Your friend is coming to your country from abroad, but you can't go to pick him up at the airport. Write a letter to him/her and say -why you can't pick him up -suggest alternative ideas -talk about what he can do in your country

Jax, I hope
this
letter finds you in radiant health and high spirits. It's been so long since we saw each other, so I drop a quick line to tell you that I will not be able to take you from the airdrome. You can't imagine how much I was enthused to meet my childhood friend after all these years. Unfortunately, my mom entered the hospital where she'll have a significant surgery on the exact date of your return. Man! I'm the only child left who can take care of her since my brother has travelled outside the country on a business trip. Guess what? Our friend James will pick you up from the airport, and he will bring you directly to the hotel in order to get some rest.
Then
, I'll pick you in my personal car where I already planned a wonderful tour of multiple touristic sites. In fact, there are numerous natural locations that we can visit together and have a delicious launch on the riverside of Tanourin village. Plus, the national museum has just opened where we can enjoy myriad artistic motives and paintings from different sides of the world. Can't wait to have you over in my hometown. Xoxo, Alex
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The Greeting

Depending on the style and aim of the letter, you will need to adapt your greeting.

Always start an informal letter in the ways:

  • Dear + name
  • Hi / Hello + name

‘Dear...’ is more appropriate, so stick with this.

For a formal letter there are two options for the greeting:

  • Use Dear Sir or Madam if you don’t know the name of the person you are writing to.
  • Use Dear + surname if you do know their name, e.g. Dear Mr Smith or Dear Mrs Jones.

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