GUIDELINES

  1. It is a good idea to write welcome letters to new neighbors. They help to establish friendly relationships with the neighbors. Such letters can also promote future cooperation. Introduce yourself and your family. Offer assistance in whatever way you can.
  2. Welcome, the neighbors.
  3. The next step is to introduce yourself and your family.
  4. Offer to help in whatever way you can.
  5. Express your wish to establish good relationships and future cooperation among the neighbors.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

Welcome to this part of town. I am your neighbor, just two houses from the white house across yours. My name is Ann, and my husband is Kenneth. We are both teachers at San Isidro High. I teach English Literature while Ken teaches Math. We have two daughters, one in the fourth grade and one in the seventh grade. I heard you're also married with one toddler? Please do tell us more about your family.

Our village is a lovely and ideal place for raising kids. It is calm, quiet and secure, and just a walking distance to school, the mall, library, grocery, banks, and most importantly the bus stop. If you wish, I can show you around the neighborhood and let you meet our other neighbors who are all so friendly and accommodating. You can call me at 2223334 if you need help with anything, especially with trying to make your way around a new place.

By the way, we will have a get together this coming Friday at the village clubhouse, around 7:00 p.m., and I wish you can come. It would be an excellent chance for all of us to know each other better. Just call me if you can attend so I can drop by your house and we'll go together to the venue.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -