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Happy retirement boss." "If I got "Throughout your career you have been someone's boss. "Your career's biggest souvenirs are your colleagues' good wishes.

Wish them a happy retirement with a pretty card and one of these retirement messages!

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50+ Retirement Messages

  1. May you have a relaxing new chapter ahead – one where you will have unlimited time enjoying your life. Happy Retirement!
  2. Start listening to your heart… it’s the best gift you can give yourself when you retire. Congratulations.
  3. Life tends to give happiness in installments – the biggest and best one being right up ahead. Congratulations on retiring.
  4. Thanks for making our work life much easier and funny. Now you can unwind your mind and spend some time with your family and best friends. May you get the best of everything in life.
  5. All your life you were wondering why you tolerated an annoying boss and put up with irritating colleagues – retirement is the answer. Congratulations.
  6. Enjoy your freedom and unlimited weekends! Congratulations on your retirement!
  7. The main course of your life has been amazing. Now finish it off with a classic dessert. Wish you a happy retirement.
  8. Morning coffees will finally be what they are meant to be – relaxed and de-stressing. Happy retirement.
  9. Not only you were my boss, you were also a great friend that I can turn to throughout our years together in the office/company. Cheers to a hard-earned and well-deserved retirement!
  10. Retirement is an opportunity that life gives you to stop complaining about not having the time or chance to do what you always wanted. Congratulations.
  11. Now you have no excuses for not having enough time for posting selfies with grandkids. Congratulations on retiring.
  12. Retirement is equals to freedom. I hope you enjoy doing the things that you don’t have time for before. Congratulations! Happy Retirement!
  13. No more targets, no more goals, no more KPIs and no more meetings. All there’s left to do now is to unfurl all the happiness that life has in store. Congratulations on your retirement.
  14. Wishing a very special person a fulfilling retirement. May your new journey be filled with joy!
  15. Retirement is equals to freedom. I hope you enjoy doing the things that you don’t have time for before. Congratulations! Happy Retirement!
  16. Stock up with lots of drinks, good music and delicious food – the biggest party of your life is about to start. Happy retirement.
  17. Wishing you a long, happy, and healthy retirement.
  18.  Retirement is your chance to be true to your own self. It is an opportunity to pick up forgotten hobbies and nurture the little kid within you. After all, it’s never too late to start living the life that you have always wanted to.
  19. Wishing you the best on your life after this retirement. We’ll miss you.
  20. No more targets, no more goals, no more KPIs and no more meetings. All there’s left to do now is to unfurl all the happiness that life has in store. Congratulations on your retirement.
  21. A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind. We were glad to work with a boss like you and wish you a happy retirement!.
  22. You have been a big part of the company. Your knowledge and years of experience brought the company to where it is today. Thank you for all the hard work! We will miss you so much!
  23.  Retirement is when life gives you the greatest reward there can ever be – peace of mind. Congratulations.
  24. You now don’t have to wake up to the sound of your alarm clock beckoning you to work. You can enjoy unlimited time of golfing, driving around town and cooking, unless you want to take my place? Happy Retirement!
  25. Best wishes on your retirement, may it be even better than you ever imagined.
  26. Congratulations on your retirement. We wish you tons of happiness in the years ahead.
  27. Don’t worry about setting a budget for your retirement. Just focus on setting a timelines to fulfill all your dreams. Congratulations.
  28. Congratulations, now the fun begins. Best wishes on your new chapter in life.
  29. To one of the best people that the company/office has ever had. Congratulations on your retirement!
  30. Best wishes for your retirement. Make sure that you Keep working hard, and be your own boss.
  31. Wishing you good health, good luck and great success in your retirement.
  32. Retirement is the moment when all your favorite colleagues turn into your best friends.
  33. Best wishes for you on retirement. Enjoy your time with your family and friends. May every moment of your life be fulfilling and full of joy.
  34. All your hard work has been paid off! It is time for you to take that vacation you have been craving for without worrying about getting to work the next day. You deserve it! Happy Retirement!
  35. Retiring is like falling in love for the first time. Thinking about it gives you butterflies in the stomach and you will never know how it feels until you actually retire. Happy retirement.
  36. Retirement is life’s biggest irony. You’ve got all the free time in the world to do whatever you like, but your aging body will probably refuse to do most of those things. Have fun!
  37. I wish that your retirement will be everything you dreamed that it would be.
  38. As your career comes to an end, please know that your influence carries on. Countless lives have been impacted through the knowledge you have imparted. Hoping your retirement is everything you ever dreamed it could be.
  39. Best wishes and good luck for a fulfilling retirement.
  40. Wishing you and your family all the best as you enter into a new phase of your life. May you enjoy the extra time that you’ll be spending with them.
  41. Retirement is like a never-ending weekend party except that you can’t drink, can’t hook up and can’t stay up all night even if you want to. So in short, it is boring. Congratulations.
  42. Retirement is the best time to spend all your savings – they aren’t going to be of much use later. Congratulations.
  43. People retire because they reach a certain age, but businessmen like you can retire because they’ve reached the zenith of success. Congratulations.
  44. You may have got many promotions throughout your career, but the best perks of your life star now as you spend more time with your friends and family. Congratulations on retiring.
  45. Your retirement actually means that you got promoted to one of the best roles in your life. Congratulations.
  46. Congratulations, now every day will feel like a never-ending weekend. All of us at the office are jealous and very happy for you. Happy Retirement!
  47. You deserved it! Jet to your private island, switch off your phone and enjoy the well deserved rest. Happy Retirement!
  48. I didn’t believe you will make it, but you did – now it’s time to say goodbye not just to your colleagues, but also to your phone and computer. Enjoy your well deserved rest and keep in touch.
  49. The most joyful time of your  life – now you are officially allowed to do whatever you please! Where would the road take you? Happy Retirement!
  50. The wait is over – your retirement age approached faster than you thought and now it’s time to make a plan B – tick off some major life goals and do what makes you happy. You are retired and entitled to be a little selfish. Enjoy!

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Lily Calyx

Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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Retirement Wishes


The best retirement gift you can give yourself is to follow your dreams!
Retirement is when you stop living at work and begin working at living.
Happy Retirement.
Remember it’s the beginning of anything and everything you want it to be.
Happy retirement!
You’ll be missed but never forgotten!
Wishing you endless days of relaxation.
Happy retirement!
Welcome to the next stage of your life, where every day is the weekend!
Congratulations on your retirement. You have been a great co-worker.... Your dedication, enthusiasm, and positivity will be missed.
We wish you health and happy days in your retirement.
Retirement is the phase in which you stop living for work and start working on living.
Happy Retirement!
Congratulations on your retirement,
to one of the best people that the office has ever had.
You are an embodiment of optimism and hard work. Thank you for inspiring us every day at work.
We will miss you!
May you have a relaxing new chapter ahead
– one where you will have unlimited time for enjoy your life
Happy Retirement!
Enjoy your freedom and unlimited weekends! Congratulations on your retirement!
Wishing you a long and joyous retirement.
Wishing you the best in this next phase in your life.
Wishing you the best on your life after this retirement. We'll miss you.
Best wishes on your next adventure.
Good luck and best wishes to you on your retirement.
Best wishes for a relaxing and happy retirement.
Retirement is like a never-ending weekend party except that you can’t drink, can’t hook up and can’t stay up all night even if you want to. So in short, it is boring. Congratulations.
Your retirement actually means that you got promoted to one of the best roles in your life. Congratulations.
Morning coffees will finally be what they are meant to be – relaxed and de-stressing. Happy retirement.
No more targets, no more goals, no more KPIs and no more meetings. All there’s left to do now is to unfurl all the happiness that life has in store. Congratulations on your retirement.
To one of the best people that the company/office has ever had. Congratulations on your retirement!
Retirement is equals to freedom. I hope you enjoy doing the things that you don’t have time for before. Congratulations! Happy Retirement!

Retirement Congratulations

Congratulations, now the fun begins. Best wishes on your new chapter in life.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations on your retirement.
This is another beginning of your life .
Hearty Congratulations on your retirement.
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Retirement Messages

For the dedication and hard work, you deserve the best retirement ever. Enjoy this new journey of your life.
Retirement doesn’t mean the end of your active life.You can do the things that you’ve always wanted to Enjoy it!
Best wishes to your retirement. We're going to miss you.
Best wishes for you on retirement
Enjoy your time with your family and friends.
May every moment of your life be fulfilling and full of joy.
You deserve all the best things in this world in your retirement years to come.
Have a happy and rocking retirement days!
Best wishes for your retirement.
Make sure that you Keep working hard, and be your own boss.
Congrats!
May all your future dreams come true and may your life be filled with joy and happiness.
Happy retirement!
Wishing you a healthy, wealthy, long and happy retirement life
Your presence, your guidance and your supervision inspire us to do better.
A colleague like you is simply irreplaceable.
Happy Retirement for you!
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Retirement on the horizon?

Don’t forget to wish them a fabulous time on their new adventures. Whether it’s a friend or family member, one of these retirement wishes is certainly going to cheer them up. Add some flowers or a small gift to make the surprise even bigger.

50+ Retirement Wishes

  1. You now don’t have to wake up to the sound of your alarm clock beckoning you to work. You can enjoy the unlimited time of golfing, driving around town and cooking, unless you want to take my place? Happy Retirement!
  2. We’re really going to miss you! Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement. Best wishes!
  3. Retirement is equaled to freedom. I hope you enjoy doing the things that you don’t have time for before. Congratulations! Happy Retirement!
  4. You deserve all the best things in this world in your retirement years to come.  Have a happy and rocking retirement days!
  5. I hope you have a wonderful retirement! You will be missed, but never forgotten. You’ve done so much for all of us.
  6. A life without the daily traffic jams and mounts of paperwork. Welcome to that rosy life, my friend. Happy retirement!
  7. Best wishes for a very happy retirement. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me directly and indirectly; it’s much appreciated and I shall miss working with you. And, of course, if you decide retirement means you’ve time to follow some artistic dreams, go for them…
  8. You are an embodiment of optimism and hard work. Thank you for inspiring us every day at work. We will miss you! Congratulations on your retirement!
  9. I wish that your retirement will be everything you dreamed that it would be.
  10. This is another beginning of your life. Hearty Congratulations on your retirement.
  11. Best wishes for you on retirement, Enjoy your time with your family and friends. May every moment of your life be fulfilling and full of joy.
  12. Retiring does not mean that you will stop hanging out with us! Drop by for coffee once in a while. Happy Retirement!
  13. Wishing you the best on your life after this retirement. We’ll miss you.
  14. Working with you has been an immense pleasure the past couple of years. Your graciousness about the people with whom you work, your delight in an acknowledgment of their successes, and your ability to make them the heroes, has always impressed me.
  15. Your guidance and encouragement have helped me and so many other coworkers thrive in a very competitive environment, and we’ve been so fortunate to have your expertise to rely on. You’ll be missed, but I know your retirement is the right thing at this time. May the next phase of your life bring you all that you seek and more.
  16. Congrats! May all your future dreams come true and may your life be filled with joy and happiness. Happy retirement!
  17. Retirement doesn’t mean the end of your active life. You can do the things that you’ve always wanted to Enjoy it!
  18. Wishing you and your family all the best as you enter into a new phase of your life. May you enjoy the extra time that you’ll be spending with them.
  19. May you enjoy a successful life after retirement to the fullest.
  20. Retirement is like a never-ending weekend party except that you can’t drink, can’t hook up and can’t stay up all night even if you want to. So in short, it is boring. Congratulations.
  21. Your presence, your guidance, and your supervision inspire us to do better. A colleague like you is simply irreplaceable. Happy Retirement for you!
  22. Best wishes on your retirement, may it be even better than you ever imagined.
  23. You helped me so much and your thoughts were always well thought out and to the point. I truly appreciate everything you did for me over the years. You will be missed. I hope that you have something wonderful planned!
  24. I have to say, the highlight of our days are the times when we really annoy you. We will miss you! Happy Retirement!
  25. May you have a relaxing new chapter ahead – one where you will have unlimited time to enjoy your life. Happy Retirement!
  26. I will never forget all the things you have taught me whether at work or in life. You are one of the reasons I have fun working. Congratulations! Happy retirement!
  27. May you have a fun and bright new chapter ahead of you – one where you will have unlimited time for relaxation. Happy Retirement!
  28. Just wanted to say that I found so many of your ideas inspiring. It’s hard to imagine our workplace without you! I hope retirement brings you the chance to do whatever it is that you always wanted to do but didn’t get to. All the best!
  29. The workplace will never be the same without you – the jokes, the laughter, the chats over coffee break and our Friday night out! We shared so many fun memories! You will surely be missed! Happy retirement!
  30. Wishing you a long, happy, and healthy retirement.
  31. Cheers to your well-earned retirement! The contributions that you have imparted the company are invaluable. You are one of the foundations for this company’s success! Congratulations!
  32. You have made such a difference with your constant optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to answer questions, no matter how stupid. Somehow, you were able to make what seemed complicated into something we could all be excited about and get behind. I know we’ll all really miss you. Thank you for everything you’ve done and enjoyed yourself!
  33. For the dedication and hard work, you deserve the best retirement ever. Enjoy this new journey of your life.
  34. Wishing you the most exciting and stress-free retirement ever.
  35. You can finally savor the savings that you have worked so hard for. Travel the world! Buy that car that you have been eyeing for forever! You deserve this retirement! Congratulations!
  36. To a reliable and cool colleague, you have inspired us that through work hard and dedication, we can one day achieve our well-merited retirement. Congratulations on yours! Cheers!
  37. A wife’s real full-time job starts when her husband retires.
  38. While your lovely presence will be missed in the office, the great work you did here ensures that you will not be forgotten anytime soon. What you achieved at this company made quite an impact, and that’s not so easy to do these days. Thank you for being a tireless professional, a helpful coworker, and a good friend. Now go and relax!
  39. Retiring does not mean that we will lose touch. I will keep you posted on the latest gossip so make a daily check on your email or better yet, let’s have dinner once in a while. I will miss you! Congratulations on your richly deserved retirement!
  40. Enjoy your unlimited weekends! You can stay on your pajamas all-day-long, stay in bed as much as you want and stay at home without getting any calls from work. Congratulations on your retirement!
  41. You have been so wonderful to work with—so many brilliant and creative ideas and suggestions that I’ve lost track – and you will be sorely missed. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you. You’re also a wonderful friend and I appreciate your friendship and caring more than I can say. Our friendship, which is near and dear to my heart, will continue, I know.
  42. To one of the best people that the company/office has ever had. Congratulations on your retirement!
  43. Retirement marks the beginning of your career as a sage who never follows his own wise words. Happy Retirement!
  44. Best wishes and good luck for a fulfilling retirement.
  45. Time to ditch the suit and tie. You can now have the liberty to dress whatever you want and no one will care. Just don’t forget to put on your underwear! Happy retirement!
  46. From now on you do not have to put off the things that you have been craving to do. Welcome to the time of your freedom. Happy Retirement!
  47. Wishing you a new set of success in this fresh chapter of your journey, a blossom of opportunities ahead and more adrenaline-pumping adventures to come your way. Happy Retirement!
  48. Your retirement actually means that you got promoted to one of the best roles in your life. Congratulations.
  49. You have set a great example to everyone at work. You are our role model by the ways of your team work, diligence, efficiency, and friendliness. Thank you for being someone we can look up to. Congratulations on your hard-earned retirement!
  50. Congratulations on your retirement. We wish you tons of happiness in the years ahead.
  51. You can now fix everything in your house that needs repairing until you run out of things to do. Happy Retirement!
  52. No more targets, no more goals, no more KPIs and no more meetings. All there’s left to do now is to unfurl all the happiness that life has in store. Congratulations on your retirement.
  53. They say that life starts at 40. But the truth is, it starts on your retirement. When you have the luxury to do all the things you wanted to do. Congratulations on your exciting chapter ahead!
  54. Dear boss, I am pretty sure you will miss having someone do everything for you. Cheers! Congratulations on your hard-earned retirement!

sources:wishesgreetings.com, thebalance.com, dgreetings.com, retirementmessages.com

Lily Calyx

Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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75 Inspiring Happy Retirement Wishes

how to wish someone a happy retirement

  • 1

    Throw a party if the retiree is looking forward to retiring. The retiree may be excited about retiring or anxious and depressed about it. Their feelings should determine the tone of the farewell. If the person does not want to retire, a card and gift may be more appropriate than a party.
    • Some people like parties focused on them and others do not. Perhaps they would simply like to slip out the back door with little fanfare. In that case, a card signed by fellow employees or friends and family will suffice.
    • Some people prefer large parties and others prefer small ones. Try to find out what kind of gatherings the retiree feels most comfortable with.
  • 2

    Decide on a theme. Having a definite theme will give structure to planning the party and help you make decisions more easily, such as how to decorate. If you work in an office, you can use office machines and supplies as a humorous theme. You can base the theme on one of the retiree's interests or hobbies.[3]

  • 3

    Set a budget. Having a detailed budget will help you avoid running into problems down the line. Consider having co-workers contribute to a party-planning fund or bring food items as in a potluck. Be sure to include refreshments and decorations in your budget. A cake is a traditional food to serve, along with finger foods such as chips and dip.[4]

  • 4

    Choose a location for the party. The party can be held at the workplace, in a hired hall, or in the local bar for drinks, depending on the person who is being honored and the situation. If you are on a tight budget, having it at the workplace or in a public setting will make things easier..
    • Remember that the type of entertainment you have at the party will depend on where it is held. If you have the party in a bar, live music or a jukebox can provide entertainment. If you have the party in an office, you can purchase games to play that are retirement themed.[5]
  • 5

    Invite people close to the person to the party. Family, friends, and present and past colleagues are people you won't want to forget to invite. If the retiree dealt with special clients or other important professionals outside the company, be sure to include them on the guest list .[6]

  • 6

    Choose a gift to give them at the party. Instead of giving something predictable, such as a watch, give something personal and meaningful to the recipient. A keepsake box filled with mementos from the job might be an idea. Think about the person's hobbies and interests to help you choose the right gift.
    • If the person has mentioned something they are looking forward to during retirement, such as a hobby, you can bring a gift related to their interest. For example, if they talked about taking up painting, you could buy them a book about painting or art.
  • 7

    Decorate for the party. A party will feel more like a celebration if there are decorations. Decide on a small budget and choose decorations. You can make them yourself, but it may be more efficient to buy them at a party supply store. Use what you know about the person's interests to decorate to their specific tastes or a theme.[7]
    • Have reminders present of memorable times in the workplace, such as printed photographs. Hang them up around the office.
    • Prepare an audio-visual presentation about the person's accomplishments and work history that can be shown on a monitor sitting on a table, or projected onto a large screen for all at the party to watch. Include photographs of the person both at work and at home with family. Add in photos of other important events such as a memorable trip or the birth of a grandchild.[8]
    • Provide a blank memory book for guests to sign and encourage them to write down their memories of the past and good wishes for the future.
  • 8

    Document the event. Make the event memorable by documenting it. You can take photos at the party or event so the retiree can view them later. You can also take video. These can be shared on social media if the retiree would appreciate that.

  • 9

    Adjust the level of humor. Humor can be an important element in saying goodbye to someone who is retiring, but fit the humor to the person and situation. Be sure to be professional and not cross the line into offensive material. Remember always that the humor at a party should be something that everyone can enjoy and that improves the overall mood.
    • Roast a colleague who enjoys bawdy or teasing humor. The company's practical joker, for example, might especially enjoy a round of robust humor from his co-workers.
    • Moderate the humor for someone who could become offended easily or who is finding the idea of retirement challenging. Consider some light-hearted comments or memories to bring up.
    • Make sure the atmosphere of the retirement party always keeps a sense of dignity. The main focus is to honor the retiree.
  • 10

    Give guests the retiree's contact information at the party. With modern communication and social media, there are a variety of ways to keep in touch with people. Everyone has their own preference, so find out how they would like you to contact them.

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