Have you ever written a love letter before? Or have you ever been given a love letter? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to write a love letter to a partner, friend or even yourself! Expressing your love and using cute letter writing stationery is a great way to get in the mood for Valentine's Day.
The idea of writing a love letter can be a little daunting, so we've put together all of the info you need to know to write your very own love letter.(Via Instagram @dodgesanddaisies)
Why Write a Love Letter?
A love letter is a special way to show someone that you care, with the intention of writing something that makes the recipient feel cherished, adored, special and secure. Particularly in the age of technology, texting and emails, letter writing is a way to convey deeper meaning, thoughtful intentions and nostalgia. You don't need to be a word-smith to write a good love letter. A special love is written from the heart, with good intentions!(Via Instagram @jppaper)
Who can you write a love letter to?
You could write a love letter to a partner, a friend or even to yourself!
Writing a love letter to a partner is a lovely way to strengthen your relationship. A love letter can validate your love, show your commitment and devotion to your partner and can be a way to provide your partner with reassurance and security.
Writing a love letter to a friend can be a sweet way to cheer your friend up if they're feeling down, or to let your friend know how much they mean to you and make them feel special. It's a great way to let your friend know that you're there for them if they ever need your support or friendship.
Writing a love letter to yourself is an act of self care and self love. If you struggle with negative self-talk, low self esteem and insecurities, writing a love letter to yourself can be very healing and comforting. Write a love letter to yourself to practice gratitude, positive self-talk and self love.
Love letter writing supplies:
1. Letter Writing Set
You'll need a super cute letter writing set! Choose from a traditional floral or pink letter writing set, or pick your letter writing set based on a cute animal or theme that relates to your recipient. We have letter writing sets with mushrooms, hedgehogs, cute dogs, cats and unicorns!
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2. Fancy Pen
Picking the perfect fancy pen is an important part of writing the perfect love letter. Think about what you want your letter to say and choose a pen type or colour that reflects your message.
Red - Passion, love and heat! Red attracts the most attention and is associated with strong emotions, such as love, passion and anger. Red is an exciting and sexy colour that is often associated with romance. Shop Red Pens here!
Pink - Cute & playful! Pink is a feminine colour that reflects positive aspects of traditional femininity like nurturing and kindness.Bright and hot pinks are associated with love, romance, and even lust. Shop Pink Pens here!
Metallic gold - Sexy, luxurious, generosity. This colour harnesses masculine energy and the power of the sun with its strong, warm undertones. Shop Metallic Gold Pens here!
Fountain Pen - Fountain pens have a romantic and traditional feel to them! There's something about writing with a fountain pen that is reminiscent of older times, when the practice of love letters was more popular! Shop Fountain Pens here!
Brush Pen - Use a brush pen to practice your decorative hand lettering and impress the recipient. Using a brush pen to create your own hand lettering and decorative lettering is another way to express yourself in your letters. You can express your feelings or intentions through the type of lettering that you use. Calligraphy has a traditional feel, while curvy and loopy lettering can show off your creativity and emphasise that you've taken a lot of time and care whilst writing your letter. Shop Brush Pens here!
3. Stickers and Washi Tape
Taking time and care to decorate your letter or envelope with stickers and washi tape, shows that you've put effort and thoughtfulness into your love letter. It's can also be a way to express your feelings through different imagery. Rose, floral & heart stickers can signify a traditional love and romance. While cute cuddly animals portray warmth and affection. Or choose washi tape and stickers that reflect the recipients favourite things and memories that you've shared.
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How to Write a Love Letter:
Step 1. Think about your reason for writing this letter and let the recipient know! Is it a special occasion? Has the recipient done something recently that has meant a lot to you, like support you through a hard time? Or, maybe you just felt the need to express your gratitude!
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Step 2. Consider the recipients personality. Are they a mushy kind of person? Do they have a good sense of humour? Think about the tone of your letter and more about what the recipient might like to hear rather than what you would like to write.
Step 3. Recall a special memory or significant moment. Reflect on a moment where the recipient supported you, where you had a great time together, when you overcame a challenging time together, when you first met or when you first knew were meant to be!
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Step 4. List the reasons why you love the recipient! Think about the little and big reasons why you love the recipient. By describing the little things the recipient does that may seem insignificant day to day you will show that you have been paying attention. "I love the way you talk to our dog so sweetly", "you are always so thoughtful when I've had a big day at work", "I love it when you smile after you swim at the beach," etc...
Lastly, describe the big characteristics that make them your favourite person! Think of personal things that aren't just about their appearance, such as, you're an amazing parent, you're a trustworthy friend, you're so kind and supportive. etc.
Here are 3 prompts:
"The things I love about you are..."
"I love the way you..."
"I love it when you..."
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Step 5. Show the recipient that you accept them for who they are by complimenting their self-perceived flaws. Showing someone that you love and accept them, despite their insecurities, can deepen feelings of security, trust and passion. Remind the recipient that their perceived imperfections are what make them unique and even more special to you.
Step 6. Let the recipient know that you want to spend your future together!
Whether you're expressing a desire to make-out or a desire to hang-out, let the recipient know that you can't wait to spend more time with them. You could do this by suggesting a shared activity, or letting them know that you're up for anything of their choosing. Letting the recipient know that you desire them or enjoy spending time with them is another way to make them feel loved and that they are a part of your future. Describe your future plans and fantasies and what the future might look like for you and the recipient.
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Thanks for tuning in WashiGang lovers!!! Don't forget to check out our full range of letter writing sets in the WashiGang shop! Are you feeling brave enough to write a love letter? Share the love and let us know how you go by tagging us on our Instagram @washigang or sharing in our WashiGang Facebook Group!
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