jueves, 12 de febrero de 2009



It is usual for people in English-speaking countries to celebrate Valentine’s day by sending Valentine Card’s to people they love.
What could be more romantic than receiving a love letter? A good old fashioned, hand-written love letter is still one of the best Valentines around, but don’t just save it for February. A love letter is a powerful expression any day of the year.

You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write the perfect love letter. All you need to know is how you feel.

All you need to get started is a pen and some decent stationery. Use thick card stock with some texture to it . The person who receives it is probably going to keep this letter for a long time. Writing on heavy card stock will help it endure for a long time.

While you are writing be specific. Tell him exactly how he makes you feel and what he does that makes you feel that way. Write in the second person ( use “you” ), this way, your letter speaks directly to him or her.
The following questions can help you organise your ideas:
What is his greatest positive characteristic?
What do you see in him that he/she doesn’t see in himself?
What is the most romantic thing he/she has ever done for you?
What does heshe do on a regular basis that shows you he cares about you?
When did you fall in love with him?
What about him pleasantly surprised you?
What is your favorite memory of the two of you?
How has your world changed since you got together?

When you start your letter, include his/her name. You don’t have to be super-mushy right from the start, a simple “Dear _____” is ok.
Begin your letter with a very specific quality that you appreciate about him or her. Make the sentence exclusive :
“I’ve never met anyone as _______ as you”
“No one has ever made me feel as____ as you do when you ____”
Starting this way shows him or her that he or she ranks higher than anyone else in your books – a great way to start a love letter.

As you write, tell him/her exactly how you feel. Use specific examples. . Share a favorite memory and a hope for the future.
Don’t forget to say “I love you.”
The length of your letter is not important, as long as it’s sincere.

If you don’t have a poem in mind, there’s a lot to choose from online. If you want to use something other than the usual classics, I highly recommend “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen.

Once your letter is complete, read it over carefully and check for errors. This letter will be read over and over. You don’t want a mistake spoiling the mood.

Once the letter is complete, drop it in the mail and wait for a great response. If you’re lucky, you just might get a love letter yourself.
Good Luck!!

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