Dear ___,

I’m writing to you this holiday season because I want you to know, I love you. 

I know we haven’t really talked in a few ___. And I know our relationship can be

But none of that really matters. In my heart, I know you and I are cut from the same cloth. And that’s the truest thing no matter how often we talk or how challenging things can be sometimes. Thank you for seeing that I am ___.

I remember how you looked at me when I was a kid. There was a moment that you looked at me, and your eyes said— you’re perfect, ___. I saw that you wanted me with your whole heart. Even as a baby, I felt that deeply. Thank you for cherishing my presence. Thank you ___ for showing me that love.

I know I don’t always show it, but that memory is imprinted on who I am. It forever shapes how I feel loved, deep down. 

I was reflecting the other day—I remember when ___. You said, “___.” And I ___!  In that moment, I loved how ___ you were.

Thank you for showing me how to be ___

___, this holiday season, I just want you to know I love you. And no matter the distance, no matter the words I say, no matter what, this is a love that lives in me. Thank you for bringing me into this world. 

I wish you a year of the purest joy, gratitude, and love.