How to write the perfect love letter

by singlemomseeking on January 29, 2010

Here’s the truth: back in the day, I used to be a letter writer. You, too? I wrote letters to my girlfriends in the summer, telling them how much I missed them if one of us was away. If I had a crush on a boy, I wrote a sweet mushy note — in my handwriting! — and sealed it an envelope.

Nowadays, when I send a sweet message, it’s by text. Do you relate?

So, last night, the Love Letter Squad (Janet Gallin and Tresa Eyres) invited me to their workshop in San Francisco: “Write a letter…. change a life.” (Note: The number of men who attended this workshop blew me away. Go guys!)

And I’m inspired. As much I love chocolate and lingerie, nothing compares to getting a love letter. You can’t duplicate it like a CD. It’s the most intimate, one-of-a-kind gift you can give someone. A love letter is not something that you might recycle.

Moreover, a love letter does NOT have to be romantic: you can appreciate a parent, child, friend, teacher, public figure — even someone in your life in need of an apology or forgiveness. And who says you can’t write a love letter to YOURSELF?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I want to encourage YOU to write a love letter. Here’s your chance.

What: I’m hosting a Valentine’s Twitter Party!

Why: Let’s talk LOVE. If you’re dating someone, will you write a love letter? I can’t wait to share my tips! (This goes for writing a letter to your kid, your friend, your parent..)

If you’re going solo on Valentine’s Day, let’s hear how you’re gonna treat yourself!

When: Thurs., Feb. 4th 4 – 5 p.m. PST

Where: on Twitter. It’s easy: you just need a Twitter account. The night of the party, enter #CSParty at the end of each of your Tweets. 

How: Follow the #CSParty hashtag (You can use services like TweetChat or TweetGrid to follow the conversation)

Here’s a list of all the great prizes you can win:


I’ll be giving away FIVE more prizes during the Twitter party:

Date night!: $5 Blockbuster gift card and $30 to Olive Garden

A $50 gift certificate to Cardstore!

One “All-Occasion” Card Pack. Each gift pack contains 10 cards with an assortment of occasions, including Birthday, Get Well, Happy Anniversary and Thank You (Retail Value: $24)

Two Sets of 12 Thank You Notes. You get to choose any design (and personalize it!) from’s Thank You Card collection. (Retail Value: $21).

And for the Single Mom Seeking PRIZES, to be announced here on Valentine’s Day?…

One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate! The winner gets to spend it on any of’s beautiful personalized products.

Three other winners will receive:

— One of you will receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card.

— One of you will get an “All-Occasion” Card Pack.

— Two of you will receive sets of 12 Thank You Notes.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below. Tell me anything about Valentine’s Day…

  • Are you planning a special date?
  • Are you sick of this mushy-commercialism?
  • Will you be making homemade cards with your kids?


For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following (please leave a separate comment on this post for each extra entry that you complete):

1) Become a fan of Cardstore on Facebook and leave a comment here with your Facebook account name.

2) Follow @Cardstyle on Twitter and leave a comment here with your Twitter id.

3) Follow @Singlemomseekin on Twitter and leave a comment here with your Twitter id.

4) Visit, then come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite card design.

5) Tweet out the details of this party, including the #CSParty hashtag in your tweet, anytime between now until 4:00PM PST on Feb. 4th. Then come back and leave a comment here with a link to your tweet. Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste:

Example: You and Valentine’s Day? Chime in at 2 win some great prizes! #CSParty

This giveaway ends on Feb. 4. I will draw a winner via and announce the winner at the #CSParty Twitter event. Good luck, and see you at the Twitter party!

(Note: You do not need to leave a comment to join the party, but you must leave a comment in order to enter the giveaway above, and you must participate in the Twitter party on Feb. 4 in order to be eligible to win the prizes offered during the party)

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