A Letter To Daughter: Things To Write & 10 Sample Letters

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Writing a letter to your daughter may seem like an old thing to do, but you can never underestimate the power of a heartfelt written message. Your daughter is your best friend, supporter, and well-wisher. You have bonded with her right from the time she was born. Even after she has grown up, your love for her has not changed. She is still your little girl who requires your love, attention, and support.

Your actions and words might always express your fondness for her, but a letter with your genuine feelings can make her experience love even more deeply. She will cherish your special gesture and treasure your letter for life.

If you wish to write a heartwarming letter to your princess, we have compiled some sample letters for daughters in this post. You can read them and get inspired.

Things To Write In a Letter to Your Daughter

A letter might seem like just a bunch of words, but it is more than that. It carries emotions, wishes, and dreams. It can lighten up your daughter’s day or give her the needed boost before the big day.

  1. Tell her you love her: This is the first thing you would want to tell her because nothing can match the happiness your daughter gets when she is reassured about your love.
  1. Reiterate your belief in her: Your confident daughter might lose some of it as she enters the big world. So, remind her how hard-working she is.
  1. Explain what real beauty is: She might get misled by the unrealistic beauty standards set by the world. Tell her the meaning of real beauty and how she is not only beautiful on the outside but also inside.
  1. Tell her you are proud of her: If your daughter has succeeded in her exams or participated in a sport, tell her how proud you are of her. Even if it is a small achievement, your appreciation will encourage her to do more.
  1. Guide her about life and the world: Share your life experiences with her. Tell her what success is and most importantly tell her it is okay to fail at times.
Guide her about life and the world

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  1. Talk about her childhood: Was she an obedient and calm girl or was she naughty and mischievous? Write about some instances from her childhood. Share a funny incident.
  1. Advise on love and heartbreaks: This is an area where your daughter could really use your advice. Tell her to wait for the right person and not to settle for anything less. Tell her that she deserves a man who loves her for who she is.
  1. Ask her to follow her dreams: If your daughter likes to try new things and take the road less traveled, then encourage her to follow her passion and never have second thoughts on her ability.
  1. Assure her that you are always there: This will give her the strength and courage to explore the world.
    Once you know what is to be written, writing a letter becomes easy. It gets easier if you have some samples to see.

Sample Letters To Daughters

Here we have given eight sample letters to inspire you.

Heartfelt Letters To Daughter

If you are thinking of telling your daughter how much you love her, then pour all your feelings into words and write a letter to her. Here are a few samples to give you an idea.

1. Dear daughter,
The day I first held you, I promised I would not let anything happen to you

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The day I held you in my arms for the first time, I promised myself that I would not let anything happen to you. You may blame me for being overprotective, but for me, your safety was above everything else.

From the little girl who used to ask me to chase monsters from under her bed, you have grown up to become a strong and independent woman, whom I am proud of. Your accomplishments make my chest swell with pride. Do you know? All my buddies at the Monday Club might have heard about you more than twice.

It makes me sad that we cannot spend time with each other like old times, but then again seeing all the great things you are doing in life cheers me up. Keep up the good work darling, and remember, no matter what, you will always have your old man rooting for you.

Your dad

2. Dear daughter,

I always thank God for giving me such an understanding and supporting daughter; you never threw tantrums and always supported me during hard times. Sometimes you even stepped up and took responsibility for your brother. Thank you for being such a perfect daughter.

You are not just my daughter, but my best friend too. I still remember how we used to dress up in matching outfits and set some serious mother-daughter goals. Even though I couldn’t buy expensive dresses or take you on an exotic vacation, you never complained. I always wonder what I have done to deserve you.

Today, I am writing this letter to thank you for all the love and support you have been giving me. And I also want to tell you that I am there for you. Love you, dear.

Lots of love


3. Dear daughter,

My life changed the day you were born. I never knew my heart could beat for someone and that I would start caring for you and your future. Did you know dear? Your dad was known as the daredevil in the college because I never backed out of any challenge and was always ready to do anything for the adrenaline rush.

Days after you were born, I was challenged by my old college buddies to attempt a dangerous act. I agreed but the moment I stepped on my bike, your face flashed, and I couldn’t do it. That day I realized I have become a father and need to reset my priorities in life.

I am writing this letter to tell you how much you have changed my life; you turned me into a loving and kind person. I am thankful to God for blessing my life with an angel like you.

Your dad

4. Dear princess,
I love you from the bottom of my heart, princess

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You might be surprised to find this letter from your father, but today I want to pour my heart out and tell you how much you mean to me.

I want to tell you that I love you from the bottom of my heart. You may not know, but you were the reason I began to come home early from work; you are also the reason I started to smile a lot more and get motivated to work hard to give you the life you deserve.

No matter what, I will always believe in you. You are smart and always made me proud of whatever you did in your life. You always worked hard and never took life for granted.

I hope life rewards you abundantly as you are the best and only deserve the best things in life.

Your loving dad

5. Dear name of your daughter

I love everything about you. Did I ever tell you this?

I love the way you search for me as soon as you enter the house.
I love the way you look after your siblings and take charge as the elder one.
I love that you have friendships that will last a lifetime.
I love the way you are growing up to become a kind and compassionate woman.
I love the way your face lights up whenever I say ‘yes’ to your requests.
I love our mother-daughter outings and how you never felt embarrassed to introduce your friends to me.

Darling, I am proud of you, and I hope you will always be my little girl. Love you, sweety!

Lots of love,


Point to ponder
A letter is cherished for a lifetime. While writing one to your daughter, be honest and ensure it comes straight from your heart. You may also include a poem that expresses your infinite love for your child.

Inspirational Letters To Daughters

As your daughter embarks on a new journey in life, give a solid boost to her self confidence with your words.

6. Dear daughter,

Congratulations! Today is a big day for you.

You made the whole family proud by getting into such a prestigious university. I do not doubt your judgment and capabilities, but worrying is a part of my job as a mother. So, I take this opportunity to tell you a few things which I wish I knew when I was off to college.

Darling! Always remember to choose your friends wisely! At this stage your company will have a great influence on you, so always choose people who can uplift you and make you feel loved.

There will always be a boy who will break your heart, do not let that define who you are. I know it is hard to move on but during times like these, do not forget I am always there for you. And always remember you are a gorgeous person with an equally gorgeous heart.

Go and conquer the world!

Love, mom

7. Dear daughter,

As you are about to enter a new phase in life, I want to tell you a little something about success.

You may have already heard quite a bit and might also have your own take on success, but this is for those times when you feel down and gloomy.

You should know that being successful doesn’t mean living without doubts or being happy all the time. It is about how you handle those doubts and struggles. Sometimes, your success can also be defined on how many times you had the courage to get up when you have hit rock bottom.
Life is not always fair and square; you will have proud moments as well as the not-so-proud moments. The key to a happy life is to stay humble during those proud moments and learn from the not-so-proud ones.

And when you’re not sure if you are doing the right thing or on the right path, then I am always there right by your side to help you chase those doubts away.

Your loving dad

8. Dear daughter,
I have full faith that you will be a loving wife and a caring mother

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Today is the day when my little girl will be starting a new phase in life. So, I thought to write this letter to tell you a few things my mother told me when I got married.

Darling! Always remember a relationship is as simple as you make it. Always think positive and love abundantly. Be slow to anger and quick to forget, and no matter what may happen, never let things go out of you both.

I have full faith that you will be a loving wife and a caring mother. May God bless you with abundant happiness and good times.

Your loving mother

Letters Of Encouragement To Daughter

For your daughter, you are a source of inspiration; she looks up to you for advice and encouragement. Here are a few sample letters of encouragement.

9. Dear daughter,

As I sit down to write this letter to you, I remember a time when you used to ask me to let go of holding your bike as you were confident that you can balance it all by yourself.

From that day till today you have always surprised me, you always had an outstanding academic record, and always knew what is right for you. I am proud to be called your dad.

Now, when you are facing a tough time in life, remember those times when you were confident and took the right decisions. Trust your intuitions as they will always guide you in the correct path. I have the confidence in you that you will never let me down, and I can proudly say that I trust you.

If you need a shoulder to rest, do not forget that I am right here for you. You were a fighter and continue to be one.

Your dad

10. Dear daughter,
Tough times never last, but tough people do.

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Tough times never last, but tough people do. I am aware of your struggles, which is why I decided to share a few secrets with you.

Darling, the trick to a happy life is to treat the bad days just like the good ones, and then you will know how to deal with any problem in life. Bad days are God’s way to test you, and when He is done testing, He will reward you abundantly.

So, never lose hope as there is always light at the end of the tunnel. You may not be able to see it today, but when it’s time you will. I am proud of how you are handling the situation, keep up the good work, and always remember we are there for you.

Your loving mother

A letter to a daughter may be the most personal and affectionate gift you can give. You don’t have to be a poet or a writer to pen a letter. Reading some sample letters to your daughter can assist you in expressing your feelings in the best way possible. You can use this letter to tell her how much you love her, give her advice about life, or share your fond memories with her on any important occasion of her life. Close your eyes and imagine your daughter’s lovely smile, and it will be enough to get you started.

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