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Write Dad a Letter this Father’s Day

Write Dad a letter on Father's Day. Here are some tips and ideas.Write Dad a letter on Father’s Day to tell him how much he means to you.

No matter how old we get, our fathers are still our dads. We look to them for guidance and advice.  Sadly, I no longer have my own Dad (pictured here with The Nittany Lion at a Penn State game), but I have wonderful, touching and funny memories. He was an example of a modern-day dad at a time when it wasn’t the norm, and he was a role model for his family.

If you’re fortunate enough to still have him, write Dad to tell him how much he means to you. A hand-written letter, in simple and heartfelt words, will mean the world to him. More than any tool, tie or gadget, a letter will be treasured and saved. He can read it whenever he wants to be reminded of how much he’s loved.

 

Tips for Writing a Letter to Dad on Father’s Day

Here are a few ideas on what to write to Dad:

Tell him how much the time spent with him at a special event or outing meant to you: “Dad, remember that camping trip we took when I was twelve? We had such a great time!”

Remind him of something he taught you: “I’ll never forget the afternoon you taught me how to fish and it started storming while we were out on the lake.”

Share a personal reflection or humorous anecdote: “I still laugh every time I think about that time you ….. “!”

Let him know how a piece of advice he gave you impacted your life: “I don’t know what I would have done without your help during that time. It really made a difference. Thanks, Dad.”

If you have your own family now, share your thoughts about fatherhood and your Dad’s role in shaping your beliefs: “Thanks for showing me what being a dad is all about. You’ve always been a great example for me.”FD-1

Let your Dad know you’re proud of him. Tell him that you appreciate his love.  And remember:

“It’s admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” (John Sinor, San Diego Tribune newspaper columnist)

Writing a Memorable Mother’s Day Message

Writing a Mother's Day message is easy with these tips.

Reminiscing about your favorite childhood memory is a classic letter writing strategy.

The perfect Mother’s Day card is within reach. The answer is right in your hand…and your heart. Pull out a pen and write a sweet letter on a beautiful piece of stationery. It will be a keepsake Mother’s Day message she’ll treasure for years to come.

You don’t need to be a professional writer to craft a heart-felt Mother’s Day message. Try these approaches, from easiest to most difficult.

5 Ideas for Writing Mother’s Day Messages

A simple list of thank-yous. Write the reasons why you are grateful to her. Sometimes it’s nice to number them, as in “5 reasons I love you” or “10 reasons why you’re the best mom ever.”  Mention the simple things: “I love your beautiful smile.” And, include the deeper reasons: “Mom, you’ve always been a role model for me, showing me how to handle myself when life gets hard.”

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The embossed Circle Monogram Note gives a modern spin to the traditional monogram. From www.giftsin24.com

The year in review. Here’s another list idea: Go back in your mind through the past year and jot down some of your favorite moments with her: “taking Jack and Olivia for a walk in the park, baking gingerbread together last Christmas, helping me come up with plan B when I burnt John’s birthday cookies, opening up my birthday present and finding that gorgeous quilt you made for me….”

Wishful words. Tell her all the things you wish you could do for her, if only you had enough money and time. “I’d buy you a castle and a horse-drawn carriage. I’d hire a sky writer to write you a love poem in the clouds. Or, I’d take you on a world tour of Paris, London, and Tokyo like we’ve always dreamed of…”

Go down memory lane. Write a story about your favorite childhood memory with her. It can be funny, sad, touching, sweet or all of the above.

Discover your inner poet. Write a short, free verse poem. The beauty of free verse is that it doesn’t have to rhyme!

Mother, you are my inspiration,
Showing me what it means to be a woman,
Handling life with courage and grace.
I feel so happy when I’m with you.
You share your warm smile and ready laugh
And go-get-’em attitude.
I’m so grateful that you are in my life

A Work of Art… and Love

Writing out your thoughts on a beautiful blank card can bring so much meaning to Mother’s Day. Crafting a touching letter takes just a few minutes, but it can give your mother many moments of quiet joy whenever she takes it out and peruses it.

Our Favorite Tooth Fairy Messages

Nighttime visits from the tooth fairy are a memorable family tradition. And when she tucks a short message under the pillow for that sweet little lost tooth, it’s even more exciting for children. Because children typically lose 20 baby teeth from the age of 6 through 13, there are lots of opportunities to write creative notes. Save these along with other childhood keepsakes. Attached to a picture of your child sporting an adorable, missing-tooth smile, these notes are perfect for scrapbooks, too.

Advice for Tooth Fairy Notes from Giftsin24.comThe tooth fairy can be as creative as she wants to be. She also often can use beautifully printed stationery – in diminutive dimensions, of course. Here are some of our favorite messages:

Dear Susie: Thank you for the sweet tooth you left under your pillow last night. It’s perfect for my collection! From, the Tooth Fairy

Dear Juan: Thank you for the tooth–it’s so shiny and white! Keep on brushing.  Signed, the Tooth Fairy

Dear LaTisha: What a fine tooth you’ve left for me! Please take care of the next ones that grow in. After all, you’ll have them for the rest of your life! Kindly, the Tooth Fairy

Dear Lindsay:  I’m so sorry I’m late in picking up your tooth. It was a busy week, and I got tied up across the world in France, where there was an epidemic of lost teeth for some reason, I can’t figure out why. Please accept my apologies. It’s a terrific tooth and will go nicely with the others. From, the Tooth Fairy

Dear Marni: My, what a pretty little tooth you’ve left me! And this is the second one this month! You are keeping me busy! But it’s always a pleasure to visit you. Keep brushing! Signed, the Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy Stationery

Consider several giftsin24 stationery sets that can be customized with her name. Here are our top three ideas:

Highland Enclosure:  Tiny cards for a tiny fairy. Personalize them with “Tooth Fairy” and you’ve got the perfect card-and-envelope set sized just right for a fairy. And with 50 cards to a set, there are enough for two children.

Roman Name Gift Enclosure: The matching envelopes, included in this set of 50 cards, easily accomodate a coin or dollar bill, perhaps even some glitter. Simply personalize with “Tooth Fairy” and she’s good to go. Happy note-writing!

Dream Squares Refill:  A simple, inexpensive solution. The Tooth Fairy can add her name to these eye-catching star-themed memo sheets. Just roll them up with a ribbon and perhaps a coin taped to the center or a bill tucked inside.  With 300 pages, she won’t run out.