Retirement is a significant life event that signifies the conclusion of one phase and the beginning of another. It is an opportunity for individuals to leave behind their busy work schedules and spend more time pursuing hobbies, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. However, it can also be a bittersweet moment for retirees as they reflect on the memories of their careers while also looking forward to new possibilities.
If you know someone who is retiring, sending them a heartfelt retirement card is a simple yet meaningful way to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well in their future endeavors. Personalizing a store-bought card with kind words and quotes can make the message even more special.
If you are unsure of what to say in a retirement card, consider using one of the 110 retirement wishes we have provided as a guide. These wishes can be thoughtful, funny, or a combination of both, and will help to send off your loved one on their next adventure in style.
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Achieving goals that take decades is not a common occurrence. Retirement signifies the completion of a long-term journey, marked by dedication and persistence, and looks forward to new endeavors, hobbies, and aspirations. Your message of "Happy Retirement!" will bring even more joy to the occasion.
1. Happy Retirement! It's time to put your daily job behind you and focus on the things that truly matter. Best of luck, Brother!
2. Congratulations on your retirement! It's time to finally live out your dreams and relax after all your hard work. Best wishes, Mate!
3. Retirement well-deserved! Enjoy the fruits of your labor and chase after those long-awaited pursuits. Wishing you all the best, Mate!
4. Yay! It's time to take a break and enjoy the next chapter of your life!
5. Congratulations on your Retirement Day! May every day of your retirement be filled with joy and happiness, Bro!
6. Warm wishes for a happy retirement, My Bro! May your next chapter bring exciting new adventures and happy endings.
7. Congratulations, Dude! Enjoy your well-deserved retirement and all the best for the future.
8. A huge congratulations to you, Sis, on your retirement. Your creativity and talent will be greatly missed, but we know your retirement will be anything but dull.
9. Congratulations, Steve, on this new phase of your life. May all your dreams and aspirations come true.
10. Congratulations, Brother from another father, on reclaiming your life and enjoying every moment.
11. A big congratulations on your retirement, Man. It's a great year to start this new chapter.
12. Congratulations, Man, on earning your wings and being free as a bird. Enjoy your retirement to the fullest.
13. Congratulations, Bro, on reaching the finish line. Wishing you success and new adventures in your retirement.
14. A heartfelt congratulations on your well-deserved retirement, Man.
15. Big congratulations to Carey on your retirement. Time to kick back and enjoy all your hard work.
16. Congratulations, Sir, on your retirement. Wishing you luck and happiness in all you do.
17. Congratulations, Mam, on your upcoming retirement. Smooth sailing ahead.
18. Barb, congratulations on a successful retirement and many memories to cherish.
19. Congratulations, Ma Man, on your retirement. You've made a lasting impact and it's time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
20. Sincere congratulations to Robin on your retirement. Your intelligence and energy have led to great success. Wishing you all the best in this new chapter.
Retirement wishes for co-workers
22. I am grateful for your willingness to share your knowledge, insight, and sense of humor with us all. Your presence will be greatly missed.
23. You have achieved an impressive career, and your actions serve as a source of inspiration to me.
24. May you relish in your well-deserved retirement!
25. The time we have spent working together has been a pleasure, and I will deeply miss you. I wish you the best in your retirement.
26. I am excited to see what the future holds for you. Enjoy your next chapter in life!
27. I believe great things await you in the future. Congratulations on your retirement!
28. You were an invaluable co-worker and your absence will be felt.
29. Although we will miss you, we are excited for the opportunities that await you.
30. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! You did it!
31. I wish you a bright future, just as your time with us was. Congratulations on your retirement!
32. Congratulations on achieving such a significant accomplishment.
33. The good news is that you will have the freedom to make your own decisions. The bad news is that you will also be responsible for the consequences.
34. Even though our working relationship has ended, let's stay in touch as friends.
35. Let's catch up soon and hear about your upcoming adventures.
36. I will always cherish the memories we shared while working together and already miss you.
37. We appreciate everything you have done for us. Now it's time for you to pursue your passions.
38. Working with you was always enjoyable and I hope your retirement is just as enjoyable.
39. I hope you have as much fun spending your money as you did earning it, if not more!
40. Enjoy your retirement and all the new opportunities that come with it!
Reaching retirement is a significant achievement in life, and utilizing one of the twenty-five quotes we have gathered can add a humorous, wise, or uplifting touch to a card, email, or text message. Simply copy and paste to achieve success.
41. 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
42. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill
43. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Leonardo da Vinci
44. Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different. -Patrick Foley
45. Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. -Harry Emerson Fosdick
46. If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. -Doug Larson
47. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis
48. Retirement’s the most wonderful thing. I get to enjoy all the things I never stopped to notice on the way up… -Patrick Macnee
49. The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things. -Susan Miller
50. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. - A. A. Milne
Retirement wishes for bosses
51. After dedicating so many years to taking care of us, it's time for you to focus on yourself. Enjoy your retirement!
52. Your leadership has been unparalleled and the company will not be the same without you.
53. A big congratulations to the retiree. Your presence will be greatly missed.
54. We have all loved working under your guidance and wish you all the best in your retirement.
55. Wishing you a happy retirement and thank you for giving us an excuse to celebrate.
56. Today is all about honoring you and your incredible career.
57. You have always been a true professional and a great leader by example. You will be missed.
58. I want you to know how much I appreciate all the sacrifices you made for our team. Now it's time for you to take a well-deserved rest.
59. Your new job is to relax and enjoy your retirement.
60. Pro: You get to spend your time doing what you've always wanted. Con: You have to make your own coffee. Seems fair.
61. It has been an honor and a pleasure working for you. Wishing you a happy retirement.
62. Thank you for all your support, help, and for being our biggest supporter. You will be missed.
63. Thank you for not only being a great boss but also a mentor, friend, coach, and cheerleader.
64. While we are sad to see you go, we are happy for the new opportunities that await you.
65. Happy retirement! Don't forget to send us a postcard from the beach.
66. I cannot imagine this place without you. Enjoy your retirement and know that your legacy will be hard to match.
67. Cheers to many happy golden years!
68. The impact you have made here will never be forgotten.
69. Congratulations to the best boss ever! Enjoy your retirement, you have truly earned it.
70. The balloons and cake are not because we are happy you are leaving, but because we are happy you are finally able to relax.
Retirement Wishes to Write in Retirement Cards
71. Retirement is the world’s longest coffee break. Enjoy your coffee!
72. Your someday is here. Enjoy!
73. Enjoy your days of sleeping late and doing nothing! All the best in your retirement.
74. I hope that your retired life is the best part of your life.
75. Happy Retirement! Enjoy the rest and relaxation!
76. Enjoy a long-overdue retirement. Now you can enjoy all the finer things in life.
77. Enjoy your retirement. And enjoy all of the exciting adventures ahead of you!
78. Now the fun begins! Happy retirement.
79. You got your life back! Enjoy every minute of your retirement.
80. Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you stop taking coffee breaks. Be sure to schedule me in!
81. Didn’t you only just start yesterday? Happy Retirement, friend!
82. 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!
83. I am a little jealous, to be honest! Enjoy your retirement!
84. Congratulations on your retirement! Wishing you the best of health, happiness, and success on your new journey in life.
85. Best wishes as you retire. Congratulations on the next phase of your life.
86. Have a restful but fun and active retirement!
87. You’ve reached the finish line! Enjoy your retirement and your next adventures.
88. The fun finally begins! Congratulations on your retirement.
89. You’ve been promoted to the retirement stage of your life! Congrats!
90. Retirement isn’t really all as great as it sounds. No pressure from the boss, zero deadlines, no company meetings to enjoy—how will you manage?
91. Happy Retirement! You’ll never have to ask for a day off ever again!
92. You have been great to work with and I will never forget all you taught me along the way. You are a great role model! Enjoy your retirement.
93. Kick back and enjoy—you don’t have to punch a clock anymore! Happy retirement!
94. I can’t imagine walking into the office and not seeing your face. Thank you for every single second you’ve spent with our team. It is truly appreciated!
95. Your new quarterly goal: avoiding anything that resembles work! Congratulations on your retirement!
96. It’s time to enjoy your life. Happy Retirement!
97. You’ve had such a long and successful career. Well done! Enjoy your retirement.
98. Well, at least now you can say this is the last job you will ever start new! Happy retirement!
99. We will miss seeing you every day here in the office, but we know how hard you’ve worked for this. Happy retirement.
100. You have been an amazing leader to us all, and we wish you all the best on this next chapter in your life as you celebrate your retirement.
Retirement wishes for friends
101. My warmest congratulations on your retirement, and I look forward to hitting the greens with you!
102. Allow me to treat you to a celebration of your new chapter in life.
103. Retirement is here, and I invite you to jump right in with me! The experience is fantastic.
104. My best wishes for a healthy, happy, and fulfilling retirement filled with friendship.
105. From early meetings to early bird specials, we've come a long way, and I'm grateful to have you as my companion.
106. Can it be true? Have you reached retirement age? If so, does that mean I have too? Let's party!
107. My congratulations on being the first to retire, you beat me to it!
108. The conclusion of this phase is just the start of something even better and more exhilarating.
109. We were friends first, colleagues later, and now back to being friends again - I couldn't be happier!
110. Enjoy your retirement, but not too much, at least not without me!
111. Congratulations on your retirement! Is it your turn to buy drinks in celebration or mine since I'm still employed?
112. You win, you retired first, but I'm not far behind.
113. Together, we've experienced the highs and lows of our careers, and I'm thrilled to see you end yours on a high note. Cheers to your retirement.
114. Now that you're retired, it's time to fulfill those "hopes and dreams" from our middle school yearbook. What's first on your list: becoming President or kissing Sally?
115. Retirement parties are the best, everyone's old enough to drink but still young at heart to enjoy a good party.
116. Is this the start of an endless spring break? Let's think about it.
117. Retirement isn't the end of the road, it's the on-ramp to the highway. Congratulations on merging!
118. Now that you're done managing crews, let's see how you handle a cruise! May all your sailing be smooth from here on out.
119. How about a tie-burning bonfire at your place?
120. Live, love, retire, and then laugh.
Retirement wishes for family
122. Your professional accomplishments have always been an inspiration to me, and I have no doubt that your future endeavors will be just as exceptional.
123. My best wishes for you are nothing but bright skies and serene nights from this point forward.
124. I am thrilled for the new experiences and opportunities that await you in your retirement. Congratulations!
125. Your dedication and hard work have always been an inspiration, and I am glad you can finally take a well-deserved break.
126. My heart is filled with elation and jubilation for your milestone achievement. Congratulations!
127. Remember when people said that retirement would mean more time with family? Well, congratulations, it's finally here!
128. The future holds so much fun and excitement, let us raise a glass to your retirement!
129. Your ability to achieve success in all your endeavors is unmatched, and I have no doubt that retirement will be just the same.
130. Say goodbye to stress and hello to your pension!
131. Congratulations on retiring from your job, but you will always be my dad and the person I look up to the most.
132. I understand that your company will miss you as a valuable employee, but your family is overjoyed to have more time with you. Cheers to your retirement!
133. You have dedicated so much of your time and effort to others for so many years, now it's time to focus on yourself. Happy retirement!
134. If retirement is like turning a new page, I am grateful that we will always be in the same book.
135. I love you, I am in awe of you, and I am so proud of all that you have achieved. Congratulations on a job well done!
136. My hope for you is that you will look back on your life with pride, feel content with the person you've become, and look forward to your future with excitement.
137. I wish you the most enjoyable and peaceful retirement.
138. May all your dreams come to fruition in your retirement.
139. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of love, happiness, and good health. I wish you all of these and more in your retirement.
140. Don't just think about what you're leaving behind, remember that you're retiring to me. I love you and I am so happy for you!
Thank you, Hope you enjoy your life :)