Client Relations, Email Marketing, Resources

Express Yourself With Your E-mail Closing

The phrase you use to close your professional e-mail messages can add a touch of personality or continue the theme of your brand, but finding the right one isn’t always easy to do. With the frequent and often informal use of e-mail, some people have broken away from formal closings for professional e-mail messages. If you are in my email list, you may have noticed I’ve been using a variety of closings lately. I “went out” in search of new ways to close my e-mails and thought I would share the more professional phrases I found. I hope you might find one or two that fit you well.

The ones we all are likely familiar with…

  • Sincerely
  • Respectfully
  • Best
  • Regards
  • Best wishes

You get the idea. We’ve all seen them and their variations, right? For a lot of us these are perfectly fine and appropriate closings. However, some business professionals like service providers and advice givers are looking for a more personal or catchy way to close their e-mails.

Here are a few that are a bit out of the norm but still can be used professionally…

  • Hope to hear from you soon
  • Until next time
  • At your service
  • With confidence
  • Your colleague
  • To your success

For “special” occasions…

  • Be well
  • Kind thoughts
  • Thinking the best for you
  • Wishing you the best
  • Enthusiastically
  • With kindest regards
  • Safe travelling
  • Wishing you a safe journey
  • I hope to receive news from you soon
  • Thank you for your kindness and consideration
  • In Gratitude
  • Cheers

The following are great for those with inspirational roles…

  • Onward and upward
  • Shine on
  • Love & light
  • Best wishes for your future
  • Smiles and laughter
  • Stay on the road ‘cos its going somewhere nice
  • Happiness is a choice
  • Be prosperous, fare well
  • Be continually prosperous
  • Peace and progress
  • Keep smiling
  • Grace and peace
  • In peace
  • Keeping it real
  • Here’s to always having loving ways and perfect days
  • With joy
  • Live well, laugh often and be merry
  • May blessings & smiles be yours
  • Seize the day
  • Cheers

And finally, my personal favorite…

  • Get me a mars bar while you’re out!

(OK, not very professional but a girl has to try!)

If you don’t feel all tingly about any of the above mentioned, try choosing one word that describes what you do and build on it with a personal touch or perhaps your company slogan or tagline will do nicely. I would love to hear your out of the ordinary closings, so please leave a comment and share!

My time is up and I thank you for yours!
Melanie

P.S. Thank you, Lisa for inspiring me on this topic. It’s been fun searching for creative new ways to close my e-mails!

13 Comments

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, I do a ‘Cheers!’ for closing my blog comments, reviews, sometimes email. I am not sure though if I consistently do it for my posts.

    I use Cheers because it evokes feelings of happiness, lightheartedness and warmth. Precisely, the very same emotions I want myself and other to feel. I guess in much the same way that your writing style bring on personal warmth to your readers.

    Cheers!

  2. Hello lotusflower,

    I like the Cheers closing as well! I’m glad you enjoy the blog and I hope you will come back often. I’ll check in on your blog as well.

    Best to you!

  3. i though this was great until you didnt correctly spell “you’re” in your “favorite”

    sigh.

    • I thought your post was great until you did not correct “didnt”.

      Why don’t you appreciate efforts people do to help you instead of just criticizing everything because it’s not perfect?

      Welcome to the Earth, that’s how things work down here.

      By the way, Melanie, nice post.

  4. I was just seeing if anyone was paying attention!

    Thanks, tk. *smiles*

  5. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

  6. OK :) What is it you disagree with exactly?

    In peace!

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