How to Write a Romantic Valentine

by Contributor
How to Write a Romantic Valentine

Love is in the air (and everywhere else). February 14 is approaching and so is your urge to express your love. So what if you're not Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley or Byron? It doesn't matter that your sonnets will never match Shakespeare. Tell your lover your truest feelings: follow these steps to create a romantic and personalized Valentine's Day greeting, that's straight from the heart.

Meditate upon the subject of your valentine. Make a list of your sweetheart's unique attributes, and focus on them in your note.

Choose a writing style. Traditional poetry, haiku, free verse or letter format all constitute romantic methods by which to express yourself.

Choose words that are positive, complimentary, romantic and deeply personal. Now is not the time to be shy.

Suggest a romantic interlude, or reminisce about a past encounter with your valentine. You can be discreet and seductive by weaving meaning into your words and asking your valentine to read between the lines.

Compare your valentine to a phenomenon that you find almost as stunning as him or her: a sunset, a rose, a waterfall.

Write with scented and colored pens to add a mystical and luxurious element to the valentine.

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Tip

  • The method of delivery can be as romantic as the card itself. Place your love note under a pillow or tucked between items on a breakfast-in-bed tray.