We have SUCH a treat for you today!!! Our amazing guest blogger, Michelle H, has such a fun, sweet, and simple craft tutorial for us and we are SO excited about it! Read on to learn how to make your OWN custom, love letter stationery so that you can write a love note for your sweetheart! Nothing super fancy required, you can make it with
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Texts, email, chat, Pair, Skype, Facebook, Twitter… we have endless ways to keep communication going throughout the day with our spouse. I love technology and take advantage of instant communication gratification.
BUT… there is something so romantic and timeless about writing Love Letters. Have you ever run across a stack of old love notes your grandparents wrote each other, or even an old note you wrote while dating? A letter is a memory frozen in time and paper and pen gives us the chance to express our feelings in greater depth. I love reading old letters, it’s like opening a window into someone’s heart. So today, I’m going to show you a quick and easy way to make your own Love Stationery to exchange with your honey-buns! So put down the electronics, just for a moment at least, and let’s create some special stationery to write your spouse a letter he will cherish forever.
There are a lot of software programs out there that you may already be familiar with and know how to do this, personally I use PrintShop on a Mac to create most of the things I do. But for those of you that may not have a program or aren’t familiar with those types of software, you can create your stationery in Microsoft Word, something that most everyone has. Depending on your computer and your version of Word, these steps might vary slightly.
First: Just open a blank document and either drag and drop your image, copy and paste it, or use the “insert, picture, from file” options to get your image onto your document. While the image is selected, use the “transparency” option on the right to increase the transparency until you have faded the image enough to still see it but that it won’t interfere with your writing.
Next: Fade the edges of your image by selecting the “format” option on the right (while the image is still selected) and then select “glow and soft edges” to fade the edges of the picture out for a softer look. That’s it! Easy peasy!
If you want to get super fancy, add a monogram or your wedding date. Then print and let your heart flow onto your Love Stationery to give your spouse a tangible treasure that he can use to remember how you feel about him. (This might also come in handy if you are having a moment of “WHY did I marry you?” and need a reminder to get your heart back on track!) The fun doesn’t stop there! Find a creative way to deliver your letter: mail it to his office, leave it on his pillow with a treat, put it in a bottle and use as a centerpiece at dinner! If you want to be really fancy, seal it in an envelope with a wax seal of your monogram! You might even want to print off a variety of your new love stationery using different pictures and make a new tradition of writing to each other every anniversary.
In June I will show you a really cute way to store your love letters! So get writing! (Oh, and if you need help with creating your stationery, leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you figure it out!)
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Isn’t she amazing?! Can’t wait to make my own stationery because love letters are so overlooked today. I know my husband will love this! Find more great love letter ideas at Sarina’s Mail a Love Letter Post, Angie’s Printable Love Notes Post, and Stephanie’s Secret Love Notes Post.
A big thanks to our guest blogger, Michelle H. for this awesome post today!