Writing letters are a great way to communicate your feelings towards your daughter. Today I’m sharing how to write a letter to your daughter!
Have you ever written a letter to your daughter?
What would you say? What would you like for your daughter to know in this letter? Why do you want to write this letter?
Writing a letter to your daughter can be a great way to show your daughter just how much you care. It can be hard to always say how you are feeling, but easier to write how you are feeling.
I have trouble expressing my love verbally. I’m not sure why I have trouble with this. I often think about things to say to my daughter in my head, but often times, I have trouble saying it out loud. It doesn’t come naturally to me!
I think some of this has to do with how I grew up as a child. We didn’t really communicate often about our feelings or say “I love you” out loud.
Now that I’m a mom to three children, this is a skill I’m having to teach myself. It’s still difficult for me at times, but I’ve improved a lot.
Thankfully, letter writing can help fill in that gap. I can easily write my words down that I’d like for my daughter to hear, especially during those times when I feel like I’m not communicating my feelings towards her as often as I’d like.
How to Write a Letter to Your Daughter
When writing a letter to your daughter consider the following tips.
Why do you want to write this letter?
- What’s your main goal for writing this letter?
- Is this a letter just to say that you care?
- Will the letter be a way to keep the communication lines open with your daughter?
- Is this a letter you need to write as a way to apologize for something that’s happened in the past?
Where to write your letter:
Choose a quiet space away from distractions when writing your letter. Head to a local coffee shop or library if it’s easier to focus on the letter.
Try to write at a desk or a table in an uncluttered and clean work space if possible. If you don’t have access to a work space to write, get creative – write in your car or while waiting at a doctor’s office for an appointment.
When to write your letter:
Find a time during the day when you are calm and not rushed to write the letter. When you are rushed, your letter may seem and feel rushed when your daughter reads it.
Try to use your best handwriting as well. I know often times when we may be rushed, it can show in our handwriting.
Be honest in your letter. Speak from the heart and allow your words to flow naturally onto the paper.
What supplies do you need to write your letter?
Use notebook paper, stationary paper, or a card to write your letter. You can use an envelope if you wish. Stickers are a great way to seal the letter if desired.
Choose a good pen or a pencil to write your letter. A pencil may be a great option if you feel you may need to erase errors as you write.
How long should the letter be?
The length of the letter will depend on how much you feel you need to write.
A letter doesn’t have to be long. Keep the letter simple and to the point. Write what you need to say and don’t worry too much about the length of the letter.
What do you want to write to your daughter?
Your words will be the most important part of this letter writing process. Choose what you want to say to your daughter.
What type of letter do you want to write?
There are different types of letters that you can write to your daughter. This can include the following:
Just Because – a letter to say hi and say that you are thinking of your daughter
Praise – a letter telling her how proud you are of your daughter’s accomplishments
Apology – a letter that is used to apologize to your daughter for something that happened in the past
Appreciation – a letter that shows your appreciation for your daughter
Birthday – a letter that wishes your daughter happy birthday and makes her feel special on her special day
Congratulations – a letter written to congratulate your daughter for her achievement
Friendship – a letter written to celebrate your friendship with your daughter
Thank you – a letter written to thank your daughter for something she has done for you
Choose the type of letter you’d like to write before starting your letter.
When should I give the letter to my daughter?
Once you put all of the tips above in place and finish your letter, choose a good time to give or deliver the letter to your daughter.
I hope these tips help you when you write your own letter for your daughter!