GUIDELINES

  1. Thank the reader for attending the retirement party.
  2. Appreciate the gift given.
  3. Thank the reader for the gift.

SAMPLE LETTER

[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],

I would like to thank you for attending my retirement party. It was such a pleasure to see you there.

The photo album that you gifted me is incredible. It has all the fond memories of my workplace and friends.

It was a very thoughtful gift. Thanks once again.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Thank you letter for a retirement gift.

Further things to consider when writing gift letters to colleagues

Gift Letters

Gift letters are letters you write to appreciate or say thank you when someone gives you a gift. Whether it is a birthday, Christmas, or business gift, the best way to show appreciation is by crafting a gift letter. There are many scenarios for when you might want to thank someone for a gift, especially if the gift was unexpected. May be it is a gift in the form of goods or services. Perhaps it is in the form of money. It is always a great gesture to show gratitude for a gift you have received. Gift letters should be sent as soon as possible after the gift has been received.

Perfect Gift letters should be brief and straight to the point. Start the letter by thanking the recipient for the gift and then add a warm thought like "You are the best." Mention the gift, how important it is to you, and explain what you are going to do with it or how you have benefited from it. Clearly let the recipient know how much you appreciate his/her gesture. End on a happy note and mention the next time you hope to talk to the recipient.

Letters to Colleagues

Letters to colleagues are, simply, letters written to coworkers. These letters are written in a business or professional setting for different purposes. Maybe you want to thank a coworker for doing you a favor - write a thank-you letter. You want to congratulate him/her for a promotion - write a congratulation letter. Perhaps you want to apologize for doing something wrong - write an apology letter, or may be you have found a new job, and it's time to say goodbye - write a farewell letter. Although some colleagues may find writing letters a tedious process, it is a great way to maintain a strong working relationship.

Most letters to colleagues are informal. You really don't need to use all that formal jargon to people you know pretty well ? do you? Begin your letter with a warm and friendly salutation and the proper name of the recipient. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. Be specific and know exactly what you are talking about. Use clear language which the recipient can easily understand. Maintain a friendly and pleasant tone. Close the letter positively and with a note of anticipation that the recipient will take the necessary action.

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