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
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.
An example of a friendly letter:
123 Green Lane
Lexington, Virginia 24450
June 30, 1999
How are you?
I am writing to tell you about my summer. It has really been fun. I
have gone to the pool several times and I have visited several of my friends from school.
Next week, I am going to the beach with my family. I hope you are having a
fun summer, too.