Your choice of letter closing greatly depends upon your relationship with the person to whom you are writing.
Here are the best closing salutations for the most common recipients.
Business Letter Closings
In most business letters, you want to strike the right balance between too formal and too informal. Goldilocks’ sweet spot is where you want to be.
A good friend can be signed off in any way you choose if they are writing you. However, for most business correspondence, the Goldilocks approach is usually a good idea.
The following are some good business letter closings:
- Warm Wishes
- Kind Regards
- Many thanks.
- All The Best
- Thanks for Everything
- Thanks a lot
- Too (Y)our Continued Success
As for Sincerely, it’s always in your pocket, but I tend to avoid it since it feels a bit obligatory now.
I don’t want to discourage you from loving it though. Nevertheless, if you want to appear sincere, you can’t say sincerely anymore.
What is your favorite way to close a business letter? We’d love to hear from you.
Is my usual email signature sufficient?
It’s great that you asked… Depending on the situation.
A closing salutation is not required if the email conversation is lengthy or if it’s just routine correspondence. It might even seem a little formal.
In any case, a closing salutation should be used if you are:
- Contacting a new client or prospect.
- Requesting something valuable (advice, meeting, etc.)
- Deal closure.
- Providing a response to a letter containing a formal closing.
In a business setting, what sign-offs should you avoid? After reading this section, you’ll have your answer. Professional correspondence should not end with any of the following salutations.
Personal Letter Closings
Okay, then… It’s time to get rid of the boring e-mails. We’re getting to the good stuff now.
The trappings of professionalism don’t constrain your creativity when you’re closing a letter to a family member or friend. Let’s go over some fun letter closings for friends, family, and informal associates.
The following are the most common salutations:
- Keep Smiling
- Ciao For Now
- With Love
- Forever and Always
- Many thanks.
- Forever Yours
- Love Always
- Till We Meet Again
- Adorably yours
- With fond thoughts,
- With Bated Breath
Among the many closing salutations available, there are countless others. With sign-offs, people can be creative.
In fact, you are here to help!
Please tell us your favorite letter closing below, and help us create a list of the best closing salutations of all time!