The Art of the Love Letter!
With Valentine’s day right around the corner, I wanted to talk about great ways to tell your significant other how much you care for them. Here at Paper Moon, we have a great selection of Valentine’s Day cards that may say exactly what you want to say to your lover. But I challenge you to write something yourself! Letter writing is becoming a lost art, and a love letter lets the writer say things that a lot of times they might not say in person. Think about Captain Wentworth’s letter in Jane Austen’s Persuasion
I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago…I have loved none but you.
Beethoven’s letter to an anonymous love.. “My angel, my all, my very self…”
Juliet Drouet’s letter to Victor Hugo…
I love you, I love you. my Victor; I can not reiterate it too often; I can never express it as much as I feel it.
I recognise you in all the beauty that surrounds me in form, in colour, in perfume, in harmonious sound: all of these mean you to me. You are superior to all. I see and admire – you are all!
So challenge yourself to open your heart. Use metaphor and nature to describe your love. Think about the moment your lover reads and absorbs words from your heart.