditional here as there's nothing more romantic than a classic, hand-written love letter on delicate stationery. By stationery, we don't mean grab a piece of paper from the printer or construction paper from your kids room. If you want a truly memorable and romantic love letter, head to the store and pick out something delicate and classic.
While we recommend going the traditional route with your love letter, keep in mind that it's not absolutely necessary. You can write a romantic love letter via email if you'd like and it can still romantic and heartfelt.
Should it be handwritten or typed? We prefer the personalized touch of a handwritten love letter and recommend you go with this method for the added touch of romance. However, if you truly hate your penmanship or feel you'll make too many errors, go ahead and type it out. Regardless of the presentation that you choose, it's the content of the love letter that really matters.
2. Start with an Intimate Salutation
The salutation is your "first impression", so make sure you use something other than the standard "Dear (name)"! Here are a few suggestions:
- To my beloved
- Dearest (name),
- My lovely (name),
- My dear wife (name),
The point is to tap into your feelings and address your partner in a sincere, but intimately romantic way.
3. Write, Write, Write!
Now it's time to get to the love letter itself. The key here is be detailed, intimate, and romantic. Here are a few suggestions of things you may want to include in your love letter:
Think of those times in your relationship that were truly memorable and write about the events in detail, describing why they moved you, what made them special and memorable, how they made you feel about your partner, and how they changed your relationship. Include the emotional and physical feelings that you experienced and how they affected you and your relationship.
What You Love About Them and How They Make You Feel
Flatter your partner with a few mentions of the traits that you love the most about them or ways they make you a better person. I'd recommend focusing on those traits that really define your partner. Is she caring and compassionate? Is he kind and sensitive? Does her smile brighten your day? Does his sense of humor always make you laugh?
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While I don't discourage mentioning things such as looks (everyone wants to know that their partner finds them attractive!), be sure to add it in the mix rather than focusing on it exclusively. You can even include some sensualness, but try not to go overboard or too erotic. The key here is balance.
Your Future Together
Include a few comments about your future together, what you're looking forward to, things you want to do together, dreams you want to fulfill together, and so on. Giving your partner insight into goals and dreams that you hold for you as a couple will make them feel loved and cherished.
If you haven't been together for long, keep this a little lighter and instead let your boyfriend or girlfriend know how excited you are to see them again, how you feel when you're apart, and things you want to do together in the foreseeable future.
4. End with an Intimate Signature.
Sign the letter with something more than just your name.
- Yours forever,
- Love always and forever,
- Infinitely yours,
End with your name or pet name that your significant other always calls you.
5. Include a P.S.
Once you've signed, leave them with one last thought, something to linger on, remember, or ponder. It could be as simple as another "I love you" or something silly like an inside joke or even some XXX's and OOOO's (hugs and kisses).
6. Add a Personal Touch.
Put on your favorite lipstick and kiss the paper next to your signature or add a quick spritz of his/her favorite perfume or cologne that you often wear.
7. Sealed With A Kiss (SWAK)!
It's time to seal it with a kiss and put it in the mail. Sure, you could slip it in her purse or surprise him with it in the car, or even email it. We prefer the classic snail mail version though and find it incredibly romantic to open a beautiful love letter that's arrived via postal mail.
Put your letter into a matching envelope (remember that pretty stationery?) and add a personal touch to the outside such as a lipstick kiss over the sealed potion, a simple "I love you.", or a mysterious "From your secret admirer" (even though they'll discover your identity when they open the letter!)
If you do decide against mailing your love letter, try rolling it up like a scroll and tying it with a pretty ribbon or slipping it in some other personal location. You could even leave it on his/her pillow to find before bed.
Looking for inspiration? Here are a few sample love letters to help you get started:
I love you more than I could ever say in a few words. I long to be near you as I feel safer in your arms than anywhere else in this world. You are the most incredible thing that has ever happened in my life and I treasure you more than you know. When I look into your eyes, my dear, I am lost in a world of magic. I love you. I love you each and every day. I love you more than words can say.
My dear (name),
I love so much about you. I love the way you laugh. I love the way you make me feel giddy inside with just your smile. I even love the way you make me angry, though I'm not quite sure why. Perhaps it's the way you try to fix things and make our relationship better and stonger. I am so in love with you that not a minute goes by without the thought of you passing through my mind. While I know it's not possible, I long to spend all of my time in your arms.
You have turned me into myself by helping me discover who I truly am inside, which is something that no one before you has done. I've always felt changed with others and with you I am me. You have allowed me to open my heart, without fear, hurt, or anguish. You have allowed me to trust again, both in love and in life. You have allowed me to smile and be happy. You have allowed me to laugh and enjoy the simple moments. And for these reasons, I love you. I will forever cherish our moments and memoories and look forward to the many more than will come out way.
I Love You.
It may sound like a simple I Love You, but it's so much more than that.
I love every little thing about you --
I love your sexy smile. I love your goregous blue eyes that melt my soul. When I look into them, I see magic, comfort, and love. I the your gentle touch and the warmth I feel in your arms. I love thinking about you and dreaming about you. I love discovering ourselves together. I love the intimacy with you and letting go with you. I love each and every moment and memory we share, for they are all once-in-a-lifetime moments.
I Love You.
Today, tomorrow, and forever,
To my dearest husband,
It's difficult to sit down and put my thoughts and feelings on paper, even though my heart is overflowing.I think back to our wedding day and those vows we made for one another. Through the years we've had trials and tribulations, but we've remained strong and true to those very vows. We've built a life and a home full of love, happieness, and laughter. While we may continue to face difficult times, we remain strong in our love and trust for one another and the family we've created. I think of the moment I saw you standing there, waiting for me at the end of the aisle often. Your nervous smile, your steady hand held out to take mine in it. You are my rock.
Things may be difficult right now, but without you, I would never make it through. When I'm feeling down, your smile cheers me up. When I feel like crying, your jokes and laughs wash the tears away. The magic of your smile and the steadiness of your hand carry me through, just as they did on our wedding day 11 years ago.
We will make it through. I love you.
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow too.
My Dear (name),
While I have a difficult time putting my emotions on a sleeve, I feel it's so very important to express how much you really mean to me.
I long to say this in person, with you holding me tightly in your arms and gazing into your mesmerizing eyes, but unfortunately, I am unable to do so. Because we are separate by these thousands of miles of nothingness and emptiness, my expression of love for you will come in the form of letters, such as this.
It is so very difficult to be separated from you, even for a day, and I know that you feel the same. Life and love appear to be full of trials such as these. Perhaps they make us and our relationship stronger? They test our inner strength, our very core, our love and devotion. We'll continue to hold strong and build despite the distance. It's said that true love is boundless and immeasurable and in its purest form overcomes all forms of adversity. While I know this to be true, I also know that when genuine, it grows stronger and steadier as it does for us.
While our love has been tested by this distance, I know that what we have remains true and unbroken. The longer I am away from you, the more I yearn for you. To be in your arms and lost in your eyes. I cherish each and every thought of you, each memory that flashes through my mind, and each dream the floats through at night while I sleep. I live for the day when we are together again and for the day when we never part. Until that day arrives, know that I love you. Across these desolate miles, I send my love, my warm embrace, the comfort of my soul, and my tender, yet passionate kiss.
All my life I've wished for love this true.
I cherish every moment I have with you.
When you're near I can't help but smile
Because you are my reason for survival.
If I ever lost you I'd cry a river,
Just the thought of it makes me quiver.
When we are alone together,
I wish I could stop the time and live in that moment forever.
A thousand words could not express the feelings I have inside for you.
Please say you feel it too.