The most beautiful love letters of all time, for some Valentine’s Day inspiration
Distance was always an issue when it came to keeping a love flame alive. An issue and a challenge. And there once was a time when people did not use e-cards to say “I love you”, but expressed their feelings through… love letters. Yes, there was such a time, even if maybe the young generations do not remember it. Valentine’s Day is coming up at the end of this week, and we found inspiration in some of the most beautiful love letters of all time. Maybe this will inspire you as well to compose your own, the old-school way. 🙂
💌 Zelda Fitzgerald to F Scott Fitzgerald
Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald had a tumultuous relationship, however, their passion between them was very strong. She suffered from mental illness, while he struggled with alcoholism. Although they often hurt each other through affairs, they had a certain devotion to each other.
Darling – I love these velvet nights. I’ve never been able to decide … whether I love you most in the eternal classic half-lights where it blends with day or in the full religious fan-fare of mid-night or perhaps in the lux of noon. Anyway, I love you most and you ’phoned me just because you phoned me tonight – I walked on those telephone wires for two hours after holding your love like a parasol to balance me.
💌 Napoleon Bonaparte to Joséphine de Beauharnais
Josephine de Beauharnais was well known throughout the salons in Paris, as being involved with men in power, political and military. She met Napoleon Bonaparte, and he was instantly taken with her, and whenever he was away, he always made sure to write his love down in charming letters, many of which still survive.
The charms of the incomparable Josephine kindle continually a burning and a glowing flame in my heart…. I thought that I loved you months ago, but since my separation from you I feel that I love you a thousandfold more. Each day since I knew you, have I adored you more and more.
💌 Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo
Juliette Drouet was a French actress, who gave up her acting career after becoming Victor Hugo’s mistress. They met after Victor’s wife betrayed him. Juliette went everywhere with Victor, becoming his secretary and traveling companion for several decades. Their love affair was passionate, which can be seen in the many letters.
If only I were a clever woman, I could describe to you my gorgeous bird, how you unite in yourself the beauties of form, plumage, and song! I would tell you that you are the greatest marvel of all ages, and I should only be speaking the simple truth…You are not only the solar spectrum with the seven luminous colors, but the sun himself, that illumines, warms, and revivifies! This is what you are, and I am the lowly woman that adores you.
💌 Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera
Like the Fitzgeralds, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s relationship was both passionate and volatile, as both had strong personalities and numerous affairs. With a 20-year age difference, some might say that it’s not surprising they had tumultuous marriages – they married twice. However, their relationship wasn’t always turbulent – it was also often generous.
Nothing compares to your hands, nothing like the green-gold of your eyes. My body is filled with you for days and days. You are the mirror of the night. The violent flash of lightning. The dampness of the earth. The hollow of your armpits is my shelter. My fingers touch your blood. All my joy is to feel life spring from your flower-fountain that mine keeps to feel all the paths of my nerves which are yours.
💌 Johnny Cash to June Carter
Johnny Cash first met June Carter in 1956, while he was still married to his first wife, Vivian. He and Vivian eventually divorced in 1967, and Johnny proposed to June in 1968. Even though their love affair began while he was still married, their union was solid, and there is no doubt that these two country singers loved each other immensely. This quote was taken from a love letter that Johnny wrote to June on her 65th birthday.
Happy Birthday Princess, we get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted. But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. 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.
A gift from the heart, soon to arrive
This Valentine’s Day we choose a special gift from us to you, but no, no, no, you can’t open it until February 12. Want some hints? It involves longer conversations over the phone, with a nice Voice Credit Bonus, to go well with the 14th. 😉
Also, keep an eye out for a lovely contest to be launched on our Facebook page, for even more gifts.
Go on and share the love this Valentine’s Day. Have a Happy one!