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Letter of Appreciation Samples and Ideas

Employee Performance Recognition - Letters to Commend a Job Well Done

When your employees go above and beyond, it’s essential to make sure they know you see and appreciate their efforts. Terryberry can provide performance recognition examples you can use to show your employees you value their hard work. Find the right sample letter of appreciation for employee performance below and adapt it as needed for your organization. When you’ve finished your performance recognition letter, consider other job-well-done recognition options, such as programs and awards.

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Performance Excellence Letter - Example #1

Congratulations! Welcome to the [company name] Award Program.

We know the amount of effort that you put into your job and we assure you that your efforts are appreciated. We also know that sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of the day, we may not show our appreciation as effectively as we might. With this in mind, we have developed the [company name] Award Program.

This program is designed to reward your efforts and loyalty to our group with beautifully handcrafted awards, with the primary focus of the program being long service. These awards represent our appreciation and will serve as an ongoing reminder of your achievements.

You may choose to redeem your points now or you may choose to accumulate additional points over time in order to qualify for a reward of higher worth. For example, at five years you may receive an award of 1500 points and you may choose to select an award with a value of 1500 points or less. You may also choose to not redeem your points at that time but instead wait until you receive a reward at 10 years, say 3000 points. You would now have a total of 4500 points to redeem on the award of your choice. Either way we trust that you will enjoy your award.

Feel free to contact us with any questions and good luck accumulating those points!


Robert Johnson

Performance Excellence Letter - Example #2

Congratulations {firstname}!

Through this recognition program your efforts in the workplace are rewarded with beautifully crafted awards from which you can select.

People are and will always be our greatest asset. Your abilities and contributions are an important key to the success of our entire operation. Take a moment to reflect upon your accomplishments and take pride in knowing that you are an important member of our team.

Thank you again for your loyal support.


Robert Johnson

Performance Excellence Letter - Example #3

Congratulations, you have been recognized!

As a symbol of our appreciation for your dedication and loyalty, you have been awarded Points in the HIGH FIVE program. It is with great pride that we present this award to you as a valued member of our team.

You may go shopping for your gifts at this time or save your points to get an even better gift. All points must be redeemed by December 31st. Have fun shopping!!!


Robert Johnson

Sales Excellence Letter Example

Dear [First Name],

Congratulations on the tremendous success you’ve achieved as the top producing sales person this year.

Through this sales award program your hard work and commitment are rewarded with beautifully handcrafted awards, which you can select based on your individual interests. These awards represent a symbol of our appreciation of your dedication to ABC and serve as a continual reminder of your achievements.

Awards can be selected at any time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Good luck accumulating as many points as possible and thank you for your continued commitment to ABC!



A performance recognition letter can mean a lot to employees and can help them feel noticed and appreciated for the hard work they put in. For additional letter-writing resources, visit our Employee Appreciation Letters section. Make sure you’re recognizing your employees every time they do something extraordinary!

Another way to do this is through an employee recognition program utilizing Terryberry’s 360 Recognition Platform or through recognition awards and jewelry. Find the best option for your company today.

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