Now that you can keep in touch with your boyfriend constantly through email, instant messages, Skype or Facebook, a handwritten letter may be even more meaningful than it was in the past. A letter shows how much you care and gives your boyfriend a tangible object to read and reread when he wants to think of you. Anyone can write a sweet and personal letter that her boyfriend will surely cherish for a long time.
Writing the Letter
Draft your letter on a computer so that you can use spell check and edit efficiently. Open your letter with a greeting appropriate to your relationship like "Dear," "Hi" or "Hello." Incorporate an inside joke to make it humorous if you want your letter to be less formal.
Introduce your letter by explaining why you are writing it, where you are, who you are with and what things you have been doing lately. Mention things that remind you of him, wherever you are.
Describe the time you and your boyfriend met, how you felt during that encounter and how it makes you feel now to think back on it. Talk about your favorite characteristics in your boyfriend -- both physical and not. Explain how you have found yourself happier since being in the relationship.
Include something extra, such as song lyrics or a poem. They can be either original or simply something that reminds you of him.
Conclude your letter by describing what he might be doing while he reads your letter or more generally what he has been doing that day or week. Tell him that you hope those specific activities are going well.
Say the thing you hope your boyfriend will remember most in your last sentence. Examples include "I love you," "I miss you so much" and "I'm so glad to be your girlfriend."
Editing the Letter
Spell check and edit your letter after you've typed it up.
Print it or, to make it more personal, hand write it on stationary or nice paper. Handwriting your letter allows you to doodle in the margins or create diagrams of something you are trying to explain. All of these little personalized details will make the letter more valuable to your boyfriend.
Sign your name at the end, whether you've typed the letter or handwritten it.
Finishing the Letter
Decorate your letter with anything that you have on hand--markers, pens, pencils, paint, glitter, stamps. Creating a simple pattern at the top and bottom is an easy way to make gorgeous stationary.
Fold the letter carefully and crease the folds, seal in an envelope.
Decorate the back of the envelope with a small sticker or stamp for added personality.
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- The more personal your words, the better.
- Be selective about what you say in a letter to your boyfriend. He might keep it for a long time, so make sure it's exactly what you want to say.