Perhaps your family has as one of its treasures an ancient bundle of love letters written decades ago. Many families find that dry paper bundle tied carefully with a faded ribbon a significant link with their ancestors. It represents the deep love their grandparents or great-grandparents had for each other. Without those special people and their love, your family simply would not be here! Someone kept those meaningful letters safely preserved in a special place, and now they are part of your heritage. Maybe they are written on the thinnest of paper and sent home from a war, or maybe they were just a routine custom your ancestors preserved. For whatever reason they wrote those letters, they had deep meaning then and still do now.
Of course, today as you write your love letters, you are probably not thinking about generations of people who don’t even exist reading them someday, but they just might. Your letters are that important! Right now, though, they represent a wonderful way to communicate with your partner in this incredibly hurried world where most communication consists of a brief text or tweet. What a pleasure to receive a handwritten letter, full of words of love expressing all the subtle depth of that wonderful emotion.
These letters frequently communicate more than conversation can. During a conversation, people often lose their train of thought, getting sidetracked and forgetting the gist of what they wanted to say. That’s why letters are so important. Take your time when you write, and go ahead and write page after page if you want. This is your chance to say exactly what you want to say in as much depth as you’d like.
Our memories are usually not as complete as we think they are, and frequently, parts of conversations are lost forever, maybe even the most important parts! But, with a love letter, the words are preserved. You can go back at any time to refresh your memory. While you are reading an old letter, all the feelings of beautiful love are brought right back into the present. This is the reason why your grandparents kept those precious letters, tied so carefully with a ribbon! You can relive the moment over and over again.
If you love writing, you may pick special scented or patterned paper for your love letters, but it really doesn’t matter what the letters are written on. It is the words and the incredible feelings behind those words that are what is really important. Some people actually write back and forth to each other in a lovely blank book, taking turns expressing their love for each other. They may put the book under their partner’s pillow or dinner plate once they have written in it. Some save this for only special days like anniversaries or holidays. But, why wait? This can become a beautiful tradition with letters being written whenever the whim strikes.
However it is done, love letters are like an amazing special bonding agent that helps hold a relationship strongly together. They form an unforgettable connection between the two lovers and really do frequently end up in the hands of future generations- they are that important!