A Letter To Daughter: Things To Write & 20+ Sample Letters

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 your love and adoration 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.

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Things To Write In a Letter to Your Daughter

A letter or note 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, care and affection.
  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, praise her and 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.

Megha Bhat, a twin mom based in Singapore, believes in writing letters to her twins as a form of journal for them to read when they grow up. On their third birthday, she reflects back to when they were toddlers. She writes, “As I reflect on the past three years of watching you grow, I am filled with a sense of wistful nostalgia. You don’t need me as much as you used to and although life has gotten much easier, I oddly miss being your go-to person for everything. You are no longer toddlers and you officially graduate to being big girls today. Preschoolers…threenagers…whatever the term for this age is, I hope it is going to be a thrilling, enlightening and memorable adventure going forward (i).”

  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, encourage her to follow her passion, never have second thoughts on her ability, and give her proper guidance.
  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 20+ 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 or poetic epistle 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, respect 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,


6. Dear Pumpkin,

I want to tell you something really important—making mistakes is entirely okay. It’s part of life, and honestly, it’s one of the best ways to learn and flourish. Don’t be too hard on yourself when things go the unexpected way.

I also want you to know that I support your decision to chase your dreams, no matter what they are. It takes courage to follow your heart, and I’m so proud of you for taking that step. Remember, I’m here for you through thick and thin. You’ll always have my full support and love, no matter where your dreams take you.



7. My darling daughter,

My heart swells with pride as I write this letter to you. From a little baby, you have blossomed into this beautiful young woman who has achieved so much. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I love your self-confidence and determination to follow your dreams. May you never lose these qualities.

My dear, always remember that you are enough. You don’t need to copy someone else or do things you do not like to impress others. Stay true to yourself. Your qualities make you who you are. Embrace these qualities with pride and never let anyone make you feel lesser for being you.

May your spirit keep shining bright always.

Your loving mom.

8. My little princess

The first time I held you in my hands, I knew I would never love anyone so much ever again. You are the light of my life – the reason why I want to wake up every morning. I love your little hugs and kisses as we cuddle with mommy at night.

Every day with you is a blessing. I cannot thank God enough for sending you to me. He must have been happy to give me such an amazing gift.

I wish I could protect you from every bad thing in life but unfortunately, life is not easy. You will have both good days and bad days. But remember, your dad is always here, ready to listen and ready to help.

I love you to the heavens and more.

Your dad.

9. Dear daughter,
Dear daughter

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Watching you grow up is like seeing one of the miracles of life. The way you make decisions and tackle all situations head-on is so amazing, I am left speechless. You have carved your way through life in your own way. Your decisions decide your wins and losses and every stroke you make is added on the canvas of your life.

Darling, one mistake I made in my life was never to ask for help. I hope you will learn from my mistakes and never repeat them. Remember that people are willing to help only if you ask for it. Do not consider asking for help to be a sign of weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge your shortcomings and take help.

Keep learning and keep growing, my little one.

Yours ever, mom.

10. My sweet daughter,

I don’t mind staying awake at night for you. The bright smile you give me makes up for my sleepless nights. You make my days brighter too. One look at your face and all my tiredness melts away.

I know you will grow up too quickly and these days will be a thing of the past. One day, you will become independent and not come running to me when you see me. Until then, I want to hold you close and feel your warmth on me. I want to inhale your baby smell and remember it forever.

I love you from the bottom of my heart.

Your tired but loving mom.

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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.

11. 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

12. My Beloved Daughter,

Watching your journey from a baby in my arms to becoming this remarkable woman you are brings me immense happiness. Your unwavering determination and strength never fail to impress me.

I still remember the time when you faced that challenging situation in school, and instead of backing down, you tackled it head-on with grace and confidence. It was then that I knew just how strong you truly are.

Wherever life leads you, know that I’ll forever be by your side. You are my biggest joy, and I fully believe in you. Keep chasing your dreams, my sweet daughter.

With love,


13. 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

14. 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

15. Dear daughter,

Now that you are on the cusp of adulthood, I wish to say this to you. You are the captain of your own life. You have the power to take your life wherever you want. Your determination and ambition are your guiding stones. You can sail in the direction of your dreams.

Never let your fears hold you back. Your great adventure is about to begin and it will begin only if you have the courage to take the first step into the unknown. Only by embracing the unknown can you discover new opportunities life can offer.

Remember, I am always here for you. I will be your biggest cheerleader and the best guide. Here’s to celebrating every success you come across – big or small.

Your loving dad.

16. Darling daughter,
Darling daughter

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Your bright eyes and curious nature hasn’t changed right from when you were a baby. Even today, as you are ready to step into a new world of work, I see that unquenched thirst of learning in your eyes.

Now, you will meet new people and have new experiences. You have the chance to learn from every person and experience. Always look for ways in which you can contribute to others as well.

I know you are a hard worker and I do not need to tell you this. Work hard for your money. Make sure you give back as much as you get and make sure you are worth it for your company.

All the best.

Your friend and mentor,


17. Dear daughter,

Think of your every dream as a seed. The way you nurture it will decide how the dream grows. If you water it daily and make sure it never dies, it will yield its bounty for you.

My darling, never stop following your dreams. You may face difficulties in your path. But remember, even the sweetest smelling rose has thorns on it. Tackle every problem with vigor and determination and you will see success touch your feet.

Remember that we, your parents, are your biggest supporters. Whatever you wish to do in life, we are always happy to back you. All we want is for you to be happy.

Your loving parents.

18. My Sweet Daughter,

Life gets busy, but don’t forget to enjoy and cherish the small moments that make us happy. Like laughing with your friends or watching a beautiful sunset. Hold onto these moments tightly because they’re the ones that make us happy inside.

So, take a moment to relax, smile, and see the beauty around you. You mean everything to me, my dear.

With love,


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.

19. 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

20. 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

21. Dear daughter,

Do you remember the time when I was so sick and couldn’t even stand up? I remember you were 10 at the time and did all your chores without complaining. You also managed to make something for us to eat. I was so surprised by your strength then.

Today, you are in a difficult place. But always remember, this, too, shall pass. Hold your head up and chin high. Walk with confidence and face each day as it comes. Soon, this difficult time will be behind you and you will have learned new lessons from this phase.

Never lose hope, my darling. I am always with you.

Your loving mother.

22. My precious,

Life throws curve balls at us at moments we are least expecting it. As adults, we are expected to dodge those challenges and emerge triumphant.

But let me tell you that this is not a race. You may flounder through life and make mistakes too. You are allowed to make wrong decisions.

Mistakes and failures are not the end of life. In fact, they are stepping stones for your growth. Keep an open mind and learn through every experience. Soon, you will know what to do.

Always trust your instincts and do what you think is right. You can worry about the consequences later.

As always, your pa is here to lend a sympathetic ear or a supportive shoulder.

Wishing you the best in life,

Your dad.

23. My beloved daughter,

I have known you ever since you were born and if there is one thing in you that hasn’t changed over the years, it is your determination. Even when you were a baby, you would always get the things you wanted, no matter how out of reach they were.

This setback in your life may seem huge right now. But I know you will find a way out of this situation and come out stronger. You will be a newer person – wiser and more resilient.

Remember that you always have me to lean on, hail or storm. Whenever you need, just call me and I will be there for you.

Best wishes and blessings.

Your dearest mom.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How often should I write a letter to my daughter?

You can write a letter to your daughter whenever you feel like expressing your feelings for her. Or you can save your letters for special occasions or important events such as her graduation day or her first job. It will add to the good memories of a memorable day.

2. What is the best age to start writing letters to my daughter?

There is no right or wrong age to start writing letters to your daughter. Some parents write to their children even before they are born. You can write to your daughter whenever you wish to express your love and affection for her.

3. How long should a letter to my daughter be?

The length of your letter to your daughter depends on what message you wish to convey to her. Your letter can be short, expressing your feelings in a few words. Or it can be long, where you express your feelings in detail. As long as your letter is heartfelt, its length will not matter to her.

4. Can I write a letter to my daughter even if she is not born yet?

Yes, of course. You can write about your excitement over her arrival and share your dreams and hopes for her in the letter. Your daughter will feel thrilled to know how happy you felt about her coming into your life.

5. What topics should I avoid including in a letter to my daughter?

It is best to avoid sensitive topics that will cause her pain. Do not criticize her or remind her of her failures. Do not write in a rude or authoritative tone. Keep it positive and friendly.

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.

Infographic: Pointers To Include In A Letter To Daughter

While writing a letter seems outdated, it’s still considered the best way to express one’s thoughts and feelings. On her birthday or any other special occasion, you can send your daughter a letter; or simply write her a touching handwritten note. You can include some of the ideas in the infographic below in your letter to personalize it for your daughter.

what to write in a letter to your daughter (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • Writing letters to daughters is an incredible way to deepen the connection between a parent and a daughter.
  • Letters can be written for various reasons, such as during festivals, birthdays, appreciation, apology, advice, and expressing love.
  • Ensure the letters have a kind and warm tone, along with some appreciation and loads of love.
  • Select a length as per your preference and what you think would work the best.

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Compose an emotional letter for your daughter by gaining inspiration from this video. The letter cum poem will remind you of the sweetest aspects of your child.

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Veronica Villa

Veronica VillaPhD, LMHC, CHT, EMDR

Veronica Villa has over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Trauma Specialist. She did her doctorate in Clinical Sexology at Miami International Institute for Clinical Sexology. Having experienced suffering, sadness, and anxiety, she connects to her clients at a personal level and uses a combination of approaches in her therapy. She...read full bio