How To Sign a Letter or a Card: 74 Useful Examples & Tips

Ever sit there, just staring at your beautifully worded message, wondering how on Earth you should sign a letter? Maybe you’re writing a delightful thank you card and are drawing a blank on how to sign off? Is option A too personal or too stuffy? Is option B too loosy-goosy?! Not sure if you should say thank you — yet again?! Don’t fret, this ridiculously comprehensive list of sign off options will have what you need.

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Here are 74 ways to sign off your greeting card (or — letter, email etc.).

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How to end a friendly letter to a friend?

Much of our communication has been drastically changed over the course of 2020. We’ve gone from seeing our friends and family weekly, if not daily, to coping through months apart. Thankfully we’re in a technologically advanced age and Zoom happy hours will forever be a favorite pastime that we all can look back on. We’ve also been using written communication far more often than before — who knew receiving a friendly greeting card out of nowhere can be such a source of joy (we did)?! And so after you’ve finished composing the perfect friendly letter or delightfully friendly greeting card message, you’ve got to end your letter with a friendly BANG! 

Pro tip: You DO NOT want to use any of the sign off in this section in a professional letter. These sign offs are for friends and family. 

Here are some options to help you do just that. 

  1. Love
  2. With Love
  3. Lots of Love
  4. Later Gator
  5. Toodles
  6. Your Pal
  7. Cheerio
  8. My Best
  9. All the Best
  10. My Best to you
  11. Warm wishes
  12. Warmest
  13. Take Care
  14. Peace
  15. Be well
  16. Yours
  17. Take it easy
  18. xoxo
  19. Sincerely Yours
  20. Cheers!
  21. Ciao
  22. Hugs
  23. Yours Lovingly
  24. Your friend
  25. Wishing you the best
  26. Forever thankful
  27. Write soon
  28. Your loving ____ (ex: daughter)
  29. Yours faithfully
  30. Confidently yours
  31. Excitingly yours
  32. Missing You Dearly
  33. Fondly
  34. Hugs & Kisses
  35. Kisses
  36. Have a good one!
  37. Good luck
  38. Live long and prosper
  39. Until next time
  40. Cheerfully
  41. Stay well
  42. Your favorite child

How to end a thank you letter or card. 

You’ve composed the greatest thank you card that has ever been written… Congratulations, that’s quite the feat! But now you’ve got to seal it off with the perfect gracious gratitude sign off. Here are some options to get your thinking wheel turning.

  1. Thanks
  2. Many thanks
  3. Kind thanks
  4. In gratitude
  5. In appreciation
  6. With sincere gratitude
  7. With gratitude
  8. Gratefully yours
  9. Gratefully 
  10. Thanks for everything
  11. Thanks for all you do

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How to end a sympathy card.

Writing a sympathy card is no easy task. And while we don’t always know what we can do to help, writing a kind sympathy card will help to aid a grieving heart. Use one of these sign offs to let them know you’re thinking of them and are there for them.  

  1. In sympathy
  2. My deepest condolences
  3. Wishing you peace
  4. Thinking of you

Formal ways to end a letter or sign off a card.

If you’re unfamiliar with the recipient and the letter or card is being sent for professional matters — it’s a safe bet that you should keep the ending on the formal side. If you’ve already established a connection with the recipient, you have a little wiggle room depending on the nature of your relationship. 

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  1. Sincerely

    Is sincerely too formal? Typically, if you think it might be too formal we’d say it’d be fine to choose another one of the professional sign offs, but also you really can’t go wrong with this one if you’re writing for a professional reason. With this sign off, you’re essentially saying: I really mean it. And what better way to end a letter or a card than by letting the recipient know you’re genuine about your message.
  2. Yours Truly

    Kind of a throw away, but at the same time it won’t draw any negative attention away from the core of your messaging.
  3. Best

    Simple, minimalistic and yes — professional. Ending your card or letter with a simple ‘Best’ will keep the whole tone of the message formal.
  4. Thank you

    It’s usually not a bad idea to end with a touch of gratitude. Your recipient just took a couple minutes to read through your message — whatever it may have contained — go ahead and thank them.
  5. Kind regards

    This sign off shows a touch of warmth without going over the line of formality and still staying within professional boundaries.
  6. Looking forward to hearing from you

    If you’re eager for a response, it’s best not to go overboard. However, it’s also not a terrible idea to show that you’re excited and appropriately eager with a semi-enthusiastic ending such as this one.
  7. Thanks again

    If you started your card or letter by thanking the recipient, close your message off by bringing it full circle and thanking them again. It’s always nice to show gratitude and it’s usually appreciated by the recipient as well.
  8. Respectfully

    It’s right there in the sign off — you’re showing your respect to the recipient.
  9. Warm regards

    While warmly and warm wishes may be best for communication between those with an established connection, warm regards is a little less formal, but still on the professional side. Use this sign off if it makes sense within the context of the rest of your letter. If you’re writing on an extremely dry and formal business matter — warm regards wouldn’t really make as much sense. 

Other ways to end a letter or a card.

What if you’re writing a letter to someone that’s sort of professional, but also sort of friendly and also something totally nondescript? Well, here you have it… A list of some sign off options that don’t neatly fit into any other category. If you’re not seeing the way you’d like to end your card or letter — have a looksie at the rest of our list and see if the shoe fits!

  1. Kind wishes
  2. Neighborly Yours
  3. Fare thee well
  4. Hope this helps
  5. Stay tuned
  6. Best Wishes
  7. Best Regards
  8. Warmly

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Other tips for how to sign off a card or a letter.

A few common answers to a few common questions before you go off sending your letter!

Where do you sign a greeting card?

Give your sign off a wee bit of space before plopping it on your card. You want the sign off in it’s own little mini universe. If you’re using Postable to write your greeting card (want to play around with some handwritten fonts?!) the sign off has its own little text box at the bottom right corner. If you’re writing your card by hand, simply give a line break or two between your message and your sign off. 

Write your chosen sign off followed by a coma and another line break. Don’t forget to indent it to the far right.

How to capitalize a closing?

You’ll want to capitalize the first letter of your sign off. If there is more than one word within the sign off (‘Thank you’) — you’ll only want to capitalize the first word. And of course don’t forget to capitalize your name!

Good luck!

If your handwriting isn’t quite as lovely as it could be or you just don’t have the time to write 300 thank you notes, easily create and write your cards on Postable. We’ll even mail them for you.

Tell us, which of these choices did you choose to sign off a greeting card?

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