By Jeshua for CraftyChica.com
And just like that, it’s Valentine’s Day!
Santa Claus?! He’s so last year! Now, the hottest name in holiday figureheads is Cupid – and you may be in the mood for a DIY love letter – write something romantic for someone you love. Or maybe just show your love and appreciation to someone important…
or maybe inspire some bowchikabowwow time?
Crafting a heartfelt letter is a sure fire way to show that special someone that you really care. Love letters can sometimes even better convey things that may be harder to articulate but getting started can be tricky.
So here are 6 ways to craft the perfect love letter.
1.Be genuine to who you are
This is the most important thing IMHO. If you’re goofy and silly, don’t try too hard to make your love letter too serious. Conversely, if you’re super serious in life, don’t google “funny jokes” to try be funny. Just do what comes naturally. You want your letter to reflect your true feelings. If you try to be something you’re not, the recipient is gonna know and feel that and whatever genuine feelings your are trying to convey will totally be lost.
2. Never say anything you don’t mean
And what I mean my that is, don’t tell someone you love them eternally with the fiery passion of 1,000 suns and you can’t wait to spend your entire life together- when you’ve been dating for like a week. It’s okay to be passionate, but consider this: You live with the things you say far past Valentine’s night nawmean?! Perhaps write about the things you admire about the person; Talents or personality traits that you admire. Let them know that you recognize any hard work they have put into something. You can never go wrong when you affirm someone’s passions.
3.Reminisce on a special shared moment
I know I’m a total sucker for someone who remembers details. Reminiscing on a particularly fun or special moment/date/trip/day/event, shows that you care and that the time spent with the other person was of importance to you. Let’s be honest, everyone wants to feel important right?
4.Make your letter look like you put in some effort
I know, I know….it’s about the content not the looks but DANG looks help!! Lol
I’m telling you, putting a little extra effort goes a LONG way in showing your affections. Consider writing your letter on a really nice colored piece of paper (maybe a dark crimson color with white ink?!! Idk just a suggestion) or to REALLY put that personal touch on it, consider handwriting your letter. Unless of course, you have terrible handwriting. You’re smart. You can figure this out. I believe in you. (Pssst, hHere’s a tutorial for brush lettering!)
5.DON’T BE CREEPY
Please, just- just don’t be creepy. If you haven’t had the DTR (define the relationship) moment yet, maybe stay away from talking about marriage or forever or anything too serious at first. Now if you’re 5 years into a steady relationship that’s a different story but if it’s a new thing keep it light fam!
I know expressing your feelings can be vulnerable and a bit scary but if it’s the right person for you, things will work out. Don’t overthink it too much. Go into it confidently knowing that your intentions are genuine and well-meaning.
Feelings and love and relationships oh my! It’s a big world and I am by no means an expert in any of it but I do know that maintaining or starting a relationship (whether romantic or platonic) takes effort and authenticity. Apply those principles to your love letter and you’re sure to craft an absolute treasure.
And in case you need some crafty help, here are some love letter tutorials!
Special thanks to Jeshua for this article! Make sure to follow him on Instagram!