All Purpose Belated Wishes Letter

Write this type of letter for any situation in which you are communicating late wishes to the letter recipient. You will likely need to modify this letter sample at least somewhat so that it most closely matches what you want to communicate. Include in your letter any pertinent details. Fill in the blank areas in the letter sample included here, and remove the blank lines from your letter. Information in brackets in the sample letter provides further instructions and prompts for you; delete this information before sending your letter.

[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]

[Date of letter-month, day, and year]

[Recipient's first and last names]
[Company name]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]

Dear [recipient's name]:

I am writing to you today to ______________________ [reason for writing-extend to letter recipient best wishes for a holiday or special occasion, etc.]. I apologize that my wishes are arriving to you late-somehow, it slipped my mind that this very special occasion was coming up. This ___________________ [any event associated with holiday or occasion, such as a special party] on __________________________ [date of party, etc.].

Please ___________________ [action item-RSVP by a certain date, including contact information, etc.]. Again, I want to express my best wishes along with my apologies that these greetings are arriving to you late.




[Sender's first and last names]