Love notes aren’t just for people who worry about writing full-fledged love letters. In fact, a love note can tell your significant other that you’re thinking about them in a way that’s normal, affectionate, and cute. It could give them the boost through their busy week that they need. The right love note can even lead to more if you strike the right heart chord.
Read on to learn how to handwrite a love note to a special someone to brighten their day. Even though it sounds simple and it will be (once we explain it), there are better and worse ways to write love notes.
Why Write a Love Note?
Maybe you’re not sure about the love psychology reasons that would make you write a love note to someone when you already text them all the time. If you live together, it may seem even stranger to communicate through the slowest medium possible: paper. However, these are the reasons you should write a love note.
In an age when we text and email constantly, slowing down and writing a love note carries even more weight. Not only is it cute and memorable, but it takes time. Thus, a lover picking up a love note has a permanent reminder of the fact that you took time out of your day to slow down and appreciate them.
What’s in a Love Note?
Here’s the tricky part. Love notes can be perfect for any occasion but no love note is perfect for all of them. You need to know which opportunities deserve a love note as well as the tone each one should take to say what you want.
The I Love You Note
The most common love note sentiment has to be, of course, “I love you.” This is your default note when you want to remind your special someone that you care about them. However, you need to say it in a personal way. There’s nothing wrong with being funny!
You could say, “Since I’ll be thinking about you all day, I figured you should have to suffer too! Love you 😉” If you want to take a totally sincere route, you could always just tell them how long you’ve been together or that you’re thinking about them.
The Gesture Note
You can take a love note as an opportunity to make a gesture of love. Leave a note by a full pot of coffee with her favorite cup ready to go. Or slip something cute into his bag before he leaves the house. Write a note on post-its and find creative places to surprise them.
The Apology Note
Couples fight – it happens to everyone. Maybe you left for work or school on bad terms and you want to make it up to them at a random point during the day. Depending on how apologetic you feel, you could write anything from “I’m sorry babe” to “I love you! Even if you’re a jerk sometimes.” It depends on how you feel.
The Takeaway for Lovers
Love notes can capture a moment. They can signal your partner that you’re thinking about them and taking time from your day to say so. While not all love notes are sappy, they are almost always appreciated. Think about the situation and write the love note that says how you feel.