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People really expect this in a letter, not an e-mail. The closing: "Best" "Best wishes" or "Best regards" would be better for business.

Steps

Finish the Letter

  1. Review the letter. Before writing a conclusion, reread your letter and decide whether you are satisfied with the message you have written. Did you communicate your message clearly? Will it have the effect you want it to have on the recipient?
    • If you're writing a cover letter or a business letter, make sure you've covered all of your bases before getting to the conclusion. The body of the letter should make the case that you're a good candidate for the job; the conclusion serves only to wrap things up, so don't save the most important information for last.[1]
    • No matter what kind of letter you're writing, make sure it is written in such a way that the intent is understood. Letters, unlike some other forms of communication, have an element of permanency. Once you write something down it's hard to take it back. Review the body of your letter with this in mind before moving to the ending.
  2. Write a final paragraph. Write an ending in keeping with the tone of the rest of the letter. Did you write a brief, to-the-point letter, or was it a longer profession of love? Think of the last paragraph of your letter as a conclusion, in which you have the chance to restate the major themes of the message and leave your recipient with just the right feeling.[2] For example:
    • "My experience working at the Humane Society and leading the Paws for Peace group at my university will make me an excellent candidate for an internship at Boston Animal Hospital."
    • "Celebrating Steve's promotion, welcoming a new grandchild to the family and vacationing in Australia have made 2013 a year to remember for our family. We hope your family's year has been equally well blessed."
    • "I know I'll smile every time I think about your visit. Our daytime excursions, long dinners and wild nights won't soon be forgotten. I can't wait until next time!"
  3. Write a final sentence. The very last sentence in a personal letter is a chance to wish the recipient well or request for him or her to write back. Make sure the last sentence matches your overall tone and hits just the right note.[3]
    • If you want to thank the recipient for taking the time to meet with you in a professional setting, consider "Thank you for taking the time to meet with me on Tuesday" or "Thank you for your time and consideration."
    • If you'd like the recipient to write a letter back, "Write back soon!" or "I'm looking forward to hearing from you" are both good choices.
    • If you're writing a loved one, you might want to tell them "I love you," "I'm thinking about you" or "I miss you."
    • If you're writing the letter to suit a particular occasion, like a birthday or holiday, reiterate your well wishing. For example, write "Again, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!"

Decide On a Closing

  1. Write a formal sign-off. Business letter sign-offs should be formal, familiar, and appropriate for the situation. Unless you are in a field that values creativity and originality above traditional business decorum, it's best to play it on the safe side when your letter is formal in nature. Always follow the sign-off with your signature. Consider the following options:[4]
    • Sincerely,
    • Best wishes,
    • Warm wishes,
    • Thank you,
    • Respectfully yours,
  2. Write a casual sign-off. For letters that are more casual in nature, the closing helps maintain goodwill and keep correspondence flowing smoothly. If you're writing to an acquaintance, casual friend or a classmate, you might close with a friendly goodbye, like these:[5]
    • Cheers,
    • Take care,
    • Til next time,
    • Later,
    • Peace,
    • Warmly,
  3. Write a personal sign-off. If you're writing to a close friend or family member, consider a more personal closing, like:
    • XO,
    • Yours,
    • Hugs,
    • Kisses,
    • Til soon,
    • Write soon,
    • Love,
  4. Write an intimate sign-off. If you're writing to a lover, ending words can be even more intimate. A genuine, personable closing helps the letter sound like it came from you, not a store-bought greeting card. The right phrase might even improve your relationship. Follow the sign-off with your initials or signature. Consider these:
    • Love always,
    • Yours forever,
    • Affectionately yours,
    • Longing to see you,
    • Patiently yours,
    • Your darling,

Consider Adding a Postscript

  1. Decide not to add one. If you've said all that you need to say, there's no need to add a postscript, or a "PS." In fact, there are certain occasions when you actually shouldn't - namely, when you're writing any type of business letter.
  2. Add a postscript to include additional information. Postscripts are often added after a letter has been signed as a way to include information that was accidentally left out, or that is not important enough to warrant its own paragraph in the letter. For example:[6]
    • "PS. I bought you a souvenir! I'll give it to you when I get back."
    • "PS. My aunt says 'hi.'"
  3. Add a postscript to enhance the letter's meaning. Sometimes postscripts are included as a way to lighten a letter's tone with a joke, or to playfully flirt with the recipient. Since postscripts are usually just a sentence or two, they can be used as a way of including information without the pressure of writing an explanation. Take these, for example:[7]
    • "PS. I already finished off the box of chocolates. Please send more supplies."
    • "PS. Oh, I forgot to mention one thing: I'm madly in love with you."
  4. Reread your finished letter. It should flow seamlessly from body to conclusion, with no inconsistencies in tone or message. If it doesn't, erase what you wrote or press "Delete" and keep working on it. People often read letters more than once, and some even save them forever. It's worth taking a few extra minutes to make the letter perfect.

Community Q&A

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  • How should I end a complaint letter?
    "I hope you take into consideration what I'm saying, and I thank you for your time. Have a nice day."
  • When signing the letter, should I write my first name, last name, or full name?
    If the letter is an informal letter (ie: to a family member or a friend), you can sign with just your first name. If the letter is a formal letter (ie: to your employer) you would want to sign with your first and last name. Some women also like to add their title in parentheses before their full name. ie: (Mrs.) Jane Doe.
  • How should I end a letter to the Department of Education to stop cyber bullying?
    "Respectfully," "Thank you in advance," "Thank you in advance for..." ("your time," "consideration in this matter," "your quick response to this matter"). I like the last one, especially when I am looking for action from to whomever I am writing. You can also just write "Thank You" and sign your name.
  • Is it proper to close a letter with "blessings" when writing to a religious person?
    Yes. Many religious persons, particularly of the Christian faiths, will appreciate this as a salutation.
  • If I start a letter "To whom it may concern," do I end with "Yours faithfully," or "Sincerely"?
  • Should I always end a formal letter with "Thank you," even if the letter is granting a request, for example a financial request to support a project or an activity?
    You can, because you are thanking them for taking the time to read the letter, but if you'd prefer, "Best Wishes" or simply "Best" are good alternatives.
  • Does a formal letter end with "Yours sincerely" and a signature on the left or right?
  • How could I end a letter about my summer vacation?
    You would end it as you would any other letter. You could say something like, "had a wonderful summer but wished immensely you were here. Lots of love and appreciation ..." for example.
  • How should I close my email reply to my attorney thanking him for meeting me on Thanksgiving?
    Try this: Thank you immensely for taking some time out of your Thanksgiving Holiday to meet with me. Sincerely, John Doe. There is no need to go overboard, after all, most professionals are used to being required to attend emergency events on a public holiday.
  • How do I put my name on a letter?
    After you end the letter by writing "sincerely," or something else, put your name beneath it.
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Tips

  • Be aware of sensitive topics. For example, if you're writing to your grandmother who recently had heart surgery, say something affectionate but brief, such as, "I'll come visit as soon as you're back on your feet." Do not mention anything about life being short or talk about triple bypass recovery statistics; you want to make her feel better, not worse.
  • When writing a thank you letter, make sure to state your gratitude one last time before you seal it.
  • The lighter the better. The end of your letter is not the time to start philosophizing about the meaning of life or the metaphorical significance of what you had for lunch today--save the heavy stuff for your next letter.
  • Think about what the message of your letter was. What are you trying to convey? That way, you can end it accordingly.

Which is correct? Or are they both acceptable? Does it depend on the formality of the letter? Example: Team members, I am looking forward to.

Forget “Best” or “Sincerely,” This Email Closing Gets the Most Replies

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When you're writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job, it's important to close your letter in as professional a manner as possible.

As with any job-related correspondence, it's best to opt for a more formal language and tone — a cover letter is no place for "XOXO," “Cheers,” or even a casual "take care" as a closer.

Cover Letter Closing Examples

The following is a list of letter closing examples that are appropriate for cover letters and other employment-related correspondence, such as thank you notes and/or emails to schedule interviews or pass along references.

  • Sincerely
  • Sincerely yours
  • Regards
  • Best
  • Best regards
  • With best regards
  • Kind regards
  • Yours truly
  • Most sincerely
  • Respectfully
  • Respectfully yours
  • Thank you
  • Thank you for your consideration

Closings Not to Use

A cover letter is a formal correspondence, so it's important not to be too casual or friendly when writing it. Here are some letter closings that are fine to use when emailing or writing to a friend, but are not appropriate to use in a cover letter. 

  • Affectionately
  • Best wishes
  • Cheers
  • Eagerly waiting for a response
  • Fondly
  • Warm regards
  • Warmest regards
  • Warmly
  • Take care
  • Take it easy
  • Have a great day
  • Have a nice day
  • Love
  • Smiles
  • XOXO
  • Yours
  • Yours faithfully
  • Abbreviations (Thx or any other abbreviated word isn't appropriate)
  • Any emoticon (no smiley faces)
  • Sent from my phone (if your phone automatically includes it, you can remove it in the settings)

How to Close the Letter

Follow the closing with a comma. Then, on a new line, put your name.

If you're sending an email, you can add your contact information below your name. For example:

Whichever sign-off you choose, make sure always to capitalize its first letter.

Set Up an Email Signature

To simplify, you can set up an email signature that includes your contact information.

An email signature will make it easy for correspondents to readily see how to get in touch and saves you the time of typing the information repeatedly.

In your signature, include your LinkedIn profile URL to make it easy for your recipients to view your skills, accomplishments, educational background, and work history. Depending on your field, you may also want to include a link to your Twitter account; if you do so, make sure that your account is professional and appropriate for viewing by potential employers. 

It’s a wise idea, when conducting a job search, to set up an email account (and accompanying address) dedicated solely to this search. Doing so will help to ensure that you don’t miss emails from potential employers who might be interested in interviewing you. It also will allow you to provide a professional-sounding email address on your resume and cover letter; this email address should be comprised simply of your name (Ex. “John_T._Smith” at gmail.com).

Too often, job candidates use their personal email accounts to apply for jobs, often using “cute” email names such as “Crafty_catlady@yahoo.com” or OrcWarrior100@gmail.com.” This casual practice often raises hiring managers, eyebrows, raising red flags about whether a candidate is a serious, qualified applicant for the job to which they are applying. It’s better to err on the side of safety and separate your professional and personal email accounts.

Cover Letter Writing Tips

Having an appropriate close is just one of the many steps required to craft a winning cover letter. Review how to write a cover letter, including what to include in your cover letter, how to write a cover letter, typical cover letter formats, targeted cover letters, and cover letter samples and examples.

Cover letters, whether submitted through email or traditional mail channels, are always the first impression you provide a potential employer. Make sure that this impression is a good one by following the “best practices” outlined in these links so that your cover letter shines.

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The Best Business Letter Closings - Plus Fun Letter Closing Salutations for Everyday Correspondence

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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!

Learn how to write letter closings. As always, with affection,; As usual,; As ever,; Be good,; Be well,; Best Regards,; Best wishes for your future,; Best Wishes.

How to End a Letter: 12 Useful Farewell Phrases

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What Are the Ways to Close a Letter?

Getting into any kind of conversation is an easy task but it is difficult to come out of it. You may feel awkward at times when it comes to ending your conversation. You may come across the same kind of a problem while carrying out the conversation by means of letter writing. Many people feel it easy to start the letter writing with a positive approach and continue to do the same while writing the body of a letter. Such people may go wrong while ending a letter.

Understand the fact that the closing of a letter can make or break your letter. It does not matter, which type of letter you are writing but it is important to close it in an appropriate manner. You can make use of a creative closing, then be it a personal or a business letter. What kind of response are you expecting from a recipient? Depending on an answer to this question you can consider ending your letter.

Are you writing a job application letter? If yes, then you can mention in the closing of a letter that you would make a call on a later date. This can allow you to further make it easy to carry out the conversation and get the job. Nowadays, there are many offices that like applicants to show some determination and make a call in order to follow up their own application.

In comparison to a formal letter, in a friendly letter, you can avail many closing options. There are many ways to close a letter. Closing a letter in a casual tone can become easy, in the case of an informal letter. If you are writing a letter to your friend or a family member, then you can close such a letter by giving regards to all near and dear ones. Closing a letter is not a difficult task if you maintain the same tone of writing, throughout the letter.

The Purpose of the Closing Sentence

The main purpose of the closing sentence is to clarify the purpose of writing a letter. Make use of words in the closing of a letter that can show your connection with the recipient.

Many people write the last sentence of the letter in such a way that they can cover all the important points of the communication. On the other hand, some people make use of the last sentence in such a way that it can provide them an opportunity to give some instructions. Many times, call of action is also given in the closing sentence of a letter.

If your main purpose is to maintain the relationship for the future, then you can end by saying that “you would like to continue the same kind of relationship in the future”. You can also conclude your letter with an expression of the feeling. If you know the purpose of writing a letter, then it can become easy for you to determine the right closing sentence.

Examples of Formal Closing Sentences

Are you writing a formal letter? Are you finding it difficult to close your letter tactfully? If yes, is that you answered then here are few examples of formal closing sentences that can prove to be helpful to you:

  • Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me, if you have any further queries.
  • We await your reply with interest.
  • I look forward to hearing from you.
  • I look forward to a reply at your convenience.
  • Awaiting your kind response soon.
  • I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
  • We are looking forward to building a long-term business relation in the future.
  • We look forward to a continues business relationship.
  • I look forward to our meeting on Monday.
  • I await your prompt reply with a great interest.
  • I look forward to seeing you.
  • Please advise as necessary.
  • Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience.
  • I would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.
  • Thanks again for your attention and time.
  • It’s always pleasure doing business with you.
  • Looking forward to our successful relationship/partnership.

Adopt the closing sentence, that can clearly express your motive of writing a formal letter.

Example Endings, for an Informal Letter

Are you writing an informal letter? Are you finding it difficult to close your letter tactfully? If yes, is that you answered then here are few examples of informal closing sentences that can prove to be helpful to you:

  • I can’t wait to hear your response.
  • I am looking forward to seeing you again someday.
  • Lovely to hear from you.
  • Write back soon.
  • See you soon.
  • Lots of love.
  • Let me know your plans.
  • I hope you are doing well.
  • Thanks for your letter.
  • All the best.
  • Please call me to discuss this further.
  • I hope this information will be of assistance.
  • Hoping to see you soon.

Adopt the closing sentence, that can clearly express your motive of writing an informal letter.

What Is an Inappropriate Way to Close a Letter?

If you conclude a business letter with an informal tone, then this can leave the reader feeling confused. On the other hand, if you conclude an informal letter in a formal tone, then again this would confuse the reader.

Throughout the entire communication, it is important to maintain the same tone of writing. Understand the fact that, “not closing your letter seems way too abrupt”.

Best Sign-Offs

Sign-offs are also an important part of closing letter. It is easy to end a letter with a successful sign-off above your signature. Here are the few examples of best sign-offs:

  • Best – “Best” is the short and a sweet way to conclude and sign-off. It can be further extended by writing, “Best Regards” or “All the Best”.
  • Sincerely – “Sincerely” is the very common closing sign-off. If you can’t think of anything else, then sincerely can prove to be the best sign-off.
  • Thanks – “Thanks” can be used to express your gratitude completely.
  • Warmly – “Warmly” can be a good sign-off, if you have met the person previously.
  • With anticipation – “With Anticipation” can be used when you are writing a letter that is related to making an appointment.
  • Looking forward – “Looking forward” can be used as a sign off when you want to end a letter by stating assurance of a continued relationship. It is a pleasant way to convey your desire to continue a relationship.
  • Regards – “Regards” is used by many letter writers because it shows some professionalism and respect. If you want to add an emotional touch to such a sign off, then you can write “Warm Regards”. In a professional letter, adding “Warmest Regards” can be little too warm.
  • Respectfully – “Respectfully” is a nice way to end a letter because it indicates that you respect the recipient.
  • Cheers – “Cheers” is the kind of the British way of signing off a letter. Convey a friendly cheer because sometimes it may also refer to drinking alcohol which can be a way too informal.
  • Faithfully – “Yours faithfully” can also be a good sign off because it can add a touch of loyalty. You can use it in a kind of a letter that might not convey any kind of jealousy.
  • Hope this helps – “Hope This Helps” can be the perfect closing sign off if you are trying to offer an advice to someone.

Examples of Ways to Conclude an Informal Letter

The informal letter can be concluded with some of the best sign-offs or you can say goodbyes. Do you know that “Adios” is a Spanish word? Many people who want to close an informal letter in a stylish way, make use of this word called as Adios. It signifies a warm way to end an informal letter. Here are the few examples of ending an informal letter:

  • Always and forever
  • Missing you
  • See you around
  • Ta ta!
  • Best regards
  • Best wishes
  • Kindest regards
  • Lots of love
  • Love
  • Take it easy
  • Yours truly
  • Ciao
  • High five
  • Hugs
  • Hugs and kisses

Sample Letter Closings for Different Categories

 

Business Type Letter – Formal or Impersonal

  • With gratitude,
  • Kindest regards,
  • Sincerely,
  • Thank you,
  • Regards, etc.

Business Type Letter – Not too Formal

  • Best,
  • Yours truly,
  • Cordially,
  • Yours respectfully,
  • Wishing you well, etc.

Business Type Letter – Familiar or Using an Intimate Way

  • Thanks,
  • Regards,
  • Best wishes,
  • Take care,
  • Until next time, etc.

Personal Type Letter – Formal or Impersonal

  • Always,
  • Respectfully yours,
  • Truly,
  • Faithfully yours,
  • Best wishes, etc.

Personal Type Letter – Not too Formal

  • Your friend,
  • Affectionately,
  • Yours always,
  • Much love,
  • See you soon, etc.

Personal Type Letter – Familiar or Using an Intimate Way

  • All my love,
  • Eternally yours,
  • See ya,
  • Later,
  • Hugs and kisses, etc.

How to End a Business Letter?

Do you need to frequently write a business letter? If yes, then you must be finding it difficult to adopt different styles to end such a letter. However good your business letter may be, but if has improper closing then the reader won’t get convinced with the letter. It is important to finish such a letter on a professional note.

Here is the short guide to conclude your business letter:

  • First, it is important for you to start writing a concluding paragraph. This will be the last paragraph of your letter that will give the overview of the letter.
  • In the concluding paragraph, if required you can mention a thank you note. Closing remarks can also be added. In this paragraph, it is important for you to be thankful to the recipient for taking the time to read your letter and paying attention to it.
  • While closing a letter, you can also add a line that tells the reader to get in touch with you for the further queries.
  • Generally, in a business letter, you would like to maintain the future contact with the recipient. Mention this at the end of your letter, for example, “I am looking forward to our scheduled meeting” or anything like that. Add the closing statement, depending on your letter subject and content.
  • “Best regards” or “Sincerely”, can be used at the very end of the letter. There are many such complimentary closings, that can be used in your business letter. It is suggested to not make use of closing that is suitable for the personal or informal letter.
  • Following the closing statement, it is important for you to include your name as well as the title. Definitely, there will be a typed and printed name but that does not mean you get the leverage to not sign the letter. After the print out is in your hand, it becomes important for you to sign the letter.
  • In a business letter, generally, the postscript is not included but if required, you can add it.
  • Once you are done with closing your letter, then don’t forget to re-read it in order to find out mistakes, if any. Your main goal should be to maintain the professional image and this can be done by writing an error-free letter.

Here are the few examples of the business letter closing statements:

  • I appreciate an immediate attention on this matter.
  • I once again apologize for the inconveniences this may cause.
  • I look forward to hearing your reply.
  • I look forward to meeting with you.
  • Please provide the essential advice.
  • I look forward to receiving your response.
  • If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to ask.

How to End a Thank You Letter?

Whatever type of the thank you letter you may plan to write, then be it formal or informal, it is important for you to know that the closing statement should always be followed by a comma. After that, you can skip one line and type your name. In the closing paragraph of a thank you letter, it is important for you to emphasize on the thank-you again.

You can end a thank you letter with the sign-offs like:

  • Thanks
  • With much appreciation
  • My sincerest gratitude
  • Very truly
  • Warmest regards
  • Most sincere regards
  • Thanks for your time
  • Thanks for your consideration
  • Thank you again, gratefully yours
  • Thank you again, yours faithfully
  • Thank you once again, yours sincerely

Whichever type of closing statement or sign-off you select; it is important for you to express your gratitude in the best possible way in a thank you letter. It is important to greet the recipient in a polite tone.

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Yours, With best wishes for (something personal, like “a successful start at your new job,”) With If the letter is very person, you can use some personal endings.

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