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Love Letters for Valentine's Day

Wendy . Blog Shakespeare slept here! Published 13 February 2015

Writing Love letters. A lovely activity for the week preceding Valentine's Day. Hundreds of students and staff are participating again this year. And why not? We mustn't dwell on the negative, on our worries.

You're not too late to post a message on the bulletin boards for everyone to see. Some of the letters are serious, others are funny. Many are in English and Spanish, but I've also seen several in French and German. This morning Almudena pointed out the ones her students in German 1 had written. She says, "Don't think about it, just do it. Love is in the air..." "Liebe liegt in der Luft."

If you've been to Verona, Italy, you've most likely seen the wall in the courtyard under Juliette's balcony. Thousands of love letters are posted there.

Wendy y Almudena

Vocabulary:

lovely: precioso
dwell on: worry about obsesionarse
worries: preocupaciones
bulletin boards: tablones de anuncios
pointed out: señalar
you've most likely seen: probablemente hayas visto
courtyard: patio de la casa

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Comments (26)
María Gómez-Llu... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Valentines day is in my opinion a comercial day, because when you are in love with someone you don't need a special day to say to him or her what you feel. I liked the activity that we made in the last class, although there are people who think it's ridiculous i believe that writting what you feel is very important.

Catalina Alonso... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

The 14th of February is a normal day on the calendar. St. Valentine's Day is a day invented by shops to sell more. When you have a couple you show your love every day in different ways. I don't like Valentine's Day but I respect those who do.

Fernando Unquil... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I've been to Verona, I saw that wall and I think this is an initiative that everyone should follow, because at the end everyone is in love with something or someone and we should show it more.

Sergio Mateo Gracia (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

For me, the love letters are very important but not only in san valentin day. San valentin day is the commercial day of the love. in my view, the love have to be working every day and if you love someone you must surprise him or her every day. you can buy flowers or writing love letter if you want but not only in san valentin day

Itziar Mozo (B2.2) (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Everybody knows San Valentine is only a commercial day, it's supposed that your couple will hope your gift in order to demonstrate that you are in love, but when you are in love with someone, you don't need a special day to say to him or her what you feel. You should say "I love you" everyday. Despite of that fact, I like a lot this activity, I think it's a wonderful way to say "anonymously" what you really feel. Writing a letter is sometimes the better way to express yourself.

Leria Sáchez de... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

From my point of view, Valentines is a special day that consists of spending time with your loved ones. I think its not only a day to demonstrate your love to your couple, but also a day to spend time with your family and friends. In spite of this, I don't believe there hould be a concrete day to demonstrate your feelings towards your loved ones (after all, it shouldn't be a compromise!!). However, it is true that sometines we forget to express our feelings towards our family, friends, couples... and therefore, this day encourages everyone to do so.

JESUS SANTIAGO ... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

or me valentines day is only a formula that have large trades to earn some more money. This day does not absolutely prove anything , because affection to display every day of the year. Still, I would write a letter to a very special person : This letter is for the most special woman in my life . Her name is Maria Antonia del Carmen , she always when I need it most . You have the most beautiful eyes in the world, your hair is the mantle using the moon to sleep. I am so in love with you , and want you to be the woman of my life. You are very special to me , all these years have been and remain unforgettable . I hope to fulfill our dreams together. You are my muse and my joy . Will you marry me? hahahaha ! ole !

Auxi Alba Rivas... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I never believed in Valentine, and although we all know that is a product of capitalism day, we like to celebrate. This year I celebrated after take many years without it, and I must confess that I loved doing it. It is always beautiful to devote an entire day to your special person, because sometimes we get so busy with our routine that doesn`t stop to remember how much we love that person and this day at least leave us a space in our complicated lives.

Macarena Bermúd... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I know San Valentine it is a expensive and commercial day, in which a lot of people buy and spends some money buying different kinks of presents. It only happens once a year and people get very happy when her wife or husband gives them a present, because that demostrate love. I like this activity because you can put a lot of feeling writing a letter. Macarena Bermudez b2 t53

Patricia Sánche... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I love the film "Letters to Juliet", you can see in it the idea of the letters under Juliet's balcony. I think that the idea of the letters in the university is so cute, but a lot of people don't believe in love. I believe in it, but I consider that you need to demonstrate your love for your couple, your parents, your family or friends all the days, no only do a special thing in Valentine's Day. Although all of us like when someone do something special for us.

Sandra López Ma... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Valentines day is merely a commercial formula, in the same way that Christmas. We live in a continuous state of demands and at least grant us one day a year to be with our respective partners and only worry it is not bad. Although I believe that love should not be represented only one day a year, the love should be 365 days a year, and therefore I am not a fan of this day, but I recognize that there are many people who do they like.

PIERINA BAZAN S... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I I Loved this activity "valentines day", I wrote a letter for my mom, i miss a lot :)

PATRICIA ADEVA ... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Valentines day is a beautiful day because every year I gift my a gift. Every year I go to a bakery and buy me a box of chocolates because I love me so much. I think everyone should do the same to be more happy.

Carlos Bravo Ma... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

In my opinion, Valentine's Day is like another day. Despite the fact that I don't have a girlfriend, if I had, it would not be a special day. You have to show your love every day to the person you like, not just once a year. It is just a simple fact marketing. I feel good that people celebrate this day and show your love for the other person, but please do not be too nuisance!! Thanks :)

Paloma Huertas ... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I am agree with Carlos, Valentine´s day is a normal day. Every day should be valentine´s day because we should show love every day. Anyway is very nice to receive a gift from a especial person.

Andres Montes (B2.2) (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy; I visited the city of Verona two years ago. It was a fascinating city where you can find the famous Julietta's balcony. There were a lovely atmosphere there! Talking abouth the Valentine's Day, in my opinion it's a good oportunity to express your feelings towards your loved ones. In my view, It's a good day for making something special with them!

Álvaro Flores (B2.1) (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think this is a great idea. People can share his positive thoughts with everybody, which is good for all. I will always support this kind of activity, because it can cheer up people who are not having a good day just reading this letters.

Sergio Mateo Gracia (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

For me,love letters are very important but not only on Valentine’s Day . Valentine’s Day a commercial day dedicated to love. In my view, love has to be working every day and if you love someone you must surprise him or her every day. You can buy flowers or write a love letter if you want , but not only on Valentines day

Mauro Busi Asen... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

In my opinion San Valentine is a commercial day. If you are fallen in love you don´t have to wait to San Valentine to make a present to your girlfriend or boyfriend. Of course you can find the excuse to go to a good restaurant to have dinner and to reserve a room in one of the best hotel of the city. But I think that you should demonstrate that you really like a person day by day and not only San Valentine day.

Antonia Nogales... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think that Valentine's Day is a comercial Day, but, also it's a special day to spend with your special person. Every day all people haven't time to do romantics plans, and with one day in the year, you know that you should make a different activity. Good luck If you want make a surprise...!

Hector Martin (... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

In My opinion, San Valentine's day is a commercial day, nowadays I think that we need that someone gift us something this day in order to feel good. Furthermore, in our calendar there are many days that said "day of...", I think that if you love somebody, you don't need one special day, you need one special life with him or her.

María Elena Man... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Valentine's Day was the past 14th of February. I had english class with Wendy. In their class we wrote love letters. She gave us colored paper and decorative material. We all looked like little children.This was fantastic. When I finished my letter I realized I missed my family, my boyfriend and my dog very much.I always think that Valentine's day is a cheesy day, but in this occasion I like it very much because I had time to think about important people in my life. Personally, I wouldn't change this day for nothing because I felt very happy remembering all the people I love.

Sara Rodríguez Salas (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

From my point of view, I think this is a cool thing, because you don´t need to be in love with someone, you can love your pet, family or friends. This kind of activities make the university lovely, and more fun. But, I also believe that every day have to be valentine´s day, we have to love every moemnt and show it a normal day not just is San Valentine´s. Everyone must be loved. Love is all you need. Love is love.

Miguel Baena (B2.1) (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

In my opinion this is a good idea, as this positive thoughts of each person you share it to others. A very happy and positive towards all who read these letters so atmosphere is created.

Álvaro Vega de ... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Well, I don’t really like Valentine’s Day because if you love someone, you are going to show the love every time. Even so, I think that send love letters is a very romantic and wonderful tradition which is in progressive decline. The last Valentin’s day, we had a very good time doing a kind of love letter. The best ones were show in Building C.

Teresa Barros (B2.2) (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I didn't know about Juliet's balcony in Verona, that's cute! If I ever visit the city I'm definitely checking it out. I like the idea of giving Valentine cards, especially the way americans see it. Like, you can write a love letter to anyone, it doesn't have to be your partner. That's really nice.

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