- Congratulate the person on the achievement.
- Express how proud and happy you are about this accomplishment. Mention the plus points of this new achievement.
- End with a pleasant note.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Congratulations on your new achievement.
I am so delighted to hear that you are now the head of the department. I am sure you are going to change this department for the better. With all that has been happening in the past year, we needed a strong leader to make a difference for us.
Good luck for all your future endeavors.
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Letter of congratulations on an achievement.
Further things to consider when writing congratulation letters to acquaintances
Congratulation letters are letters written to praise others for their achievements or to express good wishes on a special occasion. These letters are a great gesture to maintaining professional and personal relationships. There are many situations you may find necessary for you to congratulate someone. Whether it is a colleague who has made a new business connection, a friend who is getting engaged, or a subordinate who has been promoted, a congratulations letter will be a great and classy way to show that you are sincerely happy for them. Congratulation letters show others that you see their efforts and that you are proud of their achievements.
Congratulation letters are direct and simple and should be written as soon as possible after the achievement. State the specific event that has moved you into writing this letter. Express praise of the achievement. Keep your letter short and clear and avoid adding unnecessary details. Be honest and avoid exaggerating your congratulatory words. Express your confidence in the recipient's future success. If you are congratulating couples for their marriage, include the best qualities that make them a good couple and wish them a happy married life. End the letter with a congratulatory note.
Letters to Acquaintances
Letters to acquaintances are letters you write to people that you know slightly, but who are not close friends. An acquaintance could be a colleague at work but whom you do not interact with on a regular basis, a person you went to school with but know little about him/her, or your Facebook contacts whom you interact with on a minor level. You could write a letter to this person to ask for a favor, invite him/her to a social event, or just pass some information. Although most people would opt for a social media message or text, a well-drafted letter will make the recipient see the seriousness of the matter and feel obliged to return the favor.
The best letters to acquaintances are warm, sweet, and friendly. Begin the letter with a proper salutation, based on your relationship with the recipient. State the purpose of the letter and be clear about what you want from the recipient. If you are asking him/her to do something for you, for instance, mention why you think he/she is the best person to get it done. Make the letter short and only provide the necessary details. Conclude on a positive note.