HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT LOVE LETTER

Posted in FEATURE ON March 05, 2020


Gary Chapman’s revolutionary 1992 book ‘The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate’ states that there are five ways to express one’s love: gift giving, words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch and quality time.

For those of us whose primary love language is words of affirmation, the power of the spoken or written word is well known. Carefully and thoughtfully composed, the love letter remains one of the most romantic and heartfelt declarations of adoration known to mankind. Valentine’s Day may be over for 2020, however Porte à Vie believes that love and lust should be communicated every one of the other 364 days of the year.

BEGIN AT THE END

With the blank page before you and a pen in hand, think where you want the love letter to end. What is the most important thing you want to communicate? Is it how much you appreciate them, how you want to see her in her new cheeky Muse by Coco De Mer set, how you want him to tie you up,  or how your heart flutters and stomach flips at the thought of them and life without them is simply unimaginable? Pick your end point and begin writing your way there.

WRITE FROM THE HEART

Our 21st century lives move at an alarming pace and are marked by a consistent oversaturation of stimuli. In times such as these, moments of clarity and truth are a breath of fresh air. The perfect love letter is one of honesty and vulnerability. It is a declaration of trust – the recipient being privy to the most intimate thoughts and feelings of the author. It is well known that the truth will set you free, but I can assure you that the truth will also make an unforgettable love letter.

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

A love letter is a welcome romantic gesture, a love essay is a chore. Err on the size of caution and stick to 2-3 pages, give or take a few pages depending on handwriting size and stationary size.

Happy writing lovers…