One of Your Friends Recently Had a Birthday Celebration

One of your friends recently had a birthday celebration, but you missed it and forgot to tell your friend that you couldn’t attend. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • Apologise for missing the birthday celebration.
  • Explain why you missed it and why you didn’t tell your friend.
  • Say what you would like to do to show you are sorry.

Dear mandeep,

I hope this letter finds you well. Firstly, I want to offer my sincerest apologies for missing your recent birthday celebration. I can only imagine how hurt and disappointed you must have felt when you noticed my absence. Please know that I never intended to hurt you, and I feel terrible for letting you down.

To explain why I missed your celebration and why I didn’t tell you earlier, I have to admit that I was overwhelmed with my workload and other personal obligations that I couldn’t reschedule. I had every intention of coming and celebrating with you, but unfortunately, unexpected events occurred, and I wasn’t able to leave work on time to make it to your party. I understand that it’s not an excuse, and I should have contacted you earlier to let you know that I couldn’t make it, but I honestly forgot due to the pressure I was under.

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I want to make it up to you and show you how truly sorry I am for my absence. Perhaps we could plan a special get-together where we can celebrate your belated birthday together. It would be my treat, and we could do something you’ve always wanted to do or go somewhere you’ve been dreaming of visiting. Alternatively, please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to show you how sorry I am. I value our friendship and don’t want one missed event to strain our bond.

Once again, I’m deeply sorry for letting you down, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.

Sincerely,

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