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How to Write a Love Letter

How much do you love what’s-her-face? Here’s how to count the ways…

Instructions

  • 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
  • Wax

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