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35 Ways to End a Friendly Letter

35 ways to close a friendly letter

How to End a Friendly Letter


A friendly letter is a great way to keep in contact with people and stay on their radar while you build rapport and relationships. However, because there are so many different ways to show your appreciation and friendship while maintaining the right tone for your particular relationship, it can be difficult to know how to end your friendly letter. In this post, we'll highlight a variety of different ideas you can use when ending your friendly letter. 

Remember that a friendly letter is normally a fairly informal letter, but it doesn't have to be. In letter writing, you may find occasion to write a business letter or other professional letter. With business correspondence like cover letters or other written items, the letter closing you choose may differ from those found in this article. These are intended more for personal letters. However, if you have a close friend that's also a business associate, or if you're writing business letters to contact you know well, your concluding paragraph and your sign-off can be less formal.

 When the reason is clear when writing a friendly letter, it's best to send a handwritten note, especially if you're sending the letter via regular mail. Handwritten letters allow you to show that you care and they convey a level of personalization that a printed letter can not match.



- Add a personal greeting to the beginning of the letter. 

 - Include what you want from this person in the letter.

- Keep it short and sweet and make sure to include a ending like one of the following phrases at the end. For a cover letter this is particularly true.

 - Bonus tip - make sure your friendly letter is handwritten (it's easier than you think).


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A woman handwriting a friendly letter.


- Don't write too long or the person will not be interested in reading more. 

 - Do not use formal or legal language, show that you are an individual not some kind of company by using informal language. 

 - Avoid using unnecessary punctuation like exclamation points



A friendly sign-off is important when you end a letter because it shows that you care about the person, leaving the conversation on a positive note. It can be difficult to end a friendly letter without coming across as insincere or rude. If you show consideration for the other person's feelings, whether it's someone close to you or not, you are showing empathy and building rapport. 

Your tone should reflect how much you value the relationship with the person. For example if it is someone close to you, the tone should be sentimental and friendly. On the other hand, if it is a business relationship and you're just trying to maintain a good rapport with them, your tone could be more professional

 To achieve the right tone for your letter, consider how much you value or respect this person or how close you are to this person before.

SEE ALSO - Best Ways to End a Greeting Card


A person sitting at her computer handwriting a letter.


#1 Best friends forever. 

 #2 You're the best. 

 #3 Thank you very much for your help and support, love you lots! 

 #4 Lots of love, (Your Name). 

 #5 I hope we can stay friends forever! 

 #6 Your friend, (Your Name). 

 #7 My best friend in the whole wide world, (Your Name). 

 #8 See you soon, love you lots 

 #9 Good luck with everything, you deserve the best! 

 #10 It was a pleasure to meet you, I hope we can keep in touch. 

 #11 Hope we stay friends forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever! 

 #12 Best wishes to you always, (Your Name). 

 #13 Good luck in everything you do, I'm always here for you. 

 #14 Lots of love and kisses, (Your Name). 

 #15 Warm regards! 

 #16 Best ever friend forever, (Your Name) miss you lots. 

 #17 All the best to my best buddy!

 #18 We may be apart, but our friendship will carry on. 

 #19 I'll always be here if you need me. 

 #20 You're my best friend and I don't ever want to lose you. 

 #21 Lots of love and hugs, (Your Name). 

 #22 Good luck at work! 

 #23 I hope we'll see each other soon! 

 #24 Lots of love from, (Your Name).

 #25 Bye-bye, buddy. I appreciate you a lot and will miss you a lot. 

 #26 Sincerely, 

 #27 Yours truly, 

 #28 Best wishes, 

 #29 Cheers. 

 #30 Regards, 

 #31 Warm wishes, 

 #32 With love and best wishes always. 

 #33 You are a good friend

 #34 Thanks again. 

 #35 Thank you so much for your continuing support and encouragement. You really mean a lot to me!


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A woman handwriting a letter outside.

Always Think About How You Can Make Them Feel Good

When you are writing a friendly letter it's important to think about how you can make the person feel good. A lot of people like receiving gifts or cards because they will be reminded of something positive. For example, if the person is moving away you could send them postcards from different places so they don't forget about you. Handwritten friendly letters show how much effort and consideration you put into your relationship with the person and can make them feel valued and appreciated. A friendly sign-off is important because it lets the other person know that they're cared about and loved, as well as how much you value this relationship.


Make Sure Your Letter is Handwritten

Handwriting is important because it feels personal. People might forget about the letter if they only type it. Handwriting on the other hand makes it more personable and shows how much you care for this person. Handwritten also feels more sincere than typed letters. 

 Another reason handwritten letters are so important is because you can show the person you are communicating with how much they mean to you. You have to think about what it is that person likes or doesn't like. Handwritten letters allow you to personalize the letter and show the person how much you care. Handwriting shows how much time, effort, consideration, and love you are putting into this relationship. Handwritten is more informal than typed so it's important to think about how much formality this person likes before ending your friendly letter


SEE ALSO - How to Make Your Greetings Culturally Appropriate


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 I hope my instructions on how to end a friendly letter have been helpful!

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