7 Ideas For A Love Letter.

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There’s all sorts of love out there and a million ways to express it.

Some of us express our love through words, some others with acts of service, or with a big bear hug.

But, there’s something so utterly romantic, so expressive and heartfelt with a written letter declaring your love for someone.

Now, love letters don’t have to be as specific as a Shakespearean sonnet or perfectly formatted like an 18th-century poem, nor do you have to be at war or a thousand miles away to write something wonderful.

It can be as simple as a sentence on a sticky note on a Sunday morning.

What matters most is your willingness and courage to express your love, even if it feels scary – especially if it feels scary.

It’s a physical token of your love that costs you nothing and is worth everything, it’s the truest and purest representation of your love.

I think the only reason we’ve lost the art of the love letter is because we live in a digital age where life and love move too quickly.

Fortunately for us, when we’re in the presence of someone we love, time slows down.

So if you’re someone who’s always wanted to write a love letter, but never felt like you knew where to start, this is for you.

Here’s 7 Ideas For A Love Letter.

Sticky Notes

There’s a reason why “I love you” is so significantly sweet.

Using only three words, you can encapsulate a mountain of feelings. So if you’re not ready for an entire letter, or enjoy sharing your love throughout the day, use sticky notes to write something lovely for your honey, and put them somewhere your love can easily see them – bathroom mirror, bag, bedside table, fridge, car mirror, etc.

It’s like the gateway to bringing out your inner romantic. Start small, then work your way up.

Tell ‘Em Through Text

If you don’t live with your lover, then think about sending a morning text of love they can wake up to.

Rather than just good morning you could write “As soon as I woke up you were already on my mind,” or “I dreamt of being with someone like you, now I get to wake up knowing I have you.”

A misconception most people have about using words to express love, admiration, appreciation, etc., is that we assume we have to be poetic or a wordsmith – someone skilled with words. But that’s just not true.

Think of your favorite songs, for example, some of them use the same simple 25 words over and over, and yet we feel so deeply and connected to those words, it makes us feel something wonderful.

It’s all about your intention behind the words.

You could get a 3-page love letter using the most sophisticated words with meanings you don’t know, and feel nothing. Then, you could get a text with four words like, “I miss you cutie”, and that could light your heart up.

Never be intimidated by words or feel like you’re not smart enough to express yourself. It’s never about the words, it’s about who’s saying them and how it’s being said.

By the way, if you struggle with finding the right words, use a song lyric. Coldplay is so great for this.

Birthday Card

Alright, let’s move on to something a little more personal.

A great opportunity to write something sweet and generous is through any special occasion card, like a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or holiday card.

Most people leave it up to the message in the card to reflect their feelings, but I promise you, if you take the time to think of something kind to write, your person will keep that card forever and cherish it.

Every time I give someone a card for a special occasion along with my gift and I write my little heart out to them, it becomes the best part of the entire gift. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many times someone has gone out of their way to tell me how much the card meant to them.

This really showed that although we know that the people around us love us, we really never get an idea of how much we mean to people unless they tell us.

It may seem obvious how much you love someone, especially if you’re showing it constantly, but there’s something extra meaningful and valuable when you tell someone what they mean to you.

After all, Maya Angelou was right when she said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Drop It In The Mail

Okay, we’re on to the next level.

Whether you live together, are in the same city, or are across the world, send a letter through the mail.

It gives the element of surprise and who doesn’t dream of getting a love letter in the mail? Are you kidding me, it’s the ultimate goal.

Want to add some extra lovin’?

Go to your local craft store, like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, and pick up a pack of envelopes with a special design or color. Trust me, it costs little to nothing and you get to add a special touch.

Long Distance Lovers

Distance certainly makes the heart grow fonder, but maintaining a strong, affectionate bond is essential when spending a significant time apart. This goes for any sort of relationship, but especially with a lover.

So in addition to your texts, calls, and FaceTime sessions, send each other letters and go more into depth with expressing your feelings.

Trust me, being vulnerable and expressive takes courage, but it always pays off in the end, one way or another.

Never regret being willing to pour your heart out to someone. It’s a gift to have someone to love.

The anticipation, thrill, and fun of waiting for a response is so lovely. We’ve become so accustomed to getting everything right now, and when we don’t we easily become incredibly anxious.

Learning to wait for something again, especially something special from someone we adore is magical and adds value and weight to the words.

So whether or not you live thousands of miles away or just down the street from one another, write to each other.

Weekly Email

If your handwriting is a disaster and you prefer to type, then send an email every week or bi-weekly on a particular day and time.

It’s a step up from a good morning text for sure and is so much fun to see pop up in an inbox.

And just remember, if you ever feel stuck with what to say, go to Pinterest and find a sentence, a phrase, a poem, etc., that embodies what you want to say.

Be creative, send an email per week or sporadically throughout the month to surprise your person.

It can be as simple as “I miss you”, “I’m thinking about you”, “I can’t wait to see you “, a list of compliments, a funny story, an invitation for a date, weekend away ideas, or literally anything.

The point of all of this is simply to take action, to express yourself, to show your person your effort and love for them.

And yes, maybe it’ll feel very uncomfortable for you especially if you’ve never done anything like this before, or you grew up in a family where expressing love with words is uncommon.

But, this is for the people who want to step outside of their comfort zone and push themselves to be willing to be more expressive with their love for their love.

The Letter That Encapsulates All Of Your Love

Here’s the big one.

If you’re feeling really romantic and love the idea of a piercing, passionate declaration of your love, then let’s write the ultimate love letter.

Now, there’s nothing more to it than writing down exactly how you feel about your love.

Granted, if you’ve never, ever done this before, then I recommend taking some time and jotting down on a separate piece of paper everything you love about them, how they make you feel, things you’d love to do in the future together, etc.

It’s more simple than you think, I promise.

So find a lined sheet of paper, write your heart out, then deliver it in person to your love, or send it through the mail so they can be surprised.

Life is too short to hold back how we truly feel.

Be courageous, tell the people you love how you feel about them, you never know when the last time will be when you see them.

Love,

Anastasiya

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