When was the last time you hand wrote a letter?
If you cant remember then perhaps its time to revisit the art of putting pen to paper and not being able to hit the delete button. I cant think of a better excuse than Valentines Day and writing a letter of open declaration of your feelings towards your loved one.
Fair enough you’ll probably get them a card- but the reason Paperchase is so profitable is that perhaps we’ve grown lazy. We look for the card that is the nearest fit with what we want to say- the reason why there are so many. Why not be bold and brave and just write what you want to say rather than settling for what the card shop has to offer.
Writing a letter is making yourself vulnerable - its laying yourself out there and just saying, this is how I feel, and the fact you are writing it down on paper makes it seem so much more permanent than a text or email- and therefore so much more meaningful.
If you are writing to your man, don’t choose a ditzy floral paper- remember you are trying to appeal to him not your best girlfriends. Choose a high quality thick paper and please don’t use a biro! You could even emboss the paper with your own design if you are craftily minded and have plenty of time and seal it with a wax seal to add a bit of drama and meaning.
So you’ve got the pen and got the paper but what are you going to write!?
Here are my top three tips;
- Don’t quote from a song- no matter how tempting, or how much “its our song” comes to mind- its a cop out and not original You can do better than that.
- Tell him how he makes you feel, for example- safe, sexy, strong.
- Above all- be honest and be yourself.