I am surprised at how many views my post “Letter to the Kids at Camp” is receiving via blogger stats. And in reflecting on this, I realize that many people may not know what to say in a letter to a kid at camp. I think this comes from a society where we are so text and email focused that we’ve forgotten the art of the hand written letter. I personally love writing letters to my kids at camp, but my husband would rather stab his eyeballs repeatedly with a fork than correspond longhand. In fact, the few letters he does write during the summer are typed and printed.
The kids could care less. They just want mail.
So keep that in mind when you sit down to write a child at overnight summer camp. They really don’t care what you write. They just want that letter handed to them when the mail arrives, and are thrilled with anything that is enclosed. Receiving mail daily helps them to stay connected and alleviates homesickness.
However, I find that some letters garner more enthusiasm than others. Here are ten tips if you find that blank piece of paper staring you in the face and have no idea where to start.
1. Write about the mundane. Tell them what you did for the past day or two. I suspect that EVERY child has a twinge of homesickness while at camp, even if they’ll never admit it (my son). They like to know what you are doing, who you’ve seen, what you ate for dinner. You know – the everyday nonsense of your life.
2. When you’ve got nothing, and you’ve already told them what you’re up to in yesterday’s note, go online. Look for news headlines. Tell them what’s going on in the world around them, because they are oblivious. They are at camp, and are (hopefully!) unconnected. They have no idea that the Duke and Duchess just had a baby, it’s a boy, and the odds were 8-1 that the child’s name would be George. If your child is heavy into sports, send them some score updates. Whatever they are interested in. And don’t be afraid to include your opinion on the news item. Letter writing is a great way for you to express your opinions and ideas on controversial news topics, giving your kids more insight into your belief system of which they otherwise might not be aware.
3. Tell them a funny story. Case in point: my story about the bat. I truly did write each of my kids a letter with nothing more than the details of that tale, albeit much shorter than the story as written on the blog.
4. Send some funny cards. You know the ones – the borderline inappropriate cards in the Hallmark section. Bathroom humor is always a good option. Cute cards telling you miss them are nice. But be sure to include a few lines of your own in there. Remember – they want to hear about YOU, and what’s going on in your life.
5. Look up dumb jokes. Include five or ten in a letter. Ask them to share your letter with their cabin, and have their cabinmates vote on the best joke. This is a great way for the first-time camper to engage with their peers and expand some friendships. This also works well with Chuck Norris lines. My son’s favorite? “When Chuck Norris is stabbed, the knife bleeds.” Know your audience, and in the case of 13 year-old boys, an entire letter comprised of Chuck Norris jokes scores major points.
6. Check out celebrity headlines. Case in point: A certain celebrity couple who recently named their child North West. Tell your camper about that, then google crazy celebrity baby names and list them all. Tell them to share them with their cabinmates, vote on the worst one, and share the results with you. My 15 year-old daughter liked this one.
7. Draw them a picture. Mr. Musky finds himself in a constant state of bug warfare at our cabin, and his most recent weapon in the arsenal is an electrically charged racket he can zap the flies with. Instead of trying to explain this to the kids, I drew them a (very bad) picture. My daughter said it made her laugh hysterically. I’m not sure if she laughed at my lackluster artistry, or the image it garnered in her head of her father ridiculously trying to kill bugs with a tennis racket. Regardless, it amused her.
8. Look up crazy news headlines and include them in a letter for an amusing diversion. I don’t know if this was more entertaining for me to write or for them to read. People are nutso out there. Example: “Man Allegedly Pooped in Holland Tunnel Booth.” Again – bathroom humor always wins.
9. Send care packages to college students, not your camper. Seriously. I know a lot of camps have outlawed these completely due to the hyper-competitive parents who send ridiculous amounts of useless stuff. Your kids don’t need a package of junk (because seriously, that’s what it is) to know you love them. In the past seven years, I have sent only one care package to my child at camp – a box of July 4th paraphernalia she could share with her entire cabin. Don’t send candy or food. They are living in the woods, and do not want critters in the cabins. If you absolutely must send your child a care package, be sure you know what the camp’s policy is and adhere to it. Respect it. The rules are present for a reason. Include enough in the package for the entire cabin to share – imagine an 8 year old with a box of goodies and the jealousy the others might feel. And trust me – your child would rather receive a letter from you every day of the week versus one care package in that same week. Write to them instead.
10. Don’t be afraid to share your feelings with them. I find that the older my kids get, the mushier some of my letters are. I mix these in with the lighthearted ones, telling them if I’m angry or frustrated or sad or just miss them to the point of madness. Be careful about doing this with younger campers, as their homesickness may be more acute than with an older, more experienced camper. Use good judgment, but my point is you don’t need to be afraid to communicate some of the negative. I find that in doing this, my kids are honest in their letters back to me and tell me what’s bugging them at camp, and how they are trying to cope with the issue.
At the end of the day, just write . Often. Both of my kids repeatedly thank me for writing so many letters, even if some of them are just three sentences because I’m pressed for time. Your child will be so grateful to see that envelope with the familiar scrawl and return address, regardless of the content inside.
Sometimes, writing the perfect breakup letter can be a daunting task. It can seem impossible to find the right words to convey one’s emotions, especially when, finding the right words means the experience will be less damaging for both parties involved.
The wrong words, on the other hand, can be very hurtful, so take the time to find the right words to use in a breakup letter.
The dos and don’ts of writing the breakup letter
Samples of a breakup letter
01 Breakup letter to End a Long Distance Relationship
I need to express something, and while a letter felt like my only option due to our distance, I hope you know I am writing this with a sad heart. I would be lying if I said I had not hoped for our relationship to work out. When we met, I sincerely believed you were it.
Yet, over the past few months, I have come to realise that we have grown apart. The distance between us is like a barrier. We don’t see each other as often as I think we need to, for this relationship to last. I just need more.
That is why I am writing you this letter, I think it is time we put an end to the emotional stress of missing each other, but not always being able to see each other.
The fact that I could not be present at your [recent event] to support you, is part of what made me realize you also deserve more.
Take care and thank you for the memories.
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02 Breakup letter to end a relationship with someone who cheated
I am sorry that time and communication has not helped to remove the image of you with someone else from my mind or heart. You cheated on me, instead of coming to me with whatever was making you feel unsatisfied.
In some ways, I can understand – I don’t completely blame you. But I cannot accept that you chose not to be honest with me.
I cannot see how we move past this – I have realized I can’t trust you.
I know you say you still love me. I still love you, but I don’t think that is enough without communication and trust.
I hope you take the time to reflect on why you chose to have an affair instead of working through it, before committing to someone else.
Please do not contact me, it will hurt too much, and it’s best if we both move on.
03 Breakup letter explaining your life goals are just too different.
We are at that stage in our lives where, I believe, it is important we start looking at our partner’s goals and aspirations, and their plans to achieve them.
We have been together for a while now and I have clearly highlighted what I want in life.
When I look at your goals and motivation to achieve them, I realize that we are, unfortunately, headed in different directions. I think if you look at what we each want, you too will see they’re different.
I wish I could say that love is enough of a reason to move on, regardless of this, but I don’t want to end up not loving you, because I resent these differences.
I’m sorry I’ve hurt you. I hope you see it is for the best.
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04 Breakup letter for when you just don’t want to commit
It is extremely important that I get this off my chest. Over the past few months, I have really been struggling to keep up with this relationship and I think it is beginning to take a toll on me.
It’s literally not you, I think you are great and if I were in a place where I wanted to have a partner, I think we would be amazing.
But, if we’re going to be honest, you don’t want me to stick around if I know I don’t want to be in this relationship. I think you deserve more than that.
I think it is time we ended this.
I am sorry if this is a surprise. I’m sorry that I have let you down and I hope someday you accept my apology. I just can’t continue in this relationship when, ultimately, it will only hurt us both.
05 Breakup letter for when you don’t mix well with their family
People say when you are in a relationship with a person, you are in a relationship with their family and friends too. I believe this to be true, and sadly, I must tell you I feel like I just don’t fit with your family.
When we are with them, I seem to feel left-out. It may just be me, but honestly, I feel like they don’t want to accept me, because they don’t like me. I know we are different, but I thought the fact that we all loved you, would be enough to make it work.
I love you so much, but I cannot ask you to choose between me and your entire family. I also hope you respect I am not actually asking you too either, because I want to be with someone where, no matter what, I don’t feel alone.
We don’t have that and at this point, I think we’ve been together long enough that if it were going to happen, it would have.
I think you are amazing, and I am so sorry this can not work out between us.
I want to be the first to wish you a very happy birthday…so I’m sending this card a little early. I’m enclosing a gift card to the nursery—I know you’ve been planning your garden layout and hopefully this will come in handy. I’m really looking forward to our visit in June—it’ll be great to spend some time with you and Dad! Know that I’m thinking of you on your special day—we’ll talk in the evening after your birthday party! I love you! Angela
- Sending a note ahead of time is a nice change from the more common late card. The writer also makes it clear that she didn’t misremember the day—very important.
- The writer shows how well she knows her mother and the thought she has put into the gift. And she demonstrates that she listens rather than tunes out, which is the best gift a parent can receive.
- By saying she’s anticipating the visit, the sender is expressing how much her mom means to her.
How To Write One
- Compliment the recipient’s best qualities. Take advantage of the opportunity to say why loved ones are special: “I’m so lucky to have such a caring, supportive, funny friend” or “I’m so proud of you for being such a compassionate person.”
- Turn a birthday card into a thank-you note. Tell someone what a difference he or she makes to your life.
- Focus on the year ahead and what you hope it brings: joy, success, a new job, celebrations, possibilities. This goes a long way toward personalizing a card.
- Don’t assume people are thrilled about a birthday. Some folks aren’t. And if age is an issue, don’t point out the number in the card. Emphasize the person, not the milestone.
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This gift is late in coming, but the excitement and the happiness for you both and Will has been there from day one. I am so happy that you guys were blessed with a beautiful son and I can’t wait to be a part of Will’s life. Everybody needs a crazy aunt in California! I can’t wait to meet him and share in his life. You two are amazing and I hope you know that I am here for you always and love your new family very much. Also, I am available for babysitting when you need a trip, ha ha. Love you, Courtney
All questions that run through your mind the first time you write to the newest member of your family. Developing a meaningful long-distance relationship through letters with 5- to 10-year-olds isn’t very complicated at first.
Tell them you love them, tell them God loves them, tell them you are proud of them. Send them stickers, coloring pages, and photographs of your family. Repeat often!
But as any parent knows, as those little ones develop into teenagers and young adults, your communication style needs to change.
Yes, we still need to tell them we love them, God loves them, and we are proud of them. Sometimes, in some cultures, a sponsor is the first person to tell a sponsored child that he or she is loved. We can combat the lies of poverty with our words every time we write to our sponsored children.
However, in addition to the letters, many sponsors want to know what is appropriate to mail to their older sponsored children.
So this month, we are launching a new Pinterest board we hope you all will enjoy: Letter Writing to Teens.
It’s filled with inspiration and ideas on how to write letters to teenagers. A few examples:
- Start your new communication style with this simple guide: How To: Write an Encouraging Note to a Teenager.
- If you get stuck for ideas on what to write, you can use one of these 80 Letter-Writing Prompts to get you started.
- Want to get a little more creative? Tell your teen how thankful you are that he or she is a part of your life and make one of these fun bookmarks to send along as a keepsake.
- Does your sponsored teen like to draw? Use this drawing challenge as a way to interact with your sponsored child. Maybe you can send some of your drawings in a letter, too!
- Encourage your sponsored teen by teaming up for a 30-Day Scripture Writing Challenge.
One thing we need to remember as our sponsored children grow older is that they still appreciate the letters.
Don’t believe me? Listen to these Compassion alumni as they share letter-writing advice and how much they still appreciate what their sponsors wrote.
Follow the Letter Writing to Teens board on Pinterest for more inspiration for your letters!
Want to help us find more ideas for mailing to our older sponsored children? Be sure to follow us on Pinterest and ask to become a member of our Second Friday Letter Writing Club board. Many sponsors are helping us find great ideas each month!
We get plenty of help from others during the course of our lives, and it’s never a bad idea to say “Hey, thanks for the assist!” Writing a letter of appreciation to someone who’s lent you a hand makes it more likely that those who’ve helped you will do so again when you need them.
Why Write an Appreciation Letter?
Grateful people tend to be happier. There’s even research that says so. We get a psychological boost when we express our gratitude.
Being appreciated matters to people we know, too. When we make it a habit to notice the things that others do well or the ways in which they help us, we give them a boost that encourages them to keep doing their best.
Feeling genuinely appreciated lifts people up. At the most basic level, it makes us feel safe, which frees us to do our best work. It’s also energizing. When our value feels at risk, as it so often does, that worry becomes preoccupying, which drains and diverts our energy from creating value.
Expressing thankfulness to colleagues and friends lets them know that their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. It’s also a gesture that people are likely to remember, and one that will leave them with a favorable impression of you.
How to Write a Letter of Appreciation
Your appreciation letter doesn’t have to be long or effusive. Keep it simple and sincere. Here’s what to include.
In most cases, “Hi [Name]” will do. In more formal correspondence, like when you’re writing to your boss, a hiring manager, or your professor, “Dear [Name]” is a better choice. In very formal correspondence, use “Dear Ms/Mr. [Last Name],” instead.
Your appreciation letter doesn’t have to be long or effusive. Keep it simple and sincere.
Name the thing the recipient helped you with. Although it’s fine to express general gratitude from time to time (“Thanks for always being willing to lend a hand when I need you”), referring to a specific event is more effective (“Thanks for putting in extra time to make our presentation a success.”)
Give a few specific details. You could include things that the person did that were especially useful, or give an example of how the person went above and beyond. Details show the person you’re corresponding with that you were paying attention to their efforts.
End the letter with a closing line and your signature. “Thanks again” is always a good choice. Here’s more advice on how to end an email if you’d like a different close.
Sample Letters of Appreciation
Here are a few examples of appreciation letters for different scenarios. Use them for inspiration, but be sure your own letter is personalized and heartfelt. Canned correspondence won’t do when you’re trying for genuine gratitude.
Sample Letter of Appreciation for Good Work
Thank you for escorting our guest speakers during the workshop last week. You went out of your way to make everyone feel comfortable, which allowed me to focus on setting up the AV equipment and running sound checks.
I spotted you not only getting people their presentation materials but also fetching water and coffee. If anyone needed anything, you were there to provide it for them. All of our speakers mentioned how helpful you were. Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail helped forge lasting relationships. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Sample Letter of Appreciation to a Boss (Formal)
I’d like to express my deepest appreciation for your excellent mentoring during my internship at Latham & Sons. You not only celebrated my wins, you turned every mistake into a learning opportunity. Your guidance has been influential, and I know it will shape my developing skills and habits as I move into my professional career.
Sample Letter of Appreciation to an Employee
I want to tell you how much I appreciate your help getting our store ready for opening day. You worked hard, and you were always willing to put in extra time if the situation called for it. I’m grateful for your attention to detail—our displays look amazing as a result of your skills.
I’m confident you’ll be a great asset to the business and an excellent resource for customers now that we’ve opened our doors to the world. Keep up the good work!
Sample Letter of Appreciation for Support
Thank you for your support during my family crisis. I’m deeply grateful not only for you covering my workload while I was away but also for the times you checked in on me. Knowing you had my back allowed me to focus on my family’s needs, which is a kindness I’ll never forget. I appreciate everything you’ve done more than you’ll ever know.
Whether it’s your friend’s birthday or just any old day, sending a card with a handwritten message is a great way to bring a smile and nurture the connection you’re lucky enough to share with them.
Looking for some fresh thoughts on what to write? We’ve got some! A few of our tips lean more toward the short and sweet, and others work great as jumping-off points for longer messages. Whichever direction you’re leaning, feel free to tailor our ideas to fit your unique relationship with your friend.
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- Make a List
- Compliment a Favorite Quality
- Give a Sweet Compliment
- Give an Edgy Compliment
- Express Gratitude
- Write in the Key of “We”
- Share a Friendship Quote
Make a List
We’ve suggested lists of 3, 5, or 10, but you can make your list as long as you dare (maybe even 40 compliments for a 40th birthday?). You can always enclose an extra sheet of paper if needed.
- My 3 Favorite Memories of You
- Top 5 Reasons I’m Glad We’re Friends
- The 10 Greatest Things About You
- Three Times You’ve Made My Day
- Ten Reasons I Love You
Compliment a Favorite Quality
Call out one of the things you love most about your friend. Better yet, go on to give an example of that quality in action. Below are some idea starters…
Give a Sweet Compliment
Here are just a few ideas…
- You’re one of the kindest people I’ve ever been lucky enough to know.
- You’re a great listener.
- You’d do anything for the people you care about.
- Your strength inspires me.
- You have the best laugh.
- You’ll always be one of my very favorite people.
Give an Edgy Compliment
This kind of compliment is not for every friend…but if it’s right for yours, you’ll know it right away!
- You’re a total badass!
- You’re not one to sugarcoat things. You tell it like it is.
- We love to hate all the same things!
- You have a refreshing inappropriate streak.
- You’re the one I can talk to when I don’t have anything nice to say.
- We’re like peas in a pod. (Snarky peas. Sarcastic pod.)
Remind your friend how much you appreciate them. The more specific you can be, the better.
- I’m grateful for you because…
- I’m so lucky to have a friend like you. Here’s why:
- I’m glad we’re friends for so many reasons. Just to name one…
- Ways you’re a blessing to me:
- I appreciate so many things about you—especially…
- I cherish you, and I cherish our friendship.
- It means so much to know you’re on my side.
- Thank you for all the times you’ve been there for me—like the time when…
- Thanks for putting up with me.
- Your friendship means so much.
Write in the Key of “We”
Write about what’s so great about the two of you together. Here are a few starting points…
- We just clicked right from the start.
- We’re kindred spirits.
- We’re surprisingly alike deep down where it really counts.
- We complement each other.
- We’ve shared so much.
- We’ve been friends so long.
- We know each other so well.
- We make a great team.
- We have so much fun together.
- We can be real together.
- We understand each other.
- We’re there for each other.
- We put the “party” in party of two!
Share a Friendship Quote
Below are a few possibilities, but explore favorite books, songs, movies or other sources to find some friendly words that would have special meaning for your friend. Also, check out our list of friendship quotes.
- “True friends are always together in spirit.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
- “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
- “Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.” ― Hafiz
Send them a little something in the envelope!
Go old school and make a little friendship bracelet or send one of these cute gifts.
Dear Best Friend,
I hope this letter finds you on a day that is filled with excitement for the future. You’re leaving for college and I could not be more thrilled for you.
I’m not sure if we’re as close as we were this time last year, but I understand that things have changed in our friendship, and that’s okay. We always hear about people losing touch with their best friends but never think it will happen to us. I’m not sure what exactly caused our subtle drift apart, though I believe the distance and lack of communication that began when I went off to school played a hand in it.
We go weeks – sometimes even months – without talking and I used to miss you so much when when that happened, but to be honest, it never seemed like you missed me. And because of that, I guess I stopped missing you. When I look through pictures of the two of us, it’s bittersweet. I miss the connection we used to have, back when I knew everything about your life without having to pry for information. There are a million and one ways to contact you (thanks to social media), but I still have no idea what’s going on in your life or what the stories are behind the pictures you post. Now it seems all we’re left with is the occasional “How are you?” text, and “Happy Birthday” message, and less-than-promising plans to catch up with each other.
Our friendship is a big part of what made me who I am. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true. When we first became friends, I clung on to that friendship with a death grip. But slowly, I started to feel comfortable enough to open up to you and was able to begin evolving into my own person.
Most of my favorite memories I was privileged to experience with you by my side. And there are times when, for a brief moment, it feels like nothing has changed between us and all of the memories I hold so dearly happened days ago. But more often than not, it feels like I’m viewing someone else’s moments and memories; things I’m unfamiliar with. We’ve drifted apart more than I ever thought we would. And while I’ve made a few friends here and there since going to college, I’ve yet to feel as close to any of them as I used to feel with you.
The purpose of this letter isn’t to make you sad. It’s quite the opposite, actually. This letter is my way of telling you that while I’m immensely saddened by the fact that we’ve drifted apart from the best friends we used to be, I’ve accepted it. And I’m filled with so much gratitude for the joy you’ve provided me with over the years. The advice and moral support and happiness you added into my life is invaluable to me.
I’m so happy that you’re about to go off to college and live that part of your life. You’ll make so many wonderful friends, while simultaneously finding out more about yourself than you ever thought possible. And if you’re ever feeling lost, or scared, or lonely while you’re at school, or if you begin to doubt why on Earth you decided to leave your childhood bedroom to share a room with someone you’ve never met before, just know that you can do it. Things will get hard and scary and confusing and overwhelming while you’re away. You won’t have that close-knit circle of people who love you to build you back up when you’re down. But things will also be new and exciting and beautiful and lovely. And you’re strong enough to get through the difficult parts to be able to experience the amazing ones.
Even when you feel like you’re going to scream because the people on the floor above you are making a ruckus at three a.m. that’s keeping you awake or you’re a mess of tears because you miss home terribly, it will be worth it. Because you are worth it.
Life is going to happen for you. And you’re going to be amazing. Because you matter. You exist. And you can do anything you set your mind to. You are a force to be reckoned with and that is a crazy, beautiful thing.
I want to thank you for being the brilliant person you are and for making such an impact on my life. I wish you nothing but the best in your new life at college. And while it breaks my heart a little bit to know that the distance between us will inevitably increase, I know that things will be wonderful for you.
You are going to change the lives of everyone you meet in the years to come. Because I don’t think anyone can meet you and not be taken aback by your unbridled enthusiasm and unfettered passion for life. I know it’s a tad selfish of me to say this, but there’s really no one like you. There’s no replacement for you. There’s no one who could make my life quite as colorful as you have. And even though I’m not sure if it’s my place to miss you terribly, I do and I will continue to.
You are brilliant and brave, and you are stronger than you know, even if you forget to believe in yourself sometimes. You have a wondrous soul and a beautiful heart that is able to give so much love to those around you. And I’m so happy to have been able to be on the receiving end of this outpouring of love on more than one occasion.
You’re a wonderful human. Quite honestly, you’re one of my favorite humans. My heart is filled with so much love and joy and excitement for you.
You are going to take the world by storm someday. And I’m not sure you even know it.
When you commit a mistake in a relationship, it becomes your responsibility to accept the mistake and apologize for it.
Sometimes the ego comes in between but to save the relation it is important to keep the ego and callous attitude away and seek forgiveness. Saying sorry can be done in several ways.
Confessing in person is the best way but sometimes the right words don’t come out at the proper time and in that situation writing a sorry letter is considered as one of the best medicine to apologize and patch up the relationship.
It all depends on the persons involved in the relationship to mutually understand and forgive each other. Then only a relationship will strengthen.
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Writing A Letter To Cousin Writing Tips
- The letter should clearly express the emotions of the writer.
- As it is an informal letter, you need not worry about the language. But simple words are effective and convey your feelings more convincingly.
- The letter should sound genuine and sincere.
- Make sure to use apologizing words.
Writing A Letter To Cousin Template
Use our free Writing A Letter to Cousin to help you get started.
Date:________(date of writing the letter)
Subject:_____(mention the subject)
Dear_________ (name of your cousin),
I am sorry as I cannot come to your place in the summer holidays. Initially, I had planned to come, but during this summer holiday, there is a workshop being conducted in our college. It is compulsory for all the students to attend. I do not have any other choice.
I know you will find it difficult to manage things without me. Hope our other cousins will help you this time. I can only plan to come and meet you during the Christmas holidays. Please convey my best wishes to Jim and Tom.
Hoping to hear from you,
_______________ ( Your name)
_____________ ( your address)
Date: _________________ (date of which letter is written)
_____________ ( address of the person the letter is addressed to)
Dear ____________ (name of your cousin),
I am really sorry for the incident which occurred yesterday. _____________________________ (mention the details of the incident). Please forgive me for the inconvenience I caused to you. It was never my intention to do so. I hope we sort this out and get back to how we were.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
______________ (your name)
Writing A Letter To Cousin Sample
The following is the sample of A Letter to Cousin.
February 12, 2001
New York, USA
Subject: Apology to cousin
Subject: Letter to cousin
I am sorry for not being able to come for summer holidays this time to your place. Indeed I planned to spend most of my holidays with you like every year. But this summer, I have to attend a summer camp conducted in our college. It is compulsory for all the students to attend.
I know all of you will have a memorable time spending time together. I will be missing all the fun and frolic. But what to do, I do not have any other option except to attend the workshop.
Every year I have been helping you in managing things at home. This time you may find it difficult to manage things without my presence. Hope you will be successful in your efforts.
How are Jim and Bobby? Convey my best wishes to them. It has been a really long time since I met you all. I don’t think I will be able to meet you until next summer holidays. It will be a long gap.
I once again apologize for not coming to meet you this summer holidays. Please write back to me as I will be eagerly waiting for your reply.
Date: 3rd July 2016
I apologize for taking your vehicle and having accidentally damaged it. As my car was with the mechanic, I had taken your permission and took your car. My father was not well, and my mother had called me asking if I can accompany her taking my father to the doctor. I had no choice except to take your car. I went to my parents, took my father to the doctor, and by God’s grace he has recovered.
After returning, when I was parking your car in the parking lot, suddenly a truck came from behind and hit the car. I know it was not my fault. But the damage has happened.
I will bear the expenses in getting the car repaired. Immediately after the accident, I called the technician, and he said that it would take a week of time to get the damaged portion rectified. I know I have caused a lot of inconvenience to you. Please excuse me for this incident. Hope you will understand my situation and not hold this accident against me.
Hope to hear from you.
Writing A Letter To Cousin Email Format
The following is the email format to be followed for A letter to Cousin.
Dearest ________, (Name of the recipient)
I am sorry for wrecking your plans for this summer holidays. It is completely my fault, and I am feeling very guilty about this. I know that I have forcefully taken the initiative to plan out the summer holidays and was trying to make the best program for the vacations. But due to my confusing attitude, I was not able to make out anything.
Even you have asked to help me out for so many times, but I denied because I wanted to structure the things in my way to get the experience. I was trying to be good and confident while taking the decisions and I thought it would only be possible if I will not take any help.
But I was wrong as I did not have any idea of it and you had enough experience of traveling and can quickly guide me, so I should ask you for the same. To make my planning best I spent so much of the time, and now in the middle of the month, I realize that it is not the thing that I can do alone.
I sincerely apologize for wasting so much of your time which was a treasure that comes to us once in a year. I hope you will forgive me for this and you will not have any hard feelings for me.