Dear Dad: You’re gunna cry.

Title: Letters to My Dad
By: Lea Redmond
Rating: 9.75
Source: Raincoast Books for review


This book of twelve letters (ten prompted, two blank) makes it easy for children of many ages—from tween to adult—to show Dad how much they care. Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, the letters become handwritten time capsules to give to Dad for Father’s Day, holidays, or milestone birthdays. When he breaks open the seals in the future, he will find a priceless keepsake.

What I Liked:

A precious collection that will surely be a timeless family keepsake.

The prompts for the letters are great for kids: just enough to get the creative juices going but not too much that you feel restricted in your responses. There are also two blank letters at the back so you can write an extra-personalized letter for Dad. Guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.

I saw this and was so excited to write in it myself. I was going to get my daughter to write in them for her Dad, but I think she’s still a bit young to really get it. So I’m going to bring it with me to my brother’s wedding next weekend and get my siblings to write in it for my Dad instead! I think he’ll just love it. He’s a big fat softy heart like me so I know he’ll totally cry. Aren’t I a good daughter?

The stickers at the end of the book for sealing the envelopes are perfect. I loved that the postage stamps say “Kin Mail” on them. Cute cute cute. They are also all completely stuck inside the book, which means no losing them over time! Genius.

What I Didn’t Like:

I wished that the envelopes weren’t already addressed. This book would have been 100% perfect if the child could have done it themselves!


Lea Redmond has seven of these wonderful volumes! Check out her website here. (Fangirl moment: they’re even Oprah-approved!) I think I might have to pick up this one for my daughter:


If you want to make your very own Dad cry, you can buy it here with my affiliate link!

Or you can click here to enter my Father’s Day Giveaway with Raincoast and try and win it!


Was I right Dads? Here’s a Kleenex.