In a letter to an acquaintance, what's the best way to express literally hope that everything is good at their end?

"I trust you are well" sounds a bit too formal?

  • If its an acquaintance and you don't want to be much formal then a simple "I hope everything is well with you" -Erik is your best bet. – Invoker May 22 '14 at 10:26
  • I agree. ;-)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – Erik Kowal May 22 '14 at 11:50
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    You have given three options in the title and question yourself! – Oldcat May 22 '14 at 18:02
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    I hope life treats you kind, and I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of, and I wish to you joy and happiness—but above all this, I wish you love. (Probably works best if you’re writing to an ex you never quite got over …) – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 24 '14 at 15:35

"I hope all/everything is well with you" is what I normally write.


I write "I hope this letter finds you in good health".


I hope you are doing well is what I normally write.


I hope things are going well for you. No troubles for you and yours.


If both are semi-religious, a simple "Blessings!" would certainly suffice.


Saying “I hope life is easy on you” is another variation.

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