When there was no internet or mobile phones, the only way to send a message to your love was by writing letters. Yes, I am talking about that white piece of paper, which you insert in an envelope and place it in a giant box known as “mailbox”.
In that era, you had to carefully choose your words before you start writing because, in case you made a mistake, there was no “Delete” key.
Ways to Write a Love Letter
These days, perhaps a love letter written with a pen might sound archaic, because the words are most of the times read from an email, Facebook status or text messages, without giving the people the chance of penetrating into the real meaning of our words and without getting in touch with our feelings,
Instead, a written paper retains that special magic, which a digital screen will always fail to provide.
In case you are really trying to be a romantic partner or you just want to make a sweet gesture, writing a love letter always “delivers”, just like the expression.
So, here’s some ideas “borrowed” from my teenage years, that I would personally use to write a love letter nowadays:
- Know the Difference Between a Love Message and a Love Letter
A simple message is something “in short”. You can confess your love or you can talk about how this love it’s changing you, just a few paragraphs, which would fit into a note, sent from any device or via social media.
But a letter is something special, it’s almost like an object with its own life. A letter tells a story and not just includes a few words.
- Adapt the Length of the Letter to the Environment you are Planning on Addressing
A letter can be read anywhere, you do not need a computer screen or other device. A letter seems more appropriate to send to a courier or a friend, depending on the situation, or after you write it, send it Via email.
- Think Well Before Posting Your Message Publicly
It may be tempting to make your love public, using the social networks. But that person might not appreciate the fact that you have involved all your friends and relatives into this, so it’s better to keep everything between you two.
So, before you make that message public, think about the person you love. The goal is to communicate your feelings to your love rather than to make them public.
- A Suitable Message Needs the Right Vibe
A cappuccino, a little bit of music in the background to unleash your creativity.
- Whatever you Write, Do Not Forget to be Honest
No matter what you lay down on the paper or you type on the computer, make sure it’s 100% representing you. Do not copy the statements of others just to look interesting.
Tips to Keep in Mind Before Writing a Love Letter
- Start by Using a Cute Nickname
It may sound very personal or it might invoke a memory. Make sure that it has no vulgar tinge and is not interpretable.
- The First Paragraph Can Begin in a Mysterious Kind of Way
He or She must become surprised in a pleasant funny way. You can always start by reminiscing a fun story from your past.
- The Second Paragraph is, In Fact, the Essence of Your Love Letter
Feel free to use many metaphors or to quote notorious romantics. Be careful not to be exaggerated or superficial, in the end, you trying to confess what you feel, not to write a soap opera script.
- The Signature is also an Important Detail
Sign with a nickname that she/he has assigned you or a pseudonym and add the word “Yours” in front of the signature.
Last But Not Least, Don’t Forget to be Yourself. Now Get to Work!