Sample Family Reunion Letters

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Planning a family reunion is not all about planning the fun and games involved; it actually requires a lot of thought and writing various letters to your family!

Sometimes it is just hard to get started or find the right words to jot down in a letter, so I will give you some sample family reunion letters.

Here, I will focus on three sample family reunion letters involved in the planning process: Family reunion announcement, a save-the-date, and a thank you letter.

Everyone loves free samples, right? Totally. So here’s a few free sample family reunion letters to help you along in your planning.

Family Reunion Announcement

This is the letter that you will use initially to send out to family, informing them of the family reunion planning that is in process. In this letter, you will include all of the details known at this point, along with contact information for the family member(s) in charge of the planning.

Beloved family,

It’s 2014, and you know what that means? Time to reunite! I, Christy Johnson, will be the head of the committee responsible for planning this year’s family reunion.

Although a specific date is not available yet, the reunion will be held right here on sunny Miami Beach, FL. Please be on the lookout for a save-the-date which will contain more information once solid plans have been made.

If you prefer, I have started a facebook group page which will be updated as information becomes available. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know!

I am so excited and eager to kick off our 2014 family reunion, and I cannot wait to see all of you there!


Christy Johnson
[email protected]


Save-the-dates should be short and straight to the point. The total purpose of this letter is only to inform or remind your family to mark their calendar, and “save the date” for this family reunion. You can be creative with this by writing a short letter, a short poem, or even writing the information on a chalkboard, holding the chalkboard and snapping a picture to send to everyone.

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Our family reunion is coming fast
The future will quickly become the past
So mark the date, don’t you forget
Our family reunion is on July 26th!


Christy Johnson
[email protected]

Thank You for Attending

If you do not plan on writing thank you letters individually, then your next best option is to write a letter that collectively thanks everyone for showing up. People will be traveling long distances to come to the reunion, so this “thank you” should be a big one! A fun idea to include with the thank you letter is sending a picture of the recipient having fun at the reunion.

To my amazing family:

Words cannot express how delighted I am that you were able to make it to our 2014 family reunion. You really helped to make this a special time for everyone who attended, and I hope you had a great time as well!

My heart is so full from getting to see everyone this year and how much the kids have grown. My, so much changes in a year! Yet, we still remain the crazy, loving, crazy loving family we have always been.

Here’s to hoping we pull another reunion off next year.

Until then, lots of love.

Christy Johnson

Although these were only samples, what you write in your letters is entirely up to you, your personality, and the personalities of your family members. What really matters is that you get the right points across clearly the first time, so that you can save time in the long run. You’ll need it!

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