Singer Jewel uses her writing skills to pen heartfelt love letters to her husband TY MURRAY at Christmas.

The star, who was once homeless, knows the value of gifts from the heart and always makes a point to send her cowboy husband special messages at Christmas time.

She explains, "I grew up on a ranch in Alaska, on a homestead, and we didn't have a lot of money, so we made each other gifts. I still really like to make handmade gifts for each other.

"My husband and I write love letters for each other every year. So that's a really nice thing. I hope my son (two-year-old Kase) will get to inherit them. There were some letters early on that got a little dirty, but we've got it under control now."