1. Congratulate your friend or colleague for receiving an honor or scholarship. You need not overdo the praising as it would sound dramatic. Refrain from using a language which seems closer than the relationship with the reader.
  2. Begin by congratulating the person on the accomplishment.
  3. Appreciate the efforts and hard work put into it. Acknowledge any sacrifices made for it.
  4. Wish well for future endeavors.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

Congratulations! The awarding of York Father of the Year is no small accolade. As a parent myself, I can appreciate that being a father to five is no small achievement. You have shown love and patience to each of them, and they have turned into beautiful adults. You are an example to all other York parents.

I am sure that your children are going to be great parents themselves if only they follow your guidance.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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