For my first four years as an employee out of college, I didn’t receive any annual bonus from my employer. It wasn’t until my third big kid job that I was paid an annual bonus. I received around $1,500 pretax and was pumped about it.

If your company has already distributed an annual bonus, it can be wise to write a simple note expressing how grateful you are. Need help on what to say? I’ve written more than 101 of thank you note examples you can write to your boss or send to the happy staff you just cut a check to.  

Thank You For The Bonus Notes To Bosses

  • Dear Mr. Smith, thank you so much for the bonus you’ve given me. I didn’t expect this! I will continue to work harder and serve the company.
  • Dear Mr. Wesley, I’ve received the bonus you sent me and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much for acknowledging my hard work. I promise to continue my service to the company and to everyone I work with. Have a good day!
  • Dear Mr. Steve, I am writing this note to express my gratitude for the bonus you’ve given me. That was truly unexpected but I will repay you by working hard for this company. Thank you again and have a great week ahead of you!
  • I’ve always dreamt about working for a company that appreciates its employees and now I know I’ve fulfilled that dream. I can’t thank you enough for the bonus you’ve given me. Thank you so much and may God bless you!
  • I was thinking twice about my future in this company as I celebrated my 2nd anniversary working here. When I got the bonus, I was so thankful and I realized I am where I’m supposed to be. Thank you so much!

I’ve never experienced being given a bonus in any company I worked for so this means a lot to me. I will continue to work hard and do my best for the future of this company. Thank you and have a good day!

  • The bonus came as a surprise. I didn’t expect it but I will repay you by giving my best for the future of this company. Thank you!
  • You’ve been nothing but good to all your employees. From the day you hired me I knew I will be in good hands. Thank you again for the bonus.
  • Please allow me to thank you also in person for the bonus you’ve given me. You don’t know how much help that is for me and my family.
  • Please accept my sincerest gratitude for the bonus you’ve sent me. I don’t think I am deserving of such an amount but I will work tirelessly every day to repay you. Thank you!
  • I was surprised by the amount I got for my bonus. I know you had to stretch the company budget to make this work. I appreciate your care for my well being.
  • I am speechless at the bonus you gave me. I promise I will spend it to good use.
  • If only I can show you how much happiness and gratefulness my heart has for you. You’re an incredible boss.

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  • I can’t thank you enough for the bonus. May God bless you.
  • I am lucky to call you my boss. Thank you so much for the bonus. That was very unexpected.
  • This is my dream company and it’s amazing how every day, life gives me more reasons to love it. Thank you so much for the bonus! I will put it to good use.
  • You’re truly the best boss in the world. Thank you for the bonus you sent me. I can’t wait to cash it.
  • I am humbled by the bonus you sent me. I don’t think I was deserving of that amount but still, I want to thank you for giving it to me.

I thank the stars every night for putting me in the right direction to get hired by this company. The bonus was such a cherry on top. I love this company and I am lucky to be working here.

  • I don’t know what I did to be in a position to receive such a bonus from the company. Thank you so much. I am lucky to have a boss like you.
  • I should be given an award for having such a generous boss like you. Thank you for the bonus!
  • There’s no one else who’s as lucky as me to be working for my dream company and a boss like you. Thank you again for the bonus. It will help me in so many ways!
  • Thank you so much for recognizing my hard work and think I deserve that annual bonus. I can’t thank you enough!
  • I don’t think I was deserving of the bonus you’ve given me but thank you. It is a big help for me, especially during these times.

Write your boss a simple note to say thank you for the bonus.

Thank You For The Annual Bonus Notes To Employees

  • Thank you for your contributions to the bottom line of our company over the past year. Your work in accounting helped us saves tens of thousands in taxes alone. I see your work and value it.
  • You’ve spent 40+ hours a week in this office with minimal vacations. You deserve this chunk of the company revenue.
  • The entire team from customer service to sales contributed to hitting our revenue goals. I would like to thank you all with this bonus check to share in the spoils.
  • Surprise… It’s your annual bonus. Thank you for the hard work during the year and God bless you!
  • With inflation on the rise, I understand how challenging it can be to pay your bills. As a result, we’d like to release our annual bonus this week to help you cover the increased costs of living.
  • Wow! The annual bonus made me speechless. But here I am trying to tell you THANK YOU. You have a good heart!
  • I don’t think I deserve the annual bonus I got but still, I would like to thank you. It is a big blessing for me and my family.
  • I’ve always known this company was great but it still reminds me every day how awesome it really is. Thank you for the bonus!
  • I’m leaving this note to you to thank you for the bonus you gave me last week! That was truly unexpected but know that it is very much appreciated!

The bonus you gave me reminded me how lucky I am to be working for people who care about others. I will continue to work hard!! Thank you again!

  • I’ve never doubted the fact that I am working for a great company but the bonus I received was such a nice surprise. This will help me pay for my children’s education.
  • The annual bonus you gave me was so unexpected! I can’t believe it but thank you. This will help me make ends meet.
  • I would like to say thank you very much for the annual bonus. I hope all your wishes come true! You’re such a nice person!
  • The annual bonus you gave me uplifted my spirits and inspired me to continue to work hard! I’m looking forward to another year of success at [insert company name].
  • I am so happy to be working for a company that cares for its employees! Thank you again for the annual bonus!
  • I am lucky to work for a company where I feel appreciated. Thank you so much for the annual bonus!
  • I didn’t really expect I would get a bonus but I did. So I would like to thank you for it!
  • Thank you very much for the bonus. It was more than I expected!
  • Giving me the annual bonus was such a nice surprise! Thank you very much for your generosity.
  • It makes me cry thinking I get to work with such good people in this company. Thank you for the bonus!
  • This is much more than I expected! But thank you so much for being so generous. I promise it will be for good use! Thank you very much again!
  • This was unexpected but a really good surprise! Thank you for the annual bonus! Couldn’t have come at a better time! Thank you so much.

Thank You For The Bonus And Raise Notes

  • Thank you for recognizing my hard work. I can’t believe how much bonus and raise I got from this company. I can’t wait to tell my wife.
  • I’ve always worked hard in my previous employers but I never received such a big amount for my bonus and raise. Thank you so much. I will repay you by working hard every day and promise to fill my duties in the company.
  • I was anticipating a 2% raise. But I was totally floored when I got 5%. I am beyond words.
  • I am so lucky to be working for a company that values its employees. You don’t know how much you made me happy with the bonus and raise you’ve given me. Thank you very much!
  • I don’t think I deserve such a bonus and raise but I will give back by working hard every day in this company! I can’t wait to share the news with my family.
  • I know I’m one of the few people who are lucky enough to find an employer who values their employees and knows how to give back for the hard work they do every day. Thank you so much! May God bless you.
  • I’ve been praying to be hired by a good company and now I know I am in good hands in this company. Thank you so much for the bonus and the raise! I will continue to work hard and prove to you all that I can do!
  • I just want to thank you for the bonus and raise you’ve given me. The money will help me with my finances and my family’s financial problems. Thank you very much.
  • I can’t thank you enough for the generosity you’ve shown me through the bonus and raise you’ve given. I hope God continues to bless your generous heart.
  • I call myself lucky for working in this company. Thank you for the bonus and the raise.
  • This is the first time I’ve been given such a big amount for a bonus and a raise. I can’t believe this but thank you so much!
  • The bonus and raise you gave me will be such a big help for my future. Thank you and I promise to work harder for the company!

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  • You are too generous for the bonus and raise you’ve given me but I will repay you by showing you all that I can do for this company. I’ve been going through tough times and this makes things better.
  • I never thought I would get a raise this year but thanks to you, I did. Thank you again and I hope you get all the good luck in this world.
  • You have the nicest heart on the planet. Thank you for the bonus and the raise.
  • I have no other words but gratefulness to you. The bonus and raise will be very helpful for my family. Thank you.
  • I’m out of words right now trying to process everything you’ve done for me especially the bonus and raise you’ve given me last week.
  • I am so lucky to be working for a boss like you. I can’t believe how much I got for this year’s bonus plus the raise. I will put this $5,000 bonus toward the down payment on a house.
  • I know the company gives all its employees bonuses and salary raise but I didn’t expect mine to be this big. I am crying tears of joy. You don’t know how much this means to me and my family. Thank you.
  • I don’t think I deserve the bonus and raise I got but I promise to work hard every day for this company.

A handwritten thank you note holds a lot of punch.

Thank You For The Generosity Notes To Boss

  • I’ve never had a boss as generous as you are so for that, I want to thank you. A lot of us look up to and we know we are lucky to have such a generous boss like you.
  • You’ve always treated everyone equally and the amount of care you’ve shown your employees is beyond exceptional. Thank you for being a generous boss everyone hopes they could have.
  • You’re an inspiration to us all and I am personally very happy and proud to be working for such a boss like you. Keep being a nice, genuine, and inspiring boss. You don’t know how many people are looking up to you!
  • Stay as generous and caring as you are. There are not a lot of people in power who are like you who treat their employees like real people and who truly care for everyone else other than themselves. May God bless you. Thank you for all that you do!
  • You’ve always shown your employees how good you are as a boss and as a person. I would like to thank you for being you, and for being the best boss we could ever have. Thank you so much.
  • I can’t think of anything else to say but thank you. For being the kind of boss that you are, a great, inspiring, and generous boss and person who takes care of everyone.
  • You’ve become an inspiration to all and I would like you to know how much we appreciate you for being such a nice and generous boss. Thank you so much.
  • It’s a pleasure to see how such a great, inspiring boss works for the future of not just his company but his employees too. We all appreciate your generosity and we appreciate you for being you. Thank you so much.

I can’t think of anybody else who would fit the role of a boss than you. You’ve proven to everyone that people with power and position are not always bad. Continue being an inspiration to all and thank you so much for being nice to us.

  • I feel like you’re an angel sent from heaven. You’ve always been a blessing to all your employees and I just want to say thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do for the betterment of everyone in the company!
  • I can’t believe I am working for such a nice and generous boss like you. I am so lucky! Thank you!
  • Thank you for being the kind of boss anyone could only dream of. But here I am living this reality and I have you to thank for it! May God bless your heart!
  • I thought generous starts with the letter U because YOU are the epitome of generosity. Thank you for being a kind boss!
  • No one else comes close to being the kind of person and the kind of boss that you are. We are all lucky and blessed to be working for you. Thank you!
  • I can’t believe I am living and doing my dream job while being blessed with a generous boss like you. Thank you!
  • You make work fun every day with how much positivity you have in your soul. I can’t thank you enough for being you.
  • You’re an angel in disguise. I never doubted how nice you are as a person but you always surprise me. Thank you for the bonus and the raise.
  • You are not only a boss but you’re a friend to everyone. Thank you for the generosity that you’ve shown us since day 1.
  • There’s no one else I would wish to be my boss but you. I am so lucky to work for this company and you. Thank you for all that you do.
  • You’re the lady boss I wish to become in the future but now, I would like to thank you for inspiring me to work harder and for your generosity as a boss and as a person.

Get a bonus? Say thanks.

Thank You For The Annual Christmas Bonus

  • I can’t believe the amount I received for the annual Christmas bonus. I don’t think I deserve this but I will pay you by working hard for the future of this company.
  • Are you Santa or my employer? I consider myself a happy little elf in your organization.
  • It will be a merry Christmas for sure with the bonus I received. Thank you so much. This is such a big blessing for my family too.
  • It’s the season of giving but I didn’t expect to receive such an amount for my Christmas bonus. It was unexpected and I’d like to thank you for your generosity!
  • I have never gotten this much Christmas bonus from my previous employers. You’re a blessing to my family and me. This will make my family happy. Thank you so much and may God bless you.
  • If only I can pay you the amount of the Christmas bonus you’ve given me. This was unexpected but is truly a blessing to me and my small family
  • The season of giving is a special one for me because I’ve never felt like I deserve to get all the blessings but with this annual Christmas bonus, I will be sharing it with my family. Thank you so much.
  • I know that the Christmas season is all about giving but I was still surprised by how much Christmas bonus I got! Thank you so much!

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  • I feel like a kid getting a gift from Santa Claus with the Christmas bonus you gave me! Thank you and may God bless you!
  • The Christmas bonus you sent was such a nice icing on the cake for a great year working for this company. I will continue to serve this company as long as I can! Thank you!
  • I am so happy to be working in such a nice company. I am in good hands! Merry Christmas and thank you again for the Christmas bonus!
  • I’ve always been given a Christmas bonus but not with this amount. That was such a nice surprise.
  • This is a very memorable Christmas season with all the blessings I received especially from this company that I hold dear to my heart. Thank you so much!
  • Ho Ho Ho! I can’t believe the Christmas bonus I got! I’ve always been a good girl but that was too much! I will repay you by working hard every day for the company! Thank you so much.
  • This is one of the best Christmas presents I received this year. I can’t thank you enough for giving me a bonus that will truly be helpful for me and my family.
  • The Christmas bonus is such a blessing for my family! I can’t thank you enough.
  • I will make sure this Christmas bonus will be made for good use. Thank you so much.
  • The company has been nothing but nice to me since I started and this Christmas bonus is such a nice icing on top of the cake. I truly appreciate it.
  • This is one of the best Christmas celebrations ever thanks to the Christmas bonus you gave me. I’ll be forever grateful.

Thank you notes can be written on a piece of paper or napkin.

How should you react when getting a bonus? How should you react if your bonus wasn’t what you expected or had hoped?

A bonus is a reward for good performance and work completed over the past 12 months with an organization. While it is mandated for some companies to give bonuses as part of a contract, but employees can still show appreciation for the additional funds.

Always be thankful when you get a bonus. Remember, many employers don’t offer them ever. But if they sent you one for a job well done, thank them! Show your appreciation and assure them that the bonus will inspire you to continue working harder.

If you’re given a bonus that was less than expected, smile and be grateful. Reflect on the last year of work and try to understand if lack of performance was the issue. But here’s the reality. A lower than expected bonus likely has nothing to do with individual performance, but with the overall economic environment. Some industries don’t hit revenues targets and struggle with sales in some calendar years. There are economic recessions and slow downs every few years.

It’s not the end of the world if you didn’t receive the bonus you hoped for. Next year could prove to be better if the economy improves and the company is able to cut bigger annual or Christmas bonus checks. At least you have a job and are still able to pay the bills.

If you’ve been an employee for quite some time, you know by now that getting a bonus for your hard work is a blessing. Not all companies give out annual bonuses to their employees so if you’re working for one that does, be grateful.

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