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Love and emotions are abstract concepts so you need “furniture” to make it real. Your movie gives you this material. Relate juicy details of surrounding scenery, your love, what all your senses experience and add them to your love letter.
Now put it all together.
Instead of "When you walk into a room and smile at me, I forget what I'm thinking," add furniture. "You quietly glide into sunlight streaming through window, your silky hair falls over your shoulder. And then you gently tilt your head towards me and flash me that quirky little half smile of yours that gets my heart beating faster, my lips tingling . . . and I forget everything I ever knew as our eyes meet and lock into an embrace."
No fancy words, there’s only two words that have three syllables!
The "Laundry List" technique If you find this difficult to do, using "laundry list" technique to write a love letter may be easier. Simply list all qualities you appreciate about your love: physical, emotional, gestures, favorite sayings, funny habits. For physical, start at top of their head and work down to their toes. For emotional, list different situations and how their response makes you feel.
Or you could make a list of all dreams you both have and how you want to be together to share them.
Find a clip art heart (usually available in a word processing program) and use it as a bullet before each item in your list. Or give it a number, “101 Ways I Love You.” Then print out your list on fancy paper. Add a photo of you both, either digitally or glue it on afterwards. Spray on a little cologne (at a distance) and, voila, you have a romantic love letter.
Love Poems A love poem can be most daunting to attempt and many won't even try. If you really want to make up a poem, but feel you have no talent, cheat a little! Look up a favorite poem and see if you can change a few lines to personalize it. Or do same with a favorite song lyric, then perform it karaoke style. Go all out and dress up for occasion.
If you have a special occasion you’re celebrating, you may want to have a poet put your feelings into a formal poem for you. Reciting poem will make a bigger impact than just handing it over and as it may be gift wrapped, make sure you have a copy to read aloud.
Once you get hang of it, romantic love letters will flow from your heart and fingers. Remember little kid in you and keep it simple.
Copyright 2005 Renee Michaels
Renee Michaels uses her design, writing and life skills to develop web businesses. For romantic anniversary ideas, visit LoveGifts.
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