Staff Stories: Make-ups, Break-ups and Everything In Between – Love Letters

It’s not ALL work around the Swoon Reads headquarters. We’ve discovered that it’s also very important to have long gossipy conversations around the metaphorical water cooler. Thus, we’ve compiled a list of burning questions for our Swoon Staff members to answer. And, we’d love for you to join us! Share your answers in the comments. This week’s question is:

Have you ever written or received a love letter? What did it say?

crush“Oh god yes. I made the card myself (hand painted a rose on the front) – I don’t remember exactly what the note said, basically I was telling the smartest boy in school that I was excited to get to compete against him next year in high school. I can’t remember why it was romantic now though… I must have also revealed in the card that I had a crush on him?” -Claire T.

“This year, I was excited to see that I’d received a Valentine’s Day card, but when I opened it, it turned out to me from my dad. Kind of sweet but anticlimactic.” -Zoey P.

“Yes, I’ve been lucky to have a few. One of my best was from a senior in my high school (gorgeous guy) who left me a note in my mailbox. I still have it. Sorry, no details, but it was so sweet.” -Liz S.

“I don’t think I have, actually. Do cute text messages count?” -Teresa F.

Tons. When I write them to my husband they tend to re-atate the same message about how I rely on him and what a blessing he is. His in return tend to be a bit raunchier.” -Anne D.

“Gwyneth Paltrow sends me these selfies of herself all the time (under the guise of her goop newsletter, but I know she’s secretly into me).” – Summer O.

like-me-note“Sadly, no — unless you count the “Do you like me? Check yes or no” notes from grade school (and I really, really don’t).” -Holly W.

“Oh yeah. My boyfriend and I in highschool used to write notes everyday. Sweet and saucy all at the same time. Young love is devasting, all encompasing and totally blind. It’s FANTASTIC!” -Kerry N.

“Yes, of course. My high school boyfriend used to tour around the country and we had long periods of time not seeing each other so we kept a red journal and would write love notes back and forth to each other. It was very sweet.” -Lauren B.

“I used to work in a pub and got several love-lorn letters from the guys who drank there. I once got a poem about beer (and the poet’s love for it as a metaphor for his love for me).” -Rachel P.

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