Friendly letters are letters that you write to a friend. They are usually filled with information about you, and ask questions about how your friend is doing.

To write a friendly letter, put  your address in the upper right hand corner.  Include the date below! Begin with a greeting, for example ' Dear Brittany,' Next write the body of the letter. Include all of the information and questions you have for the person you are writing to. Remember to indent each paragraph. When you are finished writing your letter, end with a closing, such as ' Sincerely,' ' Yours truly,' or ' Love,' followed below by your name. Here is a picture of the form a friendly letter should take.

 An explanation of figure b1 below

Body Paragraph 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Return Address Line
Return Address Line


do not write the word date

Date (Month, Day, Year)                    

Dear [Name of Recipient],                             comma is important

 

Body Paragraph 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Body Paragraph 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Body Paragraph 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

Closing (Sincerely...),                       comma is important

 

 
Signature

 

P.S.

 

 

In the friendly letter format,  when typing, your address and date, the closing, signature, and printed name are all indented to the left half of the page . Also the first line of each paragraph is usually indented when writing, but if typed can also be lined up.
 

*Remember to include all five parts when writing a friendly letter.
 

  • The heading includes the sender's address and the date.
  • The sender's address needs to be located at the top of the page in the center or at the top right-hand corner.
  • The date needs to be located under the sender's address on the left-hand side of the page above the greeting.
  • The greeting needs to be located under the heading on the left-hand side of the page. The greeting would include such words as Dear _____________.
  • The body of the letter includes the message. It is written in paragraph form.
  • The closing of the letter would include such words as Sincerely, or Your friend.
  • The signature is your signed name under the closing.

Snail-mail way-After you have edited your letter, you can send it snail-mail by putting it in an envelope and sealing it. Write your name and address in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope. In the center of the envelope, write your friend's name and address. Next, put a stamp in the upper right hand corner and put it in your mailbox.


E-mail way-
If you want to send the person's letter fast, type the letter on your Internet e-mail service, run spell check, and then press the send button. If you want to make the letter look interesting, you can put stationary as the background.
 

 

1234 Any Street (Your street address)
My Town, OH 45764 (City, State ZIP)
 

July 12, 2007 (Current Date)
 

Dear John, (Notice the use of a comma after the greeting)
 

Introductory Paragraph One: Use this paragraph to explain your purpose for writing. Try to include at least 34 sentences. Friendly letters are a form of casual correspondence, so the number of paragraphs and sentences per paragraph can vary greatly.
 

Notice the spacing between paragraphs. This is a more modern letter format. Also note the heading information (your address area) and how it aligns with the closing information below. In paragraph two usually tell the updated news about yourself.
 

As shown in this Friendly Letter Sample, no Inside Address (the recipient's address) is needed. Many friendly letters even omit the sender's address and just use the date as a heading. In the final paragraph wrap-up and ask a few questions the receiver can answer in their next letter.
 

(Closing options in a friendly letter are more numerous and often casual)
Your Best Friend,  {BFF} , See ya Soon, BFA,
 

Your Signature
(Sign your name after the closing. Your name does not need to appear typed beneath your signature in a friendly letter as it does in a business letter.)
 

Example of a Friendly letter


15 Albany Lake Drive, Dartmouth,                                                                                                 N.S. 2X7 8HT
 

November 12,2007
 

Dear Ron,

I loved your CD! Thanks so much for remembering me. I thought it was beautiful; it even made me teary eyed. I think I'll use my birthday money to go out and buy myself another CD.

By the looks of your site on MP3.com everything looks as if it is taking off for you. I am so excited. I've been watching your career for a while now and know you've spent many years on your music, but now it is like "WOW." It is all coming together.

God gave you such a special gift. Not just the ability to sing great and write beautiful songs, but to really move and touch people. Not only through your music, but through the person you are. Everyone is going to love your music, but what you'll be doing for your small community is going to really be something.

I can't think of any big artists who started out being promoted this way. I just think it is wonderful. The whole thing is just amazing!

I listened to "Remember Me" today and I love it! Thanks so much for sending this latest CD and the autograph was a nice touch too :-) Though the reviews I am reading compare you to George Harrison or Elton John, (who I think are great), I find a bit of Michael W. Smith's style in your music as well. I think it may be the personal touch you put into your music as he does along with the spiritual side that makes that comparison for me.

Your song STORYBOOK is awesome! It reached deep down in my soul. Keep singing.
 

Your biggest fan,
Sally