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12 Love Letter Ideas That’ll Melt Anybody’s Heart

Writing a love letter is still one of the most romantic things ever, especially if we take into account the fast-paced society we live in. Writing love letters requires time, skill, and sincerity. The goal is to let your loved one know how important they are in your life and why you consider them and your relationship so unique.

No need to worry, we are here to help you master this creative skill and express your deepest emotions to your special someone with a list of the best love letter ideas.

First things first: setting the mood

Writing love letters is not an easy task for a bunch of reasons. First of all, you need to let another person know some of your most intimate feelings, which basically means being ready to get vulnerable. However, this shouldn’t stop you from expressing your affection because writing a love letter is a brilliant way of affirming and rekindling your genuine emotions toward the person you love. Allow yourself to lean into your true feelings and this will result in a sincere and beautiful declaration of love.

Before writing a love letter, you should do your best to get into the right state of mind. Think of the possible ways of arranging your environment and setting the right atmosphere that will prepare your mind, inspire your senses and get your creative juices flowing. Here are some of the tips to achieve that before taking up the beautiful and utterly creative task of writing love letters.

  • If you can, go to a calm place or visualize yourself somewhere romantic. Take a look at some photos of a dream location and let it motivate you.
  • Music is a powerful tool for triggering our senses. If this form of art inspires you, then, by all means, create a playlist that touches your creative side and brings out what you feel for your beloved.
  • Aromatherapy might turn out to be helpful, as there are scents capable of changing our mood. The choice of an inspiring scent is highly individual, but you can try going for eucalyptus or lavender.

1. Start with the right opener.

One thing is for sure: your love letter won’t be personal or special enough if you start it with the usual “Dear (name).” You want your beloved to feel extra special, so make sure you write something like “To my true love,” “To my darling,” or “To the love of my life.”

An even better idea would be to open it with the cute nickname you use in your private conversations.

2. Recall a pleasant memory together.

When writing love letters, it is important to make it as personal as possible, and one of the ways you can accomplish that is by reliving one of your beautiful memories together. If you pick a memory that your partner might have forgotten, even better. Just recall it in detail, and you’ll melt their heart for sure.

3. Describe your love’s best qualities.

Sometimes we appreciate our partner’s qualities that they might not be aware of or don’t consider their strong side. In any case, while writing a love letter, keep in mind that you should write about what you love about your special someone. Do not be afraid of getting personal and specific, remember it is crucial to be authentic. Do speak from your heart. If you feel like it is not easy to start, just use some of these partial templates and finish the sentence.

Your greatest strength is...

The first thing I think of when your name crosses my mind is...

What I appreciate most about you is...

4. Write about the difference in your life.

Another idea for a love letter you should consider is writing about how richer, happier, and more fulfilling your life is since your loved one came into it. The recipient of your letter should know that their presence changed your life for the better.

Please bear in mind there should be no mention of your previous loves because you obviously want your partner to be sure that they are left in the past.

5. Pen and paper vs Keyboard

  • PEN AND PAPER. If you are fond of the idea of writing a love note in the classic way — that is, on a piece of paper — then by all means, go for it. Paper never goes out of style, right? Take your time to choose a good-quality paper in your loved one’s favorite color.

However, in the case of a lengthy letter, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to first compose your draft on a computer, as this option allows you to rephrase your thoughts as many times as needed.

  • KEYBOARD. All of you digital folks should make sure you avoid the formal and oh-so-common font like Times New Roman. Browse through the font list until you find the one that feels just right to convey your emotions. We’d definitely suggest going for a romantic, cursive font in a larger type so it’s easier to read.

6. Round it up by mentioning your future together.

It is crucial that you finish off your love letters by tying the emotions expressed at the beginning with hopes for the future. You can wrap it up by explaining how hard it is to pour all your feelings into the right words and adding that you are grateful and blessed to have them as your special someone now and in the future. An example:

No matter how difficult it might be for the silly, shy me to say how thankful I am to have found you in my life, I want you to know that I can’t wait to live happily ever after with you by my side.

As we said, be yourself — authenticity is everything.

7. Feel free to be cheesy.

Getting a little bit too emotional (read: cheesy) is actually not a bad love letter idea, especially if it helps you convey your true feelings. Take a look at some lines that might inspire you:

“My love, sometimes I think words cannot express how special you are to me. You are my brightest star.”
“Whenever I think of you, a dumb grin appears on my face.”
“Having you in my life feels so surreal, as if I’m having the best dream ever and never waking up.”

8. Sign the letter with extra romance.

Do not forget to sign your letter with a romantic, evergreen touch. “Yours forever, Jane” or “From the bottom of my heart, Jack” are surely classics when we speak of finishing lines.

You can also spray your letter paper with your perfume or seal it with a lipstick kiss. A nice-looking envelope is also a must.

9. If you’ve got no ideas, make a fun list.

Some writers claim that making a list of things you love about your beloved is a great love letter idea. You could use a number that is significant to your relationship as inspiration — for instance, the number of years you have spent together or something of the like. Not only is this a fun and creative way to express yourself, but it also gives you a chance to mix up different points of the message you would like to convey. You can easily balance writing about the silly sides of your partner’s personality, pointing out some serious matters, and spicing it up with some emotional stuff.

10. Do not send your love letter right away.

Among other ideas for love letters, we’d say an important tip would be to wait a bit until you send the letter. Having in mind that writing a love letter requires pouring your heart and soul into it, you might want to let it sit for a couple of days and digest it before you send it to your loved one. The perfect time for sending it is only after you feel happy with how it turned out.

11. Deliver your letter in the best way possible.

Once you have finished the writing part and sealed your love letter, take your time to think of the best way to orchestrate the delivery. You want the recipient to be surprised and excited when receiving your letter. Make sure you get as creative as possible when thinking of the right place to deliver it.

Check out some creative ideas:

  • Go for the surprise factor. Leave your love letter somewhere your beloved one will least expect to find it, maybe on their car seat or in a lunch box.
  • Simply mail it. We bet very few people would expect to see something that’s not a bill or promo leaflet in their mailbox.
  • Write the key parts of your letter on post-its. Then position them strategically all over your partner’s house.
  • Break your entire letter down and hide the parts with clues in different places. It is both fun and challenging!

12. Remember not to aim at perfection.

A formula for the perfect love letter does not exist. But guess what: it doesn’t have to be perfect at all. Just do it and allow yourself to be authentic. That’s the only thing that makes sense in matters of love.

Have you ever written a love letter? If not, don’t be shy about using your ideas and sweeping your loved one off their feet!

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