- Express your reaction on reading the goodbye letter received.
- Let the reader know you wish well for him/her and are always available for any help needed.
- Request the reader to keep in touch and wish him/her luck.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I am rather surprised to know you are leaving our little hometown.
Although I will miss you, I always knew you were made for bigger things. You never let go of your dreams.
While in a new place and around new people, please do not forget me and do keep in touch. All the very best.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Reply to a goodbye letter.
Further things to consider when writing goodbye letters to friends
Goodbye letters are letters written to express good wishes at the end of a conversation or when parting with the loved ones. These letters are sent to people you know well and whom you wish to meet again in the future. When you decide to leave a company, for instance, it is a great idea to say goodbye to colleagues and coworkers. Sending a letter to each one of them is the best way to say goodbye. It also helps you to stay connected. In addition, it helps keep the memories shared with these people alive.
Goodbye letters are informal, and therefore should have a personal touch. Let the recipient know the reason why you are writing. Mention your day of departure from the company. For each letter, add something personal like a memory of a great time you shared or a goal you successfully achieved together. Cite relevant information such as an expected change in a role or the person who is going to replace you. You might want to mention briefly what you will be doing next. If you are leaving due to a bad situation, refrain from making negative comments. End by saying goodbye.
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.