Letter Closing Remarks

Letter Closing Remarks That Define the Reader-sender Relationship

Writing a letter can be simple but choosing the appropriate closing remarks for a letter can be quite the task occasionally. How do you ensure that your tone of valediction is correct? What are the options you can choose from? We give you some guidelines and a list of closing salutations for letters.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Aug 7, 2018
The correct format of a letter is something that we have grown up learning but more often than not it is the closing of the letter that can be a tricky point. Often inappropriately used closings can make the letter seem awkward. We give you some examples of letter closings that you can use for formal and informal letters.
Guidelines for Closing a Letter
  • Closing remarks for business or formal letters should be professional and if the letter has been drafted in the form of a request, then express gratitude.
  • End the letter with appropriate remarks depending on your relationship with the addressee.
  • Unlike formal letter closings, when using casual remarks to close the letter, you have the liberty to use any phrase that you want to depending on your relationship with the person you are sending out the letter to.
  • Letter closing lines should always be followed by a comma. Below the closing, mention your name and add your signature.
Formal Closing Remarks
  • Best wishes
  • Kind regards
  • Many thanks
  • Most heartily
  • Respectfully yours
  • Sincerely yours
  • Thanking you
  • With regards
  • With anticipation
  • Warm regards
  • Warm greetings
  • With confidence
  • Yours sincerely
  • Sincerely
  • Yours faithfully
  • Yours obediently
  • Yours truly
Informal Closing Remarks
  • Adoringly yours
  • Adieu
  • Cheers
  • Eternally yours
  • Forever yours
  • Goodbye
  • Hugs and kisses
  • Have fun
  • Keep smiling
  • Love always
  • Love and kisses
  • Love and happiness
  • Missing you
  • Regards
  • See you soon
  • Take care
  • Truly yours
  • With smiles
  • With love and hope
  • With affection
  • Yours lovingly
  • Your (relation)
The salutation in a letter may be just one aspect of it but it's an important one. Try and always pick the right closing for your letter. It can leave quite an impact.