How to write to your grandchildren for when after you're gone

Dec. 4, 2020

Often we have great intentions for leaving behind our hopes and dreams for those we love and care about after we're gone but when it comes down to actually getting the words out of our head, it becomes much more difficult.

Maybe you have a lot to communicate or just a few simple but meaningful words but are unsure where to start. We have written down a few tips and ideas to help you get started creating meaningful messages to your loved ones today.

Start by telling them a little about yourself

It’s nice to have a small piece of the family history passed down in these letters. You don’t have to go into great detail but giving your full name (include your maiden name if you have always gone by your married name) , birthday and birthplace. Where did you grow up? How did you meet your partner? How many children did you have ? Any significant life events that are important to you can be included.

Talk about them

Share your fondest memories of your grandchild. Do you remember the first time you found out you were going to be a grandparent? What was it like when they were born? Memories of a holiday, a day out together, weekly traditions, etc. Anything that you find memorable, write it down. Your grandchildren will cherish these memories.

Share your hopes and dreams for them

This is a good time to share what you hope for them in the future. Maybe you want to encourage them to pursue their passions and talents. Maybe you just want to make sure that they always know there is someone in their corner, rooting for them. Whatever your hopes are for your grandchildren, communicate that to them.

Creating a message to be sent later after you’re gone, can seem like an intimidating task. When you use PipPip, you don’t have to write everything at one time. You can take time to think about what you want to say, re-write your message, add memories and delete things. It’s always accessible for you to change, not only the content but also the send date. You can always be assured that it will be sent when you choose. See how easy it is to create meaningful messages to your loved ones. < create a message >

See how easy it is to create meaningful messages and have them delivered to your loved ones at the right time.

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