Friday, June 12, 2009

A better closing

Just about everyone I know had to learn the parts of a formal letter at some point in their schooling. You have the heading, the salutation, the body, etc. I have decided that I am going to revolutionize the closing. I feel like Sincerely Yours or Yours Truly just are not getting the job done. We need to make better use of the closing. Try this for instance:

.....I am pleased that we have been able to bring this matter to a mutually agreeable solution without involving attorneys. Please find our final payment on Invoice #3010 enclosed.

Liking cookies a lot,

Chester Knucklefinger

Or maybe a little honesty:

Gassy from too many burritos,

Fergus McBurgerhead

Or perhaps something confessional:

Regifting everything you give me,

Bernard Ickyimples

I think that this will really help a lot of letter writing be more effective. You know, really help the writer connect with their reader.

Just thinking out loud....

1 comment:

ComfyDenim said...

I agree.
The standard "yours truly" is quite trite and over done.
It's time to go beyond what has always been - to go beyond "Tradition"...

Well Said!!! Here, Here!!
Jolly Good.

Going beyond tradition,

Comfy Denim