Let me ask you: Which email sign off do you use? Do you sign your emails with a ‘˜Cheers’ or ‘˜Thanks’? Pffff. Boooring!
You might say: “Who cares?”
But think about it, do you want an easy way to leave an impression on your recipient? Sure, of course.
Leaving an impression on my recipients and getting an emotional reaction out of them has not only helped me get responses but also won a ton of business for me.
I went through a mental shift not long ago: treat every email not just as a way to communicate and get stuff done but also as a way to create certain feelings and get my audience to remember me.
I send a LOT of cold emails and this shift has allowed me to ensure I get a 30% response rate on any cold outreach campaign I run.
Stop being boring!
Here are some interesting ways to sign off your emails (or use email endings) which have worked for me. Some of them are best used for certain audiences and contexts so please don’t blindly copy and pasted an ending like ‘˜many hugs’ in an email ending to your boss!
80 creative email endings
1. Many hugs,
This is one that I personally use when for email endings to my subscribers and users. It works because:
- a) I don’t know anyone else who uses it so it’s original
- b) though I can’t hug my audience in person, the human mind still conjures some of the feelings the action is associated with just by reading it in words
2. Look forward to [verb] soon,
Verbs can include: chatting, connecting
This email ending subtly reminds the contact of the next step you’d like them to take without looking like you’re pressuring them to or presuming they will.
3. Many thanks,
Doesn’t a single thanks sound so cold? Maybe you could make it more heartwarming by adding an adjective in front of it.
4. Stay awesome,
Humans love flattery. Even if they feel it’s not 100% genuine. Why not bring a smile to someone’s face and remind them you think highly of them? Especially if it only takes typing a few words?
5. Have a splendid day/week/weekend,
There’s a reason why Hallmarks has a greeting card for every possible situation. Niceties work! While it depends on when you expect to talk to your contact next, sending some positive vibes their way in your email endings never hurts.
6. Keep up the great work,
If someone is doing work for you, give them on a pat on the back when they deserve it. Most of all, such email endings go a long way in encouraging someone to keep giving you their A game.
7. PS: You may find this interesting: [link]
Whether you’re writing to a colleague or friend, sharing something you think they may enjoy always puts you in a league above the rest. It shows that you’ve been paying attention to their interests and remembered it to think “Oh, Susie would love this” when coming across a piece of content.
8. Sending positive vibes your way,
Someone just got bad news? And need some cheering up? Or are about to face something difficult? Instead of using a cliche that has lost a lot of meaning like “Good luck”, say it in a more genuine way. Maybe they just might actually believe it!
9. Thank you for [something specific they did to help you],
Being grateful for someone helping you goes a long way. Don’t just say a generic thanks in your email endings either. Acknowledge exactly what they did to help you. It probably reassures them that their assistance did not go to waste and you really did benefit from it.
10. Peace and love,
This one is kind of hippie but if it fits your personality of sunshine and rainbows, go for it! Never hurts to spread a little more positivity to this world. Note: it’s probably best to avoid sending this to cynical people because they’ll just think you’re full of BS. You can’t change other people but you can change how you speak with them. 🙂
11. Talk soon,
Sweet and simple. This one simply conveys that your intent to talk to someone soon so they have that to look forward to.
12. Stay tuned,
If you have to do something like look for information to continue the conversation, saying “Let me get back to you after I find it” sounds unnecessarily wordy. Stay tuned keeps it light and fun. Probably something often needed in email conversations.
13. Warmest regards,
This one sounds much more formal than ‘˜many hugs’ but there are certain people you can’t just act all chummy towards. Warmest regards conveys that same warmth in email endings a professional manner so you avoid raising any eyebrows. Most importantly, you can use it in a formal setting.
14. Hope this helps,
You can say this if you provide someone with the information or advice they were seeking. Just a pleasantry expressing hope that you can resolve their problem or question.
15. Wishing you lots of [good thing],
Good things can include happiness and even chocolate, whatever the person likes.
Just a feel good way to end the message. This is more appropriate for friends and people you already have some rapport with. Otherwise it can probably come off as insincere.
16. Wish you a happy [holiday],
If you’re sending an email close to a holiday, wish them a good one. If your contact is from a different background, earn brownie points by researching what holidays their culture observes to wish them a happy time celebrating that.
17. Keep fighting the good fight,
This email ending is for the revolutionaries among your contacts who never accepts things as they are or takes no for an answer. Just a simple but specific encouragement, personalized to the character of your contact.
18. Let me know if this looks interesting,
When you’re asking the recipient to do something for you like write about your company or share your resource, this is how Sapph from Art of Emails recommends signing off email endings. Furthermore, it’s a gentle way to get their opinion on it (hopefully revealing what action they intend to take) without pressuring them or presuming they’ll do anything.
19. Thank you for taking the time to [what they did for you],
Time is often people’s most valuable resource so if they spend some of it to help you, acknowledge they did and in which way. People often feel others don’t realize the amount of time they put into doing something (as a measure of their effort) so being acknowledged for it and not just the act itself probably makes them feel good.
20. Carpe diem,
Even though the saying itself has become a cliche simply because everybody uses it, very few people use it as email endings. Consequently, it would make for a slightly more interesting feel good signoff than ‘˜best regards’.
21. Great working with you,
Send this compliment to someone who you enjoyed working with while wrapping up your last project with them. Furthermore, this keeps the door open for future collaboration down the road by showing you like them and their work.
22. Really appreciate your help, it means a lot.
Say this when someone has gone above and beyond to help you. Most of all, use it when simple ‘˜thanks’ or even ‘˜thanks very much’ doesn’t quite capture the full extent of your gratitude.
23. To an amazing [time/week/weekend/rest of the week],
This one is again another feel good message and also presents you as a positive easygoing person.
24. Let me know what you think,
A simple request for further communication. Consequently, such email endings can turn into a gentle request for feedback when you want the recipient’s thoughts on something.
25. Thanks for the consideration,
Send this one when you apply to something. In addition, it works great when you want to express gratitude for being given the opportunity without being presumptuous of what will happen next.
26. Thank you for your unwavering support,
Someone provided you advice or an ear while you were through something? Acknowledge that and thank them for it. Furthermore, it also subtly implies you’d love to have their ongoing support into the future.
27. I’ll circle back to you shortly,
If you cannot immediately answer a question your contact is asking, depending on the urgency or priority of their request, it helps to acknowledge you received it. Then reassure them that you’ll get back to them soon. Since very people have the courtesy to do this, people will remember you for not leaving them hanging.
28. Happy everything,
Want to be a ray of sunshine in someone’s day? This is the maybe perfect email ending or sign off if you are actually bubbly and positive in real life. Otherwise it just comes off as disingenuous or possibly sarcastic.
Perhaps your contact is into spirituality, yoga and energy flow. Speak their language and send them blessings using words from this.
30. “Make America Great Again!”
Unless you’re really a Trump supporter, don’t just copy and paste this one. Rather, think of a mantra or slogan that projects your personal or company values and use it in your email endings.
31. [Nothing after the initial email]
The way some email clients nests each email in a conversation, it bunches all you and your contact’s email endings or signoffs and signatures at the bottom. Consequently, after the first email, it may not make sense to keep including one.
32. Thanks for always [compliment about something specific they do]
Thanks for always supporting me, thanks for always giving me such valuable advice
When you express gratitude in terms of how someone’s specific actions have helped you, the person probably feels that much better knowing they made a real difference.
33. Let’s grab coffee soon,
This is just a gentle way to say you’re interested in meeting up with the other person soon to see if they’re also interested in that first. Subsequently, if your contact responds to your coffee invite, then you can put a plan in motion.
34. Go get ‘˜em tiger,
If contact about to do something important, cheer them on and give them an important confidence boost. It probably works best in a casual setting.
35. Don’t forget to [action]!
If there’s an important event happening soon that you would either like your contact to participate in or if it’s something they have to, it doesn’t hurt to remind them. In addition, the exclamation mark at the end makes the line look like a friendly reminder instead of you pressuring them to do something.
36. Can’t wait to [event] with you,
Have an event planned soon with the person you’re emailing? Once they see your excitement for it, they’ll probably likely also anticipate it more.
37. Either way, keep up the great work!
If you’re asking your contact to do something, lower the pressure by showing you’re ok with whichever answer they give you. Consequently, more likely they will agree or at least tell you no, knowing you aren’t pressuring them to act one way or the other.
38. Wish you a singin’ dancin’ good time,
When it’s not enough to just wish someone a good time, it’s probably a good idea to kick it up a notch. What would people do when they’re doing/getting what you describe in the greeting? Add those action verbs to your email endings!
39. May the force be with you,
Two scenarios you can use this in without coming off too cheesy. On May the 4th and maybe if your contact is a diehard Star Wars fan.
40. And that’s a wrap!
Just finished a project? Shout it from the hills. Or either just announce it in some way in an email. Same thing.
41. Enjoy basking in the rays,
This is a good email ending or signoff for sunny days. Especially for contacts who do not get to see much of it. Of course be sensitive and maybe don’t send this one to someone who has an incredibly busy day or don’t ever get to leave their cubicle’.
42. Have a great trip, take lots of pics!
Obviously, this one is only suitable sendoff to someone going on a trip. Or maybe you could be a smart ass about it and say it to contacts who are literally visiting the next town over.
43. Thank God It’s Friday,
Know your contact had a long week? Remind them the glorious weekend is just hours away and the countdown to drinks on the patio has begun. Another one of the more casual email endings.
44. You always [something they always do with positive effect],
You always bring a smile to my face,
It’s nice to acknowledge the positive effect someone has on you. A lot of people think “They probably already know, why bother?” but people are not mind readers! Hearing you say those words will probably confirm it for them you hold them in high regard.
45. *happy dance*
Good news? Great news? Don’t just say “I got great news”. Describe to the other person how you’re really reacting, including the physical motions.
46. [insert animated gif]
When words aren’t enough, go animated!
Gmail’s animated mike drop April Fool’s Prank was only disastrous because people mistakenly sent it to the wrong person. But if you choose the perfect .gif to capture the mood (Giphy has a pretty thorough collection) and use it in an appropriate context, it probably beats boring ol’ words.
This one is a bit boring since a lot of people do use it. In addition, it’s definitely a less formal and stiff alternative to ‘˜Sincerely’. Just the right amount of casualness and pep to be suitable to send to anyone.
48. Until next time, stay [compliment or blessing],
Until next time, stay warm
First this shows that you hope to reconnect with them at some point. Second, a simple positive thought goes a long way to show that you care about the other person in some way.
49. See you soon,
This is just a simple sendoff for when you have already made plans to see someone soon. Consequently, use it only if you actually have such plans on the horizon.
50. Hope life’s treating you well,
Such email endings are suitable for people that you haven’t spoken to in a while. Just a general blessing without presuming their life has gone a certain way since your last conversation. Therefore, use it only for people you haven’t been in touch with, not people you see every two days.
51. Cheers to us saving the world, one [object related what you do] at a time,
Cheers to us saving the world, one perfectly groomed pet at a time,
If your contact and you work on a project together, probably nothing raises the camaraderie more than being able to joke with them about it.
52. Thanks for thinking of me,
If your contact has gone out of their way to do something for you, even something as simple as sharing with you a website they think you may find interesting, show that you appreciate being in your thoughts. Furthermore, this makes them more likely to keep looking out for you in the future.
53. Keep up the great work [something they do well],
Keep up the great work helping students discover their passions
Everybody loves praise and giving it them encourages them to keep going. A lot of people lose motivation after a while because they have no clue the impact they’re making on other lives. Be a force that counters other human beings’ natural negative bias!
54. Go knock it out of the park,
Whether it’s a presentation or speech, if your contact has to do something soon that’s important to them, cheer them on for the best case scenario.
55. Keep your head high,
If your contact experienced a negative event (moderately, don’t use this for someone who had a life changing experience), give them the strength to soldier onward and face another day.
56. May you be surrounded by [something nice] soon,
May you be surrounded by blooming flowers soon,
Put your contact in a good mood by conjuring a happy scenario for them. Personalize the scenario to what would make your contact most happy.
57. To your continued success,
Has your contact been on a roll lately? Encourage them to keep it going.
This email ending may come off as you’re trying to be 25 again when you’re 10 years older. But if you’re trying to encourage your contact to seize an opportunity they’re a little hesitant about, this one encourages them to in a lighthearted, non-pushy way.
59. Let’s catch up sometime,
This lets you send a feeler in situations when you are not 100% sure if your contact is open to hanging out. Express you want to and then see if they take you up on your offer.
60. *champagne and confetti*
Something exciting just happened? Or soon to happen. Perhaps when a ‘woohoo’ just won’t suffice. How about laying how the specifics of how exactly you will celebrate?
This is for if you just gave someone something that you think they’d find interesting. Especially relevant if you had an important share.
62. Peace and love,
You can use this signoff but only if it really fits with your real life personality. Otherwise, you’re going to get a lot of eye rolling on the other side of that screen.
63. Rock and roll,
Just a fun way to tell someone to have a lot of fun or success with something they’ll be doing soon. Another one of those casual email endings – not great for a formal email, perhaps.
64. Coffee soon?
This one lets your gauge your contact’s interest in hanging out before locking down any concrete plans. Especially relevant if you’re in the same city.
65. Wish you many more days of walking on sunshine,
Your contact just received very good news? Keep their happy mood lasting longer by wishing them many more days of it.
Maybe the shortest and the sweetest email ending or signoff possible. It’s mostly to convey your mood when writing your email to them.
68. Now go kick some ass,
Nothing like encouraging someone to give it their best and showing you have the confidence in them to do it.
69. You’re an inspiration,
Reserve this compliment for people who really inspire you to look at the world differently or to do something different. Furthermore, don’t just assume inspirational people get praise all the time so yours won’t matter much. As long as they know you’re being genuine, it will.
70. Hope you feel better soon,
Has your contact expressed they are not well emotionally or physically? Maybe you can show that you care and wish them well. Since this email ending is thoughtful and professional enough, you can use it for everyone.
Such email endings can only be used if you are a certain type of person (bubbly, loves the world and everyone in it) writing to people who you know fairly well. Consequently, limit it to casual emails sent to certain close contacts.
72. Get ready for [superlative describing event]
Get ready for the best birthday of your life
As some psychologists say, the anticipation can be better than the event itself so perhaps do build up people’s excitement for it!
Just a simple acknowledgement and pat on the back for someone who got good news.
74. You rock,
Someone helped you? Maybe make them feel good about it with something a little more personal than just thanks.
75. Until I reemerge from under my rock,
This one is meant to be funny. Consequently, it would be especially on point if the topic of the email touches upon how you’re often behind on the latest news and trends.
76. Safe and happy travels!
Only use such email endings to wish someone traveling soon a great time. Furthermore, it shows you are aware of or remember what they told you about their plans.
77. The countdown to [event/holiday] begins,
Consider this example:
The countdown to Christmas begins,
This is just to lift people’s moods a bit, reminding them that something exciting is only X days away.
78. Go shake a tailfeather,
Maybe someone is about to attend a party or event? Use a more creative way to wish them a good time.
This one is more formal but appropriate for emails that read like formal letters and are for serious purposes. Consequently, reserve this for emails to really serious senior people.
80, 3, 2, 1, blastoff!
Your contact just launched something? Pump them up and feed into their euphoric mood. Especially relevant if you know that the prospect is anticipating some big news.
There you have it, stop being boring!
There you have it, a variety of different email endings to wrap up the most ‘˜love to hate’ communication tool out there: email. If you noticed a theme at all, it’s that many of the email endings use feel good messages.
It’s that saying: “People don’t necessarily remember what you say, but they do remember how you make them feel.” But the catch is, people are desensitized to the run of the mill polite email endings or signoffs since everybody else uses it. So be creative and say something different. Sometimes it only takes adding an extra few words.
Additionally, our brains are wired to pay more attention to novelty. So if you use a more creative signoff, people are more likely to remember you and that’s the first step in the door to future opportunities and connections. Happy emailing!
What’s the funniest or most awkward email intro or email endings or signoff you’ve received? Share it in the comments below so we can all learn what not to do!