We meet for two hours, either in person or by phone. Together, we identify your values and shape your letter. You can expect a relaxed conversation in which I will ask you questions to draw out what you most want to say to your children.
I record our conversation so that I can write the letter in your own words. It's important to me to preserve your unique way of speaking. When your family reads your letter, they should feel as if you were right there talking to them.
While we're talking you can feel free to jump around and say whatever comes to mind. When I edit the letter I'll make everything flow by putting things in a logical order, leaving out anything irrelevant, and emphasizing what's most important. Read some excerpts of letters here.
The content of the letter is always completely up to you. I give you a draft and help you make any desired changes. A revised, second draft is included in the service.
You receive a printed letter for each child as well as a digital version that you can update at any time. As these letters are meant to be saved, I also offer beautiful archival storage boxes with your photo or title inset into the cover.