How to end a letter?

How to end a letter?
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In the following article, the final sentence means the final sentence in a letter – e.g. B. in a letter or an e-mail. In this article, we read about How to end a letter?

This closing sentence is often hardly paid attention to, as it usually does little to contribute to the content of the letter. However, you can use it to round off your writing in style and give it a personal touch.

And you can assume that well-chosen final words will leave a positive impression on the recipient.

The formulation of the final sentence naturally also depends on the reason for the message.

In a letter of condolence or apology, the wording will be different from, for example, a thank you letter or a letter of congratulations.

The more unusual – in the sense of difference from the usual empty phrases – the final sentence, the more likely your letter will be remembered by the recipient and leave a lasting impression. Therefore, a final sentence can be more original.

Examples to end a letter? Please:

I hope you in [place] currently have as wonderful weather as we do here in Vienna! [Final sentence]

Autumn greetings [greeting with reference to the current season]

Or in combination with a quote:

And as Einstein already knew: “It is important not to stop asking.” So if you have any questions, please let me know!

Best regards

The final sentence is usually followed by the greeting. I have put together examples of greetings that deviate from the usual “best regards”:

28 examples of final sentences

Below are 28 examples of closing sentences. You can also print out these suggestions right away to end a letter, place them visible or close at hand on your desk and use them as a cheat sheet for your next letter.

Or you can set up your final sentence favorites directly as a text module in your email and word processing program. 

  1. If you have any further questions, please get in touch.
  2. I am looking forward to getting to know you personally!
  3. I wish you every success with/for…!
  4. Excuse me please! (To conclude,  to emphasize the intention to apologize again .)
  5. Please let me know when and how I can best reach you. I would be happy to get in touch with you.
  6. I look forward to … (e.g. your answer, feedback, our meeting, our cooperation, your visit)!
  7. That things turn for the better / better as quickly as possible – I wish you that!
  8. Get well and take the time and rest it takes to do it. (Final sentence in a recovery letter )

9. Let it be well with you! / Have a good time!

10. Enjoy … (e.g. the days off, your stay, the weekend)!

11. I hope to give you a little pleased with it.

12. I hope I was able to help you with this.

13. In conclusion, I would like to state once again that …

14. Thank you very much for … (e.g. the support, the commitment, the courtesy, the trust you have placed in us)!

15. Please contact us, should it still … (e.g. problems arise, difficulties/ambiguities/questions)!

16. I assure you that … (e.g. I will take care of your request personally, it will no longer occur)!

17. You’re welcome to call me. I look forward to the conversation.

18. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me/us!

19. I wish you lots of joy/success/fun with/with… your …

20. Congratulations and keep it up!

21. I hope for your understanding/cooperation! / Thank you for your understanding/courtesy!

22. With dear THOUGHTS … / With dear Christmas THOUGHTS … / With dear Easter THANKS …

23. Would you like to have … (e.g. changes / additions, further information / information / documents)? Please let me know!

24. Is there anything else I can do for you?

25. What do you think of that? / What do you think of that?

26. I assure you that … (e.g. we will do everything we can to ensure that the result is to your complete satisfaction)!

27. I would be very happy if you choose my offer!

28. Let me know when the time is best for you, then I will get in touch with you reliably.

The next time you write a letter or an e-mail, use one of these examples and adjust it if necessary.

You can be sure that your final sentence will be noticed by the recipient – especially if you have not yet received it.

Comma after the closing formula – yes or no?

In a nutshell: no!

The Duden writes: “The greeting […] is without a point, comma or exclamation mark.”

  • Best regards, 
  • Burkhard Heidenberger

Best regards


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