Writing from the heart

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, many are pondering how to put their love into words.  There are lots of opportunities to express yourself in written words during this holiday, whether in a card, a letter, or those little notes on flower bouquets. 

Normally I’d say, “Write from your heart” to someone struggling to put pen to paper.  But as this Superbowl commercial demonstrates, that may not always be the best course of action:

If you’re looking for some guidance, why not peruse great love letters from the past?  I have a few books I’ve enjoyed.  Love Letters, collected by Everyman’s Library is a good place to start for examples.  Or How to Write Love Letters by Michelle Lovric is a beautifully designed book with both examples and also guidance on doing it yourself.  Remember, writing from the heart is good most of the time.  If you think you might be missing the mark, don’t be afraid to call in the professionals!

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