Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"Handwritten love letters will never go out of style." Unknown

Valentine's Day is this Thursday, and many men and women are perplexed about just what gift to buy for their sweethearts.  May I suggest a love letter?  Roses die and chocolates don't last, but a love letter is eternal.  Here are my top 5 reasons to write your beloved a love letter:

1.  Just thinking about the content of the letter allows you to reflect upon all the wonderful qualities of your significant other.  You will gain a new appreciation of your other half just thinking about their special qualities, thus renewing your love for him/her.

2. Writing a real letter is so much more satisfying than sending a short text with emojis. You have the chance to exercise your vocabulary and word choice.

3. Choosing a card or stationery for your letter takes you to a slower world, a world of cards and pens and beautiful envelopes, and maybe even sealing wax.  It's good to slow down, even for a short time.

4. It feels so wonderful to create something special for your loved one, and a beautiful love letter is a gift that can be revisited by your sweetheart time and again.

5. You will feel tranquility and peace after writing the letter, filled with joy and gratitude, because penning and giving such a personal gift fills the soul with happiness.

My husband died almost seven years ago, but reading our love letters to each other still fills my sad heart with love.  After all, love never dies. 

A love letter is a gift that continues to give.  Happy Valentine's Day.

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. 
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1 comment:

  1. Great idea, Dede. I haven't put pen to paper in ages aside from a scribbled grocery list. May just pull out some fancy papers and give this a go for Valentine's Day. Yes, love is forever!