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This FREE thank you notes resource was written with you in mind. It has beautiful thank you card wording for all occasions. Here you’ll find over 500 beautifully-written wording examples to fire up your creativity as well as FREE greeting card printables and stylish gift ideas.

Express Gratitude

When it comes to expressing gratitude, nothing is more personal than a hand-written thank you note. It’s well known that sincere gestures of appreciation are the currency of good business and personal relationships. Thank you cards go a long way in establishing goodwill and trust. They help build those important social connections that give structure to our lives. Most of us can remember the names of the people and businesses who send us holiday greeting cards every year. And we definitely remember those who have taken the time to send us a courteous and prompt thank you note message to acknowledge our kindness in a special way. Who in your life right now deserves a few words of thanks?

HOW TO WRITE THANK YOU NOTES

* Begin by selecting a beautiful set of thank you cards
* Purchase stamps with a lovely design
* Select a quality pen with ink that doesn’t easily smudge
* Get ready to use your computer or a few pieces of scrap paper
* Choose a comfortable well-lit spot that’s perfect for writing
* Allow your thoughts to focus on feelings of gratitude
* Remember how you felt when receiving the kind gift or gesture
* Capture those warm emotions and allow them to build and overflow
* Use your computer or scrap paper for writing your rough draft
* In the body of your thank you note use warm words that show a personal connection
* Add specific details about the gift, favor, kindness or advice you received
* Include words of thanks or a lovely thank you phrase
* Spell check your rough draft
* Handwrite your thank you message on a hard-stock thank you card
* End your thank you note with your regards followed by a signature

HOW TO USE THIS THANK YOU NOTE SITE

To jumpstart your creativity browse through our extensive collection of thoughtful thank you card wording samples. You can use our professionally-written examples as your own personal thank you note template. There are thank you note categories for all occasions: wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation, business, bereavement, teacher appreciation and many more! Choose your favorite thank you note examples within this site and then put your own special spin on the written content. You can often combine a few of the words and phrases from two or more thank you notes to create a completely unique message that’s all your own!

Thank You Note Categories Business + Personal

Advice Thank You Note Wording Examples
This is a lovely collection of wording examples for thanking those wonderful people in your life who have shown you a generous measure of kindness. Explore our treasure trove of phrasing.

Baby Shower Thank You Note Wording
Your FREE resource for how to write baby shower thank you notes. Thanking your baby shower guests for gifts just got easier. This page contains thoughtful wording examples that you can use right now to fly through that stack of thank you cards in style. Get ready to be inspired with the very best in baby shower thank you card wording!

Bachelorette Party Thanks
Woo-hoo! What a celebration! We’re ready to help you get started writing out thank you cards to your bridesmaids and friends. This treasure trove of wording and phrases were written to help you tap into your creativity and express your heartfelt thanks with beauty and confidence.

Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Thank You Card Phrasing
You’ve just discovered a wonderful selection of thoughtfully-written thank you card excerpts for showing thanks to your guests and for all the gifts you received on your very special day.

Bereavement Thanks
Heartfelt wording examples for writing bereavement and funeral thank you cards for flowers, sympathy gifts, prayers and emotional support. Here’s how to best thank friends, family and your church community for reaching out and providing you with spiritual strength and comfort. This page offers a measure of love and assistance during a very difficult time. These beautiful examples of sympathy thank you notes are exactly what you need right now.

Birthday Gift Thank You Notes
This page is full of wonderful wording ideas for thanking friends and family for the sweet birthday gifts you received. More beautiful phrasing is added monthly to keep things fresh.

Boss / Employer Thank You Card Wording and Phrases
When writing thank you letters to your employer it’s best to keep things simple, business like and sincere. In most employment situations it’s wise to remember that your message of thanks should not be overly personal in nature. Here is a great collection of wording examples and ideas to help guide your way.

Bridal Shower Thank You Notes
FREE resource for how to write bridal shower thank you notes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about writing out bridal shower thank you cards, we’re here to reduce the stress! Explore this FREE bridal shower resource. It’s now easier than ever to convey love and gratitude to your bridal shower guests. These thoughtfully-written bridal shower thank you notes are here to assist beautiful brides like you.

Business Referral Thanks
Build a network of satisfied clients by sending out a thank you card for each new business referral. If referrals and repeat customers are the life force of your business, this is something that needs your special attention! By acknowledging the kindness your business associates and friends have shown you, they will be willing to continue sending new customers and clients your way. Writing a business referral thank you note is quick and easy to do! Find the thank you card wording you’re looking for on this special page. Start growing and expanding your business today.

Christmas Gift Thank You Note Wording
Now that the holidays are over it’s important to sit down and write thoughtful letters of thanks to your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members who shopped for the perfect gift to present to you during the holiday season. This page has plenty of wording examples to help you fill out your cards with perfect phrases of thanks.

Customer Thank You Notes
Customer thank you notes build and reinforce positive relationships, promote your brand, and encourage repeat business. This special collection of thank you note examples is a wonderful business resource. Use these wording examples to help you write a sincere letter of thanks to your valued customers and clients. See just how easy it is to write a customer appreciation message!

Dinner and Entertainment Thanks
Good etiquette dictates that after you’ve enjoyed a dinner and/or event at a friend or client’s home that you send a thoughtful handwritten thank you card within a few days after the meal or party. For close family members and more casual friendships an email thanks is absolutely fine.

Donation Thank You Letter Samples
This section offers professionally-worded thank you letter examples for donations received for non-profit organizations, schools, churches and more.

Employee Appreciation Thank You Cards
Whenever employees have gone over above what’s expected it’s important to recognize their accomplishments. Many employers add the engraved names of high-performing employees onto a group recognition plaque placed prominently in the workplace. But at the very least a thank you card should accompany a handshake and verbal thanks.

Farewell Goodbye Email Messages
Saying goodbye to work friends and colleagues isn’t easy. It can often be a challenge finding the right words to say in a goodbye email. To assist you out we’ve included examples of farewell emails that you can pull words and phrases from to create an email letter that reflects your sentiments. Likewise, employee departure emails can often be difficult to write. When it comes time for an employee to leave your company it’s good etiquette to send them off with well wishes and words of gratitude for the years of service they’ve given to growing your business and keeping your customers satisfied. These farewell email examples contain wording and phrasing that you can pull from when writing your goodbye email.

Father’s Day Thank You Cards
This cherished holiday is the perfect time to express your sincere love and thanks to the important father figures in your life. A small thoughtful gift along with a sweet Father’s Day Card is the traditional way of celebrating this special occasion.

Friendship Thank You Card
Truly good friends are hard to come by. It’s important to water your friendships so they continue to grow and flower into wonderful life-long relationships. Every now and then it’s nice to acknowledge those important people in your life with a sweet greeting card expressing your gratitude for their friendship.

Funeral Thank You Notes
These thank you card entries were lovingly written to help you express your thanks for help, kindness, flowers, gifts, cards, pre-made food, phone calls and more. My sincere condolences for your very private loss.

Get Well Thank You Message
So many friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members sent you their well wishes, thoughts and prayers during your time of illness. Thank these wonderful people by mailing each a lovely thank you card with a personal message.

Graduation Thank You Card Wording
Congratulations to the graduate! You’ve accomplished so much. It was so wonderful to have friends and family attend your ceremony and festivities. And you received several lovely gifts, flowers and grad cards. Send a handwritten thank you note to each of these special individuals.

Hospitality Thank You Messages
After a wonderful dinner, visit or evening at a friend or client’s home it’s proper etiquette to send a thank you card with a thoughtful message. An email thanks is completely acceptable for those persons with whom you have very casual relationships.

House Sitting Thank You Card Message
This page has plenty of wonderful thank you note wording inspiration for thanking the person(s) who took great care of your home while you were away.

House Warming Thank You Cards
How exciting to move into a new home! This is the beginning of a new and special chapter in your life. Thank your party guests for their cards, visits and gifts with these sweet messages of thanks.

Job Interview Thank You Letters
This section is packed with professionally-worded thank you letter examples for job interview thanks. Your letter can be emailed or handwritten on a nice thank you card and snail mailed.

Money Gifts or Cash Gift Thanks
What a wonderful happy feeling it is to receive a thoughtful gift of money. Show your thanks for checks, gift certificates, and cash gifts with a nice thank you note with a personalized message of sincere thanks.

Mother’s Day Thank You Card Message
Celebrate this special day by spending it with your beautiful mom. Bring her flowers and/or a gift along with a loving Mother’s Day Card filled with sweet phrases and a message of thanks.

Pet Sitting Thank You Card Wording Examples
Your animals were so well taken care of when you were away. It gave you a measure of peace knowing that your beloved little ones were in good hands during your absence. Remember to thank your pet sitter by sending him/her a thoughtful thank you card expressing your thanks.

Scholarship Thank You Letter Examples
When you receive a scholarship it’s important to thank the donor or organization who generously granted you the funds to continue your education. If you’re unsure what wording to include in your thank you letter, we’ve got you covered! Browse through the scholarship thank you note wording examples in this section. Saying thank you for the scholarship has never been easier!

Teacher Thank You Note Examples
This page contains plenty of wonderful thank you card writing examples for thanking teachers and other important members of the school staff. Use the wording and phrases in this section to create one-of-a-kind thank you messages.

Valentine’s Day Thanks
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the perfect opportunity to thank your loved ones for the love and sweetness they show you all year long. Pick up a bottle of your favorite bubbly and start getting festive. Bake a few heart-shaped cookies or pink cupcakes and let the celebration begin. Thank you cards in this section are coming soon!

Volunteer Thank You Card Words and Phrases
Thank your volunteers by sending a thoughtful, heartfelt thanks for the wonderful job they did. These tireless friends and community members deserve to have their hours of dedication recognized in a very sweet way. Here’s thank you card wording you cn use right now!

Wedding Day Thanks
Congratulations to the gorgeous new couple! After your beautiful wedding day there is a long list of guests that need to be properly thanked for their thoughtful gifts. This special page contains a delightful number of sweetly crafted thank you note wording examples to help get you started.

GIFT GUIDE FOR ALL OCCASIONS

ABOUT MORE THANK YOU NOTES

When sitting down to write thank you notes, sometimes all you need to get started is a few new ideas for wording and phrasing. These thank you note examples are designed to spark your own imagination and creativity. There are so many wonderful, special people in your life that share their time, talents and expertise helping you achieve your personal goals. Others lend a helping hand or a friendly ear and are ready to help you problem solve. Each of these friends, family members, neighbors or acquaintances deserve to be properly thanked for their kindness. This is your personal inspirational playground where you can discover new ways of communicating your gratitude and sincere thanks.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THANK YOU NOTE WORDING

SISTER SITES: freethankyounotes.com and confettiandbliss.com
Each of these beautiful sites has original thank you card wording that was professionally written specifically with your needs in mind. Our current categories are listed below. If there’s a thank you message category that’s not covered within these three sites, please contact us and bring it to our attention. We will be happy to add the new category along with fresh, exclusive content. Each thank you card section is refreshed throughout the year with brand new entries. We want this to be your personal collection of thank you note wording and phrases for all of life’s important moments. Remember to bookmark this site. Enjoy!

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Business Letter Closings

  • Adios,
  • All best wishes,
  • All best, always,
  • Always in my thoughts,
  • As always, with affection,
  • As usual,
  • As ever,
  • Be good,
  • Be well,
  • Best Regards,
  • Best wishes for your future,
  • Best Wishes,
  • Bye for now...,
  • Cheerio,
  • Cheers
  • Chill,
  • Cordially,
  • Earnestly,
  • Enjoy,
  • Enthusiastically,
  • Forever yours,
  • God bless
  • God be with you,
  • Godspeed
  • Good wishes, always,
  • Goodbye
  • Gotta boogie,
  • Grace and peace,
  • Have fun,
  • Health & Happiness,
  • Hope to hear from ya soon
  • Hope all is well,
  • I look forward to hearing from you soon,
  • I hope to receive news from you soon,
  • I'll be thinking of you,
  • Just to keep in touch with you,
  • Keep the faith,
  • Keep smiling,
  • Kind regards
  • Kind Regards,
  • Kind thoughts,
  • Later Vader!,
  • Later
  • Later alligator
  • Later,
  • LET'S GO,
  • Looking forward to seeing you again,
  • Lots of love,
  • Love
  • Many thanks,
  • May the horse be with you,
  • May the Force be with you,
  • May I always live to serve you and your crown
  • Miss ya,
  • More later,
  • More shortly,
  • Most sincerely,
  • Onward and upward
  • Over & Out,
  • Over and out,
  • Peace, Love & Happiness,
  • Peace be with you,
  • Peace & Love,
  • Peace out,
  • Peace and Blessings,
  • Peace
  • Prayerfully,
  • Regards,
  • Respectfully yours with sincere gratitude,
  • Rock on,
  • Season's blessings,
  • See ya,
  • Sincerely yours,
  • Sincerely
  • Smell ya later
  • SMILE!,
  • Smiles,
  • Ta ta,
  • Take care
  • Take good care,
  • Take it easy,
  • Talk to you later
  • Thank you for your time and consideration,
  • Thank you,
  • Thank you for yor kindness and consideration,
  • Thinking the best for you,
  • Til then, my beloved,
  • Till we meet again,
  • Toodles,
  • Truly,
  • ttyl,
  • Until we meet again,
  • Until next time,
  • Very truly yours,
  • Waiting for you,
  • Warm regards,
  • Warmest greetings to all,
  • Warmest Regards,
  • Wishing you all the best of everything,
  • Wishing you the best,
  • Wishing you a safe journey,
  • With confidence,
  • With the highest esteem, I am a friend of virtue and the people,
  • With kind affection,
  • With kindest personal regards,
  • With warmth,
  • With gratitude,
  • With all best wishes,
  • With love
  • With all good wishes,
  • Yearning for you,
  • You're in my prayers,
  • You're in my thoughts,
  • Your friend,
  • Yours truly
  • Yours faithfully
  • Yours sincerely
  • Yours regardless,
  • Yours 'til the cat meows,
  • Yours most sincerely,
  • Yours always,
  • Yours ever
  • Yours respectfully
  • Yours,

Love Letter Closings

  • Adoringly yours,
  • Affectionately yours,
  • Affectionately,
  • Especially yours,
  • Eternal,
  • Eternally Yours,
  • Forever and always,
  • Kiss ya,
  • Kisses,
  • Hug ya,
  • Hugs and pogo sticks! (my personal favorite),
  • Hugs, kisses, and broken fingers,
  • Hugs and kisses,
  • Love, peace, and chicken grease,
  • Love you now and forever,
  • Love, hugs and kisses,
  • Love you,
  • Love ya,
  • Love your friend,
  • Love you so much,
  • Love always,
  • Lustfully yours,
  • Luv ya,
  • Much love,
  • One Love,
  • Sweet Kisses,
  • With purest love,
  • Xoxo,
  • Wanting you more,
  • "Your girl" always,
  • All my love,
  • All my love forever,
  • Always,
  • Always and forever,
  • Always and truly,
  • Always in my heart,
  • Always your baby,
  • Always yours,
  • Can't wait to see you again,
  • Eternally yours,
  • Forever my love,
  • Forever yours,
  • Forgive me please,
  • Hoping to see you soon,
  • I am forever yours,
  • I love you very, very much,
  • I will love you always,
  • I'll love you always,
  • Longing to see you again,
  • Lots of love,
  • Love always and forever,
  • Love and best wishes,
  • Love and kisses,
  • Love and many kisses,
  • Love forever,
  • Love you,
  • Loving you always,
  • Loving you always and forever,
  • Loving you with all my heart,
  • Many thanks,
  • Missing you,
  • Missing you already,
  • Missing you every moment,
  • My Best,
  • My heart belongs to you always,
  • Patiently yours,
  • Regards,
  • Remembering us,
  • Remembering us the way we were,
  • See you soon (just not too soon),
  • Sending you all my love,
  • Soon to be your wife,
  • Still thinking of you,
  • Thank you for caring,
  • Thanks again for yesterday,
  • Thanks for understanding,
  • Thinking of you,
  • Unabashedly yours,
  • Unconditionally yours,
  • With affection,
  • With all my love,
  • With appreciation,
  • With hope and love,
  • With love,
  • With love and anticipation,
  • With love and expectation,
  • With love and kisses,
  • Written hopefully,
  • You have all my love,
  • You know I love you,
  • Your darling,
  • Your devoted lover,
  • Your endless love,
  • Your eternal soul mate,
  • Your faithful hubby,
  • Your hubby,
  • Your love always,
  • Your loving,
  • Your wife always,
  • Yours always,
  • Yours and only yours,

Sports Letter Closings

  • Keep your stick on the ice,
  • Happy Golfing!

When you send a letter or email, it's important to end it with a polite and professional closing. Here's how to end a letter, with closing examples.

Writing a thank-you letter is an art that requires more than a little thought. If you're on friendly terms with the recipient, a little humor and warmth will do just fine. On the other hand, if you're writing to someone you don't know well, such as a potential client or your employer, you'll want to keep it strictly professional. There are several ways to end a letter, but a carefully chosen closing can leave a positive impression and open the door to further communication.

What Are Thank You Letter Closings?

The final paragraph naturally brings the letter to a close. It's where you summarize your message and once again express your gratitude. You should also reinforce the reason why you've written the letter in the first place. For example, writing “thank you once again for considering me for the position” or simply, "thanks for your consideration" are perfect thank you note closings to a potential employer. "Thanks for taking the time to meet with me" or "I appreciate your interest in our line" would work in a follow-up thank you letter to potential customers.

Leaving the door open leads to opportunity, so you should make it clear you are looking forward to communicating with the recipient again. For example, you could write, "I look forward to hearing from you" or "I look forward to meeting with you again."

What Are Some Ways to End a Letter?

Signing off your letter with "Yours truly," "Yours sincerely" and "Respectfully yours" are as simple as you can get, yet effective. These closings have stood the test of time and work just as well today as they have throughout the history of letter writing. They are versatile closings that can be used for just about any kind of formal letter.

If you feel like you might need to say something a little more personal, then you can use closings like "Yours respectfully," "Cordially," "With Appreciation" or "Best Regards." These closings are more appropriate when you have some kind of familiarity with the recipient but still need a touch of formality.

And don’t forget the golden rule of capitalization – one-word closings such as "Regards" are capitalized, and for multiple-word closings, capitalize the first word – the others are lower-case, for example, "Kind regards."

Avoid overly friendly closings such as "Cheers," "Take Care" or "Always" which may be good ways to close letters to friends or casual business acquaintances but not appropriate for a formal thank you letter closing.

Don’t Forget the Signature

Ideally, your formal thank you letter is typed on your personal letterhead which includes your name, address, email address, phone number and website, if applicable. After the closing, you insert your handwritten signature above your typewritten name. If your thank you letter is via email, type your name after the closing, followed by your contact information so the recipient can easily get back to you. The advantage of an email is convenience – your recipient need only hit "reply" for a quick response to your letter – hopefully with an order or job offer.

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How you end a business letter is important. It’s your last chance to make a good first impression on your reader. Choose the wrong closing, and you might damage the goodwill you have built up in the rest of your communication.

Your closing needs to leave the reader with positive feelings about you and the letter you have written.

Most formal letter closing options are reserved, but note that there are degrees of warmth and familiarity among the options. Your relationship with the person you're writing to will shape which closing you choose.

Above all, your closing should be appropriate. Choose the right letter closing, and your reader likely won’t remember how you ended your letter. Ideally, your message will resonate instead of your word choice.

Review the best way to end a letter, sample formal, business, and personal letter closings, sample signatures, and letter samples and writing tips.

Business Letter Closing Examples

The following are letter closings that are appropriate for business and employment-related letters.

Sincerely, Regards, Yours truly, and Yours sincerely - These are the simplest and most useful letter closings to use in a formal business setting.

These are appropriate in almost all instances and are excellent ways to close a cover letter or an inquiry.

Best regards, Cordially, and Yours respectfully - These letter closings fill the need for something slightly more personal. They are appropriate once you have some knowledge of the person to whom you are writing. You may have corresponded via email a few times, had a face-to-face or phone interview, or met at a networking event.

Warm regards, Best wishes, and With appreciation - These letter closings are also appropriate once you have some knowledge or connection to the person to whom you are writing. Because they can relate back to the content of the letter, they can give closure to the point of the letter. Only use these if they make sense with the content of your letter.

More Letter Closing Examples

When you're ending your letter, be sure to choose a letter closing that is appropriate to the topic of your letter and to your personal situation and relationship with the person you are writing to. Here are more examples to choose from.

In appreciation,
In sympathy,

Kind regards,
Kind thanks,
Kind wishes,

Regards,
Respectfully,
Respectfully yours,

Sincerely,
Sincerely yours,

Thanks,
Thank you,
Thank you for your assistance in this matter,
Thank you for your consideration,
Thank you for your recommendation,
Thank you for your time,

Warm regards,
Warm wishes,
Warmly,

With appreciation,
With deepest sympathy,
With gratitude,
With sincere thanks,
With sympathy,

Your help is greatly appreciated,
Yours cordially,
Yours faithfully,
Yours sincerely,
Yours truly,

Letter Closings to Avoid

There are certain closings that you want to avoid in any business letter. Most of these are simply too informal. Some examples of closings to avoid are listed below:

Always,
Cheers,
Love,
Take care,
XOXO,

Some closings (such as “Love” and “XOXO”) imply a level of closeness that is not appropriate for a business letter. Rule of thumb: if you would use the closing in a note to a close friend, it’s probably not suitable for business correspondence.

Capitalization

Capitalize the first word of your closing. If your closing is more than one word, capitalize the first word and use lowercase for the other words.

How to Format a Letter Ending

  • Once you have chosen a word or phrase to use as a sendoff, follow it with a comma, some space, and then include your signature.
  • If you are sending a hard copy letter, leave four lines of space between the closing and your typed name. Use this space to sign your name in pen.
  • If you're sending an email, leave one space between the complimentary close and your typed signature. Include your contact information directly below your typed signature.

Your Signature

Beneath your letter closing, include your signature. If this is a physical letter, first sign your name in pen, and then include your typed signature below. If this is an email letter, simply include your typed signature below your sendoff.

Signature Examples

Hard Copy Letter Signature

Sincerely,

Handwritten Signature (for a printed letter)

Typed Signature

Email Message Signature

Regards,

Typed Signature
Email Address
Phone
LinkedIn URL (if you have a profile)

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Letter Examples and Writing Tips

Sample Letters
Review a variety of letter samples for job seekers, including cover letters, interview thank-you letters, follow-up letters, job acceptance and rejection letters, resignation letters, appreciation letters, and more employment letter samples.

Sample Email Messages
The majority of business correspondence now takes place over email. But just because it’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues and prospective employers doesn’t mean you can afford to come off as casual or unprofessional. Use these email message examples to format your professional email messages and make a good impression.

Business Letters
New to writing business letters (or need a refresher)? These how-tos and examples will help you with all your professional correspondence. Learn how to write business letters, review general business letter format and templates, and see employment-related business letter examples.

In closing your letter, it is important to use an appropriately respectful and professional word or phrase.

Make sure to include your contact information in your letter.

Always send a thank you note receiving a gift or being someone's guest. Here are some ways you can end the note: We would love to have.

How to End a Formal Thank You Letter

There are times when you spend half of your time pondering over how to start a letter. And while the body of the letter might just come easily to you, the end is sure to give you a tough time. You will find it difficult to get the right word to pen your thoughts and feelings. This is because the end of the letter matters just as much, if not more, as the beginning and body of the letter. And why, because that is what concludes all that you’ve written so far! There are plenty of ways to end a letter and they take care of almost all writers’ blocks that you may face. Most people end the letter by using ‘sincerely’ or ‘truly yours’. This is because most people do not know a more creative way to end it. While ending the letter, it is important to avoid an abrupt end which could leave the reader wondering what you hope to achieve with your note. You must also consider the message which you want to convey while ending it. Clearly knowing the ways to end a letter can save you from confusions and embarrassments while you send the letter. You can also clearly make your recipient understand your message.

Ending A Letter

How To End A Business Letter

    • A business letter must end formally and with respect to the receiver.
    • The concluding line and paragraph are very critical as they reflect the type of organisation you are addressing in the letter.
    • The ending should be professional, courteous and very specific in approach with, a touch of warm regards towards the end.
    • A business letter must be concluded in a declaring way that you are looking forward to hear from the other party.
    • It should sound expert and precise. Though it must not be stuffed with emotion, it must not either be very cold.
    • It must have a note of enthusiasm too.
    • Say a ‘thank you’ to the company for their services and for the business dealings, if they have collaborated with your in business transactions.
    • You can use the following expressions to end a business letter: Best Regards, Respectfully Yours, Warm Regards, Thanks & Regards etc.

Ending A Cover Letter

    • While ending a cover letter, say that you looking forward to get an interview invitation from the recipients.
    • After the concluding line, you should write the farewell expressions which sound apt to end a business letter. Following are the expressions to end a cover letter or other business letters:
      • Thanking You, Yours Sincerely
      • Thanking You, Yours Faithfully
      • Thanking You, Respectfully Yours
      • Regards
      • With Anticipation

Ending A Personal Letter

    • While ending personal letters to family members, relatives or friends, you can use informal endings like:
      • See you shortly,
      • See you on _____,
      • Talk for you later,
      • Later on,
      • Yours,
      • Yours Really,
      • Enjoy,

Ending A ‘Thank You’ Letter

    • You can say ‘thank you’ to the recipient in the ending too and ask them to be totally free to ask you any kind of help in case they need. The farewell expression can be:
      • Thanking you Again, Yours Sincerely
      • Thanking you Once again, Yours Faithfully
      • Thanking You Again, Yours Gratefully
      • Thank you for your consideration
      • Thank you for your time
      • Warmest and most sincere regards
      • Very truly
      • My sincerest gratitude
      • With much appreciation
      • Thanks

Indications Of Ending A Letter

    • Give a hint that you are closing the letter at the end of body paragraphs. It can be anything like ‘write back soon’,’ I hope we can see each other again’ and ‘I love you’ depending upon the nature of the letter. You can also signal the ending of letter by writing a separate section for final remarks.
    • Provide a double space and give your complimentary closing remark. You can use ‘your lovely’ or ‘love always’ depending upon your relationship with the recipient. Follow the phrase with a comma.
    • After skipping a line and signing your name, add a post script if you want to add a bit more information which you did not include in the original letter.
    • You can repeat the idea of the letter in the final paragraph. If you are applying for a job then reaffirming your interest in a specific job position would be a good idea. Similarly, if it is a personal letter then a final remark reemphasizing the theme, such as an apology or a congratulation, would be well received.
    • You should keep the language light and simple once you bring it to a close.
    • In informal letters to a boss or a colleague, the language need not be as stiff as in a business letter but, at the same time, do not keep it overtly friendly. You can end it saying “I appreciate you taking time to read this” or “Please respond when you get a free minute”.

Some Useful Considerations

    • End your letter with a ‘thank you’ if you intend to express your gratitude to the recipient of the letter.
    • While ending an informal letter, it is better to capitalize both words in the ending such as ‘Best Wishes’ or ‘Warm Regards’.
    • While writing a letter to a close relative, an informal ending is better than a formal ending. The latter makes you sound emotionally distant.
    • If you are writing a letter to a person with whom you are not very close, and you don’t want to be too formal or distant, you can use expressions like “all my best”, “regards”, “cordially yours”, “warm regards”, “talk to you later” and so on.

You can end your letter in various ways. You can even wear an imaginative hat and end a love letter or informal letter by employing farewells such as ‘Adieu’, ‘Aloha’, ‘Alvida’, ‘Ciao’, etc. Always remember, all well that ends well. If the starting and body are perfect but the ending is a bit lousy, it spoils the letter. You cannot appreciate a business letter ending with ‘Lots of love’. A lover does not look forward to the partner signing off saying ‘respectfully yours’. Ways to end a letter are as significant as the gestures used while starting a letter.

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