Fill-In-The-Blank: How To Write A Love Letter. Happy Lover's Day! Yesterday, I drove Rusty and myself to Wal-Mart for me to get some socks.
Want to craft a love letter that will make the recipient cry (tears of joy)? do you love about their character, their appearance, or what they fill.
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Dear [Recipients Name],
I know you know this by now, but I won't get tired of letting you know. I love you from the bottom of my heart, and I will love you forever. Ever since we first met x years ago at [name of place/event], I knew you were the one I want to spend my life with. You complete me, and you bring out the best in me. For that, I will be eternally grateful to you and will keep on loving you until the end of time. Always and forever.
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Further things to consider when writing love letters to someone you love
Love letters are letters you write to the person you love to express your affection. Whether delivered by mail, hand, or romantically left in a special location, a love letter is one of the most romantic ways to express your true feelings to the person you cherish. This letter can be anything from a lengthy explanation of feelings to a short, simple message. Love letters (especially the handwritten ones) make a special, rare treat that people can hold on to and cherish. These are keepsakes that your partner can come back to whenever he/she wants to feel a bonus burst of love.
Well drafted love letters can not only make your significant other cry tears of joy but also deepen your connection with him/her. Start by stating the purpose of the letter. It can be something like, "I was thinking about how I don't tell you enough how much I love you." Clearly express your undying love for the recipient. Refer to a shared romantic memory and mention the things you love about the recipient. Mention how your life has changed since you both met. End with a statement that sums up and reaffirms your love and commitment.
Letters to someone you love are, simply, the letters you send to a person you cherish and care about. The recipient of such letters could be your parents, your brother or sister, your child, your spouse, or any other person you truly care about. Although the words can still come out of your mouth, writing a letter to someone you love gives you an opportunity to choose the right words to express your appreciation and admiration for your dearest. It doesn't matter if the letter sounds funny or funky as long as your words come from the heart.
When writing letters to someone you love, you first need to evaluate your relationship with this person so that you can determine which direction your letter is going to take. Begin the letter with an intriguing phrase that will immediately catch the recipient's attention. Tell the recipient exactly why you are taking the time to write. Discuss happy memories the two of you have shared, especially those you think the person might have forgotten over time. Mention your beloved's strong and best qualities and how he/she has changed your life. End with a statement that reaffirms your love for this person.
The best collection of love letter prompts on the web. 42 love letter prompts to be exact.
I mentioned in my last post Four Ways To Emotionally Connect With Your Spouse While You’re Apart that Rich is currently in Brazil and we are apart for the month. While we’re away for extended periods of time like this, Rich came up with the great idea to write each other love letters.
Since we find ourselves writing quite a few of these, we ran out of love letter prompts fairly quickly and were unsatisfied with the love letter ideas we found online (C’mon Google- I thought we were beyond this. Can’t you solve ALL my problems yet??).
So, we figured we’d help old Google out and throw some of our tried and true love letter prompts out into the interwebs. Rich is the creative writer type and I’m the nostalgic sap type, so you’ll find a little of both in the prompts.
Last year after we did this for two months our marriage was stronger than ever! Even after being apart that long. In fact, when we came back to the humdrum of everyday life and busy schedules, we were both feeling a bit empty in comparison to the daily soul-bearing we had grown accustomed to while we were apart.
On one such day, I thought, “Man, I miss the love letters!” Then thought, “Wait a minute, I still have email don’t I?” So I up and wrote Rich a love letter while he was at work. I know! My life is oozing spontaneity. And it was a great way to remind each other that we like each other.
So, if you find yourself away from your spouse for a while, or you just need to vamp up your love tanks, I HIGHLY recommend emailing each other love letters. Or if you want to print them out and give the love letters to your partner as a gift, I’ve made a handy-dandy free printable for you with space to answer each prompt available at the bottom of this post.
These prompts make the perfect anniversary, birthday, Valentine’s Day or Christmas presents. Seriously, imagine their face after reading letters answering these questions.
And don’t worry, I’ll spare you the barf bag you would need from reading examples of our sap-infested, soul-bearing love letters. Though, I am tempted . . .
25. Write about how your spouse has changed you since you’ve met them. Be specific.
26. Talk about traits you think you’ve inherited from your parents and what traits your spouse has inherited from theirs. Their answers may surprise you 😉
27. Write poems to each other. (note: Rich could have been a poet. Seriously. And I never knew until love letters . . .)
28. Record all first impressions of each other you can remember.
29. Top 10 lists (Rich did top 10 reasons Celeste is awesome at Valentine’s day). Other Top 10 lists could include: Top 10 favorite memories together, Top 10 moments I loved you most, Top 10 events I’m looking forward to spending with you this year.
30. Post and talk about your favorite pictures of each other.
31. Google newly wed questions and answer them for both you and your spouse. Have your spouse do the same. Compare answers.
32. Write out your favorite things about your kids. Or, if you don’t have kids, what characteristics of your spouse you’d hope your hypothetical children would have.
33. Write about the funniest memory you have together. Or that might be too hard to pick just one, so write about some times when you deep-belly laughed together.
34. Tell your spouse something you honestly don’t think they know about you.
35. Since you’ve been married, has your spouse challenged any preconceptions you had about life?
36. If you had to commit a crime together, what would it be? Aliases encouraged.
37. What about your spouse do you feel you know the least about? What about yourself do you think your spouse knows the least about?
38. If you could go back and give yourself advice about marriage when you were dating, what would you say? What have you learned?
39. Transform your story into a Disney-esque fairy tale. Start with once upon a time . . .
40. What are the physical aspects of your spouse you find most attractive?
41. What do you think they’re greatest strengths and talents are?
42. Share a childhood memory you’ve never shared with them before.
**** Ok, I know I promised I wouldn’t subject you to our love letters, but I just wanted to include two word association examples since they were our fave. The first is from Rich, the second from me.
Are you now SO pumped to fill your partner with love? Let’s do it.
If you’d like for these prompts to magically appear in your email inbox all ready to fill out, then you’re in luck! Just put your email in that box down there and it will happen!
The printable looks like this (first page):
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We first said the L word somewhere around this point in our lives.
Speaking of childhood memories . . . look at little Richard!! Isn’t he adorable? He can’t get mad at me, he’s not in the country. heh heh heh.
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I just love Valentine's Day, so much so that in these tough economic times, I've decided to offer free extremely steamy yet generic love letters for guys short on time, cash and ideas.
There's only one problem with Valentine's Day -- that subversive guy who ruins things. He's the kind of fellow who feels compelled to tell you that the iconic Valentine's "heart" is not really a heart at all.
Instead, the "heart" is actually an inverted curvy female derriere, a mystical Rubenesque symbol of immense power that has prompted men to buy flowers, champagne and chocolate strawberries and so on since the beginning of time.
"You've got to be kidding," said my young assistant, Wings, who has a serious girlfriend.
Readers may remember that Wings had to eat the JELL-O on Thanksgiving at her parents' house, in the high-pressure meet-her-family ritual. It went so well that now he's planning another ritual celebration, Valentine's Day. But the origin of the "heart" shocked him. "I never knew that. You've got to be kidding."
No, I'm not. Some tweedy professor explained it on a documentary about the romantic tradition of the Western world. It freaked me out so much that every time I take a bite out of a little candy heart, I feel like a pervert.
If you don't believe me, just take a pen and a scrap of paper, draw a "heart" and turn it upside down. If your wife or girlfriend asks what you're doing, tell her it's a secret. Women love it when you hide things from them.
"I can't get it out of my mind now, either," Wings said. "Thanks."
The thing is, I don't want to be one of those guys who ruin a perfectly fine fertility festival forced upon us by greeting card companies, florists, chocolatiers, lingerie merchants and those cruel diamond mines.
I was one of those guys once, the kind of idiot who told an assistant to wow his girlfriend by stopping at the butcher shop for a crown roast of veal, the Frenched rib bones trussed into the shape of a perfect loving heart. Or a mix of ground pork, veal and beef formed into a "heart"-shaped loaf. They expect flowers. You hand them a hefty package wrapped in butcher paper. Nothing says "I love you" like red meat.
Now my advice is: Don't be a Valentine's Day subversive.
In normal times, I'd say just buy her the flowers, the chocolates, champagne, even clothing, if you're wise enough to buy the clothes two sizes too small. If you don't understand why, just skip the clothes and go for the roses.
During good economic times, I've suggested romantic DVDs, like "Random Harvest," with Ronald Colman and Greer Garson, about the soldier with amnesia who forgets his true love, then is reminded again at the end.
It's better than "P.S. I Love You," a horror film masquerading as a love story, the creepy tale of a dying megalomaniac who sends his widow letters from beyond the grave so she can't forget him. Talk about sick.
Yet this year, with the economy trashed, who has money to spend? Instead, for the price of this newspaper, I give you free, pre-written love letters, guaranteed to overwhelm her. Just follow the instructions. Please don't use crayon to sign your name.
Dear [Insert her name here -- and don't forget to check the spelling],
You've been so sweet, I can't believe you put up with me, especially when I [insert a moderately annoying habit here]. But [annoying habit] or not, I still love you and I'm amazed that our relationship has blossomed, like a [her favorite flower].
Remember when we met at [insert name of 4 a.m. nightclub here]? I'll never forget how your [insert tasteful attribute here] looked under those strobe lights. And then later, when we had the Grand Slam breakfast before dawn, and I looked into your eyes, they were so [insert her eye color -- don't say bloodshot, repeat, not bloodshot] that I became lost in them. And at that moment, looking at you under those fluorescent lights, I just knew that you would be my little [insert pet name here] forever. And I'll always be your little [insert her pet name for you here].
Sincerely, your loving [boyfriend/husband/random guy she just met].
If that doesn't work, why not just tell her the truth? Don't make a speech. Speeches are for movies. It's all about those three little words, so try this one.
Dear [blank], I love you. Will you be my Valentine? And don't forget, there's a great game on ESPN2 tonight, wanna watch it? Pass the candy hearts, OK?
These days, what passes for romantic communication between modern folks would make far-flung soldiers, temperamental poets and.