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How to write a letter of greeting?

Posted by Manjusha Filed in Business English

There are some stock phrases that you can use in your letters. They not only make the letter-writing process easier, but also add a professional touch to it. Here is a list of phrases that you can use in a letter of greeting.

Phrases that you can use in the opening paragraph

1) I was pleasantly surprised to hear / know that

2) Please accept my heartiest greetings on the eve of

3) Please accept my best wishes on this happy / auspicious occasion.

Phrases that you can use in the subsequent paragraphs

1) May this occasion bring you all happiness and prosperity!

2) May everyday of your life be as pleasant and as auspicious as this day!

3) May God grant you every success in the years to come!

Phrases that you can use in the closing paragraph

1) Once again I would like to convey my sincerest greetings on this occasion.

2) Wishing you all the best in life.

3) I look forward to hearing from you.

4) See you soon.

Sample letter of greeting

Dear Sam


Please accept my heartiest greetings on the eve of New Year. May God grant you every success in the coming year! I regret my inability to celebrate this evening with you because of some urgent business commitments.

See you soon.




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See Also
Business letter writing tips
How to Write an Apology Letter
Business Apology Letter Sample I
Personal Apology Letter Sample I
Email writing tips
Resume writing
How to write a letter of enquiry
How to write a cover letter
Sample employment letter with salary requirements

Letter writing: formal and informal

Address and date
Body of the letter
Subscription or leave-taking
The Tone and Language of a Letter
Personal Letter Writing Tips
Example of formal letter and envelope
Formal Letter Sample 2
Formal letter sample 3
Formal letter sample 4
Formal letter writing basics
Standard phrases used in formal letters
Example of informal letter and envelope
Informal Letter Sample 2
Informal Letter Sample 3
Informal Letter Sample 4


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