Before blogs and email, most people wrote love letters to their significant others. While digital devotions may last forever, they are more ephemeral, whereas letters -- tactile, often beautiful -- stand the test of time.
Some -- including ones written by everyone from presidents to painters -- have lasted long enough for the next generation to read.
Click through the slideshow to read excerpts from touching love notes from celebrities to their spouses, and you might even be inspired to pen your own love letter -- we were!
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