[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]
[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]:
I was so thrilled and surprised to receive the company's Employee of the Year award this week. What a honor-thank you. It is so gratifying to know that my hard work and efforts have been noticed and appreciated.
Thank you again for such an important recognition.
[Sender's first and last names]