Writing a love letter can express true love, a crush, or fondness. These ideas for romantic notes will express true feelings to a boyfriend, girlfriend, or sweetheart.

Learning how to write love letters or love notes is an art. Anyone can use the ideas here to tell their sweetheart how much they are loved with sweet words and loving sayings, quotes, and thoughts.

Besides romantic letters, love notes, and cards, love poems and special quotations may be used on anniversary cards, for weddings, in scrapbooking and crafts, with flowers, for holidays, for birthdays, and in many other caring ways.

Love letters may express loving feelings, renew love in marriage, or further a relationship. You can write your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, fiancé, or crush a note that will touch their heart.

How to Begin Writing a Love Note or Letter

Some adoring words to use at the beginning of a loving note include a personal pet name or sweet nickname. Other words to use rather than or with your sweetheart’s name (sometime preceded or followed by “Dear” or “To”) include:

  • My Dearest… (Husband, Wife, Love, Girlfriend, Boyfriend, etc.)
  • My Beloved…
  • Sweetheart, Sweetness, Sweetie, My Sweet
  • My Love, My Loving (name)
  • Baby, Babe, Babes
  • My Lady Love
  • My Girlfriend
  • My Boyfriend
  • My Love, My Wife

Some ways to use these to add a greeting to a love letter are by writing at the top of the note: “To my Lady Love,” ” Dear (cute name),” and “Dearest Love of my Life.” Want less mush? Try something cute like “Hey Babes'” or “Dear (nickname)” or something simple yet romantic like “My Loving Husband,” or “My Sweet Wife.”

How to Write the Body or Main Section of a Love Letter

If you are not afraid of scaring off a loved one or someone in a new relationship, consider starting your love letter or love note with a strong first line.

Some suggestions include:

  • I love you madly.”
  • “You are my one and only love.”
  • “How do I express all the love in my heart for you?”
  • “You are such a very special husband.”
  • “I am so glad you are my boyfriend.”

Continue on with loving words that express your thoughts and feelings. Look into your heart and think what you would say aloud. Write it down. There is no right or wrong. These are your own romantic thoughts to your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or other romantic love.

For a love letter written simply to say “I love you,” anything goes. Wording can be serious, silly, or sweet in tone. For an anniversary or birthday love letter to someone very special, a love poem or love quote is charming (find poems and quotes at the pages linked below). For a short love note, consider using one of the lines above (reworded for your situation) on a sticky note or in a little card.

How to End a Love Letter

Simple phrases followed by your name or pet name will work well to end a love message. Try a simple “I love you,” or:

  • Forever yours
  • Yours in love
  • Always and forever
  • With fondness
  • With all my love (or heart)
  • Your loving husband (wife, boyfriend, etc)
  • With love and romance

Love notes are a charming and private way to let someone know your feelings. In a new relationship or a long-time marriage, a love letter will always mean a lot.

Whatever you decide to write to your love, make it uniquely yours and from the heart. Your own sweet words will mean the most and further your love relationship.

How to write a romantic love letter