Social letters

This chapter deals with the social aspect of running a business, where letters are written for special occasions. They are not directly concerned with a business, but they are important. A social letter lets the recipient know that he or she is valued and appreciated. Such letters do wonders toward improving and maintaining good relationships between employers and employees as well as between business contacts.

Some of the categories dealt with are:

  • Acknowledgement
  • Anniversary
  • Announcement
  • Apology
  • Appreciation
  • Birth
  • Birthday
  • Compliment
  • Congratulations
  • Death
  • Illness
  • Invitation
  • Marriage
  • Promotion
  • Speech
  • Thank you
  • Welcoming

Sample letters for many types of occasions are given. Social letters should be written and sent promptly. They should be brief and to the point, always sincere.

  1. Acknowledgement of contribution
  2. Grant request
  3. Refusal of a request
  4. Invitation to speak
  5. Complimenting a speaker
  6. Appreciation
  7. Acknowledgement
  8. Formal invitation 1
  9. Accepting Invitation
  10. Declining invitation
  11. Informal invitation
  12. Birthday wishes
  13. Congratulations on winning a competition
  14. Congratulations on receiving an award
  15. Official anniversary
  16. Congratulations on birth of a child
  17. Congratulations on wedding
  18. Congratulations on wedding anniversary
  19. Announcing a promotion
  20. Congratulations on a promotion
  21. To an employee, ill in hospital
  22. To an employee, temporarily incapacitated by accident
  23. Reply to letter of sympathy
  24. Announcing the death of an employee
  25. To an employee, on death of a family member
  26. Reply to letter of condolences
  27. Thanking someone for hospitality
  28. Thanking someone for favour
  29. Thanking someone for help
  30. Welcome a new employee
  31. Asking guest to give speech at dinner
  32. Agreeing to give speech
  33. Declining request to give speech
  34. Thanking guest for speech
  35. Complimenting employees for job well done
  36. Apologizing for cancelled event
  37. Apologizing for absence
  38. Encouragement to employees
  39. Holiday Greetings
  40. Death of a longtime business friend
  41. Death of a colleague’s spouse
  42. Belated condolence
  43. Get well – serious illness
  44. Get well – accident
  45. To spouse of accident victim
  46. To employee – volunteer award
  47. To business associate – outstanding community service
  48. Small business award
  49. Professional favour
  50. Gift
  51. Professional club membership
  52. Unseemly conduct
  53. Missed appointment
  54. Letter with short personal greeting
  55. Letter explaining delayed reply
  56. Letter welcoming a visitor from abroad
  57. Apology for poor service
  58. Apology for cancelling an appointment
  59. Letter of thanks for a first order
  60. Letter of thanks for a large order
  61. Letter of thanks for prompt settlement of accounts
  62. Letter of thanks for a service performed
  63. Letter of thanks for information received
  64. Formal letter of congratulations on the award of a public honor
  65. Informal letter of congratulation on the award of a public honor
  66. Formal letter of congratulation on a promotion
  67. Letter of thanks for prompt execution of an order
  68. Letter of condolence on the death of an employee
  69. Letter of condolence to a buyer
  70. Letter of sympathy to a business friend on his close down business
  71. Letter regretting price increase
  72. Letter of thanks for first order

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