I feel bad for lovers of today. E-mail and phone text has all but killed the love letter.
Years ago, I seemed to have a talent for having a boyfriend that didn't live where I lived. First, they were out of state and THEN my last boyfriend, who later became my husband lived in another country.
This would mean that in addition to having large phone bills, from time to time I would get a nice letter. A love letter. I adored them. Still do. I have all the letters that my husband ever wrote to me from the time we met until we were married. They're wrapped up, in date order and tied with a ribbon from my wedding bouquet.
There is nothing like the giddy thrill of discovering an envelope with your lover's handwriting on it in the pile of post.
You could probably print off the e-mails from your boyfriend or girlfriend and make an archive that way, but it's not the same. I say write more letters and send them by post. It's thrilling.
Happy Valentine's Day to you all!