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[Date of letter-month, day, and year]
[Recipient's first and last names]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]
Dear [recipient's name]:
It is our pleasure to write to you today and let you know that you have received the Employee of the Year award. As you might know, our company is extremely particular about who we select for this award, and among the thousands of company employees, only one person per year receives this award. So needless to say, you should feel honored.
You will receive a special recognition during our annual company-wide banquet, which will be held in February. At that event, we will present the award to you in front of all company employees. Congratulations on your highly significant achievements during the past 14 years with our company, and thank you for your stellar service. On behalf of the entire senior management staff, congratulations, too, on being selected as our Employee of the Year. Well done.
[Sender's first and last names]