Appreciation Email Samples

Appreciation Emails for Employees and Colleagues

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People love to know that they are appreciated, and it's always a good idea to send an email or note letting your employees, coworkers and others know how much you appreciate what they have done. It only takes a few minutes to say "thank you" and it's well worth the effort.

Appreciation messages can be sent to employees who have made a solid contribution to the team, to colleagues who have helped out, and to anyone else you want to let know how much their assistance means to you.

Your email message or letter doesn't need to be long. Simply include the fact that you appreciate the help or accomplishment, and how much you value the contribution.

Here are sample appreciation email messages to send to an employee who has done a good job. Also review an example of an email sent to a colleague, and one to send to someone who has offered to help with a committee.

Sample Appreciation Letter To Employee #1

Subject line: Thank You

Dear Wendy,

I really appreciate all your help in getting the restaurant ready for opening night.

You've been right there, helping out wherever and whenever needed for these past few months. Everything has finally come together, and we're ready to open the doors to the public.

I'm looking forward to continuing to work together.



Sample Appreciation Email to Employee #2

Subject line: Thank You Very Much!

Dear John,

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help with the project.

I know how much time and effort you invested to not only get the project done prior to the deadline, but to ensure the client was satisfied with every step of the process.

You are a valued member of our team, and I truly appreciate your contributions!



Sample Appreciation Email to Colleague

The following is an sample appreciation letter to send or email to a colleague at work.

Subject line: Thank You 

Dear Name,

Thank you very much for meeting with me yesterday regarding my current project. I really appreciate your insights, and am looking forward to implementing many of your suggestions.

It is helpful to have someone who has had experience with similar issues on previous projects to talk things over with. I appreciate your taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with me.

I'll be sure to send you a follow up when this project is complete.

Best Regards,

Your Name

Sample Appreciation Email Message for Assistance

Here is a sample appreciation email message to send to an individual who has offered to provide help with a committee project.

Subject line: Hospitality Committee

Hi Mary Anne,

Thanks for offering to co-coordinate the Hospitality Committee. I just got a copy of the responsibilities from Joan, which I'll forward to you along with the list of members.

I have an opening letter written, which I'll also forward, so if you have anything to add/edit we can do that and get it out early this week!

I really appreciate your help. We can talk about how we want to divide things up, and coordinate with the Chairs about dates for Pumpkin Carving and Pizza Night.


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