I know, actions speak louder than words. BUT! Sometimes (like on Valentine’s Day) you want words! Sexy, gorgeous, poetic words to pour out of your heart so that you can tell your someone special just what they mean to you. And, look, I understand. Maybe they don’t mean much! Maybe you just started dating last week! Whether you’re newly dating, totally exclusive, or you’ve been together forever, the whispering of sweet nothings is nice, but on February 14th, love letters are the play of the day! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d help you Put It In Writing! From lustful quotes to fun his & her gift ideas, this week we’re helping love birds express their heart’s desire!
10 Romantic Ways To Express Yourself
If you’re going to write something from the heart, we suggest you do it with unique flair. The more creative you get, the more your beloved will appreciate the message! Here are some other inspiring ideas… first ask yourself how you would like to present the love letter. Let’s look at some options.
Homemade Card Written In Calligraphy
Select a thick, velvety paper that you fold the old fashioned way and seal it with a wax stamp.
Note In Tube With Pen
Another two-in-one option is to gift your paramour a fancy jewel-encrusted pen that has your love letter rolled around it, tied with ribbon, and inserted into a small tube that you can decorate. This stunning Mont Blanc fountain pen comes from Bergdorf-Goodman.
Mini Chalkboard Love Note
OK, this one uses letter magnets rather than chalk, but you get the idea. This love letter option is perfect if you and your sweetie cohabitate. Arrange easels throughout the house with different sayings like “I love you because ____” or “You make me feel ____ when we’re together.”
Cup Of Personalized Love Note Kisses
This gift uses a colorful paper cup but you could use a mason jar, metal bucket, or really any kind of decorative container. Create your own custom message buttons that you size to fit on the bottom of Hershey Kisses, print them out, and glue them on! Simple and sweet!
A Tale Of Tennis Shoes
OMG, this is a super cute idea someone came up with! They gave their man a new pair of athletic shoes and attached a hand-written love letter to the box that mentions the day he “walked into her life.” Create your own romantic variation! This especially makes a great gift if you treat your loved one to a romantic getaway – think stroll along the beach! Hint, hint!
Tower Of Temptation
Are you dating a dude’s dude? This is your chance to be creative! While the recipient of this gift obviously likes Jack n’ Coke, you can customize this concept depending on your man’s interests! Is he the athletic sort? Create a tower of Gatorade and protein bars. A couch potato? Present him with a bucket of beer and boxers! No matter what you put together, this is a fun, flirty gift that’s casual enough for the newly dating!
Sending The Sugah!
If your lover likes sweets, this one is just as much about the donuts as it is about the message! A cute pink bakery box works just as well as a cellophane bag. Hop on over to Eighteen25 for printable Valentine’s Day cards with cute donut puns you can attach to your treats.
Love That Lasts!
Flowers are lovely and all, but they’re only around for a short time before they dry up and wither away (kind of like most romances!). Succulent plants, on the other hand, are gifts with staying power! What makes this one special is the cute DIY bag you create from Paper & Stitch.
I will confess that I LOVE this vintage typewriter dressed in seasonal Valentine’s pink! If your dearest-darling likes antiques, does a lot of writing, or just likes really cool decor around the house, this is a lovely gift from which to deliver your message front and center on the page.
Eye Chart Greeting Card
If you don’t think you can muster a DIY project and tennis shoes and typewriters don’t feel like the right fit, this charming greeting card from Bergdorf-Goodman makes a statement, gives you plenty of room to write in, and is a good reminder to get an eye exam!
Finding The Right Words
Okay Let’s Start With The Easy Stuff
I know, love is the international language. But you can also say ‘I love you’ internationally! Do old fashioned cut out hearts, each bearing the words ‘I love you’ in a different language. If you want to include gifts, create a care package featuring items from the countries you select. In other words, say it in French and include a bottle of French wine. Say it in Dutch and add in a nice aged Gouda! Before you know it, you’ll have a whole picnic at hand!
Borrow From The Best
Here’s a selection of quotes we fell in love with. You can borrow them too!
Thanks for the tip, Mary!
All a girl needs who’s had too many husbands! Saw this on Oh Happy Day. I just LOVE their Instagram feed! Don’t you?
Basically says it all!
Lessons In Love (111 to be exact!)
Maybe your own love story is one for the books. But, if it’s not quite Romeo & Juliet enough for you (and, really, why would you want it to be since they die in the end!), here are some other resources filled with inspiration.
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
6 Great Gifts For Every Stage Of Love
Whether you hooked up last weekend and can barely remember one another’s name or you’ve been married for twenty-years and have run out of gift ideas, it’s really hard choosing the right Valentine’s Day gift! You don’t want to scare somebody new off buying them matching toothbrush holders! Likewise, you don’t want to be the lazy lug who buys his wife a heart-shaped box of chocolates from the grocery store the day of! If you’re at a loss for what to get the girl or guy in your life, here are some ideas!
Flirty Phone Cases
There are SO many sassy phone cases nowadays. Pop on over to your local mall and you’ll undoubtedly find a kiosk that has all kinds of Valentine’s themed phone cases. Or check out Iphoria.
Make A Wish
Find an elegant jar or box that would make for attractive decor around the home or office and fill it with wish coupons.
Women Love Jewels!
This Love Necklace is the perfect gift for someone you’ve been going steady with for a while. Simple. Elegant. To the point! Look for it at my favorite place to shop!
New Clutch For A Night Out
Frankly, I don’t know too many guys who would have the audacity to buy me a heart-shaped clutch purse but I LOVE THEM so, ahem! Hint, hint!!
Flowers… You Wear
Look like a sex goddess in these sheer floral embroidered intimates from Zaful!
Box Of Booze
Dupe your boozehound lover into thinking you got him a boring box of chocolates and let him or her discover the liquid lustfulness of a box of baby booze bottles! It even includes room for your own custom love letter in the lid! Want other drink suggestions, including Valentine’s Day cocktails? Check out 22 Valentine’s Brunch Ideas For Friendsgiving!
For more love day ideas check out my Valentine’s Board on Pinterest! Next week we’ll talk about the BEST and WORST ways to break up and anything and everything Pink! Won’t that be fun?!
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