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Oct 22, 2018 Don't worry, we're going to throw you an amazing going away party! Wishing you Best wishes; The whole workplace is going to miss you.

What to Write In a Going Away Card

People come and go in our lives. Friends and relatives move away to different parts of the world to go to school, pursue their careers, or to just switch up the scenery. Gifts and cards are appropriate to give during a situation like this. While buying a gift may be the easy part, knowing what to say in the card, poses itself to be an issue all on its own. What can you write to a friend or a family member who is leaving/ moving away, without sounding bland or without being forgetful?

How to Create the Perfect Card - Examples

Below is a small list of ideas of what you can say to someone you know who is moving away. They are easy to follow and work in various different situations.

Rather it is a son, daughter, sibling, grandparents, or friend that is leaving one way or another, a card with a friendly message inside of it can make them feel a lot better about their decision to leave. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated. Just something short and sweet will do. Making it memorable is your job, as you tailor the card to the specific person and situation. Note that these just examples/templates that you can use to personalize a going away card for someone that you care about.

  • (A child leaving for college) Look how far you’ve come. It seems like yesterday that your mother and I were holding you in our arms and rocking you to sleep, and now you’re off to college. We’ll miss you terribly, but we are so proud of you for pursuing your goals. Know that you will always have a home here.
  • (A friend moving to a different state/country) We wish you the best on your big adventure. Know that you are loved and will be missed. Come back and visit often. It doesn’t matter how far you go, there will always be a special place for you, here in my heart.
  • (A child moving to a different state/country) Though you are going so far away, know that you’re home will always be with us. We love you so much and wish that we could hold on tight to you forever. Spread your wings and fly, wherever they take you may you find peace, love, serenity, and a place to settle. We’ll miss you, Mom and Dad
  • (Leaving a job) It’s been great working with you and getting to know you. As you embark upon your new endeavor, know that your hard work, focus, and dedication will pay off. I can’t wait to see how far your ambition takes you, and I wish you all the best.
  • (A sibling moving to a different state/country) I’m going to miss you when you leave. You were the best brother/sister, a sibling could ask for. Please, don’t forget about me and come home and visit often.

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I hope that these short examples gave you some sort inspiration of what to write in a going away card.

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What To Write in a Going Away Card - Going Away Wishes, Messages, Sayings

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Goodbye and Farewell Messages

Saying farewell to an important person is inevitably going to happen multiple times throughout life. Whether it's a happy goodbye or one eliciting feelings of grief, it's not always easy to express. This is one last chance to leave a lasting impression on a person leaving you're leaving or who is leaving you.

Messages to Say Goodbye

  • Don't let physical distance turn us into strangers. Keep in touch!
  • It has been a blessing to have you so close. I'll miss you, but I understand why you're going and I wish you the best.
  • I am grateful for the opportunities we had, and I will have fond feelings when I look back on this time in my life.
  • Change is the one constant. Let's meet that change with the confidence that we can handle what comes our way.
  • I hate to say goodbye, so I'm writing it in a card instead. Goodbye!
  • I will cherish the memories as I look to what the future holds for you and I.
  • I'm sure that I'll find out very quickly after you're gone that I miss you very much.
  • If you can't stay here, stay in touch!
  • My strategy for not missing you will be to focus on all the things I don't like about you. Feel free to use my strategy if you start missing me. Farewell!
  • I know that I will think of you often. You have been a big influence in my life.
  • I'm wishing you the best even though I wish I didn't have to say goodbye.
  • I don't know where life will take you from here, but know that you always have a place to land with me.
  • I want to thank everyone for the friendships and the time we spent together here. It has been a great time, and I will look back fondly when I think of you.
  • Many of you have made a great impact on me, and I’ve learned much from you. Thank you for everything.
  • It’s with regret that I announce that it is time for me to move on. My own goals and priorities have shifted and demanded the attention that they deserve. I will be leaving to pursue some personal goals that I have put off until now. Please know that I am sincerely grateful for the time I spent here with everyone, and I want to keep in touch with you.
  • I want to send a shout out and a thank you for everyone who has helped me here. You have made this a great place to learn and to have fun. Take care of yourselves.
  • Even though I am leaving, I am sure that you and I will all continue to be successful because of what we have learned from each other. Continue to work as hard as you have with me and you will surely continue your successes here.
  • We could not have asked for better neighbors than you guys. You were easy to live next to and we’ve enjoyed the conversations and the chance to laugh with you over the last several years.
  • We’re moving, but that doesn’t mean we have to be strangers. We are just a phone call away. Here’s our new number, ______.
  • I hate goodbyes, so I’ll keep this short. Goodbye.
  • ‘So long and farewell.’  It has been great, but all things must come to an end. Take care of yourselves.
  • I don’t want to have to say goodbye, so I will leave you with a ‘See you later.’
  • I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve you and to serve alongside you. The time we’ve spent here has allowed me much personal fulfillment and satisfaction.
  • No one can fully know what the future holds, but I am confident that you will be successful and that I'll miss you. Best of luck to you!
  • We may be further apart by physical location, but I'll always consider you a close friend. I'll keep in touch.

List of Idioms like "See You Later, Alligator."

  • After a while, crocodile.
  • Not too soon, baboon.
  • Gotta go, buffalo.
  • Can't stay, blue jay.
  • So long for now, Dairy Cow.
  • Show me out, Rainbow Trout.
  • Cheerio', Pretty Doe.
  • My leave I take, you ugly snake!
  • Toodles, Poodles!
  • Gotta flee, bumblebee.
  • I can't stay, stingray.
  • Can't be late, little skate.
  • And that's the end, my friend!
  • Better skadoodle, poodle.
  • Don't trip chocolate chip.
  • See you soon, macaroon.
  • Bye-bye, French fry.
  • Chop chop lollipop.
  • See ya soon raccoon. 
  • Time to go, buffalo. 
  • Gotta run, honey bun.
  • Gonna scat, kitty cat.
  • Toodle-loo, cockatoo.
  • Fare-thee-well, ya big gazelle.
  • Take care teddy bear. 
  • Can’t stay blue jay.
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Farewell Card Message Samples

People agonise over what to write as a farewell card message...

Everyone else has taken all the words!

You need more words! Different words!


Get your short snippets and farewell quotes here to suit the person and your mood. At the bottom of the page, you'll see it doesn't have to be all about the prose.

Sincere farewell sayings

  • Wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
  • Hope we'll stay in touch.
  • Thanks for everything.
  • Glad to have met you.
  • It's been great working with you.
  • I am sorry to see you go.
  • Good to have known you.
  • Let the best of the past be the worst of the future.
  • No doubt we'll meet again, so this is goodbye for now.
  • Hope all your plans turn out just right.
  • We will miss the breath of fresh air you bring!
  • Where you're going is lucky to have you :)
  • Best wishes!
  • You deserve everything good!
  • Don't be a stranger!
  • You are the master of your destiny.
  • Today a leap, tomorrow bounds :)
  • Thank you for your company.
  • Thank you for your energy and spirit.

Click for exampleresponses to their final email.


  • Best of luck for the future.
  • Keep in touch!
  • Thanks for your huge contribution.
  • I will always remember...
  • I will never forget...
  • I will definitely miss...
  • We've had a ball!
  • Keep laughing!
  • Keep truckin'!
  • It won't be the same without you.
  • Have fun taking on the world, I know you'll win.
  • You are awesome.
  • You are one amazing lady/gentleman.
  • You are a credit to yourself.
  • You have been a wonderful asset to the business.
  • I admired your immense talent.
  • I admired your enthusiasm.
  • I appreciated your professionalism.
  • I respect your knowledge and skill.
  • I appreciated your sense of humour.

Actually I struggle to say anything nice about this person -

what can I say that won't make me feel hypocritical and fake?

Good question!  Click here forfare-ill words!


Humorous farewell greetings

  • Go cause random havoc elsewhere!
  • You'll be back - the genie is what sets you free.
  • Clean your desk before you go!
  • Hope you do some actual work at your new job!
  • Thanks for putting up with...
  • This message is deep and meaningful. [Signature].
  • This is the most meaningful message on this card. [Signature].
  • Now remember, [trivial lesson]...
  • I know you'll miss us :)
  • Good riddance!
  • It's about time!
  • I'm sorry, I've forgotten what you did here...
  • [Insert wrong name], we will always remember you!
  • I'll never forget about that time with the wetsuit and the garlic press...
  • So long! Farewell! Auf wiedersehen, goodbyeee!
  • Happy Birthday!
  • Merry Christmas!
  • I think I should finally introduce myself [+ signature - preferably illegible]
  • At least we had 2018!
  • At least we had February!
  • At least we had lunch!
  • At least free coffee!
  • At least you are free!
  • It is the height of rudeness that we must continue here without your bright smile.
  • My wishes is the best thing on this card [signature].
  • My handwriting is the best on this card [signature].
  • My signature is the nicest on this card [print full name + Esquire/The First, or make it egotistically large]
  • My staying is the saddest part of your going.
  • I cannot believe we are all just accepting your goodbye.
  • I cannot believe you are actually leaving.
  • WTF!
  • Now who is going to be the heatseeker?!
  • Now who is going to be the coffee baron?!
  • Now who will be my therapist?!
  • Now who will do my job?!
  • Now who will tolerate me?!
  • I appreciated your diplomacy.
  • I appreciated your discretion.

Check out some other farewell notes.


Casual goodbye quotes

  • See you on the flip side...
  • We'll have a shandy somewhere, sometime...
  • Enjoy, Missy/Mister...
  • When you can't drink with us, drink to us, matey.
  • Thanks for all the laughs...
  • Cryin' on the inside...
  • I miss you already!
  • Maybe we had just a "season" but I'll remember you a lifetime.
  • Nobody good ever stays still, hon.
  • You'll be fine :)
  • Hope the grass is greener, buddy :)
  • The good times went so quick! 
  • New doors are opening for you, mate!
  • Lots of love, [signature]
  • Hugs, [signature]
  • High five! [Signature]
  • Leaving?! Get outta here!
  • Gotta keep movin' buddy!
  • Don't look back, hon, I cry ugly ;)
  • Spoiler alert - sad face :(

Alternatives to a farewell card message

Stuck for words?  Not really a words person?

Try a little doodle!

It adds interest to the card, and is good for using up space when there aren't many signatures...!

If a stick figure is beyond you, or a smiley face, or a smiley face with punk hair and rainbow ear-rings; find something to physically add to the card.

For example:

  • paperclip an invoice for all the trouble they've caused, or
  • press a flower inside,
  • staple a tea-bag,
  • draw a crappy gold watch on a post-it note to stick inside,
  • leave a lipstick kiss, 
  • stick an emergency sweet inside,
  • tie in some origami,
  • paperclip your Take 5 or other safety/risk assessment on their leaving,
  • create a little paper pop-up for the card,
  • make a little lift-the-flap on the card to add interest to your message.

Get creative and have fun!


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Here's to wishing you the best of luck in all life has to offer you. Good luck to you as you move toward the next chapter life brings your way. I heard about your.

What to write in a farewell card

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Goodbye messages to coworkers can often be the most difficult ones to write. After all, how does one even begin to sum up the weeks, months or years that you’ve worked together, and the myriad of emotions they’ve inspired in you over all this time, or all the memories that you’ve shared?

Saying goodbye in person is hard enough, but having to write these goodbye messages in a farewell card to coworkers can be a daunting task indeed. It’s a bit easier to write goodbye messages to coworkers that you had a good relationship with, but, what if you weren’t particularly fond of the person? Or didn’t know them nearly enough to form an opinion?

None of that seems to matter when those farewell cards start to circulate in the office and you’re expected to write flattering and thoughtful goodbye messages to coworkers that you may not even have really known. Whatever your predicament, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of goodbye messages to coworkers that you can use to appropriately express your sadness, mixed emotions, or even low-key indifference as a colleague retires or leaves to greener career pastures:

P.S. Stan is our fictional colleague in these goodbye messages so be sure to change this to your actual colleague’s name before writing in a farewell card. The last thing you want to do is to screw up your colleague’s name on his last day!

 

25 goodbye messages to coworker who is taking retirement

 

01“Farewell, old friend. The office won’t be the same without you, At least I know you’ll be happy somewhere planting your garden, traveling the world or whatever it is that old folks like you love to do 😊. Goodbye Stan. All the best!”

 

 

02“I envy all the free time you’ll finally have but I’m mostly just sad to see you go. Whatever you decide to do now and wherever life takes you, I wish you all the best on that journey. Goodbye and good luck with retirement.”

 

03“You made coming to work each day such a pleasure. It’s not goodbye by any means, but I’m certainly going to miss you around here. All the best with retirement. I’m right behind you!”

 

04“Retirement sure looks good on you Stan. Enjoy it! Good bye and all the best!”

 

05“We’ve started taking bets that after one week home, you’re going to be begging to come back to us 😊…at least, that’s what we all secretly hope. The office sure is going to be incomplete without you. We’re just happy you finally get to sit back and relax. Enjoy retirement old friend. You deserve it!”

 

06“The office won’t be the same without you Stan. You’ve been a breath of fresh air on even the dreariest of days. Good luck and goodbye for now. We’ll be seeing you around!”

 

07“Friend, coworker, mentor – these are all the things that you’ve been to me. As you move on to this new chapter in your life, I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you and learn from you. You’ve certainly made a lasting impact. Farewell for now! All the best.”

 

08“Of all the coworkers that I’ve had, you have made the most lasting impression. You approach life and work with such contagious zeal, that, being around you, it’s impossible not to feel the same. I know you’re going to go into retirement with that same spirit so, goodbye for now old friend. I wish you all the best.”

 

09“You’ve shared so many words of advice with me over the years and I’ll certainly miss being able to call upon your wisdom. Still, I’m happy to have had the honor of working with you and wish you the best in retirement. Farewell for now and good luck.”

 

10“I think HR’s data may be compromised…there’s no way a young thing like you could be retiring! But, since you’ve convinced everyone else, I guess there’s nothing else to do but say goodbye. I’m gonna miss you around here, Stan, but I wish you all the best.”
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11“In moments like these, I truly understand the meaning of the word bittersweet. It was my absolute pleasure being able to work with you, and now that you’re leaving, I feel so sad for the loss but so happy for you at the same time. Enjoy retirement Stan! You’ve certainly earned it. All the best.”

 

12“Stan, over the years, you’ve been more than just a coworker to me. You’ve also been a close friend. I know how long you’ve waited for this day and I’m so happy that you finally get to experience it. With all the free time you now have, I hope you won’t forget me because I certainly won’t forget you. Goodbye for now and all the best!”

 

13“I hate having to say goodbye to you, Stan. You’ve been so many things to me in the time that we’ve worked together. Coworker, confidante, friend. I know you’ve been looking forward to this moment, though, so I wish you good luck and hope we keep in touch.”

 

14“It’s sad to say goodbye, but I’m thankful it’s not final. I’ll be seeing you around so all the best until then.”

 

15“It breaks our heart to see you go – you made work such a breeze with your sunny outlook and warm disposition. Good luck as you sail away onto the seas of retirement. You’ve certainly earned it! Goodbye, old friend.”

 

16“Things will definitely not be the same here without you, and though we feel a sense of loss, we’re also happy as we tell you goodbye. Your retirement awaits! Go forth and enjoy!”

 

17“We know this is not a final goodbye, yet somehow, the feeling of loss is tangible. You are indeed a treasure that we feel honored to have found. Though it pains us to say goodbye, say it we must. Farewell coworker, and good luck with retirement!”
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18“While in retirement, do take up a hobby. Don’t show up to all office functions 😊. We love you Stan! Goodbye for now and enjoy all the perks retirement has to offer!”

 

19“Goodbye is hard to say, especially to those so dear. We’ve known this day was coming, but nothing could prepare us for how hard it would be to let you go. Though the moment is bittersweet, we are overjoyed for you and wish you all the best as you retire. Good luck!”

 

20“People wait so many years for this moment. Now that you’re here, I can’t imagine how overjoyed you must be. You will forever be etched on our memories. Goodbye and good luck as you retire.”

 

21“I do feel bad for the unlucky son of a gun who has to replace you…those are some huge shoes to fill! I won’t say goodbye, but I do wish you good luck. Have a blast with retirement!”

 

 

22“All the best fellow coworker. As you retire, we want you to know that you have inspired and motivated so many just by being you. Good luck and goodbye for now.”

 

23“You’re retiring on paper, but, for us, you’re still a part of the gang. It’s sad to say goodbye but we wish you all the best. Keep on being phenomenal!”

 

24“Many seasons have passed as we’ve worked together. Now that you’re leaving, we can’t help but be sad for the great friend and coworker that we’ve lost and happy (a bit envious too 😊) for all the free time you’ve gained. All the best and farewell!”

 

25“You’ve finally answered retirement’s call! I know you’re equal to the challenge. Good luck my friend and farewell for now!”

 

25 farewell messages to coworker who will work for another company

 

26“Your time with us has ended much too quickly. We hate to see you go, but know you’ll do well wherever you go. Farewell comrade. Good luck as you take on this new challenge!”

 

27“You’ve brought greatness with you into our midst. You’ve made your mark here, and the memories you’ve left behind will never be forgotten. Goodbye and all the best in this new role. We know you’ll totally dominate!”

 

28“I feel like a member of my family is being stolen. That’s how much you’ve come to mean to me. Despite this, I am so proud of you and I’m rooting for you as you move forward in the direction of your dreams. Goodbye my coworker. Goodbye my friend. I wish you all the best.”
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29“Watching you leave is hard, but know that there is always a space here for you. Good luck on your journey and goodbye until I see you again.”

 

30“You have sparked a flame in each of us with your determination and iron will. Your absence from our presence with surely bring sadness, but this is only temporary. The inspiration and the mark that you’ve left behind will last forever. Goodbye for now and good luck on your new job.”

 

31“Today is not just a day when the team loses one member, but also the day a valuable friend has spread their wings and aims to soar. Though this is goodbye for now, know that we support you in all that you do and wish you all the best.”

 

32“As you step boldly into your future, know that the mark you’ve left behind can never be erased. We know you’ll got out there and wow others just as you’ve wowed us, and, even though this is goodbye, we wish you good luck and much success. All the best!”

 

33“I feel like it was just the other day that we met and already we’re saying goodbye. It hurts to see you leave, but you’re moving on to bigger and better things, and that makes me so proud. You will always be more than just another coworker – you’re family. All the best as you move to higher heights.”

 

34“I’m told that you’re leaving. If it were up to me, I’d keep you here forever. Since some crazy person has already okayed this, I guess it’s time to say goodbye. Make me proud out there! Good luck!”

 

35“Through the tough tides you were aboard our ship, facing challenges but never losing grip. Now that the seas of life are steering you elsewhere, we bid you goodbye, good luck and good cheer.”

 

36“Losing you as a coworker will be a lot to process, but seeing you progress makes it easier to bear. Goodbye and good luck on your journey…there will always be a space for you here.”

 

37“When I heard that you were leaving, I didn’t want to believe it. The selfish me wishes you would stick around for a while longer, but, since you’re leaving to greener pastures, I’m happy for you. It was my pleasure being your coworker and though things will be different without you, I’m happy that we met. Goodbye and all the best.”

 

38“Having a coworker like you makes work so much easier. I envy the lucky office that can now call you their own. Goodbye my friend. Go out there and kick ass!”

 

39“Higher heights are waiting out there for you to reach, and though this goodbye is bittersweet, I wish you all the best both personally and professionally. I’m truly going to miss you coworker. You’ve made your mark.”

 

 

40“You, my friend, are irreplaceable (that’s not gonna stop HR from trying though 😊). You have made a mark on me that will not be forgotten anytime soon. It saddens me to have to say goodbye, but, your destiny awaits. Good luck old friend!”

 

41“I remember your first day here. Instantly you were like a magnet that drew us all to you. Now that you’re leaving, it’s like someone has drained all the energy from us. It’s hard to see a wonderful coworker like you leave, but, we know you’re advancing in the direction of your dreams so goodbye, good luck and all the best in everything that you do.”

 

42“It’s quality over quantity on our little team, and you were one of the best. It feels hard to lose you, but we know you’ll do us proud out there. Kick ass on the new job! We’re proud of you!”

 

43“I wish I could meet your new boss so that I could tell her the gem of a human being you are. If your coworkers ever slip up over there, you’ve always got a home right here. I miss you already! Goodbye and all the best as you go forth.”

 

44“Those poor fools who’ve hired you don’t know what they’ve gotten themselves into. Don’t worry though – there’ll always be a space reserved here for when they find out just how crazy you are 😊! All the best and goodbye for now.”

 

45“Is it selfish for me to want you to stay? Even if it is, I don’t care. You made my days here so much brighter and I envy all those new people who’ll now have you to themselves. I miss you. You’re more than just a coworker…you’re a dear friend. Goodbye and all the best.”

 

46“Your departure will forever alter the atmosphere here. We take heart, though, knowing that amid this painful goodbye, you are one step closer to the future you have envisioned for yourself. Take good care and all the best on your journey.”

 

47“Good coworkers are hard to come by, so watching you go isn’t easy. I know wherever you go, you’ll add spark and flair. Godspeed and good bye.”

 

48“Coworker to coworker, please check if there are any vacancies at your new job…working here is going to be unbearable without you 😊.”

 

49“Telling you goodbye is like sending my kids off to college…so bittersweet. I’m glad you’ve finally landed the job you want, but a selfish part of me just wants to keep you here with me. After all, you’re more than just a coworker – you’re family. All the best!”

 

50“You put the ‘co’ in coworker. I can’t imagine having to walk by your empty desk each day, or to see it filled by some cheap imitation of you. It was a pleasure learning from you and collaborating with you. Congrats on the new job, goodbye for now and all the best!”

 

Concluding thoughts on goodbye messages to coworkers

Goodbye messages to coworkers in a farewell card do not need to be long. As long as you speak from the heart, anything you write in your goodbye messages will be well received.
 

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