Benjamin Franklin once wrote in a letter to a friend , “. . .but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.
Death is a topic that we don’t like to think or talk about much because it brings us face to face with our own mortality. We prepare for it practically by writing wills, purchasing life insurance, and sometimes even arranging our own funeral details. However too many times, we don’t think about the value of preparing for the emotional side of it, not only for ourselves but for our loved ones. Creating a ‘last letter’ to be sent to loved ones after you’re gone, can help them with the grieving process as well as allow you to know that those closest to you understand how you felt about them.
A last letter helps you to express feelings that may have been more difficult to share during your life but that you find important for your loved ones to know. It allows you to tell your children just how proud of them you are for pursuing their passions. You can express to your partner what the last decades of marriage has really meant to you and your hopes for them as they go on without you. You can create a message to a friend to offer forgiveness for a wrong that doesn’t seem to matter anymore.
PipPip makes it easy to create last letters to loved ones while you are still able to do so. You can write your messages to be sent at a date in the future, when you may still not be here. PipPip offers a unique “check-in” system for last letters, to ensure that your message is not sent until you are gone. Read here for more details about how that works.
As difficult as death is on the ones we love, PipPip hopes that it can be made just a little bit easier by providing the opportunity for them to receive a message from you after you’re gone.