There was a time when our grandparents wrote letters for all purposes. Letters to a friend, or family, letters to complain someone, to condolence, or to invite somebody for vacations, letters to bank managers or school management, letters to thank people or to say sorry were usually very common. But now a days instant messaging, twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, and emails have replace communication through letters. But still letter are considered as a best formal way of communication between different portals. So you should at least be aware of the ways to address a letter.
The structure and format of a letter depends upon the nature of your content. Letters could be formal or informal in nature. There are multiple ways to write a letter and we will discuss basic ways to address a letter:
The General Format of a Formal Letter
Generally a formal letter includes business or official letters that follows a standard format which is mentioned below:
Your full address
Date of writing a letter
Person’s name to whom you are writing this letter
Complete address of recipient
Respected (name of recipient),
The subject of a letter
The content of the letter
Your complete name with title such as Mr., Mrs., or Ms.
Format of Formal Invitation
Invitation letters includes wedding invitations, birthday party invitation, or any sort of celebrations.
Mr. and Mrs. Elfin Jonson
Request the pleasure of the company of
Mr. John and Guest
At the happy occasion of the marriage of their daughter Merry to Mr. Steward Smith
On Monday 15th August at 12 noon at Buckingham Palace, United States
A Letter to Say Thanks Someone for their Hospitality
It is mostly a handwritten letter that is written for personal reason. There is no any hard and fast rule to follow when you are writing an informal letter. This is not limited to a specific format but you can follow the below mention format.
Dear (name of recipient),
Thank you note with additional content
Yours sincerely or with love