by Laura Brown
Originally Published Feb 12, 2014
This Valentine’s Day, why not do something really special and write a love letter to your love? A real, personalized love letter means much more than a store-bought card, and writing one is easier than you might think.
Your first step is to give up your fear. A love letter doesn’t have to be professionally written poetry–it doesn’t have to be poetry at all–and it doesn’t have to be sappy. Instead of writing about flowers or the moon and the stars, be yourself, and write about real things that matter to you. Write in your own everyday speaking voice--your reader loves you and wants to hear your voice coming through, not an imitation of someone else’s.
Some suggestions for what you can write about: the moment you first realized you loved her, how your life has changed since you first got together, what you’ve learned as a result of loving him, something about her that makes you grateful, something he said that you will never forget, or a shared memory that’s special to you both. It doesn’t have to be of epic proportion to mean the world to the two of you. If you share something simple and sincere, your letter will be something that your love will treasure forever.
You can make this Valentine’s Day the most special ever if you take a little risk and write your love a letter from your heart.