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Retirement Wishes Continued – Looking for retirement quotes, wishes and sayings or what to write in a retirement card? Great, we have pulled.

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1 – Retirement Wishes

2 – Retiring Quotes

3 – Funny Retirement Messages

Our retirement wishes, greetings and phrases provide a resource for when you’re looking for the right words for a valued colleague, family member or friend who is taking the big leap into retirement.

For many retirees, the step away from full-time employment is something they’ve dreamed up for a long time. Recognize the importance of the day with some carefully chosen words that leave the impression that you want them to. Check out the retirement wishes, phrases and saying to see if any of the messages resonate with you.

Happy Retirement Wishes

God retired after just 6 days of creating the heavens and the earth. Why so long for you?

Here’s to watching your fishing line and not the bottom line.

Enjoy the opportunity to do wonderful things just for you and your family.

How you managed to retire at this young age is a testimony to your intelligence.

Retirement is a celebration: old memories and new beginnings.

Short Retirement Wishes

  1. Every day is a weekend when you’re retired.
  2. Retirement adds 5 days to your weekend! Enjoy it!
  3. Do more of what makes you happy.
  4. They’ll have a hard time filling your shoes. Happy Retirement!
  5. Congratulations on your total freedom!
  6. No more excuses for not posting selfies of your vacations.
  7. You know all those things you wanted to do? You should do them.
  8. The best is yet to come.
  9. How sweet it is.
  10. Don’t quit your daydream – Happy Retirement!

Retirement Phrases

We’re really going to miss you! Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement.

You weren’t born to pay bills and die.

Retirement only means it’s time for a new adventure.

Retirement is not the end of the road; it is the beginning of the open highway.

May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your toes.

Wishing you all the joy and happiness that a happy retirement can bring.

Wishes for Retirement

We wish you health and happy days in your retirement.

Wishing you much joy and happiness as you begin a new chapter in your life.

I wish that your retirement will be everything you dreamed that it would be.

Best wishes for a relaxing and happy retirement.

Retirement Greetings

When you stop living at work and start working at living.

I’m going to retire and live off my savings. What I do the second week is anybody’s guess.

Retirement: Having a good time is my job.

I’m retired – don’t ask me to do a damn thing.

Every Child Left Behind.
Bumper sticker on retired teacher’s car

Happy Retirement Sayings

Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? You hadn’t realized it. And you notice that the sun has set already, the day gone before you knew it — and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape. That’s retirement.
Stephen Leacock

Retirement is a field of clover, but by the time you reach it, you’re too old to climb the fence.
Evan Esar

Retirement is the period in life when you stop quoting the proverb that time is money.
Evan Esar

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
Malcolm Forbes

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
George Burns

The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off.
Abe Lemmons

Let’s put a limit to the scramble for money…. Having got what you wanted, you ought to begin to bring that struggle to an end.
Horace

Avoid retirement playgrounds like poison, because that’s exactly what they are.
Linda Goodman

Retirement Speech Tips

If you’re retiring, here are a few words of advice on how to give a short speech to your colleagues at work.

Tip 1:  Keep it short.

Tip 2: For format, consider this:

A.) Thank boss, colleagues and company for support through the years.

B.) Briefly touch on a couple company, group or individual highlights.

C.) Indicate how you plan to spend your retirement, e.g. reading more, travel and enjoying grandchildren.

D.) Wish all good luck and continued success.

Tip 3: Prior or after to speech, meet individually with the folks at your company who meant the most to you, your boss (whether this was the case or not), and your successor.

Speech to Retiree (Tribute)

If you’re recognizing a retiree, here are three tips.

Tip 1: Keep it short.

Tip 2: Be sincere and express heartfelt appreciation. Personalize your message to the retiree. Let the person know that he or she will be missed. Thank them for their contribution. Start sincere and end sincere.

Tip 3: Add some humor to the middle part of your presentation. Bounce it off a trusted friend for a disaster check. Retirement is typically a happy occasion, and folks are looking for an opportunity to laugh. Provide them that opportunity in a good-natured way.

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Retirement Card Messages: What to Write

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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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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 wishes

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Retirement Wishes Continued – Looking for retirement quotes, wishes and sayings or what to write in a retirement card? Great, we have pulled together all of the retirement wishes from all over the internet. Here are the top 100 retirement wishes, sayings and quotes for what to write in a retirement card.

Retirement Wishes Continued:

  1. Think about it, now you never have to ask for a day off again. Happy Retirement!
  2. Happy retirement wishes! Wishing you all the best in your new retired life. 
  3. All the best for an amazing retirement! Enjoy your new chapter in life, where you become your own boss.
  4. As one chapter ends, another begins, welcome to your new found freedom! 
  5. When someone as wonderful as you finally gets to retire it makes my heart melt! Congrats and all the best to your relaxing years ahead!
  6. Are you ready for that golf trip you were always telling me about? Enjoy your golf retirement! 
  7. You will always be remembered for your accomplishments. Thank you for your years of hard work and dedication to our team, and congrats on your retirement!
  8. Retiring means less responsibility and “almost” no work. Please let me know if you need help finding things to do, my garage could use a once over ha ha ha! Congrats (insert name)! 
  9. Now that you’re retired you can do all the things you enjoy. Have a happy retirement!
  10. Now that you are retired, what are you going to do with all of that free time? I could fill up your Tuesday’s with coffee and gossip? What do you say? Enjoy yourself out there! 
  11. Enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. Here’s to wishing you a relaxing and wonderful retirement.
  12. I’m so happy to see you reach your goal! Retirement holds new beginnings for you. Seek out everything that retirement has to offer you. 
  13. You’ve worked your entire life for this day, you deserve it, and all the best for a happy retirement!
  14. You are an amazing co-worker, I will never forget all the little tips and tricks you taught me along the way. You are an inspiration to us all. Congrats on your well deserved retirement days. 
  15. Thank you for being an amazing example for me and our team. Your dedication and hard work is really inspiring! I will never forget you for that! Enjoy your retirement!
  16. You have made us and the company better, and for that we thank you. Enjoy your retirement! 
  17. Thank you for always challenging us to become the best at what we do. Congrats on your retirement!
  18. Now that you’re retired, you get to spend everyday with your wife. I’m sure you can’t wait to get your green thumb dirty again! Enjoy it. 
  19. All of the wonderful things you’ve done for us will not be forgotten. Congrats on the fruits of your hard labor!
  20. Leave your past behind and embrace your new future. Work it over, retirement is here! Let’s go!
  21. Retirement is all about embracing your future and leaving the past behind. Enjoy the years ahead!
  22. Are you seriously retiring already? It seems like you just started yesterday. You will be deeply missed my friend! 
  23. All The Best wishes on your early retirement. Enjoy the new opportunities to do fun and wonderful things just for you.
  24. Thank you for inspiring us all to do our absolute best. You are a very motivating and pleasant person to work with. You will not be forgotten after you retire! 
  25. Thank you for always motivating us to do our best. We wish you an amazing retirement with years of enjoyment to come!
  26. You are a true friend! Our years of work together have showed me that you can love your work if you love the people you work with. Thank you for proving that to me! Happy Retirement! 
  27. You will be deeply missed! You are truly a one in million person that can never be replaced! Enjoy your retirement!
  28. Make sure you enjoy retirement like you enjoyed working with all of us! Send us a postcard from your next trip. 
  29. It’s sad to say goodbye, but great to know you are headed on to greener pastures! Congrats!
  30. We hate to see you go, but love to see you walk away… into retirement that is ha ha ha. Congratulations, you deserve it! 
  31. It will be tough to find someone that works as hard and is dedicated as much as you are! Congrats from the whole team!
  32. Say goodbye to slow Mondays and pointless staff meetings ha ha ha! Your new life is waiting for you.
  33. You are one of the hardest working people I have ever met! You earned every single part of your retirement! Great job and adios amigo. 
  34. Retirement is the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. Let’s hope the next chapter of your life are as good or better as your previous! Congratulations!
  35. You have earned every bit of your retirement days! We are so happy for you! 
  36. Have fun with your new found freedom! Here’s to hoping your retirement is a dream come true!
  37. Now that you got your boss off your back you can do what you want, when you want, as long as your wife approves of course ha ha ha!
  38. I’m sure you never thought this day would come… Well other than that calendar you had that marked down the last days until your retirement ha ha ha! Enjoy yourself my friend, you will be greatly missed! 
  39. You deserve retirement! You’ve worked hard for your family and deserve to take a break! Congrats.
  40. We can tell that you loved your job! Let’s hope your retirement brings you the same fulfillment or even more!
  41. Here’s to hoping your new found freedom in retirement brings you fun, relaxation and enjoyment! All the best to you.
  42. You will be greatly missed! We hope you enjoy your retirement as much as we enjoyed having you around the office. All the best! 
  43. A wife’s full-time job starts when her husband retires. Glad to see you got promoted!
  44. Consider this an extended vacation that never ends… Only you don’t get paid days off ha ha ha!
  45. Never again will you have to face dreaded Mondays! Every day for you is the weekend now! Lucky You.
  46. Very few people dedicate themselves to their job the way you have. Now, its time to take some time for yourself and I can only imagine the kind of things you are going to get into.
  47. Travel, relax, enjoy life and spend all the kids inheritance (they will never know ha ha ha). Best of wishes.
  48. Here’s to wishing you health, wealth and happiness in retirement. Congratulations to you!
  49. Now that you’ve retired, you can start doing all of the wonderful things I’ve heard you talking about over the years! Congrats.
  50. You leave your old boss in the past after retirement and start life with your new boss, your wife. Good luck my friend!

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