Sample Letters of Appreciation

Send an appreciation letter when you are communicating information about appreciating something or someone. You will sometimes write a letter like this on behalf of someone else, such as your child, your elderly parent, or someone who has placed you in charge of his or her affairs. Sometimes, appreciation letters are professional in tone and style, but they can also be more informal and conversational, depending on the situation and context. The style and wording you use in a letter depend on the specific circumstances.

It is generally best to keep letters as short and concise as possible while still communicating the necessary information. Feel free to customize and modify any of these letters according to your individual needs.

NOTE: In all letters, brackets indicate information that you should fill in. Remove the brackets when you have modified the text to your liking.

ABC, Inc
Any Street
Any City, Any State, zip


Dear Mr. Smith (or, you can use the employee's first name if you know him or her well),

Your enthusiasm and your ability to motivate others has resulted in a significant increase in the company's productivity and profitability.

ABC, Inc. appreciates your efforts and the assistance you offer to your co-workers. You have earned the respect of both your superiors and your peers.

Please accept my sincerest gratitude for your superior work in the service department.


John Doe