Whether you are trying to surprise your wife on your first anniversary, bring a smile to your boyfriend’s face on a rainy day or are simply helping a friend write the perfect love letter to her crush . . . the art of the written word is often the very place where romance begins. Be it a note passed in Chemistry class or a card stuck snuggly between a bevy of roses and purple speckled tulips . . . if you want to woo your sweetheart, a scribbled line thoughtfully written is the perfect way to win them over.
But how do you create the perfect love letter – the one that could begin happily ever after? Read on to find a few tips for making your love letters the things that fairytales are made of . . .
If you aren’t particularly an ace with the pen, consider beefing up your love letters with a beautifully sketched quote from one of those famous classic romantic quotes . . . Here are a few of our favorites that are sure to get their hearts fluttering!
Favorite Romantic Quotes:
“My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We'll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.”
O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
What shall I swear by?
Do not swear at all;
Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,
Which is the god of my idolatry,
And I'll believe thee.”
- Monologue from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
- by Helen Keller
“He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.”
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.”
- Flavia Weedn
“Your voice makes me tremble inside, And your smile is an invitation, For my imagination to go wild.”
- Unknown Author
“When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.”
- Elizabeth Bowen
“See! the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea: -
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?”
- Bysshe Shelley, Love's Philosophy
“Sometimes we let affection,
Sometimes we let our love
Sometimes we can't find words to tell
Especially towards those
we love the best.”
- Author unknown
The courses of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare
“Love is patient; love is kind
and envies no one.
Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude;
never selfish, not quick to take offense.
There is nothing love cannot face;
there is no limit to its faith,
its hope, and endurance.
In a word, there are three things
that last forever: faith, hope, and love;
but the greatest of them all is love.”
- Biblical quote
Doodles and Colorful Additions
Adding colorful doodles, sketches and even whimsical touches like feathers or items found on a romantic stroll. Glitter pens and stickers are another fun addition.
If you want your love letters to be a little more grown up, wax embossers give off an elegant, old world feel. You can purchase these at book and stationary stores such as Borders, Books a Million and Barnes and Noble. You can also find vintage versions at auction houses or at online auctions houses like EBay and Amazon.
Spritzing love letters with your favorite perfume or cologne is a time honored tradition. But adding real dried flowers is something that many modern love bugs do not think about. To dry flowers for your love letters press them between the pages of a book or hang them upside with a piece of tape upon the wall.
While in our modern world many are turning towards the internet to send love letters such as e-cards, romantic emails and gift cards . . . there is simply nothing like the real thing – a love letter complete with romantic quotes, handwritten signature and sealed with a kiss.