How to Write a Letter for a Happy Event

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How to Write a Letter for a Happy Event
Congratulate friends on a happy occasion. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

It can be fun to send a letter of congratulations for a happy event, such as the birth of a child or a wedding engagement. Different from a business letter, notes of celebration and joy should always come from your heart and be filled with emotions. Take some time to think about what you want to say and then let the words spill out on paper in a happy tone.

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    Start with an opening sentence that immediately tells the recipient why you are writing. An example would be, "Congratulations on the birth of your first child" or "I hear you're getting married, congratulations!"

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    Write down your thoughts in a free format, and then turn those thoughts into sentences for the letter. Often when people are emotional, it can be difficult to translate those emotions to words. Starting slow, by just getting the emotions out, can help you to form the sentences in a manner that lets you say what you want to say.

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    Assemble all of your different sentences into paragraphs. Place the paragraphs into an order that makes sense so that the letter easily flows. Even though the letter is regarding a happy event, and most likely for a family member or casual acquaintance, the letter should still be clear and concise and easy for the reader to understand.

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    End the letter with warm wishes and if appropriate, an action item, such as, "We look forward to seeing you walk down the aisle."

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    Sign the letter with a heartfelt thought, such as "Best wishes" or "Wishing you the best."

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