I recently began a long distance relationship. She's 1.5 years younger than me (I'm 22, she'll be 21 in November), we met in college, she returned home to go back to community college after a change of career interest, and I'm about to graduate with my B.A. in December. She now lives three hours from me over The Mountains (and mountain pass) of Doom. The result is that we're trying an LDR for the next few months until I graduate and can move over the mountains (I have family on that side of the state).
For the last two months, we've spent every other week together before her lease in our college town ended. But now I will be seeing her maybe once or twice a month on weekends. We Skype every night. We're both Christians and are working on a devotional bible study together through ESVonline (I don't expect Datingish readers to know anything about this, don't worry).
BUT I'm not familiar with ways to stay spontaneous and romantic in an LDR.
One idea is to surprise her with snail mail. She doesn't like texting much (she said it's too impersonal), so I don't do too much of the random text messages.
My question is, what does Datingish recommend for ways to be romantic and spontaneous in an LDR?
Especially, for anyone who has been in an LDR, what were/are things that were really beneficial for your relationship?