Samples of recognition and appreciation letters are available at websites such as About.com and Terryberry.com. These samples acknowledge specific accomplishments by employees and motivate them to do more. Because most of their contents are generic, these samples are open to personalization and adjustments.
Samples from About.com vary according to formality and tone. Samples from Terryberry address important events, such as when an employee has committed several years of service or attained remarkable sales performance. A good recognition letter isn't necessarily elaborate, as long as it expresses gratitude and inspiration. To make the act of recognition more effective, the writer should send the letter promptly and accompany it with a gift or bonus.