Belated Wishes Birthday Letter

Write this type of letter when you want to communicate birthday wishes to the letter recipient but your wishes are arriving after the birthday. 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.

[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 just wanted to drop you a note today to wish you a very happy birthday! Somehow, I did not remember that your birthday was coming up so quickly, and I deeply apologize for missing your special day. I hope you had your most wonderful and fun-filled birthday ever.

As a small expression of my birthday wishes, and as a way to make up for being late with these wishes, I would love to take you out for dinner and a movie sometime soon. Just let me know when would be a good day for you, and we can make some plans.

Again, here's wishing you a very happy birthday, and I'm so sorry that I'm a little behind in getting my wishes to you. See you soon!




[Sender's first and last names]

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