Slovenia post issued beautiful heart shaped Love Letter stamp featuring Love letter with fountain pen, a wonderful way of expressing romantic feelings.
Love letters are one of the ways people express their feelings of love. In our modern age of computers and the internet, this form of amorous communication is gaining entirely new forms, modes and dimensions.
It’s time to Express the feelings of Love with this Love Letter stamp
Love letters were – without exception – written by hand, using pen and ink. Love letters were not mere brief communications, but deeply considered sentences. They could even take the form of poetry, but in any case they were written with carefully chosen words and the finest calligraphy.
We are dealing with a phenomenon that probably goes beyond the classic dimension of writing love letters, which, after all, was conditioned by the individual’s degree of literacy, sense for the written expression of romantic feelings and ability to create a suitable text.
Illiteracy, or other handicaps such as poor handwriting or a lack of dexterity with romantic content, resulted in the phenomenon whereby gifted individuals would write love letters on behalf of others.
There were even books and manuals published with sample content to help people compose letters and express their romantic feelings.
Love letters are (were) therefore a lot more than the mere expression in words of one’s feelings towards a certain person.
They represent excellent examples of interpersonal communication, and also varying degrees of literary creativity and sense for the visual design of a text, which in some cases even included illustrations full of romantic iconography and symbols.
Title: Love Letter stamp from Slovenia
Date of Issue: 29 January 2016
Denominations: € 0.42
Source: Slovenia Post