Sunday, February 04, 2007

How to Write a Valentine's Love Letter

In the February 13 issue of Woman’s Day magazine, readers were asked: What do you want most this Valentine’s Day? Fifty-six percent responded: a love letter! That was more than double the second response—diamond earrings—from 20 percent of readers. I think this especially holds true for women. They would love for their men to tell them how they feel about them! Unfortunately, many men are intimidated at the thought of writing a love letter—they’d much rather blow a bunch of money on jewelry than have to write their thoughts—so I’ve come up with a simple fill-in-the-blank letter that anyone can personalize to write a simple but loving letter!

Dear (endearment),

The first time I saw you . . .

What I love most about you is . . .

Thank you for . . .

You will always . . .

Love,

So, your letter might sound something like this:

Dear Sweetheart,

The first time I saw you, I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. You were so beautiful! What I love most about you is how you curl up on the couch and watch football with me. You also make an awesome apple pie! Thank you for marrying me and giving us our beautiful daughter. You will always be the love of my life.

Love, Your husband

This simple letter is guaranteed to melt your loved one’s heart! (And if you give it to her with those diamond earrings, she’ll be even more ecstatic! But, honestly, just the letter is enough.)

Happy Valentine’s Day! And, please don’t lose this opportunity to tell your wife or husband how much they mean to you!

2 comments:

  1. I love your writing tips. You may want to take a look at my just published book Love Mommy: Writing Love Letters To Your Baby, where I give lots of examples, and writing tips to moms and dads on how to write letters to their babies and children at every age. I love your questions and I think you would enjoy my prompts, stories, magic keys and advice on how to write to your children and give them a treasure they and you can have always. But it all begins with you as a couple and I think it's great that you are telling couples how to write a Love Letter to each other. One of the suggestions in my book is to tell the Meeting Daddy story which you can do over a romantic, candlelit dinner, and write together about how you fell in love, got married and who you were as a couple before you had your children. Kids love this and feel so secure and cozy, kwowing they were so loved, before they even have a memory.

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  2. I'm glad you liked my tips. Your book sounds great! I love the idea of writing letters to your children. What a wonderful keepsake! People are sometimes so intimidated at the thought of writing a letter (my husband included). If they would get over the idea that it has to be perfect and just write with their feelings, they would find that it comes much easier. Let's start a love-letter-writing revolution!

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