Retirement Messages & Wishes To Write In A Retirement Card

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Struggling to find the words to wish someone a happy retirement? Perhaps this is someone you know well or haven’t worked closely with. It can be tricky thinking about what to write in a retirement card that doesn’t feel false or strange, that’s upbeat and strikes the right tone. Luckily, at Collection Pot we see thousands of messages sent to wish people a happy retirement – not on a card but on our digital message walls – and we have some ideas for you! Pick and choose or use these as inspiration for your own. 

Retirement Messages To Write In Retirement Cards For…

People You Know 

“(NAME), I have loved hearing all about your retirement plans and know how excited you are – but I am sad to lose you! (COMPANY NAME) won’t be the same – but you deserve this. Treasure it!  Wishing you all the best in your new chapter!”

“(NAME), I wanted to wish you all the success as you start your new chapter in life. I am sorry to see you go and hope we can stay in touch.”

“How has it been (NUMBER OF YEARS)? The time has flown (some days!) and you have made working here a pleasure. I couldn’t have asked for a better colleague. Wishing you all the best in your new adventure (INSET DETAILS OF THEIR PLANS).” 

“(NAME) It was so great working with you, and you will be greatly missed by everyone. We will always think about you when (INSERT MEMORY HERE.) Please keep in touch!”

“I’m so glad to have met you and enjoyed our time together and am only slightly jealous that you get to leave! Let’s meet up soon. “

“It has been great working with you over these past few years and I wish you all the very best for your retirement plans! Don’t give (COMPANY NAME) a second thought – and enjoy every moment!”

“You’ve spent years looking after everyone else. Now it’s the time to take care of you! Put your feet up and enjoy the peace.” 

People You Don’t Know Well 

“You will be missed! Enjoy the retirement – you’ve earned this!”

“Whatever you have planned for your retirement – enjoy it. Wishing you health and happiness.” 

“Enjoy your retirement – and think of us when you are relaxing at home!”

“Congratulations on your retirement, you will be missed!” 

“Wishing you the very best for your retirement and your next adventure.” 

“You’ve earned this! Enjoy the rest and relaxation.”

“We miss you already. Take care and enjoy your retirement!”

“Whatever you are choosing to do in your retirement I hope you enjoy every minute!”

“I am sorry we didn’t work closer together in the time we were both here, but I wish you all the very best for your retirement and hope you enjoy every minute!”

Examples Of Funny Messages 

“Enjoy your retirement – but if you ever get bored, there are still some (JOB TASK) that you could do – just swing by! Only joking! Enjoy every minute.”

“If you every get (YOUR NAME) withdrawal symptoms, just swing by the office anytime. I will be waiting…!” 

“Over (NUMBER OF YEARS) at (COMPANY NAME)?! You should be getting a medal- or at least some compensation! Enjoy your retirement, (NAME) 

“(COMPANY NAME) was the only thing keeping you out of trouble! Watch out World! Enjoy your retirement, NAME.”

“If you ever miss the office, I am more than happy to send you a few files, NAME – just say the word!” 

“It’s a good job no one ever found out about that time you (INSERT FUNNY STORY HERE) …Oops! You made it to this incredible milestone. Wishing you the very best – and keep out of trouble!” 

“Can’t wait to hear all about your new hobbies and adventures. (Is it too late for you to take me with you?!)”

“No more goals apart from total relaxation – and ensuring the drinks cabinet is always well stocked! Raising a glass to you on your next chapter, (NAME).”

Now you have some great ways to say goodbye! We hope this got your creative juices flowing and why not make the goodbye more special by setting up a Collection Pot? You can add donations and create a lovely balance for them to have as cash, or in the form of a leaving gift. There won’t be a dry eye in the house!  It’s free to set up and it takes seconds!