- Step 1: Consider presentation Pick out nice, heavy-stock stationery and a pricey pen. An old-fashioned fountain pen is a classy touch.
- Step 2: Set the mood Put on music that moves you, and perhaps place a photo of your love in front of you for inspiration.
- TIP: Consider presentation If your handwriting will have her wondering why you think her eyes twinkle like doormen and her lips taste like straw beds, consider hiring a calligrapher.
- Step 3: Begin lovingly Start with a loving salutation—use a pet name or term of endearment.
- Step 4: Make your declaration Declare why you love this person, listing as many reasons as you can.
- Step 5: Close devotedly Close your letter with another sentiment of devotion, like 'Forever yours.'
- Step 6: Check spelling Check your spelling. Your missive will quickly change from a turn-on to a turn-off if you write that your lover is 'eggskwisit' in all ways.
- TIP: Consider presentation Wait a day or two and reread your letter several times before mailing it, so you can gain some perspective.
- Step 7: Add a final flourish Add a final romantic flourish by sealing the letter the old-fashioned way—with melted wax—and lightly spraying on your signature scent, if you have one. Now await your love’s reply!
- FACT: Consider presentation Winston Churchill was known for his love letters—one to his first love, Pamela Plowden, was auctioned off in December 2003 for more than $160,000.
You Will Need
- High-quality paper stock
- A good pen
- Your signature scent
- A calligrapher