Monday, January 28, 2013

Love Letters

Are you a romantic? Have you ever written or received a true blue love letter? Well, if you have a letter in your heart that you would like to put to paper, I have to tell you about a service from one of my fav companies, Paperfinger

Bryn, who is a superb calligrapher and has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Town & Country among others....will transcribe your love letter in her stunning calligrapthy on sophisticated Italian stationery with envelope and optional wax seal.

The fee is normally $200 but you can get 20% off with the code: LOVETWENTY

For Valentine's Delivery, make your request by Feb. 4th!

And, in case you need a little inspiration, here are 4 love letters from famous people. They just don't write them like they used to!

Be sure and check out all of the Valentine's gift ideas from Paperfinger...various heart and love stamps starting at just $12.75. For may decide you'll write your own love letter!

Signed, sealed, delivered.....I'm yours!
images: paperfinger, glo/msn


Acquired Objects said...

I'm not one for writing love letters but thankfully the husband is, he's the true romantic in our family. This is a great idea I would love to have one written in this style and then have it blown up for wall art in our bedroom.

Enjoy your week Elizabeth!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

My husband and I have exchanged many letters while he was gone for extended periods before email became so widely available. The one true love letter I received from him was written in French inviting me to meet him in Paris for Valentines Day in 2001- guess we are long overdue! Thanks for such a wonderful source and the letters you show here are an amazing reminder!

quintessence said...

Love Paperfinger - ordered from them for Christmas. Beautiful products and great customer service!

Suburban Princess said...

I have some love letters my grandfather wrote to my gran during the war - they are beautiful!

Being an Aries I am reluctant to let anyone know how I truly feel - don't want to seem vulnerable.

Lobster Meets Peach said...

I have saved all of the love letters that Hubby wrote to me before we were married. I try to read them every year on our anniversary. They are so dear to me...

hopflower said...

Those types of letters, to me, are rather private. I don't even like it when they blow up famous people's (like Napoleon's) inner feelings.

I Dream Of said...

Gorgeous and so romantic. I've been trying my hand at calligraphy, but I have a loooong way to go before I get even close to Bryn's level of skill! I have to admit that I send far more texts today than love letters!
Happy Monday, Elizabeth!! XO

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The enchanted home said...

I love this idea..and support anything that promotes writing vs. texting!! To me nothing sends the message quite as beautifully as a handwritten note of any kind. I am so happy to see its still being done!

Stitchfork said...

Love the calligraphy and wish I could wield the pen so beautifully!

Fashion-isha said...

Aah do people really write letters like those anymore? I feel like today no one wants to be made vulnerable. I think in older times people took greater risks for love and could endure rejection better.

Leslie said...

It's great to see this.. sometimes I feel that handwriting is going out of style with all the technology and ease of contacting people via text and computer FB and email. My husband (then boyfriend) wrote {love} letters to me while completing college. I still have them of course :) and cherish them.

Thank you for the introduction to this company. It looks like they do such beautiful work!


Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

We don't write nearly enough by hand anymore...these are a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

What a good idea :) One year I wrote 52 love letters (one for every week of the year) to my husband as a birthday gift. It was a fun tradition to read them over coffee once a week...


Debby Steele said...

OH, GORGEOUS!!! Yes, I'm a romantic. I am still mending my broken heart and swear I'll never date - but then I read this and think, "Oh, how lucky to have someone who adores you that much that would go to the trouble of writing such a beautiful letter." Perhaps, there is hope for love again at some point. xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What an absolutely COOL SERVICE! My goodness this is fantastic, Elizabeth! There is nothing like a hand-written letter, NOTHING!

AND....thank you so very much for visiting and leaving a comment. That was so kind of you! ENJOY YOUR DAY and let YOUR love soarrrrrrrr! Anita

miss b said...

What a beautiful, romantic idea. I think it's important to continue with handwritten letters - it means so much more than a text or email!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What beautiful letters and so touching....great idea!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Oh these are lovely and charming! I wish we still lived in a world where love letters were sent more often. What a beautiful way to keep the custom alive. I think this is a perfect gift from a groom to his bride and vice versa.

zanetastyle said...

Just wonderful... Having a good long handwriting helps me...when I made a love letter for my husband for our paper anniversary(: using a leather Firenze old style paper notebook... Great tip you gave here, wish I new the lady you recommend then! Xo z

Bonnie Rose said...

We have all the letters I wrote my husband whne we were dating and I was in another country and when he went off to basic for the military. But how inspiring I might start this again, in secret, and then give it to him on our anniversary.

Bonnie Rose
The Compass Rose

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