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Learn how to write a letter in Spanish, both formal and informal, in this article. Below we've compiled a list of the different ways to end a letter in Spanish for both with affection. cariñosamente. affectionately. con amor. with love. mil gracias.

Whether you want to profess your love to someone special, or you want to re-affirm your love to your significant other, words are a massively powerful tool.

The problem is that most people aren’t as eloquent as they would like to be when it comes to putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

If you effectively write a love letter to your significant other, you can make them cry tears of joy, you will deepen your connection with them, and they will have a keepsake to cherish for eternity that they can come back to whenever they feel like reading it and feeling a bonus burst of love.

Whether it’s a birthday present, Christmas card, anniversary gift, or just a random Tuesday for fun, an expertly written love letter can do amazing things for your relationship. Personally, I don’t believe in letting love letters only come up for major occasions. In fact, I believe in writing some form of a long-form love letter to your partner on (at least) a quarterly basis. If you’re with them, shouldn’t they deserve to know why you love them?

Here are some tips on how to write a powerful love letter that will make your partner cry tears of joy.

Things to Consider Before Writing Your Love Letter

Before I get into the brass tacks structure of how to write your love letter, there are some things that I feel need to be expressed explicitly when in comes to the craft of love letter writing.

1. Calibration

You could deliver the most beautiful piece of stationary with the finest calligraphy on the planet, but if the words on the page sound like a copy and paste job that you took from Hallmark and they didn’t make much sense for your specific relationship then the effect would be ruined.

The content of your love letter needs to make sense. Everything you say has to make the recipient think, “Wow, this is so true, sweet, and thoughtful. They really see me for who I am.”

So as much as I’m going to give you every element you need (and show you a sample love letter near the end to check out) the end result of your love letter has to be calibrated to the person you’re writing it to. It has to come from your heart. I’m giving you the skeleton of the love letter… it’s up to you to put the meat on it and give it added life.

2. Surprise

Love letters on Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays are no-doubt powerful… but there should be an element of surprise when your love letters are gifted.

Don’t warn them that they’re going to get one in a few days as you’re in the process of writing it… just deliver it. BAM! Instant romance.

3. Variety

Don’t just spend your thousand-word love letter harping on the same thing. Even though it’s a nice gesture, giving someone a love letter exclusively focusing on their external beauty might not be as well received compared to a letter that touches on a multitude of different elements of them as a person.

Variety is key! More on this shortly.

4. The format is irrelevant

I get it… not all of us are born writers. But don’t think that there is only one way of writing a love letter. It doesn’t have to be lengthy prose, or a rhyming poem, or anything else that society has led us to believe is the way to write a love letter.

While I personally find that un-rhyming words are usually better and connect with the heart more deeply, whether you write a bullet point top ten list, a traditional poem, or twenty paragraphs of free flowing words, it’s the thought and the calibration that counts. The format is irrelevant as long as it genuinely comes from your heart.

5. The medium is irrelevant

Some purists believe that hand written notes are the only way to go when it comes to delivery love letters… and while hand written is totally bad ass and a classic way of doing things, if your hand writing is as bad as mine then you might be better off sending a typed message (via email, Facebook, etc.).

Now, some people would argue that hand written letters stand the test of time more than sending the words via (for exaggerations sake) a Facebook message. But hand written letters can catch on fire… or have coffee spilled on them… or get eaten by the dog. So who is to say that a hand written love letter will necessarily last longer than a digital message will?

Whether you deliver it via beautiful stationary in your finest handwriting, a carefully crafted digital message, or a piece of paper that you commemorate in a photo frame, the delivery medium is largely irrelevant. What’s important is that you write it at all. If you’re better at communicating your innermost thoughts in one medium over the other, go with whatever feels natural.

Important Things To Include In Your Love Letter

I will now go into some structural elements of an effective love letter that you can then mix and match and use as you see fit. There is no one correct order for these to appear in in your finished love letter… these are simply elements. Some of them will resonate with you and others won’t mean as much to you. That’s fine. Use whatever it useful for you.

Here are seven important structural elements that you can include in your love letter.

1. Start with why

Personally, I love starting my love letters with a quick explanation as to why I’m sending it. This can be as short as a few words, or as lengthy as a few paragraphs.

For example you could say any of the following to kick off your love letter:

“This letter is long overdue, and it’s been tumbling around in my mind for weeks now. So I thought it was finally time to put pen to paper and tell you how I feel about you.”

“You do so many little things day to day that only ever elevate my opinion of you. You are such a gift in my life and you deserve to know it… so I decided to write you this letter.”

“I’m not so good with talking about my feelings sometimes, but I didn’t want my thoughts to go unsaid… so I thought a letter would be best.”

Grounding the love letter with a reason can lead people in to the experience of “Get ready for this huge incoming smorgasbord of emotions!” by pacing their reality of “What am I about to be reading here?”

2. What do they bring to your life?

For this point, and the following five points, brainstorm your responses for as long as you need to. Give it it’s own few sheets of paper if you need to.

What exactly does your partner bring to your life? Physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, sexually. How do they elevate your life? How do they make your daily existence that much easier or better?

Maybe you’ve told them about certain ways, or maybe you’ve told them almost none of them. This is your chance. Brainstorm out anywhere from 10-50 things that your partner brings to your life and then pick your favourite handful to focus on.

Some examples could be:

“I love how you encourage the best parts of me. I am healthier, more driven, and more emotionally fulfilled than at any other point in my life and that is in large part because of you.”

“Thank you so much for reminding me who I am when I sometimes forget. I am so grateful to have you as a rock in my life.”

“You have helped me turn my dreams into a reality in so many areas of my life. You are an absolute blessing.”

As always, make sure that it’s true for YOU. Calibration is key. And, by all means, if any of the above examples do ring true for you then please feel free to use them verbatim.

3. Allude to memories that you share

As simple as it sounds. Do you have a pre-existing relationship with this person? Then write out a list of all of your favourite memories that you shared and then pick your top couple of memories to reference in your love letter.

Examples:

“That one time that you laughed so hard that chocolate milk came out of your nose? I fell in love with you right then and there.”

“I can’t believe it’s already been two years since we went on that trip to (location) together. I have such fond memories of how we navigated the streets like a team and we went the entire trip without even a small argument. We’ve always worked so well together as a couple and I couldn’t feel happier that we’re together.”

“Our first kiss was so blissful that I thought I might fall over. My legs felt like jelly for the next few days. You certain have always had a powerful effect on me.”

You can either allude to your multiple memories in a rapid fire 1-2 sentence format, or you can really sit with one amazing memory and describe it in vivid detail. The choice is yours.

4. What do you love about them?

A slight variation on point #2, what specifically do you love about the person you’re writing to?

What do you love about their character, their appearance, or what they fill their life with? Brainstorm/jot it down, and then let them know what you consider to be the highlights.

Examples of what you might love about them:

“I love your drive and ambition. I have endless faith that you’ll achieve anything you put your mind to.”

“You are so amazingly loyal to those you care about. The depth with which you love others is nothing short of inspiring. I love your massive heart.”

“I don’t think I actually had a sex drive before I met you. You are the sexiest thing in the world and I couldn’t be more attracted to everything about you.”

“You are so thoughtful with me. I noticed that you did (X), (Y), and (Z), recently and I want you to know that I notice all of it.”

“Your eyes are so captivating. I could get lost in them forever.”

“You are simply the best person I have ever known. I have endless respect for you and the way that you carry yourself in this world. So thank you for being you.”

5. What do they not get told enough by you (or by anyone)?

I call this the Elusive Obvious effect. Often some of the things that are presented most obviously in plain view are the things that get taken for granted the most.

Also, if you are more prone to complimenting them on just one thing or one area (i.e. only their physical appearance, or only one of the things that they bring to your life) then this can be a good exercise for expanding your awareness of all of the other things that you love about them.

6. The devil’s in the details

While it’s nice to praise the things hidden in plain view, I find that the most memorable moments in love letters come from finding the super specific details that you love about the love letter recipient and letting them be known. Just imagine… your love letter could be the first thing in the recipients entire life that lets them know that they have some specific gift that they bring to another’s life. And every time they notice that detail about themselves, the thought will be linked back to you and your thoughtful letter.

Really sit and brainstorm with this one. What are the teensy tiny, detailed things that your love letter recipient does/is that make your heart light up? It could be the way that they laugh, the way they eat, or the way they tear up when you’re watching a certain movie together. I wish I could give you a laundry list of 200 things for you to pull from but you know your love letter recipient infinitely better than I do. Really give this specific exercise some time. The few nuggets of gold that you mine from your brain will pay dividends in your relationship for years to come if you do this one right.

7. Plans for the future

I like to finish my love letters with this element, but you can put them throughout your letter as you see fit.

Let them know that you’re in the relationship for the long haul by alluding to some imagined future plans that you want to see come to fruition.

Maybe it’s the fact that you’ll have children one day… or a trip to Paris that you want to take in a few years… or kissing each other’s wrinkly old faces. Whatever it is, make it something that you’re authentically excited about for your shared future.

An Example Of An Effective Love Letter

I was going to include some real life love letters that I have sent out to my girlfriend, close friends, and parents in this section… but having read through the dozens of letters that I’ve written over the past few years, I’ve found that they’re all SO highly calibrated that they wouldn’t make much sense to people that didn’t know the letter’s recipient.

So I’m going to just write out a simple sample structure following my own advice just so you can see what a love letter would look like following the above points.

Sample love letter:

My love,

These past few weeks have been relatively challenging for me, as you know, and you have been such a blessing to me. I can’t always express my innermost thoughts as accurately as I want to in the moment and so I wanted to write you this letter to tell you how much you mean to me.

As amazing as I thought my life was before we first crossed paths, I couldn’t have dreamed of how much better my life would become after we first met. Since then I’ve felt healthier, happier, more accomplished, and more love day to day than at any other point in my life. I feel so grateful to be able to wake up next to you every day, and am so happy that yours are the lips that I get to kiss before I nod off every day.

From the craziness of white water rafting in Georgia to the silly fun at the trampoline park in San Francisco… we always seem to make fun situations out of otherwise challenging moments. I couldn’t feel luckier to have you by my side through all of the trials and tribulations of my life.

I don’t tell you often enough but I have such unending respect for you and how you carry yourself throughout your life. Your integrity is admirable. Your heart is so expansive and kind. Your eyes are like pools of green silk that I love getting lost in.

I love how you are with your family. You are so loving and patient with them and they obviously all look to you for advice because they value you and your opinion so much.

I love how considerate you are. You do so many little things for me that only ever add to my already never-ending list of things that I love about you. Whether it’s something as thoughtful as filling up my car’s gas tank, or something as seemingly insignificant as offering to give me a quick shoulder rub while we wait in traffic… you are such an amazing person and I’m so thankful that I get to be yours.

I’m so looking forward to kissing your old wrinkly face one day.

Love,

Me! <3

Spread The Love

Remember, this article is meant to be a guide… a starting point… a skeleton structure that you can now make your own. And even if you copy and paste certain parts of this article to use in your love letter (which you are totally free to do), make sure that you modify the sentence a little bit so that the recipient couldn’t just Google the words and find out that you borrowed them from someone else.

Bottom line… whatever you write and however you deliver it, make sure it’s from your heart. If it’s authentically you, they will love it just as much as they love you.

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Dedicated to your success,

Jordan

The First Paragraph: Start off by saying why you are writing the letter. It could be something like, "I feel so full of love for you today that I just had.

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Long Love Letters?

There are two distinct schools of thought when it comes to penning German love letters and phrases: writing long communications or adhering to the notion from Hamlet that “In der Kürze liegt die Würze" (“Brevity is the soul of wit"). Generally speaking, women are known to write long love letters while men are known for shorter love notes. The latter are more reliant on sweet phraseology than the former.

Sample Love Letters Phraseology

No matter if they are long or sweet, love letters rely on some phrases that apply to both:

  • My Dearest’ translates into ‘Mein liebster (m)/ Meine liebste (f)’
  • I miss you’ = ‘Du fehlst mir
  • You make me happy’ = ‘Du machst mich glücklich
  • I love you with all my heart’ = ‘Ich liebe dich von ganzem Herzen

It’s Not Quite Love

German is a highly nuanced language. As such, it has a lot in common with teaching students how to say “I love You" in Japanese. If the relationship is on the cusp of love but not yet quite in this territory – or if the writer is not yet ready to commit to this depth of affection and emotion – the look and feel of German love letters and phrases is slightly different.

Examples include:

  • Dear’ translates as ‘Lieber (m)/ Liebe (f)’
  • Über deinen letzten Brief habe ich mich sehr gefreut’ becomes ‘I was so happy to get your last letter
  • I miss you’ = ‘Ich vermisse dich’ (Note the differently nuanced phrase from above)
  • Best wishes … Your’ = ‘Schöne Grüße … Dein (m)/Deine (f)’

A Word on Pet Names

Using a pet name (Kosename) is another ‘must’ when writing to a love interest.The English term ‘darling’ finds a host of translations in German love letters. Phrases include ‘Schatz’ or the diminutive ‘Schätzchen’ (literally: treasure); ‘Mäuschen’ (little mouse) or ‘mein Bär’ (literally: my bear or teddy bear). Although commonly translated as ‘darling,’ ‘Liebling’ is actually closer to ‘sweetheart.’

Grammar and Other Considerations of German Love Letters and Phrases

Prior to the big grammatical change of 1996, ‘du’ was always capitalized in written communications. This is no longer the case. Proper letter writing demands that it is rendered in lower case, unless it is at the beginning of a sentence. It is a testament to German letter writers’ love of the traditional written word that this rule is widely ignored.

Love letters should never be typed but always handwritten. It is considered bad form to send a type-written love letter. The obvious exception is email or texting, although neither forms of communication are considered suitable substitutes for messages of the heart. Ample poems and literature notwithstanding, German love letters and phrases are very clear and to the point.

They are usually devoid of veiled hints and double-entendres. This is a mistake that must be overcome by English speakers who might be making their first forays into romantic correspondence and have it coincide with a deepening interest in poetry. Clearly say what is on your heart!

This post is part of the series: Corresponding in Written German: Letters for Business, Love and Fun

Explore the ins and outs of letter-writing in German. Discover German alphabet letters and the impact of the 1996 spelling reform. Find out how to write business as well as love letters and utilize template phrases that make letter writing simple and quick.

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  2. Tips on Eliminating False Friends in German
  3. How to Write German Letters in a Business Environment: Wirtschaftsdeutsch
  4. Writing Sweet German Love Letters and Phrases: Liebesbriefe
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55 Ways to Sign Off A Greeting Card

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Ever sit there, just staring at your writing desk (or paper), wondering how on Earth you should sign off your greeting card? Is option A too personal or too stuffy? Is option B too loosy-goosy?! Don’t you worry. As always, we’re here to help. Check out this long list of greeting card closing options (a whole 55 to choose from)!

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Here are 55 ways to sign off your greeting card (or — letter, email etc.).

  1. Sincerely
  2. Neighborly Yours
  3. Love
  4. With Love
  5. Lots of Love
  6. Yours Truly
  7. Best
  8. My Best
  9. All the Best
  10. My Best to you
  11. Best Wishes
  12. Best Regards
  13. Regards
  14. Warm wishes
  15. Warmest
  16. Warmly
  17. Take Care
  18. Thanks
  19. Thank you
  20. Many thanks
  21. Peace
  22. Be well
  23. Yours
  24. xoxo
  25. Sincerely Yours
  26. Cheers!
  27. Ciao
  28. Hugs
  29. Yours Lovingly
  30. Your friend
  31. Wishing you the best
  32. Forever thankful
  33. Write soon
  34. Your loving ____ (ex: daughter)
  35. Yours faithfully
  36. Kind regards
  37. Kind wishes
  38. Confidently yours
  39. Excitingly yours
  40. Missing You Dearly
  41. Fondly
  42. Hugs & Kisses
  43. Kisses
  44. Have a good one!
  45. Anonymously
  46. Cordially
  47. Fare thee well
  48. Good luck
  49. Hope this helps
  50. Live long and prosper
  51. Looking forward to hearing from you
  52. Stay tuned
  53. Until next time
  54. Cheerfully
  55. Your favorite child

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Tell us, which of these choices did you choose to sign off a greeting card?

Examples of Love Letter Closings: * Adoringly yours, * Affectionately Examples of letter endings that are good at the end of love letters or.

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Business Letter Closings

  • Adios,
  • All best wishes,
  • All best, always,
  • Always in my thoughts,
  • As always, with affection,
  • As usual,
  • As ever,
  • Be good,
  • Be well,
  • Best Regards,
  • Best wishes for your future,
  • Best Wishes,
  • Bye for now...,
  • Cheerio,
  • Cheers
  • Chill,
  • Cordially,
  • Earnestly,
  • Enjoy,
  • Enthusiastically,
  • Forever yours,
  • God bless
  • God be with you,
  • Godspeed
  • Good wishes, always,
  • Goodbye
  • Gotta boogie,
  • Grace and peace,
  • Have fun,
  • Health & Happiness,
  • Hope to hear from ya soon
  • Hope all is well,
  • I look forward to hearing from you soon,
  • I hope to receive news from you soon,
  • I'll be thinking of you,
  • Just to keep in touch with you,
  • Keep the faith,
  • Keep smiling,
  • Kind regards
  • Kind Regards,
  • Kind thoughts,
  • Later Vader!,
  • Later
  • Later alligator
  • Later,
  • LET'S GO,
  • Looking forward to seeing you again,
  • Lots of love,
  • Love
  • Many thanks,
  • May the horse be with you,
  • May the Force be with you,
  • May I always live to serve you and your crown
  • Miss ya,
  • More later,
  • More shortly,
  • Most sincerely,
  • Onward and upward
  • Over & Out,
  • Over and out,
  • Peace, Love & Happiness,
  • Peace be with you,
  • Peace & Love,
  • Peace out,
  • Peace and Blessings,
  • Peace
  • Prayerfully,
  • Regards,
  • Respectfully yours with sincere gratitude,
  • Rock on,
  • Season's blessings,
  • See ya,
  • Sincerely yours,
  • Sincerely
  • Smell ya later
  • SMILE!,
  • Smiles,
  • Ta ta,
  • Take care
  • Take good care,
  • Take it easy,
  • Talk to you later
  • Thank you for your time and consideration,
  • Thank you,
  • Thank you for yor kindness and consideration,
  • Thinking the best for you,
  • Til then, my beloved,
  • Till we meet again,
  • Toodles,
  • Truly,
  • ttyl,
  • Until we meet again,
  • Until next time,
  • Very truly yours,
  • Waiting for you,
  • Warm regards,
  • Warmest greetings to all,
  • Warmest Regards,
  • Wishing you all the best of everything,
  • Wishing you the best,
  • Wishing you a safe journey,
  • With confidence,
  • With the highest esteem, I am a friend of virtue and the people,
  • With kind affection,
  • With kindest personal regards,
  • With warmth,
  • With gratitude,
  • With all best wishes,
  • With love
  • With all good wishes,
  • Yearning for you,
  • You're in my prayers,
  • You're in my thoughts,
  • Your friend,
  • Yours truly
  • Yours faithfully
  • Yours sincerely
  • Yours regardless,
  • Yours 'til the cat meows,
  • Yours most sincerely,
  • Yours always,
  • Yours ever
  • Yours respectfully
  • Yours,

Love Letter Closings

  • Adoringly yours,
  • Affectionately yours,
  • Affectionately,
  • Especially yours,
  • Eternal,
  • Eternally Yours,
  • Forever and always,
  • Kiss ya,
  • Kisses,
  • Hug ya,
  • Hugs and pogo sticks! (my personal favorite),
  • Hugs, kisses, and broken fingers,
  • Hugs and kisses,
  • Love, peace, and chicken grease,
  • Love you now and forever,
  • Love, hugs and kisses,
  • Love you,
  • Love ya,
  • Love your friend,
  • Love you so much,
  • Love always,
  • Lustfully yours,
  • Luv ya,
  • Much love,
  • One Love,
  • Sweet Kisses,
  • With purest love,
  • Xoxo,
  • Wanting you more,
  • "Your girl" always,
  • All my love,
  • All my love forever,
  • Always,
  • Always and forever,
  • Always and truly,
  • Always in my heart,
  • Always your baby,
  • Always yours,
  • Can't wait to see you again,
  • Eternally yours,
  • Forever my love,
  • Forever yours,
  • Forgive me please,
  • Hoping to see you soon,
  • I am forever yours,
  • I love you very, very much,
  • I will love you always,
  • I'll love you always,
  • Longing to see you again,
  • Lots of love,
  • Love always and forever,
  • Love and best wishes,
  • Love and kisses,
  • Love and many kisses,
  • Love forever,
  • Love you,
  • Loving you always,
  • Loving you always and forever,
  • Loving you with all my heart,
  • Many thanks,
  • Missing you,
  • Missing you already,
  • Missing you every moment,
  • My Best,
  • My heart belongs to you always,
  • Patiently yours,
  • Regards,
  • Remembering us,
  • Remembering us the way we were,
  • See you soon (just not too soon),
  • Sending you all my love,
  • Soon to be your wife,
  • Still thinking of you,
  • Thank you for caring,
  • Thanks again for yesterday,
  • Thanks for understanding,
  • Thinking of you,
  • Unabashedly yours,
  • Unconditionally yours,
  • With affection,
  • With all my love,
  • With appreciation,
  • With hope and love,
  • With love,
  • With love and anticipation,
  • With love and expectation,
  • With love and kisses,
  • Written hopefully,
  • You have all my love,
  • You know I love you,
  • Your darling,
  • Your devoted lover,
  • Your endless love,
  • Your eternal soul mate,
  • Your faithful hubby,
  • Your hubby,
  • Your love always,
  • Your loving,
  • Your wife always,
  • Yours always,
  • Yours and only yours,

Sports Letter Closings

  • Keep your stick on the ice,
  • Happy Golfing!

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