Lord Byron once said that “letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.” A love note sends a stronger signal than any booming gesture—the time invested, language chosen, the artfully arranged phrases—there’s no better way of conveying to someone that they’re on your mind.
The handwritten lingers far longer than other trinkets; it’s someone’s voice imprinted on the page, something the reader can return to over and over (and proudly display on their mantelpiece as proof that their Valentine went to the utmost effort). Whether for your longtime lover or a blooming romance, here are a few tricks to mastering the art of the Valentine’s Day card.
It doesn’t need to be perfect—feelings often aren’t. If your day-to-day self is no great wordsmith, don’t feel the pressure to turn into Jane Austen. Authenticity is everything—if keep to the same diction and tone that you have in your day-to-day life, and don’t feel the need to imitate. They will be more impressed by seeing your self in print than anything else.