How to End a Letter to a Friend

Written by joe burnham
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How to End a Letter to a Friend
Writing letters is a common way for friends to keep in touch (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Writing a letter to a friend can be a great way to let them know that you're still taking an interest in their life and activities. It can also provide an opportunity for you to keep them informed about what you've been up to. Sometimes ending these letters can feel a little difficult, as it can be a challenge to draw the different elements of the letter together in order to bring things to a close. Fortunately this can be accomplished in a fairly straight forwarded manner.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Summarise the points you've made in your letter. A line wrapping up the major things you've discussed can be a useful way of drawing the letter to a close. For example, you could write " ... but other than the business with the farm and Jenny's new baby, things have been quite quiet."

  2. 2

    Express your best wishes for their activities. Mention a few things that you'd particularly like to be updated on; this shows that you've been thinking about their specific activities and that you still retain an active interest in their life. For example: "Be sure to let me know how your vacation in Texas goes."

  3. 3

    Explain the easiest ways to get back in touch. This is normally only required if you're going to change addresses, or if you've recently had a new telephone number installed for the house.

  4. 4

    Sign off the letter with an affectionate salutation. Examples include "Your friend," "Best wishes" or "Yours."

  5. 5

    Sign your name at the end of the letter.

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