I started a new Christmas tradition in my family by writing a letter to my child.
Life moves at lightning speed, and each year I want to take the time to stop, reflect and remember all of my child’s happy moments full of fun, love and laughter by writing about them in a letter.
This Christmas gift idea will be cherished far more than any wrapped present under the tree.
I must admit, the whole process intimidated me at first.
How am I supposed to cram a whole year’s worth of stuff into a single letter? I don’t have time to write pages and pages! What should I focus on if I can’t write about everything?
I stopped freaking out when I thought – KISS. Keep It Super Simple.
Focus on the cake and worry about the frosting and sprinkles later. If all I end up with is cake, it will still be awesome and better than nothing. (That just popped into my head. I’ve never thought of comparing a letter to a cake before… It must be because I haven’t eaten dinner yet… even though it’s almost 8:30 p.m.!)
So I came up with the basic ingredients for a letter to a child: