What are Legacy Letters ?

  • A Legacy Letter is a highly-focused love letter that translates your personal and family stories and values into life lessons and wisdom that can inform and transform the younger and future generations.
  • It can also express hopes, blessings, explanations, forgiveness and gratitude.
  • It is designed to be positive and healing, and it is a great opportunity for self-examination resulting in psychological and spiritual growth and improved health.

Legacy Letters are a tradition, dating back to biblical times, but is reemerging as an important therapeutic tool to strengthen the ties between generations. Interest in producing one's personal history, via a Legacy Letter, is burgeoning among a broad cross-section of the public. Legacy Letters can be written at significant junctures in peoples' lives such as weddings and births. However, those of us with a little gray, and a lot of experience, are more apt to script them. They are living documents. You can add new content at anytime during your life. Every letter is as unique as you are.

Creating a Legacy Letter is a profound personal exercise. It can be equally profound and helpful to those fortunate enough to be on the receiving end. It is a win-win for all involved. Putting pen to paper about intangible assets is a way a person can preserve who they are and what matters most to them. It is a way to be remembered, understood, while making a significant impact on loved ones. These cherished letters become a touchstone to the past, and an anchor for the future for them and you. It is the most cherished gift

Whom do I share a Legacy Letter with and when?

  • Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings, spouses, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, employees, teachers or mentors
  • To commemorate events, holidays, and marking life transitions
  • Someone's birthday
  • Christmas, Hanukah
  • Father's Day, Mother's Day, Grandparents' Day
  • Valentine's day
  • Graduation Wedding
  • Memorial service or funeral
  • Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah
  • Confirmation

But you don't need a special day to give a special letter. A Legacy Letter is a welcome gift anytime of the year. The important point is to just do it!


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