Sample Love Letters to Help You Write Your Own
A few actual
sample love letters I've
written to my wife have been made available for you to read. These are
examples of love letters I've written to Carrie during our engagement,
and throughout our 27 plus years of marriage.
I gave this loveletter to Carrie when she went away for a weekend
with her sisters only a few weeks before our wedding.
Check out examples of love letters to help you get ideas for your
own. Here's a note I gave to Carrie when we had been married for a year
and a half.
Carrie said she really liked this card I gave her on our 24th
Combine ideas from our sample love letters with the following
guidelines, and your love letter will help develop deeper romance and
love letter should have three distinct components; when you include all
three you have the making of a relationship booster that will be
meaningful and memorable. Miss one of the three, and your letter will
be placed in some shoe box in the closet and not treasured in the drawer
of a bedside table.
1. The Text
: actual wording, phraseology,
tone, and quality
Your letter must be well-written! It must reflect thought and care.
With practice, your love letters will reflect your own unique "voice",
and will hold special meaning for your lover. A few thoughts to keep in
mind when you write your love letters:
- Enrich your vocabulary!
Ignite your letter! Include words that convey a powerful
- descriptive words
- superlative expressions (better, more than, ...)
Read our sample love
letters to see for yourself how I've used words to ignite the
love letters I've written to Carrie.
Specify your thoughts: be specific when telling your lover why
you love her
Occasionally include a love
quote to add a special touch!
- I love when you glance at me and smile from across the
- I love when you touch my shoulder when you pass by.
- I love your body!
- I love the way you work so selflessly for our
2. The Context: what is surrounding the
text? what is the environment around the words?
Is it handwritten by special marker or lipstick on the bathroom mirror?
Is it a love letter written on the back of a jigsaw puzzle?
The context of your letter is your
presentation. For any love letter, contact "sets the mood" for the
romantic element. The following represent a variety of examples of
context from sample love letters:
- message in a bottle:
This is the stuff memories are made of!
(See "Message in a Bottle" with Kevin Costner) This one's a little hard
to handle logistically. Don't bother using the bath tub to float the
- bathroom mirror notes:
This is a nice touch. Use special colored
markers for just this purpose!
- the letter hunts:
Tell your wife (using a sticky-note or
paper on the fridge) that you have five love notes scattered around the
house. Looking out for them will simply make her day!
- the letter series:
Multiple notes or letters for special
the puzzle love letter:
Invest time making a jigsaw puzzle. Then
write a love note on the back of it. Put the puzzle back in the box and
give it to your lover!
letters of legacy:
Use occasions like before marriage, on the
occasion of a child's birth, at the resolution of a crisis as
opportunities to write love ltters to each other. Read them, and put
them away in a "legacy box" to be opened say, 10 years later--or at the
celebration of an anniversary.
love letter book mark:
Write a letter and place it in your
husband's book. The element of surpise is always a wonderful
context for your note.
newspaper love letter:
Compose a love letter. Then find each
word from your love letter in a newspaper. Start at the first page of
the paper, circling all the words from your note in the
same order as your note. You lover will need a pen and
paper for this one!
3. The Subtext
- 12 days of Christmas
- 5 letters--one per day leading up to the fifth letter on your
- a letter-per-day-when- you're-away: revealing the location of a
hidden letter, each day you're gone on a business trip will make your
wife eager for your return!
: the story within the story
Your love letter needs to have occasional reference to a hidden meaning,
a veiled reference, or a "story" that is assumed and understood by
lovers, but others who read the letter would be oblivious to the hidden
- "our talk yesterday made me wish I could stay at your side
- "the surpise you gave me on Tuesday..."
A very simple example relates to an old '76 Ford I drove while going out
with my date, Carrie (now my wife). One winter, the heater was broken.
"Turning up the heat" was a rather obvious "hidden reference" to
getting closer and cuddling.
Referring to the ideas of text, context, and subtext, why
don't you use some of our sample love letters to craft your own sizzling
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