Love can be expressed in a myriad of different methods, but the most timeless and most treasured will always remain the classic love letter. In our modern age of computers and the internet, this form of amorous communication is gaining entirely new forms, modes and dimensions.
StampNews.com is glad to introduce new romantic stamp by Slovenia Post that celebrates the upcoming St. Valentine Day.
Nowadays people 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. 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. 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 – the theme to which a new stamp by Slovenia Post is dedicated – 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.