Love Note Day is being celebrated on Saturday, 26 September. As the name suggests, it's the day you can express your feelings to your beloved by writing a message of love in the form of a note.
Today, we live in the virtual world of Internet, where everything is written on digital media. Mails have replaced the good old hand-written letters. But, on this Love Note Day, opt for the traditional way of expressing feelings and make your messages special and personal. Take some time off, pick a pen and paper and just get down to writing your feelings instead of sending an e-Card.
If you are planning to exchange love notes, make it a fun-filled experience by doing it in an unpredictable manner -- just hide a note in the fridge, leave it in a bathroom or just slip it between the planners or books.
Don't know how to get started? Here are quick tips to write that perfect love note.
- Don't rush into writing. Set the mood, relax — sit in a garden, get into your PJs or listen to some good music before you get down to pen your thoughts on paper. You can best express your emotions when you allow yourself to be vulnerable.
- Avoid cliches and be more descriptive and expressive with your words.
- Use metaphors, but more creatively.
- Don't lie or fake. Be honest, be yourself.
Feel like you have lost your mojo at writing a good love note? Don't worry, here's a list of movies that celebrate the art of letter-writing. Watch them and be inspired.
The Notebook (2004)
After a summer of romance, Allie (Rachel McAdams) abruptly leaves without being able to say goodbye to Noah (Ryan Gosling). He writes her a letter everyday for a year, all unanswered, due to Allie's mother intercepting them. But seven years later, Allie sees Noah's picture in the paper and decides to visit him.
Dear John (2010)
Savannah (Amanda Seyfried), a college student, and John (Channing Tatum), an active Marine on leave fall in love. But when John has to go back with a promise of only a year apart, they vow to write letters to each other to stay connected.
The entire plot of "Atonement" is based on the decision of Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) to compose a love note to give Ceilia Tallis (Keira Knightley). Their affair started with a letter before they were torn apart, but continue to keep in touch by writing to each other.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
A heart-wrenching movie about a woman, mourning the loss of her husband, who is given numerous letters left behind by him, encouraging her to go on adventures and move on with her life. After an emotional rollercoaster, she learns what it means to live and fall in love again.
Letters to Juliet (2010)
While visiting Verona, Italy, a young American woman named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) visits a wall where she finds the heartbroken leave notes to Shakespeare's tragic heroine, Juliet Capulet. Finding one such letter from 1957, Sophie decides to write to its now elderly author, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave).
The Love Letter (1998)
20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.
You've Got a Mail (1998)
Well, not exactly a fit on this list, but this film inspires you to bring your best emotions out. Bringing in a modern twist to the traditional love letters, Kathleen (Meg Ryan) and Frank (Tom Hanks) start an online relationship and fall in love over email.
Other movies that will truly inspire you to write are "84 Charing Cross Road" (1987), "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940), "Beaches" (1988), "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Roxanne" (1987), "The Lake House" (2006)
So, what are you waiting for? Write a note to someone you love or maybe to a complete stranger. On this Love Note Day, tell them why they're important to you, why you admire them, and how much you love them.