Templates and tips for love letters
Would you like to send your sweetheart a message of love with a beautifully designed card, but you’re still looking for creative design ideas? If so, you’ve come to the right place: our tips and templates make it incredibly easy to design the right card.
A personal photo, a nice saying or a heart-shaped envelope: there are many different options for your love letter. We’ve put together our three favourites for you here: origami heart, hand lettering and poems. Find out how to use them in a simple but effective way – and melt your loved one’s heart.
For tips on what to write in your card, take a look at “How do you write a love letter?”.
1. Using an origami design
Red roses, kissing lips or Cupid with an arrow: love letter symbols are a dime a dozen. The most popular symbol is and remains the heart. In origami form, it offers the perfect design element for your love letter – and is also very easy to fold. To see how this is done, take a look at the slider below. Once you have folded your heart, you can use it in different ways: you can stick it to the card, enclose it, or write your message directly on the heart.
Folding an origami heart: how it’s done.
Fold a square piece of paper in half diagonally. Fold the triangle in half again. Unfold the paper again.
Fold the top quarter to the centre line.
Fold the bottom tip up.
Fold the left side up.
Fold the right side up as well.
Turn the paper over.
Fold the tips inwards.
Turn the paper over again.
Your origami heart is finished.
2. Artistic writing made easy
Artistically written lettering, often decorated with symbols, flourishes, and other illustrative elements is known as hand lettering. Sounds difficult and complicated, doesn’t it? But it doesn’t have to be! With the hand lettering generator, you can type the desired message, print it out and trace it onto a piece of paper. If you prefer to get creative yourself, visit our artistic writing page for information on how to learn hand lettering. No matter what method you choose: your sweetheart will be delighted.
3. Poems for your love letter
If you're not a fan of these artistic design elements, a romantic poem might be the right choice for your love letter. Whether written by yourself or inspired by the greats: loving words are always welcome. To make things easier, we’ve put together a few options for you. No matter whether you are newly in love or have been married for 20 years: you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for in the selection below.
Have you been together for a while now, but want to show your sweetheart how much they mean to you? Then the following selection of poems is the right one for you.
- What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?
- Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
- If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
“I love you!”: Do you want to send this message to your sweetheart in the form of a poem? Look through the following examples for inspiration.
- In all the world there is
no heart for me like yours.
In all the world there is
no love for you like mine.
- I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am when I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what you have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.
I love you for
the part of me that you bring out;
I love you for
putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over all the foolish, weak things
that you can't help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out into the light
All the beautiful belongings
that no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.
- I want to call you thou, the sound
of the shape of the start
of a kiss – like this, thou –
and to say, after, I love,
thou, I love, thou I love, not
I love you.
Because I so do –
as we say now – I want to say
thee, I adore, I adore thee,
and to know in my lips
the syntax of love resides,
and to gaze In thine eyes.
Love’s language starts, stops, starts;
the right words flowing or clotting in the heart.
(Carol Ann Duffy)
Haven’t been dating long and still on cloud nine? Let your sweetheart know with one of these poems.
- You will be the clouds
And I will be the sky.
You will be the ocean
And I will be the shore.
You will be the trees
And I will be the wind.
Whatever we are, you and I
Will always collide.
- How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
- God must have kneaded you and i
from the same dough
rolled us out as one on the baking sheet
must have suddenly realized
how unfair it was
to put that much magic in one person
and sadly split that dough in two
how else is it that when i look in the mirror
i am looking at you
when you breathe
my own lungs fill with air
that we just met but we
have known each other our whole lives
if we were not made as one to begin with
Even if you can't always be together, you know: your love remains. Your sweetheart will be overjoyed to receive that message in the form of a poem.
- From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight
Drawn after you, – you pattern of all those.
Yet seem’d it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.
- I think of you when upon the sea the sun flings her beams.
I think of you when the moonlight shines in silvery streams.
I see you when upon the distant hills the dust awakes;
At night when on a fragile bridge the traveler quakes.
I hear you when the billows rise on high,
With murmur deep.
To tread the silent grove where wander I,
When all’s asleep.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
- I tend the mobile now
like an injured bird
We text, text, text
our significant words.
I re-read your first,
your second, your third,
look for your small xx,
The codes we send
arrive with a broken chord.
I try to picture your hands,
their image is blurred.
Nothing my thumbs press
will ever be heard.
(Carol Ann Duffy)
Now it’s up to you
Grab a pen, paper and scissors and create a romantic card for your sweetheart. Whether you opted for hand lettering, an origami heart or a completely different method: your sweetheart will love such a personal gift.
The cherry on top: the cute kiss stamp design is the perfect embellishment for your envelope – and it tells your sweetheart at first glance how much they mean to you. Have you finished designing your card, but still don’t have the right text? Find out here, to learn how to write the perfect love letter.