Hi my little love bugs! Today’s post is going to be a little romantic one. Not ‘romantic’ in the conventional sense. I’m talking about showing a loved one appreciation through a love letter. Traditionally love letters seem to be a letter declaring ones love for ‘the one’. Let’s modernise this old tradition. When I think of writing notes and letters it takes me back to Secondary school when me and my class mates would pass notes to one another. We saw it as a way to carry on socialising even throughout a class. Whether it would be silly gossip notes or playing MASH. Do you remember MASH?? MASH is basically my year 8 life summed up in one game. English lessons weren’t the same without a game of MASH – and if you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about, I’ll explain…
Love letters and letter boards
Basically, MASH was a silly game which would determine your ‘future’. MASH stands for: Mansion, Apartment, Shed and House.
The rest of the categories were as followed: Boys (who you’d end up marrying), careers, City you would end up living in and cars you would be driving. You’d fill these categories with two decent things and two crap things. Once filled in your friend would draw a spiral and you would close your eyes whilst declaring ‘STOP’ after a few seconds. The number of lines in the spiral would determined how many you should stop at in the game. So in this image you would stop every 6 times and cross that thing out until you were left with something out of each category – makes sense? Yeah, ok. So aside from playing MASH I’d also swap letters with friends asking which boys they fancied that week. People would often swap love notes too. They’d get their mate to pass on a note asking if you’d go out with them and so on. At the time I loved note swapping – although my Year 8 teacher quite clearly did not feel the same way about MASH than we did. I’ve brought note swapping into much serious relationships. Adults can swap notes too. However, in a much classier way – love letters some may call them.
LOVE LETTERS AND LETTER BOARDS
I’ve always been an advocate of writing letters to boyfriends. Whether it’s a letter to declare your love for someone or a way of communicating arguments in a much more calm manor there’s plenty of benefits for writing letters to a loved one. Not just a partner. You can write love letters to a sister, Mum or Dad. Anyone. Writing a letter gives you time to get out your feelings without saying things in haste and saying things you don’t mean. I also think little notes are a great way to break the ice after a disagreement or just to show you care. Liam, my other half often goes on my laptop when I’m not looking and after a little google search of a care bare declaring their love – he will leave it on my screen for when I come back. This really means a lot to me. It shows their thinking of you even when you least expect it…Which is why I want to chat to you about letter boards today. I feel like letter boards are a much more modern way of leaving someone a little note. Maybe you’re leaving someone to go to work and you want to let them know you love them…Or maybe you’ve just had a little argument and you want to say sorry in a more creative way? Letter boards have so many fab uses. I love using them for when guests stay over. Pop a welcome message on and leave it in the guest room for them to stumble on upon their arrival. With the fast paced life that is 2018 letter boards are a lovely way to bring life back to basics.
This pretty midnight blue letter board is from Ginger snap. It comes with plenty of letters, numbers and symbols so whatever message you would like to add – you can do it with this board!
Do you remember MASH? What would you use the letter board for?
*Please note this letter board was gifted to me but all opinions are my own. If you’d like to see my disclaimer please check it our here *