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Jenna Bush Hager: How my grandparents inspired my own love story

The TODAY correspondent looks back at her family’s long and heartfelt history of letter-writing.
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Last Valentine's Day, we aired a story about the "loss of love letters." I grew up inspired by the fact that both sets of my grandparents are avid letter-writers. They have penned dozens of letters that map out the genesis of their relationship. Many of the letters were written when my grandfathers were away during World War II; they are such a testament to the romance of the time and to my grandparents' love.

Now, in the age of technology, many first proclaim their love via text and email, which has in many ways killed the handwritten note. Last year, probably because of the segment, my husband wrote me a love letter for Valentine's Day.

It was a lovely gesture, and I put it with other mementos of our relationship. The sweet words were better than flowers or jewelry.

This year, this segment has become a sort of gift for me.

How are you celebrating Valentine's Day? Do you write love letters? Tell us in the comments!