The classic love letter has been promoted through the ages as one of the most romantic gestures -and it is! A love letter is something that can be kept close to the heart for years; it is something that can bring a smile to your sweetheart’s face in any season. But sometimes it’s hard to know what to write about – what “theme” your love letter should have.
The Appreciation Love Letter
Everyone likes a thank you note. Whether your sweetheart has gone above and beyond the call of duty, or has faithfully stood by the mundane, a thank you love letter is sure to encourage them and make them feel appreciated. Appreciate their small deeds, their large contributions, their hard work, their thoughtful gestures, or their uplifting personality. These letters are not required to be long, but definitely must be sincere.
Susan, Thank you for providing breakfast for me and the kids every single morning. Whether it’s a bowl of cereal or a plate full of pancakes, you make sure our day starts off well. Thank you for taking such great care of us. I love you.
The Memory Love Letter
Search your mind for a favorite memory of you and your sweetheart. What was a date you both had that you still reminisce about? What did they do yesterday morning that was adorable? What did they do ten years ago the cinched your decision to spend your life with them? Your sweetheart won’t remember little details about your relationship in the same way you will. Let them in on the sweetness of your memories.
Find stationary that relates to your memory, such as a card with a Ferris wheel on it if you have a memory of you two at the county fair. Fold in a picture to go along with it. Write about tender old memories as well as the memories you would like to make in the future.
Remember that beautiful night – not long after we had met – that we went hiking after midnight with friends of yours? Halfway up the mountain you and I sat and talked, looking up at the stars and exchanging casual banter. Then you made a joke that made me laugh for what seemed like forever. I was laughing so much that you couldn’t help but laugh as long as I did. You didn’t know it, but that was the first time I truly laughed in a long time. I felt like my soul could breathe again. I hope that memory is as warm to you as it has been to me all these years.
The Cutsie Love Letter
If you have a hard time with romance, the next best thing is adorable. Pull out your inner child and shower your sweetheart with cheesy cuteness that is sure to cheer them up for the day. With a cutsie love letter, there is no need for correct spelling or grammar, or incredibly deep thought. Just write a couple of fun sentences to make your sweetheart smile. Draw cartoons, hearts, rainbows, or animals next to your message; or use stickers, glitter, or other craft supplies.
You make me smilez. I <3 youze!
The Victorian Love Letter
Guys, appeal to your woman’s inner Jane Austen fangirl. (Or gals, appeal to your man’s inner steampunk fanboy.) Write a classic love letter using the old-fashioned language that proves English can be just as romantic as French or Italian. Victorian language mainly consists of adverbs, passive voice, and as many syllables as possible. If you can say something in five words, change it so it lasts for twelve.
Even though Victorian English sounds flowery and inefficient, it should be pointed out that a love letter should not be written in the same tone as a business letter. If you want to sound professional, write a cover letter. If you want to sound like you’re in love, slab on a thick layer of flowery.
Dearest Ellen, My heart grows weary with every passing day that I don’t find you beside me. I am often in awe of the scenery here; the beauty that surrounds me is undeniable. But this form of beauty cannot soothe my soul like that of the sound of your voice. Although I am not dissatisfied with the blessings before me, I count down the days where I will see you again. You are constantly in my thoughts. -Yours, Edgar
The Mystery Love Letter
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Provoke your sweetheart’s curiosity with a coded love message. Write it in Morse Code, reversed alphabet, or even in another language. Turn the message into a puzzle, or create a crossword or word search. Challenge your sweetheart with translating your message, making sure the trouble equals the reward.
2 15 14 – 9 8 1 4 1 14 1 13 1 26 9 14 7 20 9 13 5 25 5 20 5 18 4 1 25. 9 3 1 14′ 20 23 1 9 20 20 15 19 5 5 25 15 21 17 19 14. -13 5 12 15 4 25 (Ben – I had an amazing time yesterday. I can’t wait to see you again. – Melody)
Do you have any love note theme ideas? Write them in the comments!