In my post about why your child should write to a soldier, I said I was planning to post letter writing tips and letter templates in the following weeks. As promised, I’ve been working on some and I’m pretty excited to share!
I’m going to start off my series of letter templates with my son’s current favorite thing: trucks. Seriously, whenever I take him outside it’s all I hear, or when he sees one in one of his books. “Tuck! Tuck!” It just melts my heart.
In the pack are four letter templates: one for deployed service members, one for police officers, one for firefighters, and one for emergency medical staff. Print as many as you’d like for whichever group you’d like!
The illustrations were drawn by hand because, while I’d someday like to be good at graphic design, it’s really not my forte right now. I do much better with pencil, pen, and paper after lots of practice in my art journal. Not to say they’re perfect by any means, but I’m pretty proud of them.
The pages are lined so older kids can write their own letters. For younger kids who can’t write yet, you could have them color the picture and then either write your own message, or ask them what they’d like to write and write it for them.
As a reminder, here are some dos and don’ts of writing to the military through Operation Gratitude (where I recommend sending your letters if you don’t have a preferred organization of your own):
If you’re interested in a “pen pal” type relationship, you can include a parent or guardian’s email address. Be sure to monitor all communication for safety.
To download this pack of letter templates, click here and enjoy!
I’m a twenty-something LEO wife and stay-at-home mom to a one-year-old little boy. I enjoy writing, reading, taking my son for walks and runs in the stroller, and crafting. My goal is for Love and Blues to be a resource for first responders and their families. I write about marriage and family topics, as well as about the quirks that come with being married to a man in law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency medical services.
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