100 Retirement Messages For All Occasions
If you have ever had a card shoved under your nose and heard the words, “Write something!” this post is for you!
The best retirement messages are those that come straight from the heart. But, unless you are a closet “Rowling” there will come a time when you can’t think of a single thing to write on a retirement card.
These are the times when you will be pleased you took the time to read this post to find the best retirement message you could.
If you want to make a lasting impression then retirement farewell quotes are just the thing!. Download them on to your phone if you don’t trust your memory.
Personally I like funny retirement wishes but it really depends on the recipient whether they are suitable or not! I have put together some generic retirement card messages, retirement wishes for coworkers, retirement wishes for the boss, retirement wishes for a friend, retirement wishes for teachers. I think I’ve covered all bases. If I have missed anyone out please leave a message below and I will add it to the list.
What To Write On A Retirement Card
Generic Retirement Card Messages
1. Happy retirement life: Now you can do nothing officially!
2. Best wishes for your future. Remember: It’s your retirement ……Own it!
3. Best wishes for your retirement. You may not have everything you want but may you always have everything you need.
4. When you retire you can do what makes you happy and seek out people who make you happier!
5. The best retirement gift you can give yourself is permission to follow your dreams!
6. Wishing you all the best for the next stage of your life. Make sure you have the main part!
7. Congratulations on your retirement. I hope your retirement is one where you can stop dreaming and start doing!
8. It’s your retirement….Own it!
9. A happy retirement is the one where you accept the changes as challenges!
10. To achieve a happy retirement don’t take it too seriously. Guess that’s more of the same Jim!?
11. We wish you a happy retirement. Remember it’s the beginning of anything and everything you want it to be.
12. Here’s to a happy retirement. The changes are going to be big so give yourself permission to stand back, evaluate and then, “Go For It
13. Congratulations and best wishes for your retirement. Remember, some of life’s most enjoyable experiences are unplanned. Why should retirement be any different?
14. Retirement is the time when you can be who you want to be, go where you want to go and do what you want to do!
15. It’s your retirement……..Own it!”
16. Congratulations! Retirement is the time we get another shot at our childhood dreams. Go for it!
17. Happy Retirement! Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Start as you mean to go on!
18. Congratulations and best wishes for your retirement. As far as I know there is only one problem you have to address and that’s when to schedule your days off!
19. The best way to predict your future is to create it! Abe Lincoln
20.Come Monday you are the boss of your new life. Be kind to yourself!
21. Retirement is what you make it!
Retirement Farewell Quotes
22. This quote worked well for Peter Pan so I see no reason why it shouldn’t work for you!
23. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie
24. Enjoy your retirement John. Here’s a little quote to start you off….
“You are never to old to set another goal or to dream another dream” C S Lewis
25. Congratulations! As the man with the beard and tall hat said,
“It’s not the years in your life that count it’s the life in your years” A Lincoln
26. As Malcolm Forbes said “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are”
27. Confuscious say: It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop!
28. “Retire from work not life” Sonin
29. “My father taught me to work. He did not teach me to love it!” Abe Lincoln
30. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little repent too soon F Bacon said. Therefore, don’t think it do it!!
31. M Chevalier “I prefer old age to the alternative.”
32. Adventure is the champagne of life Chesterton
33. I have been trying think of what is the best advice I could write on this retirement card but I remember a quote from Oscar Wilde that said,”The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on as it’s seldom of any use for yourself!” Guess I’ll just say “See you around!”
Retirement Wishes for a Coworker
34. . My advice for a happy retirement life is to simply, “Go with the flow” It’s worked for you so far!
35. Thinking outside the box has always been your forté so we can’t wait to see what you do with retirement!
36. Congratulations on achieving your retirement. We have had a lot of fun working together and I will miss your guiding hand. PS If you want a hand with your sails I’m your man/women
37. Best wishes for your retirement. We made a great team!
38. Congratulations on your retirement .We can’t imagine the office without you and your bad jokes!
39. Congratulations on your retirement. You have filled the office with your bad jokes and Monday muffins. But, more importantly, your unselfish support and guidance. We will miss you. 40. You have been my “go to” since my first day at “Name of Business” I wish you all the best for your retirement and hope I can pass on all you have taught me.
41. Retirement is the time when you swap working for someone else in exchange for living for yourself. Enjoy!
42. Best wishes on your retirement. Now is the time your retire from work and start living your life
43. A new chapter of your life is waiting for you. If your time with us “Company” is anything to go by, “Watch out world!”
44. Congratulations on your retirement. You have helped so many of us fulfill our dreams, now it’s your turn.
45. Best wishes on reaching your retirement. Your hard work and dedication to “Name of Business” has been a bench mark for us all. We hope retirement brings you all you wish for.
46. Congratulations on your retirement. Once you get used to it you will wonder how you ever found time to go to work!
47. Congratulations! You have give 25 years to the Company and completed a mountain of work. Now it’s time to enjoy the view. Best wishes on your retirement.
48. Retirement is the time when you stop living at work and begin working at living. You have given your best to the first part so make sure you do likewise with the second. I wish you a very happy retirement
49. In the 20 years you have worked at “Name of Business” you have fulfilled all your professional ambitions and shared your skills and knowledge unselfishly. Now it is time for you to put that same dedication into achieving your personal dreams and aspirations.
50. As you leave behind the 9-5 lifestyle know that you have been an inspiration to all who have worked alongside you. We will miss you, Joan. Xxx
51. Congratulations on reaching your retirement. Your contributions to the “Name of Business” have been many and we owe you big time! Thank you.
Retirement Wishes for the Boss
52. Your next full time job is called retirement. Remember you are still the boss so give your self permission to relax, chill and enjoy.
53. You are the person I greatly admire
You are the person who gets to retire
So now I am the senior man/woman
I’ve put you on speed dial! (Sorry I couldn’t make it rhyme!)
54. You can be proud of every thing you have achieved at “Name of Business” . But, be even prouder of the lasting friendships you have made. Be happy in retirement.
55. Best wishes for your retirement. You have been my mentor from the day I joined “Name of Business”. You leave behind an office that runs on enthusiasm, generosity and fun! I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to carry on your legacy!
56. When I was asked to write a retirement card message for “The Boss” all I could think of was Happy Retirement to the best friend I have ever worked for. All the best for the future…..you deserve it!
You were always a great boss, but you were an even better. Here’s to a well deserved and happy retirement! Best wishes!
Retirement Wishes for a Friend
57. You made it! Retirement starts Monday. If you miss us that much we’ll put you on speed dial!
58. All the very best to your future back home. Good luck, take care and stay in touch!
59. I wish you well for all your future adventures.
60. We will all miss you so much. Thanks for all your help and support.
61. Good luck for the future. Safe sailing!
62. All the luck in the world for your new venture. May you both have a lifetime of happiness. Thanks for everything!
63. Thank you for supporting all our students We all love you and will miss you. You have been a great inspiration to all of us. Bon Voyage!
64. Good luck! I am going to miss our morning chats!
65. Wishing you lots of love and fun. I’m going to miss you.
66. Working with you may have been busy, busy, busy but it’s always been fun!
67. Thank you for all your support. No matter how snowed under we got we could always count on you to keep on smiling!
68. I can’t believe you’re going “down under”…take me with you, PLEASE!
69. Best wishes for you upcoming retirement. We will all miss you heaps so keep the coffee bubbling!
70. To my best friend, I have watched you put your heart and soul into doing the best for your students now it’s time to do the same for yourself. Congratulations on your retirement. You have certainly earned it!
71. I am so happy that you are finally retiring. Now we can put all our plans into action. Welcome to the real world at last1
72. Now that you have the time available lets hang out? The first coffee’s on you! Happy Retirement
73. Today is the beginning of the rest of your life. I know you will attack retirement with just as much enthusiasm as you did at work and you wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s your retirement….own it!.
74. As your friend I want to say that your success at “name of business”, are only a small part of your achievements. You leave behind many friends who have no intention of letting you forget them. See you at Thursday Karaoke! Happy Retirement!
75. Congratulations dear friend for having stood the test of time and put up with hundreds of hours of stressful work without breaking down. And now in return you are going to have hundreds of hours of free and relaxing time. May you enjoy this season of your life and just have fun.
76. To my dearest friend, so excited to watch what you do with your do with your well earned freedom from your 9-5 life!
77. Congratulations on your retirement! When your tired of doing nothing….give me a call!
Funny Retirement Wishes
78. My advice for a happy retirement life is simply, “Go with the flow” It’s worked for you so far!
79. Congratulations on your retirement .We can’t imagine the office without you and your bad jokes!
80. Best wishes for your retirement. Our loss is the “Name of Club’s” gain!
81. Congratulations on your retirement. Guess you will be swapping the phone lines for fishing lines?
82. No more wake up calls, no more early starts and late nights. (Unless you’re going fishing of course!)
83. Doug Larson said, “If people concentrated on the really important things in life there would be a shortage of fishing poles. So we thought we should make sure you didn’t miss out! (Appropriate retirement gift)
84. Congratulations and best wishes for your retirement. As far as I know there is only one problem you have to address and that’s when to schedule your days off!
85. You are the person I greatly admire
You are the person who gets to retire
So now I am the senior man/woman
I’ve put you on speed dial! (Sorry I couldn’t make it rhyme!)
86. Remember if retirement turns out to be a disappointment remember life has no “remote” you have to get up and change it yourself
84. Best wishes for your retirement. Don’t worry about getting older…eventually you will be old enough to brag about it!
87. Worrying about retirement is like sitting in a rocking chair. It keeps you busy but doesn’t get you anywhere!
Retirement Wishes for Teachers
88. I hope you have found something you could use among my best retirement wishes. If you would like to add some more please leave a comment below and I will be happy to add them.
89. As the classroom doors close you open the door to your new life in retirement. Enjoy, you deserve it!
90.You retire from the school but not from our hearts. We hope you know how much you will be missed. Happy retirement to the best teacher ever!
91. Dear “Name of teacher”, Now you can take your holidays when ever you want! Happy retirement
92. Even though you are retiring, the knowledge, values and life skills you have given us will be with us for ever. We will do our best to pass them on. Happy Retirement
93. This is a party I didn’t want an invite to because it means you are leaving “name of school” We have been privileged to have you for our teacher. Goodbye and good luck!
94. Dear “Name of teacher”, Your last day at “name of school” may be one big celebration but really we are going to miss you a lot (and your bad jokes!)
95. Best wishes on reaching your retirement. Your hard work and dedication to “Name of School” has been a bench mark for us all. We hope retirement brings you all you wish for.
96. Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things. We wish you all the best for a happy retirement.
97. Best wishes for a well deserved retirement. Remember if you get bored with it the staff resource room is always open!
99. Sports days will never be the same without you! You were the best unofficial cheer leader ever! We wish you all the best for your retirement.
100. Thank you Joan for your many contributions to “Name of school”. Your dedication and enthusiasm for teaching has never waned since your first day here 15 years ago. I have no doubt your retirement will be just as successful.