Certificate of Appreciation

Free printable certificate of appreciation templates which can be edited or customized. Select the color of your border, choose an award ribbon and edit the text. You can also add additional text or even add your own photo or logo.

Certificate of appreciation

To print without a watermark (for premium members)

Select the color of the certificate border:

Gold  Blue Black Red Navy Green

To print with a watermark (for those who are not premium members)

Select the color of the certificate border:

Gold  Blue Black Red Navy Green

Certificate of Appreciation Template

Certificate of Appreciation Template

This certificate template is less formal than the one above. It is available in 10 different colors. Use our free certificate maker to select a ribbon and add your text before you print.

Employee Recognition

Certificate of Appreciation with a bronze border and a company logo (can be replaced with user's logo)
You can add your company logo to these certificates of appreciation for employees. They are available in a variety of colors which will enable you to match the certificate to your company’s color scheme.

Teacher Recognition

Teacher of the year award that reads "awesome teacher award"

Award certificate with a yellow border and seal and pictures of pencils

Teachers have a really difficult and important job. Let them know that you appreciate their efforts with one of these award certificates. There is a big selection and you should find one with the most appropriate wording for your needs.

Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation

volunteer certificate of appreciation

Certificates of Appreciation for Family Members

Best Boyfriend Award

Best Boyfriend Award

Certificates with Awareness Ribbons

awareness ribbons

Certificates of Appreciation for Kids

More certificates for kids

A certificate of appreciation is a great way to let someone know you appreciate their time, effort, gesture or contribution. Its costs practically nothing (all of our award certificates are free) and conveys your message in a fun manner.

Make sure that the certificate of appreciation is appropriate for the occasion

There are many different reasons to award someone with a certificate of appreciation and the actual certificate should be adapted accordingly. For example, if you are giving it to a child to appreciate her behavior then the certificate can be fun and colorful. On the other hand, if you are awarding it to a staff member on behalf of a company then the certificate should be more formal and could include the company’s logo. We offer free printable certificates of appreciation to which you can add your company’s logo or school’s symbol.

Personalize the certificate – add your own photo, logo or symbol

Once you have downloaded the certificate of appreciation template add the relevant details to personalize it – the recipient’s name, the date, reason for the award, name of the organization or person giving the award.

You can either use a certificate that is pretty much ready except for the recipient’s name or you can use a blank certificate template and insert your own text. This gives you more flexibility but is also slightly more work.

Have the certificate framed and/or use good quality paper

If you are creating the certificate for a formal occasion then be sure to print it on good quality paper.  If you have it framed it will look even more impressive. A frame doesn’t even have to cost that much.

If you didn’t find the perfect certificate on this page then please feel free to look around the site. We offer hundreds of different printable certificate templates and most of them can be used for multiple purposes and/or adapted for any occasion.


  1. thanks

  2. I want to give a certificate of appreciation to youths who give our community bet entertainments performances like dances and singing in the past ten years and we believe that they are the real role model and inspiring to other youngsters. Can you please advice me how should i write the best with best wordings.Thank you.

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