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Tips for Writing a Friendly Letter

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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 greeting. 

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: 

Andrew Moore

123 Green Lane

Lexington, Virginia 24450

June 30, 1999


Dear Amy,

     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. 

Your friend,