Sample I'm Sorry Letters

Find inspiration in our curated catalog of sorry letters. Each sample letter comes with guidelines and advice to help you find the right words.

Sorry Letters

I'm sorry letters are letters you write to regretfully acknowledge a mistake, offensive behavior, or failure. Such letters are also written to comfort others at a time of disappointment or grief. I'm sorry letters should be sincere to make sure that the message is effective and that it doesn't cause more hurt. Although sometimes saying I'm sorry in person may convey more sincerity, there are other times when a written 'I'm sorry' might be the preferred method or otherwise your only option. It could be a personal or business I'm sorry letter, but either way you need to acknowledge the recipient's hurt feelings.

Excellent I'm sorry letters are brief and usually carry the intended message clearly. Start by mentioning what your letter is about. State exactly and descriptively, what you are sorry for, without adding unnecessary details. Acknowledge that you know how much the recipient is hurting. Express your gratitude and mention other achievements the recipient has had in the past to show that you really appreciate him/her and you are sorry for what he/she is going through. Offer suggestions that will make the situation better. Say sorry again at the end of the letter and close positively.