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],

We wish you the best for the new year and holidays. The previous year has been a special one for John and me, and we hope the following year continues to be so as well. The highlight of the last year was the birth of our first child. We hope you can stop by some day and meet him, and we could also use some of your advice.

I hope the new year brings joy to you as well. Happy Holidays!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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

Example of holiday greeting and update letter to friends.

Further things to consider when writing greeting letters to friends

Further things to consider when writing greeting letters to friends

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 Friends

Letters to friends are letters you write to people with whom you have a bond of mutual affection. These letters are like conversations and can be just about anything. They could be thank-you letters to thank your friends, congratulation letters to congratulate them, apology letters to say sorry, condolence letters to comfort the bereaved, etc. You could also write to your friends to share general information such as school and family news, what has been happening in your town, or just tell funny stories. Letters are special and show the other person that you are thinking about him/her. The recipient can keep the letters for years and read them over and over again.

Letters to friends are personal and are usually addressed to specific individuals. Since the recipient is a person with whom you have a close relationship, the salutation is more personal and less formal. Greet the recipient warmly and proceed to stating the reason for your letter. Share some information about yourself. Maintain a polite and friendly tone. End your letter on a note of anticipation to seeing the recipient soon or reading from him/her. You can also add a postscript for something you forgot to say.

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