We meet for two hours, either in person or by phone. Together, we talk about what you'd like to include in your letter. You can expect a relaxed conversation in which I'll ask questions to draw out the things you most want to communicate.
I record our conversation so that I can write the letter in your own words. It's important to me to preserve not only your message but your unique way of delivering it. I want your letter to sound like you!
While we're talking you can feel free to jump around and talk about whatever comes to mind. Later, when I edit the letter, I'll make everything flow by putting things in a logical order, emphasizing what's most important, and leaving out anything irrelevant. 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.