Letter Writing: Useful Phrases

Letter Writing: Useful Phrases
Phrases for Personal and Social Correspondance

The standard opening for personal correspondence is Dear but variations include:

My dear …
My dearest …
Darling …

Useful phrases:

Thank you for your letter [inviting, offering, confirming] I am delighted to announce that
I am very grateful to you for [letting me know, offering, writing] I was delighted to hear that
It was so kind of you to [write, invite, send] I am sorry to inform you that
Many thanks for [sending, inviting, enclosing] I was so sorry to hear that
I am writing to tell you that

Closures: For acquaintances and formal situations

Best wishes
With best wishes
Kindest regards

Closures: Affectionate variations for close friends and family

All my love See you soon
All the best Once again many thanks
Love I look forward to seeing you soon
Lots of love With love and best wishes
Much love With love to you all
With love Do give my kindest regards to …
Love from us both