1. The letter aims to convey the sender's joy in the year's relationship with the recipient and hopes best wishes for the coming years. The objective of a Holiday letter is to impart the year's best and warmest feelings. It can also give the opportunity to convey deeper feelings. Try your best not to disturb the recipients with inappropriate wishes according to their beliefs or politics.
  2. Enunciate a proper greeting, recognizing the moment.
  3. Give your hopes for the season, your personal ideas, or invite the recipient to spend time with you sometime.
  4. Reminisce memories or shared moments with the reader.
  5. Give updates or a personal message.
  6. Explain your holiday hopes and end the 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],

In this very special time of the year, the holiday spirit is in the air and reminds us of all of you who have been a part of us and our joy. We have been reminiscing a lot about the past these days. Memories like Mary's decoration and Adam's practical jokes bring laughter to our faces. We also remember your support and concern during Alan's illness. We have spent great moments together.

This year Alan has started walking. James has turned seven now and is a student in first grade. Lilly has resigned from her job at the Joe corporation and has gone back to school. Adam is still teaching but takes out time to enjoy and relax. We hope that you are also doing good. Happy holidays!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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

Sample of a holiday letter sharing family news.

Further things to consider when writing greeting letters to family

Further things to consider when writing greeting letters to family

Greeting Letters

Greeting letters are letters written to salute or acknowledge others during a special day and to wish them the best. These can be between friends, family members, colleagues, or from a company to its clients. Whether it is to mark a birthday, engagement, anniversary, or wedding, sending greeting letters to your loved ones makes them feel appreciated. This simple gesture lets the recipient know that you care about him/her and that he/she is on your mind. It also helps strengthen the bond you share with the recipient.

Writing greeting letters doesn't need to be difficult. All you need to do is to make your message short and unique especially if you are sending the letter for a special occasion. Remember the recipient might be receiving many other letters. Therefore, you have to make yours stand out from the rest. This is an informal letter, and so the tone should be warm and friendly. Start the letter with an exclusive greeting and acknowledge the occasion. Mention the reason why you are writing. If you know the recipient well enough, throw in a compliment or two to make him/her feel special. End by wishing the recipient the best on the occasion.

Letters to Family

Letters to family are letters written to people who are related to each other by blood, marriage, or adoption, who commit to the mutual relationship. In most cases, these letters are sent by people who are away from their families. The purpose of writing to family members is mostly to let them know that you care about them and that they are on your mind. Apart from greetings letters to say hello to your family, you could send a congratulation letter to your daughter for graduating to the next class, an apology letter for missing your son's birthday or a thank-you letter for a gift from your wife.

Letters to family are usually casual. Therefore, the tone should be warm, sweet, and friendly. Depending on the reason for your writing, you can address a family letter to a specific person or the entire family. Open the letter with warm greetings. Deliver your message clearly. Where necessary, mention important news or events. Write in a conversational manner that makes the recipient feel as if you are actually talking to him/her. Close with a statement of reassurance of your love for the recipient and/or a request to write back.

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