Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have you ever written someone a love letter?

I was looking through some things on my boyfriend's bookshelf tonight (no, I wasn't snooping), and found the "love letter" I wrote him this year for his birthday. I remember watching him read it, and then re-read it, and just knowing by the expression on his face that it was probably the best thing I'd ever given him. (Er, except for those Armani shades--right, honey?!)

I'll admit, this wasn't the first mushy note I've ever written someone, but it certainly was the most meaningful. I wrote a guy I dated in college (we'll call him Guy #2 because I haven't mentioned him yet) a letter when I realized things just weren't going to work out. (I think he figured that out far before I did!) I remember saying something about how I needed a guy who would "fight for me," and I knew he couldn't do that. I know, I know, Velveeta. Sheesh, what was I thinking? I wasn't. That letter was so freakin' long, I'm pretty sure I had to put at least three stamps on the envelope!

Cards and letters are my absolute favorite things in the world. (Yes, even more than clothes and pizza). I used to say I wanted to write greeting cards for a living, and hell, I still might. So tell me: Have you ever written someone a love letter? Has someone written one for YOU? How did it make you feel?


  1. Oh my gosh! I'm so with you on the greeting cards. There is an old-fashioned card and stationary store by my house, and I could spend hours in there just reading card.
    It's ridiculous!

    I write "love letters" to my family on their b-day, Christmas, etc. My poor Dad can't read them without tearing up and will often "save them for later" if we're in public. He's so sentimental.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! XOXO

  2. Aww, that's so sweet, Alison!! I can just picture your dad now.

  3. Since C and I dated for two years long distance before we got engaged we often wrote each other love letters. Now, we keep them all together in a box and every once in awhile we pull them out. They're a great reminder of the early days of our relationship.

    Even if I do wince sometimes at some of the Velveeta things I penned!!

  4. My first love wrote me a letter when he went off to college - I slept with it under my pillow for forever. I felt so excited and beautiful and overjoyed. Because he said everything I always felt for him and everything I hoped he felt about me. It still in his box..a bit cheesey but then again I'm from WI.

  5. Has a guy ever given you mixed signals?

    One minute he’s crazy about you and the next minute you have no clue if he ever wants to see you again?

    And it’s especially hard when there’s something special between you and you have no idea what went wrong.

    I assure you it’s nothing that you did.

    In fact, he may even care about you a great deal and still not be able to stop himself from acting this way.

    But why does this happen?

    There’s one BIG reason why men do this...

    And I discovered this eye opening video that will shed some light on this bizarre behaviour.

    Insert subject line here and link it to: <=========> Your ex won’t be able to resist?

    It all comes down to a missing “secret ingredient” that not one in a thousand women knows about...

    And it’s the biggest factor that determines whether a man just “likes” you...

    ...or if he sees you as “The One.”

    You see, this “secret ingredient” is so important to a man that no matter how attracted to you he is, or how strong your chemistry is...

    If it’s missing, he’ll never be able to truly give his heart to you...

    And he will always have an unshakeable urge to seek out a woman who has this one “secret ingredient.”

    Here’s what I’m talking about: <=========> The difference between “like” and “love” (most women miss this)

    On the other hand, when you know this powerful “secret ingredient”...

    ...you won’t believe how effortless, passionate and bulletproof your relationship can be.

    Trust me, this is going to blow you away.

    Discover it here: ==> Men fall in love with women who have this “secret ingredient”

    Thanks again.