Importance of Informal Letter
Informal letters or friendly letters help us communicate with our distant friends and relatives which in turn helps us stay in touch with them. It gives us an insight into their lives and experiences while we share a part of us at the same time. For this mutual exchange to occur satisfactorily, we need to study the basic rules and polish our skills through practice. In this Article You will find Informal letter format and some samples of letter.
Informal Letter Format
(E.g.: Yours sincerely/affectionately)
Points to follow
- The address of the person writing the letter is noted at the top left-hand side of the sheet.
- The address is followed by the date the letter is written.
- The salutation in an informal letter carries the name of the receiver preceded by an endearment (E.g.: Dearest XYZ.)
- The salutation is preceded and followed by a blank line.
- The letter should be written (preferably) in three paragraphs.
- Restating your reason for writing the letter in the concluding paragraph is essential.
Sample Informal Letters
Letter seeking advice
Baguiati, Jora Mandir
4th June 2021
Hope you and all at home are in good health. My exams went well and I hope to pass with flying colours. As suggested by you, I practised yoga during my exams and am glad to say that it really helped in calming my nerves. Your academic advice has always been beneficial to all of us.
The next step now is to choose the subjects for my junior college years. Our school teachers stressed upon selecting the subjects wisely with adequate guidance as they will play an instrumental role in the profession we wish to enter.
I have been thinking about this for a while and decided to take your advice upon the matter. As you know I wish to become a psychiatrist and have been researching about it. According to what I gather, I will have to complete my graduation majoring in Psychology and follow it with a Master’s degree in the same. Thus, it is confirmed that my first subject is will be Psychology.
I need your guidance in selecting the other five subjects. I spoke to my class teacher about it and she believes that I should select subjects which give me a better understanding of people and society in general. She suggested subjects like Sociology, History and Economics. In her opinion, these subjects which tackle issues that impact human life or influence their behaviour will help me understand people better. I believe that literature too is a reflection of human behaviour over the ages.
Kindly write back to me with your opinion on this matter. As you are a retired college principal, I trust your judgement and hope for your assistance. Please give my love and regards to all at home, especially grandma.
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4th June 2021
I was thrilled to know that little Bruno is now a strapping young pup of one and half years. He looks majestic in his pictures. I too have attached something for you with this letter; it is a picture of my new pet, a sugar glider.
A sugar glider is a tiny squirrel-like animal which belongs to the family of possums. It lives on trees and has a fondness for sweet fruits. It can glide from tree to tree. The one we have only glides between furniture. Mom has named him Chip because he reminds her of his Disney namesake and because he is fond of potato chips. Life has changed ever since this little creature became the fourth member of our family. He keeps us entertained with his antics and gives us a respite from our stressful lives. My father, who had earlier objected to keeping pets in the house, is his biggest fan now. Though he knocks utensils over and breaks things with his gliding habit, he always finds support in my father who bails him out of every situation, saving him from my mother’s wrath. Though we occasionally indulge him with delicious treats, we mainly feed him a balanced diet of canned insects and fruits.
We are now in the process of procuring a female honey glider to keep him company since he gets lonely at times. Do let me know if you want one for yourself. These marsupials are very adorable and are easy to maintain. They will also get along well with pets like dogs and birds. Do write to me soon and send some more pictures of Bruno.
Letter of apology
4th June 2021
I am extremely sorry that I could not accept your invitation for the picnic. As you know I am currently preparing for my upcoming board exams. I aim to excel in these exams so that I can go on to achieve a master’s degree in history following this.
I am therefore very busy these days. This does not mean that I have forgotten my family and friends and do not care about them. On the contrary, I want to achieve my goals so that I can make you all proud of me. As you already know the responsibility of my parents and younger siblings is on my shoulders. This is another reason which pushes me to work harder. The scholarships which have allowed me to continue my studies are boons in disguise and I do not want to waste them at any cost. I am
therefore concentrating on my studies as of now. I also have to go to college every day since two of my teachers have agreed to assist me in my studies. Their aid is another blessing which I will never be able to repay. I am really blessed to have people like you who have gone out of their way to help me.
Do extend my love and gratitude to all at home, especially your mother. Tell her that I miss the delicious food she cooks and will be visiting soon to have some of it. Give my love to your sister too. I will visit you once my exams are over. Until then I remain,
Letter of gratitude
Room No. 10, Vinayak Tower
4th June 2021
I take this opportunity to thank you for lending me your past year’s notes. You have been of great assistance to me over these years and I will never be able to thank you enough for the same.
You saw my eagerness to learn and helped me when I did not have the means to take it up. It is needless to say that I would have been forced to give up studies a long while ago if you had not supported me both financially and emotionally. I still remember how you struggled to convince your parents to pay for my school fees in Class 6. The first class which I procured this year in the board exams is because of you and I will never forget it. Moreover, your generosity taught me to be helpful to others. It is through your example that I realised what a major difference a small act of kindness can make. I have taken this lesson very seriously and even out of my limited resources I try to reach out to those who are in need. You were right when you said that by helping others we pave the path to happiness for ourselves too. Truly, the satisfaction of seeing others in need relieved of their problems because of me is a unique feeling in itself.
Though we are close in age, you have taught me many things, thus becoming my mentor during these years. You are like a sister to me and I will always cherish you. I thank you once again and pray that every person is blessed with a friend like you.
Reply to the invitation
10/A , ashok nagar
Midnapore ,West Bengal
4th June 2021
I am extremely glad that you shared this happy moment with me. It was with great pleasure that I read your letter to my mother. However, I am afraid I am about to diminish your joy. Due to the
approaching exams, my brother and I will not be able to make it to the house warming ceremony.
I spoke to my parents and we have agreed that our father will be attending the ceremony on behalf of us. Our parents have permitted us to visit you as soon as our exams are over. This means that you can expect us somewhere by mid-April. I am as excited as you are about your new home and can’t wait for the exams to get over. The same goes for my brother Akash. I even looked up your address on the net and made a list of all the interesting places we can visit during our stay.
I have to end my letter now since I have to get back to studies. I will let you know as soon as the date of our visit is fixed. Until then, extend my good wishes and love to all at home, especially your little sister.
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