A Valentine's Day gift: a love letter to your other half

When a baby is born, he or she is showered with gifts. But what if the parents also prepared a surprise for each other? We often think of the famous jewel offered by the spouse to the mother. Nine months of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum are worth a thousand times as much as a ring... But there's another precious gift to give each other as a couple: a love letter.

The birth of a child is a moment rich in emotion and fatigue. It's possible to be on edge right from the maternity ward. The first months and the post-partum period can also be difficult. When we're trying to find a new balance and all our love is focused on a baby, it's easy to forget how we feel about each other as a couple. 

It's precisely during these first months that parents need to stick together to overcome difficulties. Our advice for remembering your bond? Write a love letter to your other half and give it to her before the birth.


Some ideas for your love letter

You don't need to have Victor Hugo's pen or master the Bescherelle at your fingertips. All you need is a pen, or even a note written on your phone. The idea of this letter is to write something personal in your own words, your own language. 

Take some paper or transcribe your notes - having a real sheet of paper is important. This letter proves that you've devoted time to each other. 

Involve the other person in a beautiful story of your own. Remember your first meeting, your first impressions. Your first date, your first "I love you" and your desire to build a family together, the moment when you said to each other that the other would make a great parent. You could talk about the projects you discussed together, the important moments like discovering you were pregnant, choosing a name...

List your partner's physical and moral qualities, and don't be stingy with your compliments! The result: a release of oxytocin and happy tears in the home. 

Finally, explain what you'd like to say to your partner in the event of a hard blow. That you'll be there for him or her, that together you'll find solutions... or not! And that it doesn't matter, because at the very least, you'll be building memories together, getting laughs and a few wrinkles in the process.

SOS Love letter

When the going gets tough, get out your letter (and a few tissues) as a reminder. In fact, the letter should also be written by the person who wrote it. When you're not thinking straight, sometimes it's good to remember why you love the other person...

A reminder of your attachment to your loved one is useful at any time, especially at the most critical, so don't wait to rekindle your flame or confirm it. This letter will be like a gentle, soothing caress. 

In short, write that love letter anywhere, anytime, but write it!

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The Charlie Crane team