I appreciate your sending me the Christmas gift so early. I really liked the hamper and I am sure my kids will like them too.
I am writing to you to ask for a favor. I may not be able to work tomorrow since I have to baby sit for my sister. My sister has an appendix operation tomorrow and there is nobody who can take care of her kids. I request you to grant me leave for a day. I would be greatly obliged for your kind gesture.