How to End a Letter

Convey a powerful meaning to readers by choosing the right sign-off.

You will need

  • A letter
  • Sincerity

Step 1 Use loving endings Show someone how much you care by ending with “Love,” “Lots of love,” “Much love,” “Love always,” or “Love forever.”

Step 2 Use informal words Use casual language to have your reader feel the warmth of your friendship. These include: “Hugs,” “Write soon,” “Your friend,” and “Take care.”

Step 3 Show gratitude End with a thank you to show gratitude to your reader.

Step 4 Express best wishes Express a positive ending by using “Best wishes,” or “Wish you well,” for a resignation letter.

Step 5 Express kinship with a closing such as “God bless” if you share the same spiritual beliefs.

Step 6 End a formal business letter End a formal letter with “Yours truly,” if you do not know the name of the person you are writing to.

Step 7 End a formal business letter End a formal letter with “Sincerely,” or “Yours sincerely,” if you are familiar with the addressee, know their name, or spoke to them on the phone.

Step 8 Sign your name Sign your name after the closing. Write both your first and last name if you do not have a personal relationship with the reader.