Have you been thinking of writing your own love letters? I will say that writing a love letter to someone you have never met is different from penning a letter to a lover. But I’m learning different is so much fun. (Really. This afternoon I happily wrote five letters.) So here are some tips to help you get started writing and sharing and making someone’s day.
- Always write by hand. The same rules apply to letter writing that did back when I was working on my creativity. When you write by hand, you tap into some kind of freedom that you won’t find at the computer screen. Plus, the hand-written aspects of any letter make it much more personal, heart-felt, and one-of-a-kind. That’s important in a love letter.
- What about markers or colored paper? Pull out your rainbow of Sharpies or even a set of Crayola crayons. Color is a good thing, and that goes for the paper too. Stationary is lovely, but don’t feel like you have to have a formal or store-bought to have a quality letter.
- Write what you would want to read. When you don’t know what to say, write what you like to say. What do you need to hear right now? What kind of message would make your day? Write that.
- Write just enough. Sometimes when I sit down to write, I feel like I have to fill the entire card. But then my letter gets diluted. Write until your message is clear and then be finished. If you don’t like the leftover space, you can always draw a picture.
- Sign your name. This will make your letter more personal. But remember, if you’re leaving your letter in a public place, then don’t include your contact info. It’s safer that way.
So get to writing! And of course let me know how your letters turn out. If you have more questions, here’s More Love Letter’s advice on how to get started.