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Write a Love Letter

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Published February 13th 2011

Sadly, the all invasive nature of today's technology means that we are more likely to receive a love e-mail or a love text than a beautifully written letter. Put pen to paper and let someone know how you feel.

The best thing about love letters is their feel and look. A handwritten ode on a piece of crisp stationery is much more personal than black and white words on a screen. Don't just scrawl something on a sheet of notepad paper – or worse, type something on the computer and print it out. Put some thought and effort into the presentation.

Choose some nice paper. It doesn't have to be sappy or covered in love hearts, but it should be something that appeals to your sender. This quirky letter set from Poketo is a good example. If you are sentimental, you might like to spray the paper with your perfume or cologne before you write the letter.

Write out a rough copy before you write on your pretty new stationery. The tone of the letter is up to you – you can be gushy, funny, verbose or succinct – but most of all, be honest. At the very least, your letter should tell the reader how you feel about them. You might explain why you love your boyfriend, tell your best friend how much you appreciate their support during tough times or thank a relative for always being there. This guy knows what he's talking about.

Once you've perfected your letter, write it out on your stationery in your neatest handwriting. Be sure to write the date, month and year in the top right hand corner. Now you can put it in an envelope and deliver it.
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