[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 am writing to let you know how much I have appreciate the excellent job you have done over the past 6 months while my 2-year-old daughter has been attending your home daycare center. Beth has really thrived in your home center, thanks to your nurturing and creativity. She always looks forward to seeing you and all of the other happy children. Even though it's difficult to be away from her while I'm working, I have peace of mind in knowing that she is in such good hands during those times.
I am enclosing a little gift as a token of my gratitude. I hope you enjoy this as you celebrate the upcoming holidays. Thank you again so very much, and have a wonderful weekend with your family!
[Sender's first and last names]