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These are examples of what to write in a retirement card. Use these funny and inspirational retirement messages to wish your retiree a happy future.

72 Best Retirement Quotes and Sayings and Wishes

Let these retirement quotes and sayings be ones that you share with the new retiree. Also find retirement wishes to send congrats! Retiring from work can be one of the best times of a person's life.

Best Retirement Quotes

  1. Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.
    Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement

  2. "Retirement gives you the time literally to recreate yourself through a sport, game, or hobby that you always wanted to try or that you haven't done in years."
    Steven D. Price, How to Survive Retirement

  3. Retirement is a new beginning, and that means closing the book on one chapter in order to begin the next.
    Sid Miramontes, Retirement: Your New Beginning

  4. "Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it, and, how you want to do it."
    Catherine Pulsifer

  5. "We work all our lives so we can retire - so we can do what we want with our time - and the way we define or spend our time defines who we are and what we value."
    Bruce Linton, Fatherhood

  6. "Retirement is .... a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from many enjoyable and rewarding activities."
    Ernie J. Zelinski, The Joy of Not Working

  7. "Please remember that retirement is a different way of life, with new challenges and opportunities. You need to adapt and adjust to this new lifestyle, and that takes time, effort, and creativity."
    Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design

  8. " . . . there is an exciting world of possibilities out there that very few of us get the chance to explore during our working lives, but retirement is that time!"
    Stella Rheingold, 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement

  9. .. retiring from your primary career is not merely an act of ending, but, more opportunistically and relevant, an act of commencement and of the promise of a meaningful future.
    Alan Spector, After the Cheering Stops

  10. Retirement is not a life without purpose; it is the on-going purpose that provides meaningfullless.
    Robert Rivers

  11. ... retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater personal freedom.
    Mark Evan Chimsky, 65 Things To Do When You Retire

  12. "Retire the word 'retirement' from your vocabulary. Look it up: it means to 'withdraw' or 'retreat.' Words can shape reality, and it's time for this one to go. Doesn't 'renaissance' or 'graduation' or 'transition' better describe your postcareer life?
    Marika Stone, Too Young to Retire

  13. After all those years of seriously doing what you had to do to make a living and raise a family, now you can be a clown, work at Disneyland helping Mickey Mouse, build new homes for Habitat for Humanity, or just be lazy in scenic surroundings.
    Jaimie Hall Bruzenak, Retire to an RV

  14. I am not retired...I'm way too busy for that...I'm still volunteering my time to wonderful programs and projects. I'm still trying to make a difference in this world.
    Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement

  15. "Voluntary early retirement gives you a chance to pursue new areas of study.... It's a great opportunity to pursue your goals and dreams while you are still young, energetic, and healthy enough to enjoy them. In addition, retirement may be your last shot at being the person you would like to be."
    Ernie Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

  16. What does retirement mean now that there are so many opportunities for learning, for caring, for serving? We can redefine aging."
    Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging

  17. "On the positive side, retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy life in a new way, the right to stop work and do the 1,001 things you've always wanted to do but never had time for, and a chance to give yourself over to new challenges and adventures."
    Sara Yogev, A Couple's Guide to Happy Retirement

  18. Just because you are getting older and have retired doesn't mean that you should have less confidence in your abilities. Think about the experience and knowledge that you have gained by all the years you have worked!
    Theodore W. Higginsworth

  19. "Maybe the word 'retirement' makes you think of old age, boredom and laziness, but I'd rather have you try think of it as freedom to do what you want, freedom to be as active as you'd like, and even freedom to work the job that you like - to be in a place where money doesn't dictate your choices."
    Rex Dalen, Early Retirement

  20. "The idea of retirement both excites and terrifies people. After decades of working full-time, visions of throwing out the alarm clock for good are certainly provocative."
    Belinda Tucker, Creative and Cheap Retirement Lifestyle Options

  21. "For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater personal freedom."
    Robert Delamontagne

  22. "In my opinion, a successful retirement takes place when you no longer need to work for money. Rather, the work you do is motivated by higher-level goals and purposes, not income generation."
    Rand Bennett, Retire Early

  23. ... I firmly believe that the period of life that many still call retirement, which may easily include working, has the potential to be the most treasured time in your life.
    Julia Valentine, Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life

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    Famous Retirement Quotes

  25. "People can't do anything about growing old because it's one of the most natural things in the world, but one thing you can control, though, is how you'll live your life once you're old enough to retire."
    Adrian J.Williams, Retirement: The Ultimate Retirement Planning Guide!

  26. No person, at any age, needs to remain on an uninspiring level of accomplishment.
    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today

  27. A thriving "New Beginning" can be and should be a time for amazing engagement, growth, connections, contributions and increased possibilities.
    Lee M. Brower

  28. The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life; to experience daily the freedom to invest one's life-long knowledge for the betterment of others; and, to allocate time to pursuits that only received, in years of working, a fleeting moment.
    Byron Pulsifer

  29. To some of us, retirement gives us time to follow our dreams.
    Shirley Mitchell, Radiant After 70

  30. "As your life changes, it takes time to recalibrate, to find your values again. You might also find that retirement is the time when you stretch out and find your potential."
    Sid Miramontes, Retirement: Your New Beginning

  31. Retire from your job but never from meaningful projects.
    Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit

  32. ... retirement is not an end, but rather a new beginning, an opportunity for growth, creativity, and the discovery of one's authentic self.
    George McHenry

  33. As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.
    Earl Nightingale

  34. "Retirement is one of those consequential changes in life, it offers us a unique opportunity to start over, to move beyond the past and to once again live forward."
    Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design

  35. "Retiring just so you can do nothing is no way to live life and so from now on, the word retirement will be replaced with the word, graduation."
    Mike Finley, Graduation!: Retirement Can Be the Best Time in Your Life

  36. ... believe that your greatest contribution is always ahead of you. You might retire from a job, but never retire from making contributions. Indeed, life is about contribution, not accumulation.
    Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement

  37. Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
    Bernard Baruch

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    Retirement Sayings

  39. "RETIREMENT - now life begins."
    Catherine Pulsifer

  40. "The first step to a thriving unretirement is to begin by asking yourself what it is you want to be doing."
    Chris Farrell, Unretirement

  41. "Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning."
    Catherine Pulsifer

  42. You can't retire from being great!
    Author Unknown

  43. Retirement an amazing opportunity to find new adventure, to climb new mountain and to enjoy a life you once only dreamed of!

  44. Retirement is a time to enjoy what you have been working so hard for.
    Author Unknown

Funny Retirement Wishes: Looking for humorous notes and quirky messages to write on a sweet card or to use in a speech? This post is a roller coaster ride.

50+ Retirement Messages

funny retirement wishes sayings

The best part about is that they will be relatable to pretty much everybody including educators, teachers, specialists, engineers, IT folks, attendants, bookkeepers, business administrators or even the agreeable oldie working at the area grocery store. Read them below and consider how you can inject cleverness in your welcome.

Regardless of whether it is for your associates, managers, father, mother, companions or somebody in the family – ensure your witty lines put a grin on the new retiree’s face. Keep in mind to share your words on Facebook and Pinterest.

The best funny retirement wishes for coworkers and colleagues include:

  1. The days of 9-5 are past! happy days are here at last!
  2. After retirement, a 30 minute walk is the best thing to do for your ailments!
  3. All those years of working and now you can get back to acting like a child again!
  4. The job you waited for for 50 years! Retirement!
  5. Retirement! it’s like sleeping while you are awake. Well done!
  6. You can now not worry about doing anything wrong nor getting caught at it!
  7. What do you call a person who is always happy each and every Monday? Retired!
  8. Worked all me life, paid me due’s, now I will do, whatever I choose!
  9. Time to stop working for that living and working at living!
  10. You have finally “Got a Life!”
  11. Retirement! Where every day is Saturday!
  12. I don’t have to do it, I don’t want to do it and you can’t make me do it I’m retired!
  13. You’re retired, not expired!
  14. Enjoy the challenge of spending time without spending money!
  15. Retired! Say Hi to your pension and goodbye to the tension!
  16. You’re retied! We know your young at heart and slightly older in other places!
  17. Retired! No Alarm Clock! No problem!
  18. Are you going to be a secret agent? Licenced to chill?
  19. Now you’re retired, you know everything and have plenty of time to tell everyone about it!
  20. The joy of retirement is having nothing to do all day!
  21. Remember, with retirement, you can wake up in the morning with zero to do and go to bed having done a mere half of it!
  22. Retirement: It takes all the meaning out of weekends!
  23. Now you are retired, you realize you will never have another day off, right?
  24. Now you are retired, you can get up at 6 am and drive around slowly delaying people everywhere!
  25. Time to maximize that senior discount!
  26. No better feeling than going to bed with no alarm set for tomorrow!
  27. Retirement! The money is not as good but the hours are!
  28. Behind every retired man is a wife just wishing he would go back to work!
  29. Retirement: Half the money but now you get twice the husband!
  30. I’m retired! You’re not! Have fun at work tomorrow!
  31. You found your true calling, Retirement!
  32. On the retirement clock it’s always five O’clock
  33. Keep calm and enjoy retirement!
  34. When people ask you what you are doing tomorrow, do you even care what day of the week it is? Happy Retirement!
  35. Retired! I now smile all the time because I can’t hear a word you are saying!
  36. Now you are retired, how are the new bosses, your grand kids?
  37. You are going to be the coworker I miss the most when emailing you from a few feet away!
  38. Retirement! Time to start giving advice to others you never followed!
  39. Fragile bones and a weak bladder. You still looking forward to your retirement? Congratulations!
  40. I bet you never thought how important medical insurance was until you retired!
  41. You say retirement is an adventure? IS climbing out of bed, climbing atop couches and diving into take out food fun?
  42. After retirement the body grows older, the heart grows fonder and the mind becomes younger. All the best at trying to handle an old body with a young mind and fond heart!
  43. Hey, now you are retired you can’t afford to do all the things you wanted too, anyway! Happy Retirement!
  44. I am thankful retirement is not optional otherwise I would be stuck working with you, forever! Happy Retirement!
  45. Off to retirement? Say Hi to your two new best friends, bed and couch!
  46. Retirement, it is like a party with no drinking, no hook-up’s and you fall asleep. In other words, boring! Congratulations!
  47. Your retirement will be like a vacation, except you are now too old to do the fun stuff! Congrats!
  48. Most people spend their whole lives planning their retirement but when they actually retire, they don’t know what to do. Don’t let this happen to you.
  49. Remember to tire yourself out with gardening grand kids and chores!
  50. Hey with all your college degrees, you now get to be a Master of doing nothing! Well done!
  51. C’mon! We all know retirement is the companies way of saying you are getting too old to work!
  52. Doing the things you wanted to do is not what retirement is for. It is remembering what you had to do. Good luck, pensioner!
  53. Retirement is like being on the edge of a cliff. Just know your next step is a downward plunge! Good luck!
  54. The company retiring you says they have found more energetic, youthful and talented staff than you! Happy Retirement!
  55. For someone as idle as you, retirement will not matter. You will just be lazy on an official basis!
  56. Hey, now you are retired, enjoy the next project: Doing nothing all day!
  57. No more boss shouting at you, just your wife shouting at you! Enjoy retirement!
  58. It doesn’t matter if you are grumpy when you retire, people just expect it anyway.
  59. The first day you do not change your underwear, consider yourself officially retired!
  60. Now you have reached retirement, enjoy this new turning point as you realize how messed up your priorities were!
  61. It’s time to spend away your life savings! Enjoy retirement.
  62. Retirement is said to be the slow and painful lead up to the sunset years of your life. Have fun old timer.
  63. Retirement, the bubble that bursts when you thought you were at the zenith of your career. Good luck, buddy!
  64. Retirement is the company way of saying they have no more use for an old and lazy bum like you. Goodbye!
  65. Retirement is life’s way of saying you are too weak and feeble to work any longer! Congratulations!
  66. You know, being retired is the only time in life you do not really mind not having a holiday!
  67. Every day of your retired life should be like a Friday. Shame you will feel like it is Monday, every day. Good luck!
  68. Congrats on retiring. Have fun watching your life’s savings dwindle!
  69. Retirement is great if you have much to live for and much to live on.
  70. When your colleagues give you a watch you know time is no longer of importance. Happy retirement!
  71. When you retire, it’s going to be tough to tell the difference!
  72. Is mandatory retirement the same as compulsive poverty?
  73. Retirement, when time is no longer money.
  74. The way some people work you wonder if they will achieve anything when they retire!
  75. Retirement, maybe time for your wife to get a stomach ulcer with you around all the time?
  76. Now you are retired, you can be tired, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
  77. Now you are retired you can burn all your boxes. Saves money and gets rid of your past, too!
  78. Having worked all of your life, retirement should be easy!
  79. You know before you retired, you should have taken a week off and watched daytime TV every day!
  80. Now you are retired you will actually have time to read about problems with retirement!
  81. We know you retired for health reasons. You were sick of them, they were sick of you!
  82. Now you are retired you have nothing to do and no way to tell if you have done it!
  83. Now you are retired, can you still remember the things you wanted to do?
  84. Now your wife realizes you never gave your secretary enough sympathy during the daytime either!
  85. Drinking coffee on your own time is the one downside of retirement! Enjoy!
  86. Enjoy every retirement day as if it was your last day; one day you will be right about it.
  87. Now your retired, will your bedtime be after you have fallen asleep on the couch for three hours? Enjoy!
  88. The older you get the less peer pressure you will have. Well Done!
  89. Enjoy retirement and knowing you are over the hill when your back goes out more frequently than you do!
  90. On the bright side of being retired, kidnappers are less interested in you. Enjoy retirement!
  91. Happy Retirement. Go play golf and make your wife think you are still having fun!
  92. Enjoy your retirement! Don’t spend all your money just in case you don’t die!
  93. Is your happy retirement now a full time job for your wife?
  94. Enjoy and be proud of being gainfully unemployed Happy Retirement!
  95. Hey now you are retired, you don’t have to wear pants!
  96. Now I am retired I am not going to stop laughing because I am old, because you grow old when you do stop laughing!
  97. Working people have a lot of bad habits., but the worst of these is work. Congrats on your retirement!
  98. You are retiring from work ,not from life. Enjoy, my friend!
  99. Never act your age in retirement and have lots of fun!
  100. You don’t have to remember what you got up for anymore! Have fun in retirement!

We hope you enjoyed reading our Funny Retirement Quotes, stay tuned for more from SLS Communities. Read 100 Retirement Wishes Here.

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Retirement Messages to Write in a Card

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30 Retirement Wishes & Card Messages

30 Retirement wishes and message ideas for how to wish your boss, co-worker, friend, or family member all the very best in their retirement.

On this page we've written a selection of retirement messages and sentiments so you can write the perfect retirement greeting card message to your co-worker, boss, friend, or family member. There are also some writing tips to help you compose a more personalized happy retirement message.

Updated: 26th April, 2018

Short & Sweet Retirement Wishes

A handful of short retirement wishes to say congratulations to the lucky retiree.

Congratulations on your retirement! Wishing you all the very best for the coming years.

With all best wishes to you on your retirement. We hope that your retirement is filled with relaxation, fun, and family time.

Well done on reaching your retirement! Enjoy your well-deserved time off.

Congratulations on your retirement. You've had a brilliant career and now it's time for a fantastic retirement!

You made it! Congratulations on your retirement, we'll miss you around the office.

Happy Retirement Wishes for a Coworker or Colleague

A collection of retirement card messages to wish the retiree all the best for the next chapter of their life.

It has been such a pleasure working with you for the past [insert how many] years. You've been a great co-worker and friend, and we're sad to see you go. We hope you have a very happy retirement and enjoy your new-found freedom!

The countdown has officially ended! You made it! I'm going to miss you very much, especially your positive attitude and everything you've done to support me over the years. I wish you a happy retirement full of fun times, relaxation, and many good books!

It's hard to believe the time has come to say goodbye. You're one of a kind and we're going to have a hard time replacing you! Thank you for all you've contributed over the years, we'll miss your dedication and enthusiasm. We wish you a long, happy retirement. Don't be a stranger.

Now that you've retired, make sure you work just as hard at relaxing as you worked hard at your job! Thanks for all your support and advice over the years, you've been a great co-worker and friend. All the best for a wonderful retirement!

Congratulations from all of us on your retirement! You've been a great co-worker and friend, and we'll miss seeing you around the office. Don't forget to keep in touch! Wishing you all the very best for your retirement, you deserve it!

You made it! Congratulations on your retirement! You're officially your own boss, and I wish you much success and happiness in this new chapter of your life. I'm going to miss you, you've been a great friend and co-worker, and I really appreciate all you have done to support me over the years. Don't forget to keep in touch!

Wishing you a wonderful retirement. Enjoy this new chapter of your life and we hope it's filled with good health, relaxation, and fun!

Congratulations on your retirement! It's been such a pleasure working with you, you've set such an example to us all with your dedication and hard work. We wish you a wonderful retirement!

Congratulations, the countdown is over! It's been such a pleasure working with you and we're sad to see you go. Enjoy your new found freedom and we wish you continued success in your retirement.

Congratulations on your retirement! You've accomplished so much over your career and we're going to miss your guidance, support, and positive attitude. We're so pleased you'll have more time for yourself and that you can enjoy all those things you've wanted to do. Enjoy this new chapter of your life, and we wish you all the best!

Funny Retirement Wishes for a Friend, Coworker, or Boss

Some funny retirement wishes and card messages to celebrate reaching retirement and to send them on their way with a laugh.

Congratulations on your retirement! Now you'll have more time for sleeping in, fishing, reading, and golfing... unless you want to trade places with me?

Good-bye tension and hello pension! Congratulations from all of us to one well-deserving retiree.

Busy Monday mornings, working late shifts, horrible coffee, and a demanding boss... of course we know you'll miss all of this! Congratulations on your retirement from your jealous co-workers!

Retirement - it's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it! Congratulations, and enjoy your new found freedom!

You're not truly retired - [insert hobby, eg. golfing or knitting] is a full time job! Wishing you all the best in this new chapter of your life.

Happy Retirement Wishes for Your Boss

Thank your boss for all they have done for you and congratulate them on reaching retirement with these retirement wishes and card messages for bosses.

Congratulations on your retirement! You've set a great example for us in the office, and your positive attitude, guidance, and dedication is going to be sorely missed. Now it's time to take some time for yourself! We wish you a happy and healthy retirement, and hope that you enjoy your new found freedom!

Congratulations on your retirement, and thank you for all you have done to guide this company forwards over the years. We truly appreciate your dedication and hard work, and the example you have set for us all. We wish you continued success in your retirement.

It's been a pleasure working with you over the past [insert number of] years, you've been a fantastic boss and a great mentor. Enjoy your retirement and some well deserved time for yourself. Do keep in touch!

Thank you for everything you've done for the company over the past [insert number of] years. We'll miss your guidance and support in the office. Now it's time to do what you want to do, and we hope you have a long and happy retirement.

Congratulations on your retirement! You've accomplished so much in this company and we truly appreciate your effort and dedication. Wishing you all the best in your retirement.

Now that you've retired, make sure you work just as hard at relaxing as you worked hard at your job! Thanks for all your support and advice over the years, you've been a great boss. All the best for a wonderful retirement!

Congratulations on your retirement! You've accomplished so much over your career and we're going to miss your guidance, support, and positive attitude. We're so pleased you'll have more time for yourself and that you can enjoy all those things you've wanted to do. Enjoy this new chapter of your life, and we wish you all the best!

Wishing you a wonderful retirement. Enjoy this new chapter of your life and we hope it's filled with good health, relaxation, and fun!

Congratulations on your retirement! It's been such a pleasure working with you, you've set such an example to us all with your dedication and hard work. We wish you a wonderful retirement!

Congratulations, the countdown is over! It's been such a pleasure working with you and we're sad to see you go. Enjoy your new found freedom and we wish you continued success in your retirement.

How to Write a Personalized Retirement Message

Want to write a personalized message that will make them smile and feel good about themselves? It's easier than it sounds. Just mix one or more of these four ingredients...

1. Accomplishment

Acknowledge the person's contribution and hard work over their career, thanking them for their commitment and the work that they have done, and to celebrate how much they have accomplished over their career. E.g.

"Thanks for all your hard work these years, fielding all the phone calls and making sure our office runs like clockwork. I don't know what we're going to do without you!"

2. What you'll miss about them

Tell them what you'll miss about them, from their encouragement or guidance on projects, to their conversation at coffee time. Tell them how it's been a pleasure to work with them, and thank them for all they have done. E.g.

"I'm going to miss having you around - your good mood was so contagious. Also, don't think we'll ever find someone who bakes as nice birthday cakes as you!"

3. Things they won't miss

Remind them all the things about work that they might NOT miss in retirement, like stressful end-of-year deadlines, bad coffee, or very long Monday morning staff meetings! E.g.

"Congratulations on your final escape from our Monday morning staff meetings!"

4. What they've got to look forward to

Mention things the person can look forward to in their retirement, from more time to spend on their hobbies to more time with their family, or time to go travelling, read a good book, etc. And finally, don't forget to wish them a long, happy, healthy retirement! E.g.

"We hope you have a long and happy retirement - enjoy all your travel and time with the grandkids!"

Retirement Gift Ideas

Here are a couple of easy retirement gift ideas to help you send off the retiree with your best retirement wishes and your gratitude, and perhaps a few laughs too!

Printable Retirement Poster

Make a personalized poster to celebrate their retirement! It's a fun, unique gift they can treasure for years. Plus it's dead-easy to make, using our online poster-generator.

Click here to personalize and print your poster

Printable Retirement Certificate

Have a play on our free Retirement certificate maker and present your colleague or family member with a funny certificate celebrating this milestone achievement.

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More Retirement Ideas

I hope you enjoyed our collection of retirement wishes! Do take a look at our collection of 40+ Retirement Quotes if you're looking for more card message ideas.

If you're looking for a personalized retirement gift or some funny retirement gag gift ideas, do take a look at these related articles below, and also our retirement gift ideas.

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Retirement Wishes to a Friend – Messages & Quotes

funny retirement wishes sayings

Are you looking for what to say on a retirement cake but aren’t sure about the best wording? Need some heartfelt, funny or touching retirement cake sayings for someone you care about?

Don’t panic! We’re here to help

Retirement is a huge event in anyone’s life. And it’s often celebrated with a big party and retirement cake. But knowing what to write on top of that cake can be tricky. You want your words to express how you feel about the retiree, at the same time it needs to be simple and concise to fit on the cake.

So finding the right words for a retirement cake saying is more difficult than you might first think. But it doesn’t have to be.

And if you’re struggling with putting your thoughts into words and saying more than just “Happy Retirement” then use these wording examples for retirement cake sayings we’ve compiled to get the perfect retirement cake message.

Short and Simple Retirement Cake Sayings

These retirement cake wording ideas are simple and to the point, as well as being short in length (so ideal to fit on a cake). You can use them for both a work event or a casual party.

  • Missing you already!
  • Have an amazing retirement!
  • The Countdown is Over – Happy Retirement
  • Time to relax
  • Retirement – Now the fun begins!
  • Now every day can be a weekend!
  • Good luck! We’ll miss you
  • Look forward to lie-ins again!
  • On to new adventures
  • Enjoy Your Retirement
  • Congratulations! Have fun
  • Now Gainfully Unemployed
  • Here’s to the test of your life
  • Your best years are ahead of you
  • Enjoy your exciting new chapter
  • Work may be ending but fun is beginning!
  • Your new adventure starts today
  • Life begins with retirement
  • Best wishes on an amazing retirement
  • Work won’t be the same without you
  • You got out alive!
  • Retirement is oh-so sweet
  • Thanks for your dedicated service
  • You will be missed
  • The best is yet to come
  • Time for fun!
  • Enjoy your future
  • You’ve earned a much deserved rest
  • Congratulations and have fun!
  • Thanks for all the good times

Funny Sayings and Messages

Using a funny retirement cake saying is a great way to add some humour and laughter to a party. Poke fun at the retiree or help them to revel in the fact they’re retiring and everyone else isn’t with these funny sayings.

  • Goodbye Tension – Hello Pension!
  • Take us with you!
  • It’s all lazy days from now on!
  • Off the clock – for good!
  • Congratulations on making it out alive
  • You take the cake!
  • Enjoy your new 7 day weekend
  • Getting up after midday, no traffic jams or suits… what, I’m not jealous!
  • Showering is now optional (But still recommended!)
  • It’s ok to be lazy NOW!
  • Retirement is the icing on the cake
  • We’re going to miss you… just not your bad jokes!
  • Enjoy retirement.. and your sweatpants!
  • Unemployed and loving it!
  • Goodbyes can be so long and hard.. so just go already!
  • Eat your cake and leave
  • Who needs weekends? You’re retired!
  • Happy retirement to my favourite old fart
  • Who am I going to get to cover for me now!?
  • You’re retiring? No fair!

Want more humorous ideas? Try these funny messages and quotes.

For Nurses

These cake messages are ideal for a nurses retirement.

  • Thank you for your years of service
  • Your compassion has been incredible
  • You will be sorely missed
  • Congratulations on your last shift!
  • Your patients will miss you
  • Retired, but a nurse for life
  • You made other people’s lives better. Now time to put yourself first
  • You’ve been an inspiration. Thank you
  • No more bedpans and bandages!
  • Selfless for years. Enjoy retirement /li>

For Teachers

If a teacher is retiring then these cake sayings are a great addition for a retirement cake and party.

  • School’s out forever!
  • No more exams!
  • Thank you all your efforts
  • You changed lives, now enjoy yours
  • Your new assignment: relax!
  • You’ve graded your last paper!
  • The grade for your career: A+
  • You have been an inspiration to all the children. Congratulation and happy retirement
  • End of term.. forever!

Try out retirement wishes for teachers for more ideas of what to say.


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These are examples of what to write in a retirement card. Use these funny and inspirational retirement messages to wish your retiree a happy future.

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Written by Nikojind
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