May 19, 2009
[Name of Recipient]
[City, State ZIP Code]
Dear [Name of Recipient]:
It’s my great pleasure to draw your attention to an additional line on your stub in this week’s paycheck.
The bonus, of course, is one way of saying “Thank You,” but I know you were not always thinking of the dollar prize during all these months of effort. Yes, you were interested in the pot of gold, but I know you’ve also clearly shared our fervor to reach the goals we laid out (it seems so long ago), and now that we’ve reached them, we want you to know we realize what a big part you played in getting us there.
As the future brings new challenges, we will continue to create a working environment in which our employees play a central role and are rewarded for their special accomplishments.
Thanks so much for your ideas, your hard work, and your steadying influence.