Apologize For Missing an Event or For Overlooking or Forgetting Someone
Sample Letter #1
I feel terrible about not mentioning the contribution your group made to our fall festival last month. In my attempt to single out the newcomers for some recognition, I simply overlooked the chorus.
Your group has always been such a major part of the event that I guess I have almost taken them for granted. I apologize. Please forgive me and accept my sincere thanks for all you and they have done to make our festival so successful.
I plan to mention your continuing contribution in our next monthly newsletter. Please accept my personal thanks and apology.
Sample Letter #2
I am sorry that I was unable to attend your retirement open house, but I was at the hospital greeting our new arrival.
I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the help you have given me over the past fifteen years. You have been a wonderful mentor, and I hope I can be as caring and helpful to others as you have been to me.
My best wishes to you in your retirement.