When writing the letter, think about what specifically happened over the past year that really stood out such as important milestones. Did your child accomplish a new skill? Was there a special occasion like turning 7 or maybe a school dance? Did anything particularly embarrassing happen? Did you go on any special trips? What were some of the goofy and funny moments you still laugh about? Your letter may be a half page, a full page or even longer. It really doesn’t matter. Just take out a pen and paper or your laptop and start writing and see where it takes you. It’s all about writing things down in the moment and preserving some of the best memories of the year prior. Another WonderDad tip is in the meantime, while you’re saving these letters until you’re ready to give them to your kids, you can re-read them when you’re away on business or they’re away at camp or even just having a bad day. It’s bound to make you feel connected even when you’re not together.