How to Write a Love Letter

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The sky is quite gloomy yet, there is no sign that it will rain soon. I could feel the breezy air that sometimes tickles my spine and I realized yes – it’s already February, where the temperature is changing and drops to 24degrees Celsius during nighttime. And it’s the time of the year where we can sport those cute sweater and coats we’ve been waiting to use for months.




With this beautiful temperature that feels like summer in Italy and France, it is no surprise that many of us thinks that this is the time that “romance is in the air” – flowers are blooming gorgeously, surprisingly fruits are much sweeter than other months, and people are more calm for some reasons.

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Love is in the air in Bonifacio High Street. Tourists are taking souvenir photo these two gigantic bear of roses.



I overheard a male work colleague asking another about plans for this coming weekend, because apparently Valentine’s Day is still a workday. This guy on the next table told his colleagues that he booked a staycation + spa weekend at a 4-star upscale hotel as a surprise gift for his wife. Another is busy checking the online stores for gifts that offers same-day delivery. Then another guy who’s rarely speak with us suddenly says…


“…. how to write a love letter?”

They became suddenly speechless, probably thinking the right words to say. Apparently, this seems not the right time to suggest silly things. *wink

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It stopped me as well. When was the last time I wrote a love letter to someone?



Then I remember the part of my life where I wrote many love letters to the people I loved. There are many thoughts that is hard to express verbally and writing is the only way for us to express it deeply, and honestly. Just like Claire did professing her love to Lorenzo in a letter that aged 50-years ago and yet, the words are still fresh, true, and never aged.

During my pre-digital life, those colored pens and scented papers are my best messengers. I save part of my school allowance to buy those gorgeously pastel printed stationeries, and many art supplies, because apparently I love personalizing my love letters – I took great time to curate my own designs and themes, and of course the handwritten messages professing my young love.

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As you can see, many still write love letters!



Back then, love letters are almost forbidden at home. I have to secretly stashed it in my closet with lock-and-key so that my parentals would not see and read its content (but my Mother is very resourceful!), gave me tears when my Mom found my secret box and started burning them in front of my eyes (those days when I thought my Mother is like an evil queen, lol).

They say that “…. words (pen) are mightier than swords”, and it’s true even in this new generation.


Letters to Juliet

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When I visited the Venice Piazza in September 2018, I encountered these many love letters shared by many brave lovers all over places as part of celebrating the world’s love story – containing the words of great love, the love in-pain, the one still hoping that love will come in time, heartbreaks, etc.
It felt like there is strong energy that magnets my being, telling me to look and read.

While flipping the letters and reading them silently, I felt the writers’ sincerity, their young passionate love, and I realized that tears started to run through my cheeks.




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how to write a love letter, romantic love letters, letters to Juliet, Valentine’s Day,

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Those words felt like they are speaking to me.

Anyone who experience a beautiful feeling of love will understand these words.

Many write letters to express their secret love to someone that can’t be express profoundly because certain circumstances – must be more hurtful knowing that the message cannot be their Romeo or Juliet. But then again it is only their ways to release it from their chest, to make them feel good and moved on.

Have you experienced it before?




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From curating my personalized letters/cards (making it more artsy as possible) and have it delivered via postal services (or sometimes hand-carry) nowadays I switched to sending love letters in electronic form which quickly received by my beau in few seconds. The modern communication because more convenient and easy, but sometimes I admit that I miss those days feeling a little back pain, pasting those little hearts.

Times have changed, but our genuine thoughts never aged. Love is still pure, unselfish, and profound.
Writing love letters are not easy like reciting an alphabet. Sometimes it is easy to think of it and suddenly gives us that “writer’s block” when we about to start writing. Thus, many expresses their devotion in other means, such us sending gifts, pampering their love ones,



Or giving them fruit bouquets!

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Or be more practical and awesome by giving a grocery bouquet!

And maybe you are like my beau who expresses his devotion by quickly exploring Booking.com for your next luxurious staycation treat at Marco Polo Ortigas! Or write poems like the early great men in this book.


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And if you want to be so extra, you can turn those paper money into a money bouquet Source here: Coconut Bangkok




Nevertheless, we all have many ways to express our feelings, through handwritten love letters or tapping your shopping mobile apps.

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And to share you another insight about this Love Month, I would like to share you my cousin’s open letter 7-years ago, which is still relatable to many of us.

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What do you think?

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I still prefer writing letters, through both email and the traditional form. Not only I can express well my thoughts, it is also a genuine gesture of spending my time curating those thoughts well as if I am speaking to the person face-to-face. The understanding is more vivid, and an opportunity of sharing the story, in a most intimate way.

Writing letters still exist, nor extinct. In addition, I believe that we should do it over and over and pass this meaning to the next generation to another.


How do you express your devotion to another? Does beautifully printed stationeries from your favorite bookshops still sparks joy to you? And tell me, do you still have those old love letters of your young love?


Sadly I lost mine…. My Mother turned them to ashes.


I would love to know yours!


xoxo, Blair


67 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I would love to go here - that would be so amazing! I have always thought this whole idea was beautiful!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. It is great to see that your bring love back in a letter instead of writing a text message to the person that you love.

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    1. Writing letters are beautiful - it takes deeper meaning.

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  3. This is such a beautiful post! Writing was a passion for me. Something I did for so many. And love letters were special to me. Then came the digital age, where words left the paper and went to typed versions. I still wrote loving texts, but then I could include other things like pictures and memes. My husband was not a proficient writer, however, he loved memes. His first "love letters" to me were memes that described us perfectly. As time went on, he ventured into writing his own love notes.

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    1. Its beautiful and bring back good memories! And nothing is more exciting opening its envelope and pages, and reading the love inscribed.

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  4. Here I thought love letters were a thing of the past. Good to know people are still writing them.

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    1. There are some letters from that wall that made me in tears. Geez it strikes!

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  5. I love a sincerely written letter. When I can feel the emotion in the writing, you know there is passion.

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  6. I have written and received plenty of love letters. The article is interesting because when I wrote and receive these letters. We just sat down and wrote how we felt whatever was on our mind was what we put in the letter and that was great it was not even orchestrated you didn’t ask anybody you just wrote a letter and that was that and he was happy to get the letter he was happy to write the letter it was just a real big thing and as I sit here and write this I begin to reminisce because the feelings that it invokes when thinking of how we used to just write to each other and tell our hearts. Keshia Richmond

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    1. Years ago sans computer and smartphones, and pens and papers are treated as luxury - writing letters are very important. I used to write many of them for my young love, to my parents, and now it felt good and grateful that I had experienced it and became part of my life.

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  7. When I was dating my husband, I used to write him letters and leave them around them around the house. I haven't done it in a few years. I should start again. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I still do for my Amore especially when we travels :D
      Ohh sometimes I even use registered postal mail to send my letters :D

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  8. It's such a shame that I have been travelling SEA for almost 4 years now but I have never been to BGC. I guess when I left the PH, BGC was still not that popular among travelers. Anyway, back to the topic, "How To Write A Love Letter", I guess it's easy when it comes from the heart.

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    1. when did you leave the Philippines?

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    2. In 2015, I started backpacking Asia, fell in love with Hanoi, Vietnam and decided to stay. But still, that did not stop me from constantly traveling.

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  9. In a world where everything is almost instantaneous receiving a well written love letter gives one an extra point. :)

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    1. So true! For many PRs who send me handwritten thank-you notes, I still kept them all!

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  10. Writing letters is great especially for those special occasions, and it gives that feeling of doing something that isn't as common now, usually through letters we can express things we can't say in person.

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  11. You want me to write a formal or official letter that I can but love letter.... Ummm....

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  12. Writing love letters is certainly a lost art. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Letter writing is a changing artform. I don't want to say dying as that portends the end of a special way of expression. There are so many options available these days, and many offer a faster delivery. Plus, people are simply more impatient these days.

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    1. I agree... and I learned that being impatient misses a lot of excitement and good memories.

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  14. I love anything pen on paper. I still write letters till tomorrow. I love them and would give anything to get them everyday. It is how I express my affection to my beau. I send letters and love notes and random love thoughts.

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  15. It's such a brave and romantic thing, to put your feelings out there in a letter and it's so lovely to know they are still a thing

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    1. I feel the love reading those letters on the wall.

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  16. This is so cute. I prefer to write as well. I have cute little thank you cards. This is a really nice post.

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    1. I also send thank-you cards to PRs for inviting me for parties.

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  17. The practical part of me wants to reach out for a grocery basket as a token of love and appreciation but the romantic part will always appreciate the penned words of love.

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  18. Wow, I didn't know there was such a place, especially in Venice. It has been a while I wrote a love letter and I wonder if I am getting too old for it!

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  19. Oh, I wrote a lot to the men I've been in love with over time. I believe being honest and trying to find a way to put what you feel into words is the best advice. If one doesn't know how to put their feeling into words, it's either from lack of self-knowledge or not having the proper language skills. It's usually the first, though. And that can only be solved with long-term introspection.

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  20. looks so amazing. handwritten letters are such a beautiful way to show gratitude. i have written letters but for very few people and i know this is an amzing experience when someone writes something for us.

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    1. it feels like a right of passage, and its a beautiful experience that shouldn't fade.

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  21. These are really cool ideas. Letters are great as always.

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  22. I don't have the gift, but love to receive one. I can write stuffs but not so with loveletters. Anyhow, this is worth reading all about love

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    1. you don't have to be a skillful writer in order to write letters. You only need to express your genuine feeling, comes from you within.

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  23. So cute, love it! I try my best to stay romantic with my husband. I try to make a conscious effort to surprise if with stuff from time to time

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    1. how sweet of you! You can also teach your kids to write love letters too.

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  24. With the age of everything digital, no one write love letters but would respond with stickers or texts. I still believe in writing love letters and hope that it never looses its essence

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    1. That is true. It is now our duty to teach the new generation to appreciate handwritten letters.

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  25. Wow that’s so cool that there was an event where you could read love letters from all over the world. It was also cool that it was in Italy. I’ve never written a love letter before.

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    1. More awesome when these letters will get spontaneous replies!

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  26. This is one of the most impressive post about love letters, I have read in this year.

    Thanks for sharing buddy.

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  27. I remember during high school days when we don't even get the chance to have our own cellphones. Students (including me) would write notes to their crushes and send it anonymously through random friends.😅

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    1. OMG same here and I am always into look out for cute stationeries and MUST BE SCENTED, to impressed the receiver.

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  28. After reading your post I asked my self when was the last time I received a love letter and also when is the last time I gave one. .

    For me, receiving this kind of letter is more heartwarming than receiving a message via emai or text messge, fb message.
    How I wish to write o to receive a love letter again ��

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    1. That's true! This comes as well to many email invitations. I am so impressed to those who sends letters to my mailbox via express courier.

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  29. I can't even remember the last time I wrote a love letter using a pen and paper! Digital na kasi ngayon. Pero I can still remember the kilig factor and how frustrating it can get nung nauso ang love text notes tapos na snatch celphone mo! Nakiusap pa ako sa nanguha ng phone na isoli ang memory card at sim! 😂 masmaganda parin talaga ang love letter sa paper..

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    1. Hahahaha memories that still so good to reminisce. Are the new kids have that feeling?

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  30. Oh, how cute that these men thought of their wives!

    I can't remember the last time I wrote a letter to my husband. Parang required pa nga ata in a marriage seminar hahaha! But I do tell him I love him and do things for him that I know tells him how much I do love him.

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    1. Back in the days, letters are very sacred. Writing them would be treasure!

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  31. I left most of the handwritten notes from friends in my old room in my childhood home. The ones from past loves were burned, hahaha!

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    1. Oh you've got to dig up those letters! That would be a good content and story time!

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  32. I wrote a long letter last Valentine's Day Haha! My boyfriend is in LA now and he said that he cried when he received it. LOL

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    1. That is so sweet! I bet the response is much sweeter.

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  33. On this modern generation, I never thought that there are still people who write and appreciate sending and receiving letters. Despite of modernization, how I wish I could also receive letters but I think It'll not happen as I am only receiving though letters electronically. I salute you for preserving this kind of giving sentimental values and I believe letters are more valuable than all which made digitally.

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    1. I won't have reason to forget writing letters. Its part of my life and I would be happy to pass it on to others.

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