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This one infographic will help you make your partner's Valentine's Day even better

Want your partner to have a great Valentine's Day? Here's an inforgraphic that'll help you achieve just that.
Want your partner to have a great Valentine's Day? Here's an inforgraphic that'll help you achieve just that.

According to the National Retail Federation, almost half of Americans celebrated Valentine’s Day with their loved one last year. That number is based on how many people bought gifts, spent money on dates, or traveled to see some loved ones, according to the NRF.

Finding a date can be somewhat of a hassle. But once you have the date, that’s when things get challenging. Perfecting romance on Valentine’s Day is somewhat of an art. If your artistic tool is a pen, then a love letter may be the way to go.

A love letter is one romantic device used to express to someone how much you care about them. And they’re not just for the common person.

Just this week, a love letter from Johnny Cash to his life partner June was voted as the top love letter of all time, according to a poll from the British life insurance company Beagle Street. The love letter beat out other famous love letters, like one sent from Gerald Ford to his wife Bette and another from Ernest Hemingway to his love Marlene Dietrich, according to the poll.

Cash wrote in his letter that his love will never tire for June, even as they grow more familiar with each other.

“But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met,” Cash wrote. “You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.”

Still, love letters may be a thing of the past. According to a U.S. Postal Service survey cited by The Associated Press, people aren’t sending personal or love letters anymore. People more commonly send affectionate words through email, texts and social media messages instead of hand-written letters.

"In the future old 'love letters' may not be found in boxes in the attic but rather circulating through the Internet, if people care to look for them," Webster Newbold, a professor of English at Ball State University told AP.

But you can start a new trend and bring the love letter back. Your significant other probably won’t be expecting it.

There’s a new graphic that’ll help you out, too. Blueberry Labs, an Internet product company, recently published a how-to-guide on writing romantically beautiful Valentine’s Day letters. The graphic, displayed below, offers tips like ending with a story, caring about the card’s presentation and mastering your delivery.

“It’s very important not to go overboard and get all melodramatic,” according to the creator’s of the infographic. “We are sure you agree with us on those lines. Proposing with a love letter takes a lot of creative imagination. Simply put, our tips will enable you to channel all your hearty thoughts in the right direction without boredom kicking in.”

Love Letters


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