I have been telling you for years that you don't need to spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day. Grab a pen and paper and try an old school approach. Write a love note!! Yea! Speak from your heart and your special someone will cherish it forever. If you are struggling with what to write, check out these amazing examples.

According to Daily Mail Online, this was chosen the best love letters of all time. A letter from Johnny Cash to his wife June, in honor of her 65th birthday, was voted number one. Read this beautiful and romantic excerpt -

'But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You're the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.'

 

WOW!! Johnny Cash just made me weak n the knees with his words. See, I told you letters are a wonderful and unforgettable way to express your love. Click here to read the rest of the letters.

Glamour magazine also put together a list of their top ten love letters. Here are a few writers you may recognize. Even THEY put their love in writing.

This should be a very easy letter to write—words should come easily and in short it should be simple for me to tell you how desperately happy I was to open the paper and see the announcement of our engagement, but somehow I can't possibly say all in a letter I should like to. I love you, precious, with all my heart and to know that you love me means my life. How often I have thought about the immeasurable joy that will be ours some day. How lucky our children will be to have a mother like you... - George W. Bush to Barbara Bush

 

The important thing is I don't want to be without you for the next 20 years, or 40, or however many there are. I've gotten very used to being happy and I love you very much indeed. - Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan 

 

Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, Be calm-love me-today-yesterday-what tearful longings for you-you-you-my life-my all-farewell. Oh continue to love me-never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours. - Beethovan to his Immortal Beloved (no one knew her identity. THAT is super romantic.)

Even though these examples are all men writing to women, women can also put together an amazing and heart felt letter. Men like love letters too. See the other 7 of Glamour's top ten love letters and more info on the three above, HERE.

If these aren't inspiration enough and you' re struggling with how to put your feelings down on paper and profess your love in a letter, here are some tips.

  1. Write about a romantic or happy time that you shared; your history. Express to your love how you felt sharing that moment with them. Your story is unique and wonderful, tell them what it means to you.
  2. Tell them how you feel about them in your heart. What the sound of their voice or the sight of their smile does to you.
  3. Reaffirm you love. Tell them how you feel today and how you look forward to the future.

The love letter can be any length. The important part is that you open up, fully by putting your thought and feeling on paper. The love letter will be something to hold dear and remind them of your love during more trying times.

Forget the flowers and the chocolate. Well, maybe not the chocolate. LOL Give them the gift of personal and loving words. Be yourself and be true. Your love letter will be a gift your partner cherish their whole life.

I want to leave you with this amazing love letter. It's written by a Civil War soldier his beloved wife. He wrote it a week before he was killed in battle.

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