Years of Service Sample Letters of Appreciation

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Sample letters of appreciation include:

10 Years of Service Award

Dear Team Member,

Congratulations! This is a significant year for you as you celebrate an important service anniversary with [company name].

As you reach this 10 years of service milestone in your career with [company name], it is with great pride that we present your service award choices to you. Please select one of the awards featured in the following online brochure. The award reflects our appreciation for your dedicated years of service and is a symbol of your personal and professional achievements. It is our hope that you will wear, use or display it with pride.

People are and always will be our greatest asset. Please know that you are an important member of our team and your abilities and contributions will be an important part of our continued success.

Thank you for all that you do and please accept our good wishes on the anniversary of your employment with [company name].


Senior Vice President/Human Resources

20 Years of Service

Dear Team Member,

For more than one hundred years, University Hospital has embraced and nurtured those who seek its care. With a sole mission – to provide the best of the art and science of health and medicine-University Hospital has long advocated for the needs of its communities. Committed to the highest of values, University Hospital strives to be a place of enduring quality and strength.

We acknowledge and appreciate that the foundation of our success is built upon you and your commitment to University Hospital.

Congratulations on your 20 Years of Service! You too have reached an important milestone at University Hospital. Thank you for the many years of service and dedication to making our Mission, Vision and Values come true every day for every patient.

Please indicate your award preference from the online award catalog. It is with great pride that we present you with this award as a celebration of your special service anniversary. May this award remind you of our commitment to you as a valued member of our team.

Congratulations, I look forward to celebrating future successes together.

Yours truly,

Executive Vice President

25 Years of Service

Dear Associate:

Congratulations on your tenure recognition award achievement as you celebrate a significant anniversary of your employment at Mercy Hospital. Clearly, reaching this milestone is a very special occasion for you. It is also a very special occasion for our health system since it is a testimony of your loyalty to Mercy Hospital over the years.

You are a valued member of our team and your continued contributions are vital for Mercy Hospital to continue to be successful in meeting our stated Mission, Vision and Values. All of our organizational achievements are made possible because of your individual efforts as well as the efforts of your team members. In appreciation for your 25 Years of Service, we invite you to select a gift that reflects your service and dedication to Mercy Hospital. We are quite pleased to present this award and gift to say thank you for the thousands of little things you do every day that add to the high quality care for our patients and residents!

Again, Thank You for your hard work and much dedication. We look forward to your ongoing contributions and a bright and successful future together.


Vice President of Human Resources

Congratulations on Your Milestone


Thanks to you, we’re leaders. At your career milestone, we honor you for the part you play in maintaining our performance standards and commitment to excellence.

We know that achievement and success aren’t by accident. Breakthroughs come after spending what seem like hours of hard work and trying new ideas. We applaud your performance with the attractive recognition awards in the following online brochure. We hope you will select one that you’ll use often in the coming years and will always remind you of our thanks for your contributions.

Honoring Your Achievements

The awards have been specially selected to honor your career achievement. They represent the finest name-brand merchandise and premium jewelry. We hope that you will enjoy your award for years to come. Our company values good people–we genuinely care about you and appreciate your contributions.

Congratulations on reaching a service milestone with [company name]!


Our values and principles are Excellence in Service, Through Innovation, By People Who Care. The service award symbolizes the time you’ve given to help us as we pursue those values and principles. It is also a token of appreciation for the part you’ve played in making the company what it is today. Your talents and efforts already have helped us achieve excellence in many areas.

As you celebrate your service anniversary, please accept my thanks. I hope the award you choose is one you will be proud to use and that it will remind you of the company’s appreciation.



3 Years of Service

Dear Colleague:

Congratulations! This year marks a significant milestone in your service to [company name].

As a symbol of our appreciation of your years of service to the firm, I invite you to select an item of your choosing from the following award selections. I will be presenting these awards personally at our upcoming Holiday Party.

Thank you for your contributions to the company. You are a valuable member of the team.


Jane Smith

5 Year Service Award

Dear Fellow Employee,

The successful growth of our company is the direct result of you, our valued employees. Your dedication and commitment serve as a vital link in the chain which drives our operation. In recognition of that commitment, we are pleased to present our Employee Recognition Program.

As you celebrate a significant accomplishment in your career, we invite you to select one of the awards in the following pages with our sincere gratitude for the contribution you have made to our Company’s success.


Mary Steever
Human Resources

General Anniversary

Dear [first name]:

We want to personally congratulate you on reaching your 5th anniversary with our company.  Your loyalty and dedication to our company and our customers does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to you by having you select a gift to commemorate this milestone with [company name].

We have several options from which you can choose.  Please accept this award as a token of our sincere appreciation for a job well done.  The consistency of good people in our organization is what makes us great.  We all appreciate your efforts and your loyalty to our company.

Thank you for being a valued member of the [company name] Team.


President & Chief Operating Officer

Milestone Recognition

Dear Award Recipient:

Congratulations on reaching this important service milestone. We are pleased to honor your achievement through our Service Awards Program.

As a symbol of our appreciation for your dedication and loyalty, please select one of the awards on the following pages.

It is with great pride that we present this award to you; you are a valuable member of our team. Thank you.


Director of HR

Milestone Recognition II

Dear Team Member,

At [company name], we realize that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are delighted to honor your dedicated service and commitment to this organization. It is our employees who uphold our corporate principles, demonstrate our vision of working for a better future for people, deliver on our customer promise and make us the passionate organization we are today.

The success of our organization is a direct result of your efforts and dedication.  Your commitment to quality and personal and professional integrity is the differentiating factor that sets us apart from our competition.

On behalf of [company name], it is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate you on this service anniversary milestone.  Today, we celebrate you and your individual and collective contributions to our success, and we look forward with great expectancy to many more good years to come.



Milestone Recognition III

Dear Amy,

Congratulations and thank you for your years of service!  You will be celebrating an important anniversary this year, and [company name] appreciates your contribution to the success of this company.

As you celebrate this significant milestone in your career, it is with great pride that we invite you to select one of the awards shown in the following on-line brochure.  You have made this company what it is today, and we hope that you will be proud to have a memento of your valued years of service.

People are and will always be our greatest asset.  Your abilities and contributions are an important key to the success of our entire operation.  As you reach this milestone in your career and set your sights on future goals, take a moment to reflect upon your past accomplishments and take pride in knowing that you are an important member of our team.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks and good wishes on the anniversary of your employment with [company name].



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