Love is expressed in many ways. Love can be in something as simple as a hand over another hand on a table during a date or an embrace between partners. Love can be a little note, a silly text, or a phone call in the middle of the night. One of the seemingly long lost forms of expressing love is with love letters. Back when technology wasn’t as wide spread or even existent, love letters were basically the only way to tell someone you loved them if you were any distance apart. It might be outdated in your mind but writing love letters is a dead art that should be brought back into the limelight.
It Gives Your Love a Physical Form
One of the biggest draws of love letters is that you have a physical manifestation of all your feelings. It’s not something that can just disappear in the air like words or deleted from an inbox like a text message or email. Sure, paper can be destroyed and pencil graphite fades quickly, but a love letter can be held and looked at and the pages can be thumbed through over and over again just by reaching into a drawer or pulling it out of a secret place. It also means that you can hand it to your loved one and watch their reaction.
Love Letters Are Great Ways to Think About Your Feelings
In order to write a love letter you will have to sit down and plan out your feelings to some extent. Think of a love letter like an essay you’ll actually enjoy writing. It involves thinking about feelings and how to express them with actual words and sentences. You’ll have to set aside time to actually write all your words down and think about them and how important the person you’re directing them at is to you. In doing so it’s possible that you might find a certain depth to your feelings that you weren’t aware of. How often do you actually put a lot of thought into your feelings and how to express them?
It’s Totally Hot
In movies and books, the good-looking guy with rippling muscles and a nice truck is the one who always gets the girl, right? There’s also another side to chick lit that talks about the tortured artist and poet that gets the girl with his broken heart. Take a note from that guy; the guy with the notebook filled with Lawrence and Emily Dickens quotes that sings girls songs they wrote during lunch. You might not be that stereotypical or ridiculous but the same thought process applies. Showing a girl, or guy, that you love them by writing them a letter can be erotic and attractive.
A Love Letter Can Be A Treasured Keepsake
Think about yourself at the age of 70. You’ll probably have a few keepsakes and antiques to remind you of your time as a youth. How great would it feel to know that the person you loved, or maybe even still love, held onto a love letter you sent to them years and years ago? By writing a love letter to someone you are possibly immortalizing the feelings you once shared or still do share. You have not only created a token of love but also a memory.