There is probably nothing as romantic as a good old-fashioned love letter. You can use it to confess your feelings to a new crush or even re-affirm your love for someone you’ve been with for years.
The problem is:
It can be hard to find the perfect words to express how you feel. And it may be even harder to put them down in an eloquent way.
This is why we wrote this post!
Our seven tips about things to write in a love letter, whether to your crush or your wife, will help you turn your thoughts and feelings into a literary masterpiece!
How to Write a Love Letter to a Girl or Boy You Like
Start by saying why you’re writing to them
The first step is letting them know they’re about to read a love letter and explaining why you wrote it.
Starting with ‘what and why’ will help them prepare for all the emotions you’re about to throw at them and what it is they are about to read.
For example, when writing a love letter to a crush, you could say:
“I’ve been putting this off for weeks now, but I can not go one more day without telling you how I feel. I am not that good with words when I’m around you, so I thought a love letter would be best.”
Be as specific as possible
Do not be too general in your letter. For example, instead of simply saying that you have feelings for them (or that your feelings are still going strong), go into details about how exactly they make you feel.
Maybe she gives you butterflies every time you run into her? Or maybe just the thought of being near him makes you weak at the knees?
Whatever your feelings, you can never really go wrong with expositional detailing when it comes to writing a love letter.
Explain what he/she brings into your life
It is a great way to make someone feel appreciated. And even if you’ve been together with them for a long time, it’s very possible your partner has no clue about the impact they have had on your life.
Writing a thoughtful letter is the perfect opportunity to fill them in on this little secret!
“I am so grateful that you’re always there when I need you. Knowing I can rely on you no matter what makes me feel safe and cared for.”
“You have inspired me to be a better person. I am healthier (both mentally and physically) than ever before and that’s all thanks to you!”
Even if you don’t know your crush that well, you can always say something like, “Your smile brightens up even the most boring days at the office” or “I love how I am more adventurous when I am with you.”
Shower them with compliments
You want him/her blushing throughout the letter and the best way to do this is by filling it with compliments.
Again, be as specific as you can and write it straight from your heart!
It could be anything from how their eyes appear honey brown when the sun hits them to how you admire their strength and resilience.
It shows your crush that you notice them and your partner that you appreciate them for all the little things that define them.
Take a trip down memory lane
Another great way to make a current partner feel loved in your letter is by including a shared memory.
Although you could talk about a tragedy you overcame together, it’s best to keep it light here. Talk about the first time you met your partner or how remembering your first kiss still makes you feel. Or take a favorite memory and describe it in detail.
Whatever you choose to write about, it will put a smile on your girlfriend’s face!
Mention your future together
It is not all about the past and the present, you should consider including your hopes for the future too.
It could be anything from how you hope to build a business empire with him to how you cannot wait to start a family together.
Don’t skip this step as it shows your partner that you are serious about seeing the relationship through in the long run.
Finish with a romantic bang
How you end the letter matters a lot. The best way to do it is by some grand declaration like
“I will love you always and forever.”
“I can’t wait to grow old with you.”
“My love for you will never die.”
Hopefully, these love letter writing tips are enough to get you started. Just be open and as romantic as you can manage, and don’t be afraid to be vulnerable.
The best part is that this is one of those gestures that will make your beau appreciate it, whether you write a poem or not.