How to Write a Legacy Letter to Your Loved Ones (including a free template)
Kevin Alderink | Real Estate Professional
A Legacy Letter is a wonderful way to express your heart and give a meaningful gift to those you hold dear. In this article, we’ll share more about the concept and even teach you how to write a Legacy Letter of your own.
What is a Legacy Letter?
A Legacy Letter is the gift of yourself in a letter to your loved ones. It does not need to be complicated or complex, and can even be accomplished in a single page. A Legacy Letter is the opportunity to share your heart and express your values with those you treasure and love. Through the gift of a written Legacy Letter, you can leave a meaningful, lasting message that your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
How do I write a Legacy Letter?
In the pages that follow you will find a template for your personal use, to stimulate your thinking and guide you in the process. You could write the letter yourself, or you could make use of our professional writer to assist you. Our writer works in close collaboration with you to craft a finished product that reflects the heart of the message you desire to convey.
When should I write my Legacy Letter?
Today is a great day to begin! It’s never too early to write a Legacy Letter — but one day, it will be too late. Take advantage of your good health and mental state and capture the values and message you’d like to express to those you love.
Who should write a Legacy Letter?
Legacy Letters can be written by anyone, any time! You do not need to wait until you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal disease, or until you are at the end of your life. You can write a Legacy Letter now, and either choose to give it to your loved ones sooner rather than later, on a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, or keep it in a keepsake box for them to discover at a later date.
What should I include in my Legacy Letter?
Your Legacy Letter will be unique to you and your life experience. You can make it as long or as short as you’d like. There is no right or wrong way to write a Legacy Letter. However, as you ponder what you’d like to include, consider the values, special memories, wisdom, and life lessons you want to pass on to younger generations.
Is a written letter the only format you offer?
No! In addition to a written template, we also offer the opportunity to capture your message on a professionally recorded video. Imagine the gift you could leave behind by sharing a video message with those you hold dear.
To learn more about writing a Legacy Letter, give us a call at 616-836-0999. We’d love to help you make this a reality!