What Is a Letter of Appreciation?

A Letter of Appreciation is a document that an individual can use when they want to express gratitude for something. The purpose of the document is to express appreciation to someone who assisted the individual when they needed help.

Alternate Name:

  • Letter of Gratitude.

A Letter of Appreciation is a great way to make others aware that the sender appreciates their help. It is not only a polite gesture, if the sender will utilize their opportunity to express appreciation they are more likely to receive help again. 

Check out the links below to download Letter of Appreciation templates and samples.

Appreciation Letter Types

In addition to the most generic type of Appreciation Letter that works for the majority of situations, there are a few of them which are considered to be the most popular for unique circumstances. The descriptions of the templates can be found below:

  1. Generic Letter of Appreciation. The format of this type of Appreciation Letter allows the sender to express their gratitude in the vast majority of situations. It can make the receiver of the letter feel recognized without putting a lot of effort into it.
  2. Appreciation Letter to Teacher. The document is supposed to be used when a sender wants to thank their teacher (or the teacher of their children) for their work and effort. The letter can also be sent to teachers who used to teach the sender in the past.
  3. Employee Appreciation Letter. This letter can be used by employers when they want to express appreciation to their employees. It can help build a connection between employees and their employer, as well as make them feel appreciated.
  4. Customer Appreciation Letter. When a business wants to thank its clients, it can use this type of Appreciation Letter. It is one of the tools to show gratitude to both long-term and new customers.

Related Letter Templates:



Sample "Customer Appreciation Letter"

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This letter will help you create a positive brand message for your business: use it to promote upcoming events or sales or thank your customers for their business.

"Letter of Appreciation Template"

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The purpose of the letter is to show an individual's appreciation for other individuals in order to let them understand that their efforts have not gone unrecognized.

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"Appreciation Letter to Teacher Template"

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An Appreciation Letter to a Teacher can be used to show appreciation to the teacher and make a statement of thanks for their efforts.

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"Employee Appreciation Letter Template"

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Use this template to say thank you to the employee for finishing an important project before the deadline or going beyond their responsibilities.

Sample "Letter of Appreciation to Employee"

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Use this sample template when writing a letter to thank an employee for their hard work or assistance with a project.

"Customer Appreciation Letter Template"

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This is a letter that a business can use to express their gratitude to their clients and customers.