Letters to Connect

Our stories bring us closer together.

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There are so many things you really want to say, but the time is never right.

I love you because…
You taught me…
I hope you always remember…

But everyone is in such a rush, or you only ever see each other in passing.

The words feel awkward, they come out like a lecture, or you trip over your tongue.

How do you say the things you want the important people in your life to know?


A single sheet of paper …

Stories from your heart …

Words they can revisit again and again.


When I set out to write a letter to my 16 year old daughter, I had no idea the wonderful internal journey Melanie would take me on. Not only will writing the letter be a treasure for my daughter, but the experience has been a wonderful memory for me. Recollecting memories and soul-filing times spent and putting them to paper was a deep and connecting experience. Melanie knows how to guide you to the meaning of what your heart wants to express and helps you confidently find the words to the convey the emotions of your stories. I am so grateful for this experience and highly recommend time with Melanie for this amazing gift of Letters to Connect!

Trish Ward

Letters to Connect

Join me for a virtual letter writing retreat.

Two hours of learning and sharing plus a bonus hour to write your letter with my support.

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handing your son a letter when he turns 18, showing him what you admired as he grew up
tucking a letter in a care package to your daughter while she’s away at college, reminding her how kind and creative and resilient she is
celebrating your 15th anniversary with a letter about what you love and honor in your spouse
sending a letter of gratitude to a mentor who put you on the right track 10 years ago.
honoring a long-time friendship with deep memories that remind you both who you are. Or a new friend who sees you how you want to be seen.
thanking your neighbor for helping you out or a first responder for their bravery and dedication
Sharing with any of the people who’ve made a difference, a parent, a child, a friend, even a new person in your life.

It’s time to say the important things. It’s time to share love and gratitude.

Why wait to say what’s important?

Why wait to share your love and caring?

Letters to connect let you share the things you want loved ones to know on any occasion … or no occasion at all.

What do you need to say?


When my mom approached her 85th birthday, Melanie recommended that I write her a Legacy Letter, which subsequently turned into a photo book.  It features all of our favorite mother/daughter experiences, with the Legacy Letter unfolding cleverly on each page. Memories we shared, lessons I learned, traits I admire, my profound love and respect for her… all captured into a perfect keepsake.  For my mom, of course, it was an absolute treasure, but the unexpected gift I received was the experience of reviewing and processing the many aspects of our multi-faceted relationship.  Kudos to Melanie for this brilliant idea and deftly coaching me. I am forever grateful.  

Carolyn Preis

Learn to express the words of your heart, and write your letter with my support.

How this works…

Letters to Connect is a LIVE interactive and hands-on Workshop hosted by me via Zoom video conference.

Learn the Method

In the first two hours of this live virtual retreat, I’ll walk you step-by-step through exactly how to craft a meaningful letter, including time for discussion, writing, and questions.


Write Your Letter

Then you’ll spend a Bonus hour actually writing with me there to support you and answer your questions. And no matter how busy you are, you’ll get something done.


Keep Writing!

You’ll leave with a workbook of my 4-step process, ideas of when to write, and lots of writing tips that you can use over and over, so you can deepen connections with the people who matter to you.

Tell them what you want to know, create a gift more meaningful than any you could buy in a store, and deepen your relationships …


Why a Letter?

Letters are tangible, lasting objects. People can hold them, reread them, and return to them again and again—and they do.

Letters allow you to share wisdom, history, traditions, values, gratitude and love with people special to you. And I’ll show you how to do it through stories, not advice or lectures.

And letters from the heart, letters to connect … they’re special. They tap into our memories and stories, selecting those that express the things we most want people to know.      

Anybody can write a powerful, deeply personal letter. You just need to know what to put in and how to put the pieces together.

Your letter can be as short as a page, but when you follow my simple 4-step process, you’ll notice the impact on your reader—and on yourself.

It takes thought, and a little time, but together we’ll get you to your goal … a letter you can’t wait to share.

It’s time to tell them the things you’ve been meaning to say.

Melanie helped my husband and me write letters to connect for our daughter when she graduated from high school. We didn’t know where to begin, but Melanie expertly guided us with some prompts that helped us think deeply about what we wanted to convey to our daughter. She also suggested we ask our parents and other special elders in our lives to write letters too with advice on how to ask them. I never would have thought to do this, but what a treasure to have their wisdom imparted as our daughter transitions into adulthood! I wholeheartedly recommend Melanie. She is fantastic!

Bonnie Kirkpatrick

Hi, I’m Melanie Vetter

I help people connect with their true self and with the people they love through their stories.

You don’t have to think of yourself as a writer or storyteller to share stories with impact. That’s where I come in. I guide you through intentional techniques to help you find the stories you want to tell and show why they matter to the people who matter to you.

Once you know my 4-step process, you can share your thoughts and feelings in a meaningful letter to anyone, on any occasion.

I’ve watched people read letters like these and be moved. I’ve been deeply touched by the letters I’ve received, and—I’ve been just as moved by the process of writing letters to connect with my loved ones.

As you write you open to love and gratitude. 

Ready to open up?

Melanie was just amazing and sensitively guided us through the art of writing a letter. Her passion and belief in what she is doing was evident through the entire class. With Melanie’s support and encouragement and genuine caring, the process of writing felt so very satisfying. I look forward to more opportunities to work with Melanie again.  She really is a master!

Susan Perlstein

My experience in Melanie Vetter’s workshop was no less than outstanding. She provides an environment that allows for creative thinking, meditation and a free exchange of ideas. Her knowledge and expertise in this area is excellent. I would heartily recommend her workshop to anyone.
Betty R

The Letters to Connect Workshop will have a lasting and positive impact on you. This is not just a “one-off” class. You will learn how to set the foundation and develop the methodology for the lifelong practice of writing special messages for special people.

You will receive expert direction, a great workbook and classmate interaction. Sign up for the class. You will come out on the other end with a whole new perspective of writing about what really matters and how to deepen connections with people who you care about.

Craig Womack

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