Congratulations Letter Samples

Letter of Congratulations - Definition

A letter of congratulations, or congratulations letter, is used in both personal and business situations. Their primary purpose is to formally congratulate a person or an organization for an outstanding achievement.

These types of letters should be used with good judgement, only in situations for which they are truly warranted. Otherwise, they will lose their meaning.

Note: Certain types of congratulations letters are also be referred to as "commendation letters" in some situations. To see a typical "commendation letter" sample click here.

Sample Congratulations Letters

The following letter of congratulations templates are real-life examples of the types of congratulations letters typically written in personal and business situations.

Letter of Congratulations - to a friend or colleague (personal).

Congratulations Letter - to a former employee (business).

Real-Life Congratulations Letter Templates

The thing that makes the above two congratulations letter examples different from what you will typically find online is that they are "real-life templates". In other words, they are complete, fully-formatted letters, written by professionals for actual real-life personal situations.

These are NOT your typical fill-in-the-blanks templates. They are complete letters that one can quickly learn from and adapt to fit one's own situation.

When you need to write a letter of congratulations, or congratulations letter, it is always helpful to have some real-life samples that show you exactly how a professional writes a letter for a similar real-world situation.

For instant access to a letter writing style guide with more than 100 real-life templates that you can download straight into your word processor and copy, cut, paste, and use as you like, you should check out:
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