The advanced technology of modern society has made expressing your feelings and love easier than ever before. There are so many forms of communication that one can use to express their feelings including text messages, social media, and emails.
A romantic text message can be sent within seconds using a cellphone and a person can order flowers for their partner within minutes by using one of the many apps available. You can express your love by using cutesy emojis and milestones in your relationship can be celebrated by posting an update on one of your social media profiles. Although there are many pros to the swiftness of it all, it seems that the modern world has forgotten the original and most charming way of communicating with a loved one – by writing a romantic love letter.
Love letters date back as far as the 14th century and the Renaissance period, but are most commonly associated with World War I and World War II when soldiers would write a letter to their partner (who they’d hadn’t seen for several months – maybe even years) expressing their undying love and adoration. There is something desirable and timelessly romantic about handwritten letters that can’t be replaced by a text message or email.
Why Write a Love Letter?
There is something magical about giving a handwritten letter to your soulmate. Love letters evoke a special feeling inside. They evince a slower pace, vulnerability, a reminder of an older time, a little more intimacy, and genuineness that people appreciate more. Love letters are a tangible object that your significant other can keep as a keepsake and delight in from time-to-time. They are a charming tool that can be used to reminisce over your history together and they offer the opportunity to express your feelings to your partner more ardently and avidly than you do on a day-to-day basis. Love letters hold the power to make you fall in love all over again!
If you do decide to write a letter, but aren’t sure how don’t worry! Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta has a step-by-step guide that you can follow. Grab a sheet of paper and pen and be ready to write!
1. First, make it clear that you’ve written a love letter
You want to let your loved one know that this is a love letter. You can begin with something like, “I was thinking today about how much I love and appreciate you, and how lucky I am to have you by my side. I wanted to sit down and write you this letter to express in words how much you mean to me”.
2. Recall a romantic memory
What’s beautiful about being a couple is that no one else has a love story quite like yours and your partner’s. The two of you share a special history, full of memories and experiences that are unique to your love story. This is why opening your letter with a fond memory that the two of you share helps ignite feelings of love and adoration for your relationship. You can choose a memory from the day that you fell in love, your first date or your first vacation together.
Many people opt to reminisce on the first time that they met their significant other. It could go something like this, “I will never forget the first day that I met you. I walked past you in the shopping mall and you were wearing a blue dress and had your hair tied up. Your beauty stunned me and your smile was winsome. It took me a while to muster up the courage to speak to you and once I tried, I froze up and forgot my name! I was so embarrassed but you laughed infectiously”.
3. The transition from past to present
Now that you have reminisced dotingly on a fond memory, you should transition to the future and describe how you’re feeling. “And even now, 6 years later, I still admire your beauty and smile and get nervous when we speak.”
4. Tell your partner all the things that you love about them
This is one of the most romantic parts of the letter. This is the part where you list all of the things that you love about your partner. You can mention the aspects of their character that you find bewitching, their physical characteristics that you find amorous and ardent, and their personality traits that you appreciate. This is also the opportunity to thank your partner for all of the wonderful things that they do for you.
This section could begin with something similar to the following, “I love how kind you are and how you always help others in need. I adore the freckles that sprinkle across your nose, your beatific smile and your bright, endearing eyes that I get lost in every time we talk. I revel in spending quality time with you, laughing and having fun while hand-in-hand. I’m so grateful for everything that you do for me. From home-cooking delicious meals to supporting me in my decisions to making me laugh during the harder days. I am in awe of the person that you have become”.
5. Reaffirm your love and commitment
“I have always and will always love you, my dear. I will stand proudly by your side throughout life, through the good times and the bad. And I will always remain faithful and true”.
6. End the letter with a closing line that sums up your love
The most important rule here is to be authentic and express your love through words in an unalloyed way. It doesn’t matter whether you opt for a cheesy, lovey-dovey ending or whether you want it to end more light-hearted. Whatever you choose, ensure that it’s authentic to your feelings as this will prevent the letter from seeming incongruous and inharmonious with your personality and relationship.
You could end the letter with “my love for you is an eternally burning flame that will never fizzle out” or, “I am so lucky to have found you, my soulmate, and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you!” or, “OK, enough of the soppy stuff now! I just love you with my whole heart and wanted to let you know!”
Remember, a love letter gives you the chance to show your significant other how much you love and truly care for them. It’s an opportunity to express your feelings in a more genuine, thoughtful way. Stay authentic to yourself and your feelings and be ready to make your significant other feel truly special! Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta wishes you the best of luck!