Choose a topic to view appreciation letter templates:
Thank a business for good service, low prices, or professional courtesies Thank a doctor or health care facility Express appreciation to long-term customers and those who pay their bills promptly Thank a religious leader Express appreciation to an employee Thank a retiree for his or her service Thank someone for volunteer work Thank someone for helping in your absence
More Appreciation Letters
Accept an Honor/Suggestion
Accept a job offer Accept an invitation to a business appointment Acknowledge the receipt of a report, letter or other Acknowledge the receipt of a resume Congratulate someone on his or her retirement Encourage/motivate your reader to increase sales Relieve someone from delegated responsibilities because someone else will assume them Thank someone for an appointment, interview, or meeting Thank someone for an award, bonus, or raise Write a farewell letter to a person who is leaving employment Write a farewell letter to a person who is retiring Write a farewell letter to management, co-workers or clients
Acknowledge the receipt of a suggestion from an employee Announce the appointment of an employee to a committee or position Congratulate an employee on the anniversary of his or her service Compliment or praise an employee's family for their contribution to the employee's success Compliment or praise an employee's work performance Note the anniversary of an employee's service
Compliment or praise a product or service supplier Compliment or praise a program chairperson or planner Compliment or praise a salesperson or a sales staff Compliment or praise a speaker Compliment or praise someone for an achievement Compliment or praise the work of an employee from another firm Congratulate someone on a speech or presentation
Thank someone for a compliment or praise Thank someone for a job well done Thank someone for a referral or recommendation Thank someone for a reply or response Thank someone for a speech or presentation Thank someone for accepting your advice or recommendation Thank someone for advice or a suggestion Thank someone for an inquiry Thank someone for information
People respond positively when treated kindly. Employees work harder when they feel appreciated. Focus on words of admiration, gratitude or recognition that create happy feelings.
- Write your letter quickly
Write your appreciation letter within a few days of whatever happened to inspire your gratitude.
- Use stationery
Write your personal appreciation letter on a sheet of stationery.
- Use customized letterhead
for business correspondence.
- Address your appreciation letter to a specific person
If possible, not just to the company or to the organization in general.
- Specifically state what you appreciate
- Be sincere
Most people can sense when you are not being honest.
- Write clearly and concisely
This is no time to be longwinded or flowery.
- Be brief
- Avoid thanking the person beforehand
For example: "Thanking you in advance for your help in this matter." To do so is presumptuous and suggests you do not feel the need to write a follow-up letter.
- Close with warm regards or best wishes for continued success