Formal communication is on the wane in modern life, but there are still times when it's the only correct way to reinforce a connection or convey information. If you're applying for a job, looking for a recommendation, or expanding your network, err on the side of formality. Don't let the slightly archaic feel of a formal business letter tempt you into using flowery, outdated language.
Since your signature is likely to be difficult to read, type your name down a couple of lines so that your reader knows who is writing to them. Enclosures: (Below signature block) If you have included any further material _ a business card, a brochure, a price sheet, whatever _ list the number of items and describe each. Finally, proofread, proofread, and proofread again. While a friend might excuse even the worst spelling and grammar, a business letter is often your first (and maybe only) chance to make an impression _ it needs to be impeccable.