Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh Napoleon! You Love Letter Writer!

posted by Michele Olson

At , one of the ways we are gearing up to celebrate National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14th is by making available our Love Letter Kits. Each kit has stationery for two love letters, plus tips on how to write a love letter. Letters in this email/twitter/facebook/texting era are even more precious because they take effort and thought and a writing instrument other than a computer or phone!

Love letters used to be the way to woo and court. encouraging people to express their thoughts in more than 143 characters typed sometimes only with thumbs. It's interesting to note that Napoleon Bonaparte (1763-1821) was quite a love letter writer to his beloved Josephine.
He may have written as many as 75,000 letters in his lifetime, many of them to Josephine.
Here's an excerpt from one of his letters:

Paris, December 1795
I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart! Are you angry? Do I see you looking sad? Are you worried?... My soul aches with sorrow, and there can be no rest for you lover; but is there still more in store for me when, yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire? Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!

The good news is; if you don't consider yourself a Napoleon writer, no worries! Your loved one wants a love letter written by you in your own style and flare. Our love letters have the tips to get you started and on your way. And get ready, every day, Feb. 7-14th, we are challenging and encouraging you to write a love it size works your loved one. This blog will supply the topic, you just make it about you and voila! You have a fun love note to tuck in a lunch bag, leave on the bathroom mirror or present in person to your honey.

Get ready to join in the fun. Celebrate healthy relationships and marriage with us at Tell us, how are you planning on celebrating?


Anonymous said...

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Thanks for the encouragement...yes , follow us on Twitter