Tips for Letter Writing

Your letter speaks volumes to your child! It communicates love, encouragement, and commitment to their well-being. We also realize it can be hard to write a letter to someone you’ve never met. We want to give you ideas on writing to your child so your letters turn from just answering and asking questions to a way of communicating with your child, whom you feel like you have a relationship with. Here are a few ideas:


  • Introduce yourself to your child.
  • Tell your child about where you live, work, or go to school.
  • Describe your favorite hobbies, foods, sports, etc

Your Family

  • Introduce your family members to your child.
  • Send a picture of your family.
  • Write updates about your family (a new baby, son, daughter, niece, nephew, cousin).
  • What your child is doing in school.
  • Family traditions on holidays.


  • Explain what your church is like.
  • Share your favorite scriptures.
  • Share prayer requests.
  • Encourage your child in their studies and spiritual life.

Your Country

  • Explain about the school system in your country. (when kids go to school, holidays, grade levels, etc)
  • Talk about popular sports.
  • Share about a special holiday particular to your country.


  • Explain what the weather is like where you live. (Uganda & Kenya are around 60 to 80 degrees year round.)
  • Tell about the seasons.