Do not threaten, bully or otherwise lose the professional tone of your missive.
Sitting down with some cookies, cocoa and Christmas-styled stationery to draft a missive to the jolly old elf can be one of the most magical things you do during the holiday season.
My letters are so small none will ever see my missive, but there it will remain and give me strength for what I am now resigned I must do.
A licence under the Great Seal to proceed to the election of a bishop, known as the conge d'eslire, together with a letter missive containing the name of the king's nominee, is thereupon sent to the dean and chapter, who are bound under the penalties of Praemunire to proceed within twelve days to the election of the person named in it.
They all looked over his shoulder at the penned missive.