[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]
[Date of letter-month, day, and year]
[Recipient's first and last names]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]
Dear [recipient's name]:
It is with mixed feelings that we'd like to let you know our family will be moving this summer to California. New and exciting career opportunities opened up that were just too appealing to turn down. Although we are truly looking forward to this new chapter in our lives, we will very much miss the family and friends that we have here in Nebraska.
We will fill you in on all the details as we have updates and will be planning a going-away party for later this month. Thank you for the very special relationship that we have with you.
[Sender's first and last names]