Still searching for a last minute holiday gift for your sweetheart? Perhaps you’ve ran out of all possible creative ideas from using them in past years, or maybe you’re running on a tight budget but still want to find something meaningful for somebody special. Well, in your case, there is hope!
Just yesterday, as I was stuck in a similar situation, I stumbled upon a site that allows you to create a uniquely crafted love letter. I know what you’re thinking– a love letter, how cheesy. It may be so that love letters have been overused throughout time, but, at least in my case, they are both romantic and just downright adorable. They’re also far more personal than receiving any typical gift card or even the latest sappy chick-flick off the shelves.
Let me just state a few good reasons as to why you should even consider writing a love letter:
First off, you get to express how you feel. It’s easy to get lost in the happenings of everyday life and to forget to say the simple things to those you love. Giving a love letter requires that you sit down and think about what you want to write, forcing you to spell out your feelings on paper.
Not only do you get to express your feelings, but it’s also something that you get to hand-craft yourself. You can choose to create said letter on beautiful parchment paper, possibly complimented with burnt edges to give it an authentic look, or you may choose to scribble down your thoughts on your average college-ruled writing paper.
A final reason for writing a love letter is due to the fact that love letters, and letters in general, have basically fallen off the face of the earth in real life. The fact that letter writing is a rarity is, in and of itself, a great reason to offer it as a gift.
So we’ve covered why you should write a love letter, but how does one perfect the art of love-letter writing? Perhaps I should let you in on a little secret: there’s really no “art” to love-letter writing versus normal letter writing. Surprise surprise! I know you’re blown away. The most important thing is just to begin with the purpose of the letter, include special memories between the two of you, your feelings, and even your thoughts on the future (for all those young unmarried folks out there). Just write it from the heart, not based off of a Shakespearean poem.
Hopefully you are now inspired to write the most romantic, earth-shattering piece of literature that the world has ever seen. Love letters make great holiday gifts, but also ordinary everyday gifts (and don’t forget Valentine’s Day in February). Be warned: this love-letter business may leave your significant other unable to get enough of you.