Personally I would rather get a real love letter than any gift that could be bought. When is the last time you received a love letter? More importantly, when is the last time you WROTE a real love letter?
Many people have never received or written a love letter. Somehow in this crazy world of texts and e mails and cell phones, we have lost the art of writing.
Years ago my husband and I were part of an exercise called "United Marriage Encounter." This encounter occurred over a weekend when we were not allowed to talk about anything but our marriage. During this exercise we wrote love letters back and forth to each other. It was a wonderful experience. My husband isn't always able to communicate his feelings verbally, but he wrote the most beautiful love letters. It was a very special time for both of us.
Maybe this Valentine's Day instead of, or in addition to, buying your sweetheart a box of chocolates, flowers or an expensive present, you should write a truly heartfelt love letter. Share a real part of yourself with your love. I promise you won't regret it, and neither will your sweetheart.
Happy Valentine's Day.