Once when Brian and I were dating he got really sick and wasn’t able to come see me for a few weeks. It was only a few weeks but at the time it felt like forever! I wanted to help him feel better but there was nothing I could do. We couldn’t really even talk on the phone because he had a sore throat. It was rough. Ok, maybe it wasn’t the worst thing ever to deal with, but I did feel useless for a while. Then, I had a idea. It was simple but would surely brighten his day: send him a love letter.
In this digital world we are slowly losing the art of pinning letters. If I want to talk to someone I have my choice of social media channels to get in touch with them. However, sending an actual letter to someone takes thought and planning. You actually have to sit down and plan out what you are going to write, get stamps and drop the letter off. Then you have wait-which is not something that we are use to doing-for your loved one to get it. I love letters because they are permanent. They won’t be forgotten like a Facebook message or deleted like a text. Love letters last.
So here’s what I want you to do: Go and write your husband a love letter! In fact it doesn’t have to be your husband, it could be your mom, your kid, or anyone else that you love. Drop it off at the post office and let them find it in a few days among the bills. Letters are a great way to show how much you love someone!
Not sure what to write? It’s simple, just write from the heart. Don’t try to use too much flowery language. Instead focus on being yourself and saying what you really feel.
If you still aren’t sure exactly what to write about then just take a look at this list and see if any of these prompts help you find your writing voice.
It’s not about writing the perfect love letter, just get some words on a page. The format doesn’t have to be prefect as long as you get the meaning across. Don’t be afraid to open up and share what he really means to you. I promise that he will love it!
Have you ever sent a love letter? Have you ever received one? Tell us about your experience.