Legacy Letters Workbook
Leave them your values, not just your valuables.
Legacy Letter Workbook: A downloadable, do-it-yourself workbook that you complete at your own pace from the comfort of home. You choose how you want to preserve, print, and deliver your Legacy Letter.
A Legacy Letter is a message written from your heart to the hearts of those you hold dear. Also called Ethical Wills, these letters are not legally binding and convey your values rather than your valuables.
Legacy Letters are a sincere and earnest letter containing words of love, wisdom, and life lessons from you to your loved ones who will ponder your words for generations to come.
Why write a Legacy Letter?
- To discover and capture, perhaps for the first time, those things that matter most to you
- Pass on values to future generations that you might not have an opportunity to share personally
- To be remembered, honored, and loved for who you are or always tried to be
- Gain a new sense of encouragement about the impact you have on the people and the world around you
- Writing one often brings about a sense of peace, joy, and completion
What's in a Legacy Letter?
Each letter is as unique as the individual who writes it. Popular topics include:
- Letter from mother to a child (often given when a grandchild is due)
- Spiritual blessings
- Hopes and dreams for the future
- Life stories that exemplify your beliefs
- Opportunities to ask for or bestow forgiveness
- Important values and beliefs
Legacy Letters are generally between 1 - 4 pages in length and can be written today and kept safe to be presented at a time chosen by you. These cherished letters are most often gifted to loved ones during life celebrations such as a birthdays, marriage, births, or memorial services. How and when you deliver your Legacy Letter is completely up to you.
Memories to Memoir
Introductory Series Workshop
Whether or not you consider yourself a writer, this four-part series, gives you a fun and safe place to explore your life stories and discover your personal memoir writing style. Each Memior Writing Workshop is one hour long and will provide answers to questions you didn’t even know you had!
Session 1: “But I’m Not a Writer!” Memoir writing for non-writers
Session 2: “When Objects Speak” How personal objects evoke memories and stories
Session 3: “How to Make a Skeleton Dance” How to share difficult family stories (or not)
Session 4: “Positive Effects of Writing Your Life Story”