This summer my daughter will be in Israel sans her cell phone and any access to a computer or technology for an ENTIRE month. And while I'm thrilled that she will be unplugging of course I know I will miss hearing her voice and reading her texts with her little heart emojis. For this one month only a traditional form of communication will do: a letter. And the truth is it been a while since I've have written a letter, much less a letter to my child, and with all the writing I do online– my handwriting skills do leave a BIT to be desired ( my daughter has mentioned on more than one occasion that she cant seem to decipher the letters I've written to her teachers.) When emoticons are the new norm for expressing feelings I want to write my daughter letters that she will truly cherish.
Have no fear because the app, lettrs has you covered. The digital letter-writing platform allows you to write meaningful letter on-the-go and will even mail your letter for you for a mere $2. And that's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a card not to mention all the time you will save! Just follow these fool-proof camp letter writing tips and once you have signed your letter, input the camp's address and lettrs will print it out and mail it! And keep reading for 7 Tips to Pen the PERFECT Letter to your Child At Sleepaway Camp!
Camp Letter Writing Tips
#1 Give an update on family life.
Share a morsel of home, whether it is the latest trick fido has learned or the new flowers in the garden.
#2 Ask only one question.
Yes, only one. The beauty of a letter is that it does not have a reply button above it. Instead, your child will write you back when they have something exciting to tell you. But, you can help egg them on. Perhaps ask, What food are you craving? I'll have it waiting for you in the pantry.Or Are you glad I packed that extra bottle of bug spray?
#3 Bonus: Include a picture.
Don't expect it to be taped on the front of their bunk when you pick him or her up. But, know that it will be appreciated!
#4 Mention something you learned when you were went to camp.
Did you have a signature tie-dye technique? A secret strategy to capture the flag? Write about it!
#5 Share your Favorite Moment from this Year
Highlight something from the past year. The family dinner that was a hilarious series of tragic events. Or the first time you watched her accomplish something major this year.
#6 Tell her how much you are Looking forward to when she gets homes
Say what you are excited to do together this summer. Maybe it's a weekend trip to the shore. Or what about learning how to make an ice cream sundae?
#7 : Honesty is the best policy
End the letter with what your child means to you. How you blame him for your obsession with Starbucks Fraps and how he has influenced the mom you are today.