congratulation letter is written to congratulate someone on his success or on some important function. letter of congratulations, or congratulations letter, is used in both personal and business situations. Their primary purpose is to formally congratulate someone for an outstanding achievement.



The use of a congratulatory letter is to send a message commemorating a person's accomplishments and achievements. Such letters are used to acknowledge events such as weddings, births, graduations, advancements and awards. A congratulatory letter is often casual in its tone and structure simply because you are more likely to know the person you are sending it to. Sometimes this type of letter is also used to send acknowledgments to business associates, clients or other formal contacts. In these cases, the letter of congratulations is more formal.

Write the congratulation letter soon after the achievement. State in the beginning the specific occasion that has moved you to write the letter.  Express praise and approval of the achievement. Keep your congratulation letter short and clear, without additional details. Keep your letter positive. Don't exaggerate your congratulatory words; be honest but not over-enthusiastic.


495 West Village Way Suite 975 New York, New York Mavis Jamieson 880 West 60th Street Suite 1850 New york

Dear Mavis: Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your recent selection for inclusion on the short-list for the NY City Writers Prize. I just heard the news today from Francis Goodspeed when she dropped into my office with the marked up proofs for her latest collection of stories. As you can imagine, Fran was very excited too! I am so proud of you. As you know, I have been a longtime promoter of your work, and in my mind it's about time they finally recognized your talent. In fact, I believe that your selection for the NYCWP short-list is long overdue. Once again Mavis, my sincere congratulations on your nomination. Just being nominated for the NYCWP is an honor in itself. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you until they announce the winner on March 1st.

Sincere best wishes, Brad Merchant

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