Dating in a Digital Age: Texts Are the New Love Letters

James Joyce, Frida Kahlo, Charles Bukowski, so many of our favorite authors have written love letters to significant others (and mistresses), and they are lauded today as beautiful (if a little steamy) pieces of literature. Admittedly, we may not be in as much of a habit of love letter writing these days, in the digital age many have turned to texting.

While these can be as steamy as Joyce’s or as romantic as Wilde’s, they don’t have the same material feel of the love letters of time gone by. At least, until now. We’ve been searching for the best way to turn our virtual texts into a physical reality, and pull love letters from our online lives. In doing this, we found Keepster. Not only the perfect place to store your messages and back up your phone, Keepster has a book service that will allow you to compile your favorite texts with your favorite person into a book!

Now, I know you may be thinking, “Oh my god. The last thing I need to do is put my sexts on paper” but this book can be anything you want it to be – and that’s the beauty of it. Whether you do want to put your late-night exchanges into print, or you’re looking to chronicle the first ice breakers you swapped in the early days, you get to pick and choose what goes into your creation. Keepster has a range of vibrant colors and fonts to choose from, meaning you can flex your art muscles while also creating something unique and heartfelt.

How does Keepster work?

  • Download the Keepster app to your laptop or desktop. Do so here.
  • Connect your iPhone to your laptop (alternatively, enter here to win your own iPhone 11 first)
  • Sign up to Keepster via the computer app.
  • Perform your first back up.
  • Once that is complete, the world of your entire text history is your oyster. Search by topic or name, organize into separate Keepster folders, take a trip down memory lane.
  • Then, choose which Keepster you want to transform into a unique book. Get designing, place your order, and get right back to finding out just how many times you texted your best friend about that summer fling.

These example books from the Keepster catalogue are the perfect instances of using the platform for being your own literary romantic and compiling a collection of the texts sent back and forth with your person. Not only for the words and sweet nothings, you can add images and emojis, everything that makes the text thread special in the first place. The next time you’re stuck for an anniversary gift, and feel like some well spoken words won’t suffice – try some well presented words instead. Keepster books really are the whole package, beautifully designed to ensure they are outwardly as lovely as your messages are.

Not only for the lovers, Keepster books are a great way of immortalizing your lockdown group chats, the banana bread recipes sent back and forth, the collective anxiety, all of it! The idea is that Keepster is really there for you, and it can be whatever you need it to be. Whether you’re putting your best 2am angles in print, reminding your husband of his early days texts with promises of weekly flowers, or just looking for a heartfelt and original gift, a Keepster book is the answer.

Don’t forget: enter here to be in with a chance of winning an iPhone 11, or Keepster books of your own.

All images via Keepster