Example Letter #1
We extend our best wishes to you on your fifteenth anniversary of service with the Doe Corporation. Throughout the years we have enjoyed your dedication and enthusiasm for your job.
To show our appreciation for your hard work, we invite you and your wife to attend the Doe Corporation's annual awards banquet next month. You will receive your complimentary tickets in the mail.
We wish you continued success for many years to come.
Example Letter #2
Congratulations! This month marks your tenth year with the Doe Corporation. During the time you have worked with us, you have significantly contributed to our department's success, particularly in the area of sales where you have always been a leader that others could follow. We thank you for your enduring loyalty and diligence.
Enclosed is a gift certificate to help you celebrate this wonderful occasion. We wish you happiness and success now and always.
Example Letter #3
You have been a model employee for twenty years now. You are one of my few original employees and have certainly become an asset to this company. I appreciate the selfless service you've given for so many years. Without the loyalty and hard work of experts like you who helped us get things started, we could never have achieved our present stature. I hope the gift I sent will reflect the high esteem I have for you.
May you enjoy the fruits of your labors for years to come.
Example Letter #4
Today is the twelfth anniversary of your employment with Doe Contractors. Congratulations!
In those years we have grown from a fledgling odd-job subcontractor to the most successful general contracting operation in Springfield. Your loyalty, reliability, and top-drawer work have only helped us in our growth. I can't help but remember the Centerville job, when you worked 18-hour days through the weekend to meet John's revised schedule.
I have included a modest bonus check in the hope that it will show you our appreciation for your years of fine work. If the next twelve years turn out anything like the last, we will all be very happy indeed!
Write Your Letter Step-by-Step
Start with a direct statement of congratulations on the anniversary.
Acknowledge such things as the employee's effort, dedication, energy, sacrifice, and skill, citing specific details, cases, or examples.
Mention the gift, if you are giving one.
Express anticipation for future successes.