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Friendly letters have five parts:  

  1.  The Heading:  The heading can include your address and the date.  In casual, friendly letters your address is not necessary.
  2.  The Salutation (greeting): This usually begins with Dear_________.  The blank is for the name of the person you are writing.  After you write the person's name you put a comma ( , ) .
  3.  The Body: The body of the letter is the information you are writing in your letter.
  4.  The Closing:  In the closing the first word is capitalized and you put a comma after the last word.  

Some examples of closings are: 

5. Your Signature:  This is your name. It goes under the closing

Heading                                      

Salutation (greeting),

_________________________Body__________________________________
____________________________________________________________etc.

Closing,                                     

Signature