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Religious retirement messages

If you have a friend, co-worker or family member who is religious then you may want to consider using one or more religious retirement messages or wishes in their card. They can help to express the feelings you have in a better way and also to show them how their faith can guide them during this new time of their life. Religion can often be a shining light when someone may feel overwhelmed or nervous about changes.

So try one of the religious retirement wishes below.


Best wishes my friend
on your early retirement
our Lord will bless you
in all your future plans
with the desires of your heart


Isaiah 46:4 “Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.”


God will always be near you
showering his blessings and faith
on you and your family
He’ll guide you with His love
walking the path of retirement


Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”


Even now you retire
our Lord has plans for you
spreading His words of love
and passing your wisdom
to all your grandchildren


Jeremiah29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”


Allow our Lord to
use your wisdom, commitment,
and abilities
to further help people in need
wish you a heartwarming retirement


Psalm 71:9 “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.”


May our Savior bless you
with an excellent health and
enrich your retirement life
with happiness and proud
in your future endeavors


Proverbs 16:31 “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.”


God has blessed us
with a wonderful colleague
all these past years
you’ve guided us when needed
with your wisdom and experience
thanks and enjoy your retirement


Genesis 28:15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Sources:
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Retirement verses

Sometimes a retirement card can do with some livening up. They can be a bit sterile or full, sticking to the same format or bland phrases and wording in the message. A good way to make it more interesting, fun or touching can be to include one or more retirement verses.
These verses allow the sender to express their feelings in a more articulate way, or find a humourous means to celebrate what is a very big event in this recipients life.

So now your convinced about the positives of retirement verses, try some of them below for your own retirement card and put a smile on whoever it is that’s retirings face.


No alarms to set,
No deadlines to meet,
You can relax when you want to,
Take the load off your feet,
You can sit in the sun,
Read papers all day,
The world is your oyster,
Time to do things YOUR way!


All of us are gonna miss you,
so we send this card to say,
we wish you all the very best
on this your retirement day.


Now that you have retired
And getting all your pension
Will you be able to buy me roses
Also the diamonds I forgot to mention?


Now retirement has caught up with you
You’ve no rush to get out of bed
Rest , relax, read a book
Let others work instead


We’re so sorry that you’re leaving us,
but you’ve earned the right to take,
the time to put your feet up,
and enjoy a well-earned break!

Wishing you all the very best
from all your friends & colleagues.


It’s time to put your feet up,
It’s time to take a rest,
It’s time to be an expert,
In knowing that retirement is best,
For doing all the things,
You’ve never had time to do,
Brings a sense of much fulfilment,
And many joys to you!


Your retirement has come early,
I know it’s not without regret,
But sometimes in life the hand that we’re dealt,
Isn’t where we placed our bet,
But I’m sure as time passes,
You’ll find much to fill your day,
And you’ll soon begin to wonder,
That maybe life IS better this way!


It’s time to down tools,
It’s time to take things slow,
It’s time to move out the fast lane,
It’s time to pass the load,
You’ve worked hard for many years,
Now it’s time to rest,
Raise a glass and celebrate,
The next years are the best!


Retirement needs two things.
So it’s not a complete bore.
The first is much to live on
and the second much to live for.


Who ever said your past it didn’t know 
you all that well,
You may be retiring but will you slow 
down.. uh, no way, like hell!


Congratulations on your retirement
you can now sleep in late,
no more of those early mornings,
isn’t your life just great.


Your retirement day has arrived darling,
its now your turn to rest
you deserve this time for yourself,
to do the things you like best.

Retirement verses


This not going to work lark
At first is rather strange
So it’s my job to help you adjust
So some fun I will arrange.
I thought about some bowling
or taking up golf again.
But trust me, you want to find something –
something to keep you sane!


Can’t believe your old enough!
For retirement from this place.
You haven’t got enough worry lines
Mapped all over your face!


Your doing well
I have to say
Not grinning too much
On your retirement day.


Retirement is a time
For making the most of being alive
For you to live some dreams out
When a new lease of life can thrive
A time to do all those things
That you always wanted to
Retirement is a special time
A time long overdue.


Your school days now are over,
The fun has just begun!
So throw away the rule book,
It’s time to break every one!
No more meeting deadlines,
Risk assessments and more,
It’s time to put those files down,
And head right out that door!
You’ll miss your students and staff,
And the buzz of the busy day,
But you will have so much to look forward to,
As you retire today!


Oh yes the jobs can now be put off,
To be done another day,
Life can be taken at a slower pace,
Nothing HAS to be done today,
No more watching clocks, 
Racing round, getting here and there,
And as for avoiding the rush hour, 
You no longer need to care,
So indulge yourself in hobbies,
Learn a new skill – all at your own pace,
This retirement lark is what it’s all about,
It will all soon fall into place!


I never thought I’d see the day,
When you finally retired,
Shut up shop, downed tools,
Pipe and slippers by the fire,
You’ve finally found the time,
To enjoy life at a slower pace,
At last you are the spectator,
Not running in the race,
So enjoy the world of retirement,
It holds many things in store,
And as the days go rolling on,
You’ll be doing so much more!


At last you are retiring
Put your feet up and relax
Don’t worry about your work now
Just think of paying less tax
You could enjoy some gardening
Maybe a spot of DIY
Who knows you may even have time
To play the game I SPY


Retiring won’t be easy
So take a week or two
To think about your leisure time
What is a girl to do?

Shopping at the latest mall
With bags and shoes galore
Lunching with a long lost friend
Now who could ask for more?

A hobby’s what you really need
To make the time fly past
Life drawing sounds quite interesting
Or take a pole-dance class?

Keep fit lessons down the gym,
Or jogging round the park.
Boxercise is popular,
Now that sounds quite a lark!

Whatever you decide to do
We’re sure you’ll have a ball
Good luck in your retirement
And come back to see us all!

Have a wonderful Retirement


Clock watching is over,
The long holiday’s begun,
Indulge in your hobbies,
You’ll have lots of fun,
Hit the road when you want to,
Long lunches await,
Take life at a slower pace,
It’s your retirement date!


For both of us know as we retire
We can do anything we desire,
There’s time for us every day
We start to get in each other’s way,
We love each other there’s no doubt
Travelling together out and about,
Having interests of our own
Has helped us to have really grown,
We have a lovely family together
So our lives are bonded forever,
Looking back would anything change
Answer is no, that would be strange.


It’s hip hip hip hooray as we raise a glass
Wishing you nothing but good times
On your escape from the working class!!


I hear you are retiring soon
Good Luck and Good Health for the future
I know you love gardening and walking the paths
And getting back to nature

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Retirement sentiments 1

When writing a retirement message it’s often difficult to find appropriate or fitting words. A sentiment or saying about retirement can often work to avoid the banal and clichéd sayings found in a lot of pre-written cards. Instead a clever or thoughtful saying or sentiment can express your feelings and sum up the situation more succinctly than you could have managed with your own words. And using one or more of the retirement sentiments below can hopefully achieve this.

So scroll down for a wide selection of retirement sentiments that will work perfectly in any retirement card.


Thanks for your best years, enjoy your rest years!


Retire from work, but not from life.
— M. K. Soni


May your retirement be such that every day seems like Sunday.


You’ve saved the best years for last!


To borrow from a quote from Francis Bacon, may your retirement be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine best to drink, old friends best to trust, and old authors best to read.


You look remarkably well-preserved, considering the work you’ve done!


May you know how to retire happy and allow your retirement to, as the Chinese proverb advises, “Always take an emergency leisurely.”


I’m still trying / just about to catch up to you!


See you on the golf course!


Now that you’ve run the rat race, you can work on that better mouse trap!


Your grey hairs are from wisdom, mine are from stress!
Playin’ boules!
The cubicle monkeys are going to go bananas around here without you.


Now you’re at that lovely stage of life where you get to sit around the house and annoy your spouse all day, everyday. Congratulations!


Imagine actually being able to ignore your alarm clock and read the whole paper while you eat breakfast and laugh as you listen to the traffic report – yeah, retiring definitely has its perks!


You’ve slayed your dragons, now it’s time for happily ever after!


Just think, no more workplace drama! What are you going to do for entertainment? Daytime television!


Your retirement has left us all in shock – who’s going to do all the work now?


Now that you are retired you can say goodbye to the stressful things, like daily commutes and workplace drama – and say hello to the relaxing stuff, like sky diving and bungee jumping!


Your reputation rocks, now that it’s time for you to roll on, we’re all banging our heads.


You’re a classic! Your model will never be discontinued – happy retirement!


It’s going to be scary around here without you – Happy Retirement!


No one can fill your shoes – your feats will be sorely missed.


May your biggest need in retirement be a calendar because you have so many retirement activities to pursue.


May there be a whole new kind of life ahead of you, full of lots of wonderful experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it “retirement” — but you, of course, will experience it as bliss.


May your retirement be like the experience of a kid being out of school for the summer — but the summer never ends. At the same time, may your retirement allow you to do what you don’t like as little as possible and what you like as much as possible.


To borrow from a quote from Francis Bacon, may your retirement be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine best to drink, old friends best to trust, and old authors best to read.


Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
— Arthur E. Morgan


Anyone who complains about being put out to pasture has been in the harness too long. Enjoy your retirement!


Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had then time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.
— Hartman Jule


You must pursue what you truly want out of retirement, and not what others want you to pursue or what other retirees are pursuing.
— from How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free


Don’t act your age [in retirement]. Act like the inner young person you have always been.
— J. A. West


Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick


Retirement itself is the best [retirement] gift. No gold watch could ever top it.
— Abigail Charleson


For a happy retirement day, look for something bright and beautiful
in nature. Listen for a beautiful sound, speak a kind word to some
person, and do something nice for someone without their knowledge.
— Unknown


Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
— Jonathan Clements


You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable
the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with finer
spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.
You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
— Woodrow Wilson

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If you are going to be sending or giving a retirement card to someone then it is normal to be a little worried about the right protocol or wording. Whilst there are no definitive rules there are some guidelines which if followed should help you to avoid causing any upset or offence. They are not the only things to keep in mind when sending a retirement card but should provide enough of a starting point for the type of words to use. The information in this article should give you the best ideas for the correct retirement card etiquette.

If you are looking for more help with what to write in a retirement card try our Retirement Card Writing Tips

How Long Should I Wait Before Sending a Retirement Card?

There is no right or wrong answer to this. You should try to send it as soon as you become aware of their retirement, but you can if you wish also wait a short period if you are worried it may seem rather quick. Even if you get the opportunity to speak to them face to face it’s still probably best to send a card.

When Has too Much Time Passed to Send a Retirement Card?

You will ideally send the card or note as soon as you can, but if you are not aware of their retirement until some time after it has been announced or happened then it is probably best to not send anything. You will need to use your better judgement to decide when it has been too long – years obviously, months possibly, weeks however should still be ok to send or say something.

Can I Send an Email or Text Message as a Retirement Message? Or do it via Twitter/Facebook?

This will depend on how well you know the person retiring. If they are a good friend or family member then it doesn’t take too much time or effort to buy a retirement card, and
If you learnt of their retirement from them on social media then it should be fine to wish them well there too, but you may want to send them a card as well.
If they are not a close friend but more of an acquaintance or work colleague then social media may be fine. Just use your common sense.

Can I Say Anything Religious?

This will again come down to your own judgement. You will be the only one who knows the person retiring and whether not including something religious will be appropriate or not. A religious verse used in a card but being sent to an atheist or someone who doesn’t have any faith would obviously be inappropriate. Also make sure if you do go for a religious message don’t push or force your own beliefs on them.
If you are going to use something religious based in your message then make sure you know the recipients religion! Getting it wrong and using a verse from the Bible when they arent a Christian for instance would be highly embarrassing.
Overall if you have any doubts then just use a more neutral message and avoid anything religious.

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Are Flowers Appropriate?

If you decide to send a bunch of flowers to celebrate their retirement then it’s likely they will come with a note. It’s probably best to send your own card though as it will give you more freedom and space to write exactly what you want. The florist you use may allow you to request your own message on their card/note which should work out fine but if you’re in any way not sure then don’t take chance and use your own.

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It’s difficult finding the correct words for a retirement card. That’s why we’re here! To help you find those words and express them in a simple and straightforward way. However, something that can be forgotten is how to sign a retirement card after you’ve decided on your message.

The way in which you choose to sign your card will depend on a few factors – how well you know the person retiring and the message you have written. The standard and basic ways you can go with before signing your name are:

  • Yours sincerely
  • Yours faithfully
  • Kind regards
  • With love
  • Love from
  • All the best

Depending on how well you know the recipient will decide which is the most appropriate. Keep it short though.

If you are close to or know them well then when you sign the card you may want to think about using their name. This allows you to add some personalisation and sincerity. Using the word “love” is good if, again, you feel you know them well enough. You will have to use your own judgement here as to what would be best.

Extra Tips:

  • You will often find that keeping your retirement message or best wishes brief is besy, and as above, keeping the way you sign it short is advised too. Try not to ramble on and say too much, just simple and to the point is perfect.
  • Don’t leave the card anonymous. Make sure you sign your name so the recipient knows who has sent it.
  • If you’re signing a retirement card for a family member or relative then all the same rules apply. You can possibly be slightly more informal but you will still want to avoid anything that might offend them.

Retirement sayings 1

Adding one or more retirement sayings to a retirement card is a great way to make it more interesting or personal. They can either help to avoid something boring or cliche which is often found in most cards or can reflect upon something more personal to the person retiring. A thoughtful saying can sum up exactly what you or the recipient is feeling about retirement in a way that a regular message wouldn’t be able to.

So try some of the retirement sayings below for your retirement card message.


It’s nice to get out of the rat race in this world, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.”


In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential


Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did in this World


Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.


Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.


The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does


If we wait until retirement to enjoy ourselves, there may not be enough of ourselves to enjoy it.


Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life


Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it


When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you’re still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired.


The Main goal of retirement should be to live off your assets, not on assets


Slow down and enjoy every moment in life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast, you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.


It doesn’t take ages to retire, it takes money


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened


Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it


Living each day as if it were your last doesn’t mean your last day of retirement on a remote island. It means to live fully, authentically and spontaneously with nothing being held back from you


When men reach their sixties or Seventies and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking


“I am not giving into anyone else’s idea of how I ought to feel and look at 70. ‘Retirement’ is not a word I can even visualize. I retire when I go to bed.” – Carmen Dell’Orefice


“The key to retirement is to find joy in the Small-Small things.” – Susan Miller


Life begins at retirement


In the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years that Matters the Most

Retirement card messages

Finding the right words for a Retirement Card Message is difficult, and most will struggle with it. Often people you know, be they friends, family or work colleagues, will retire at some point and sending them a card wishing them the best or congratulating them on a lifetime of work is a thoughtful gesture that they will undoubtedly appreciate. But knowing the right words to use, being able to express what you feel and avoiding horrible or cheesy clichés is tricky. That’s why we’re here to help.

We’ve put together a wide range of retirement card messages that will hopefully provide you with inspiration and ideas to craft your own sentiments and messages, or just a quick and easy copying of a pre-written example that are free to use. These will ensure that you won’t have to worry about what to say from now on, and any time yiu require a Retirement message you know there is a simple to use resource out there for you.
So give some of the retirement card messages and wishes listed below a try as you should find at least a handful suitable for any card. Alternatively go back to the home page and use the categories provided to find a more exact match for your card, be that a poem, funny message, retirement quote or more.


May you enjoy a successful life after retirement to the fullest.


Enjoy the freedom your achievement has earned. Happy retirement.


Time to relax and do whatever you want! Congratulations!


To stay balanced in life, work like you’re retired and retire like it’s your job.


We’re glad that you are retiring, and we are looking forward to spending more time with you. Best wishes.


It’s great to see someone retire who is as deserving as you. Make sure you work just as hard at relaxing as you have in your long career.


Relax and have fun, but don’t let retirement douse the fire in your belly. Farewell and goodbye.


I wanted you to know what a blessing it’s been to work with you over these past few years. Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement. We’re really going to miss you!


Here’s to you and your family: success and a bright future with the time to do the things you have always wanted to do. You will be missed.


Your new job now is to make sure that you enjoy your retirement to the fullest.


I am happy to see you retire at just the perfect time. Actually, any time is the perfect time to retire.


Retirement is the working person’s wish come true. Here’s to finally getting your wishes granted!


Stock up with lots of drinks, good music and delicious food – the biggest party of your life is about to start. Happy retirement.


Happy retirement to you.


Retirement is not the end, it’s a new beginning.


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


Life begins at retirement.


Retirement is when you finally stop doing whatever the boss tells you to do and you start doing what your heart tells you to do.


The big challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.


Your new job now is to make sure that you enjoy your retirement to the fullest.


Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials: much to live on and much to live for.


We’ll miss you. You are one of a kind, and will not be easily replaced. Enjoy your retirement.


Retirement is when every day is a Saturday.


We’ve always enjoyed your company here at work and we’re really going to miss you a lot. Best of luck.


Wow, you look way too young to retire, but congratulations on beginning the next phase of your life.


We’re so glad that you are retiring, since we’ll get to spend a whole lot more time with you.


You now have time to relax and enjoy all the simple things in life.


Thanks for your advice, dedication, and helpfulness. We will miss you.


I don’t like to see you go, but I’m happy for your new adventure in retirement


Appreciate all your kind words and teachings. We will miss you.


You have taught me so much. I hate to see you go, but am so happy for you and your family’s new life. Enjoy!


While you are out having a good time and living the great life, think of us here back at work.


Happy, Happy retirement day. You have earned it.


Thankful for all we shared.


You were more than just a co-worker, you were my friend.


Already missing you, but now you have to go!


You finally are here! Welcome to retirement! Let’s have some fun!
Ready to go fishing?


Welcome to the land of the free!
You earned your retirement, but now it is time to have some fun!


Excited to see you fulfill your lifelong dreams.


To my dearest friend, excited to watch you during this time of freedom.


We have enjoyed you! Now, it is time to enjoy yourself!


Thanks for all your hard work through your working years!


Retiring is your new key to success!
You’ve earned it!


Welcome to retired life!


Live it up during retirement!


Great job! Enjoy retiring!


May retirement be what you dreamed of!


You will be missed, but happy for your new adventure!


It is official, gardening, fishing, and tinkering are all new job duties.
Retirement opens the door to new opportunity. I can’t come with you in your new endeavors, but my highest hopes for your future can. Happy retirement.


Here’s to you and your family: success and a bright future with the time to do the things you have always wanted to do. You will be missed.


Having someone like you as a co-worker has been no less than a gift. Wishing you a wonderful retired life ahead!! You will be missed, but never forgotten.


I wanted you to know what a blessing it’s been to work with you over these past few years. Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement. We’re really going to miss you!


Retirement isn’t all it is cracked up to be. It isn’t for us, anyway. Enjoy your well-deserved freedom and know you will be missed.


I will miss your sunny disposition, your friendly smile, the donuts you brought in. Wait, it was you who brought the donuts, right? Happy retirement.


Retirement means you will have more time to invest in the things you want to do. May your retirement lead to new success in whatever you pursue.


Retirement will be a difficult time for you: no getting up with an alarm, no boring staff meetings, no watching the clock tick down those last, long minutes before quitting time. However will you manage?


Your life’s work has made a difference! Knowing that have a relaxing retirement.
You made this a great place to work! We will miss your smiling face, and hope that you’ll visit us when you have time. Farewell partner!


Thank you for all of your dedication. Now you can relax and enjoy the scenery around you!


You have worked so hard for this day to come and have done such a wonderful job. May you have a relaxing retirement, knowing that your life’s work has made a difference!


Celebrate an end of an era and the start of a brand new chapter.


We still can’t imagine working here without you, but I guess we’ll have to manage somehow. Thank you for your years of dedicated service.


No more Mondays for you! Happy retirement.


It is the special time for you to fill your days with enjoyment for the rest of your life. A very special time to look back on your days with satisfaction and look ahead for the upcoming days with anticipation.


We will always remember you for the days spent with your encouragement and support. We are really going to miss you; we will always keep you in our hearts!


I just want to say, “Thank You.” You always listened, you always had something constructive to say, and you always offered support and encouragement with an unflagging spirit. I’ve learned so much from you, and I will miss working with you. Keep in touch, please.


Working with you was such a pleasure. I always appreciated your thoughtful, steady approach to solving any problem large or small. You proved that it doesn’t take a loud voice to accomplish tremendous things. Best of luck, and enjoy your retirement!


Can you imagine hours and hours of enjoying your hobbies, days and days of doing whatever you want? You are one lucky person. Best wishes on your retirement.


I wish for you joy and happiness as you begin your retirement. Now that you have finally slowed down, use this time to do the things that you never got done in your own life.


Today is the beginning of the rest of your life and I know that just as you worked hard in your job, you will work even harder to enjoy your retirement.


We’ll miss you as our teacher, but we’ll miss you more as our mentor, friend and nurturer. Wish you a happy retirement


Relax and have fun, but don’t let retirement douse the fire in your belly.


In terms of profit and loss, your retirement is a loss for your colleagues and a profit for your family. Farewell.


We never had a dull moment or a slow day in the office when you were around. Even though you were the eldest, your spirit was the youngest. Goodbye.


Your work years are over. Now your fun years begin!


As you move into this next chapter of your life, I wish you all the best.


Life is so much better when you don’t have to follow an agenda or set an alarm clock.


Every day is a weekend now! Enjoy your long weekend!


Even though you’re through with work, we know you’ll be busier than ever. There is no rest for the wicked!


Celebrate an end of an era and the start of a brand new chapter.


Congratulations on your retirement. Your experience, knowledge, dedication and presence will be sorely missed. Best of luck in your brand new adventure!


What? Are you old enough to be retiring?
I would be happy for you if I wasn’t so envious.
I hope your retirement is the best time of your life! Enjoy!


We wish you the best. We hope your retirement is filled with happiness!


You have been a valued asset at this company, and we are sad to see you go.
If you put as much effort into enjoying your retirement as you have all the years you’ve been working, you’ll have an amazing, productive, dynamic and long lasting retirement. You deserve it!


Your new job now is to ensure that you enjoy your retirement. The hours are flexible, and you have complete autonomy.


May your retirement be the best days of your life.


Now that you’re retired, you’re going to have to find something new to complain about. Don’t worry, it’s comes pretty naturally.


Retirement is the beginning of the time when you can sit back and give advice to others, even though you never followed it in your own life. Congratulations.


Some people say that retirement signifies the end of all of life’s tension, but that’s true only if you have a grand pension.


You’ve saved the best years for last!


Anyone who complains about being put out to pasture has been in the harness too long. Enjoy your retirement!


Thanks for your best years, enjoy your rest years!

Retirement congratulations 1

When someone you know, be they a friend, family member or co-worker retires it is a special occasion. One of the things most of us do is to wish them success and congratulate them on having retired. This can be done in person or with a message in a retirement card. But finding the right words can be difficult. You may want to express how much they mean to you or how much they will be missed. You will probably want to wish them all the best and to offer your congratulations on a lifetimes or work. If you are lost for what to say for retirement congratulations words then we have provided many different examples of ways to phrase your sentiments perfectly for a card message or speech.

So below you can use one or more of our selection of retirement congratulations messages for your card or speech, either directly as they are or changing them to fit your own circumstances.


Congratulations on your retirement; the end of an era but the start of a whole new chapter.


Retirement is when life gives you the greatest reward there can ever be – peace of mind. Congratulations.


Retirement is an opportunity that life gives you to stop complaining about not having the time or chance to do what you always wanted. Congratulations.


Don’t retire with regrets of what you couldn’t do. Retire with ambitions of what you will do now. Congratulations.


Congratulations on your well deserved retirement


Wow, you look way too young to retire, but congratulations on beginning the next phase of your life.


Congratulations, may you enjoy your retirement to the fullest.


Congratulations on your retirement. Thanks for your years of dedication and hard work.


Congratulations on your retirement! If you ever get bored, give us a call us and hang out with us.


Congratulations on your retirement, we’re so happy for you.


Congratulations on your retirement. Now you can use your time to relax and enjoy all the things you haven’t had time for before.


Congratulations, but we will miss seeing your face.


Thankful for the time we all shared together. Congratulations!


So jealous you get to leave this place, but guess you earned it! Congratulations


To my best friend, I watched you work so hard over the years. Congrats on retiring, you have certainly earned it and more!


After seeing you accomplish so much, I have a massive respect for you, my friend. Congratulations.


Congratulations on your huge accomplishments! You deserve everything and more. Congrats, my friend!


Excited for additional time with you during this retirement! Congratulations!
Congratulations on your retirement and good luck!


Congrats on your retirement…wishing you lots of love, peace, good health, wealth and happiness!

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So grateful for your commitment through the years. Congratulations!


This card is just a tangible expression of my heartfelt sentiments. I will miss you and all that you brought to the workplace. Congratulations.


As you retire, remember that you have left behind a legacy of encouragement, achievement and work ethic that will always be part of your co-workers. Congratulations


You will finally have time to ferret out that special fishing spot or to sleep through an afternoon game on TV. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Congratulations on your retirement.


The staff has never been “on the same page” about business plans or implementing policies, but we are all in agreement on this: you will be missed.


Congratulations on your retirement.
You have a wealth of information and experience that can never be replaced. So, if I need you, can I put you on “speed dial?” Congratulations on your retirement.


Congratulations on your retirement. Have an adventure in your new life.


Congratulations on your retirement. Your experience, knowledge, dedication and presence will be sorely missed. Best of luck in your brand new adventure!


All your hard work and years of service have finally paid off. Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy your new free time doing all the things that you want to do.


Congratulations on your retirement! Can you imagine hours and hours of enjoying your hobbies, days and days of doing whatever you want? You are one lucky person. Best wishes on your retirement.


Best wishes to you as you take up the new role of retiree. It is a tough job in case you did not know. Best wishes on your retirement!


Congratulations on your retirement! Take that trip, start that hobby, climb that mountain. Whatever you ever wanted to do you can now do. Best wishes on your retirement


May the many years ahead bring you all joy and relaxation. Congratulations on your retirement!


To one of the best people that the company/office has ever had. Congratulations on your retirement!


You are an embodiment of optimism and hard work. Thank you for inspiring us every day at work. We will miss you! Congratulations on your retirement!


I will never forget all the things you have taught me whether at work or in life. You are one of the reasons I have fun working. Congratulations! Happy retirement!


The office will not be the same without you around. You will surely be missed! Congratulations on your retirement!


Congratulations on your retirement. Have an adventure in your new life.


Congratulations on your retirement. Your experience, knowledge, dedication and presence will be sorely missed. Best of luck in your brand new adventure!


Congratulations on retiring. It has been a pleasure working alongside you, and I wish you all the best. Thank you for everything you have done!

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Retirement is the beginning of the time when you can sit back and give advice to others, even though you never followed it in your own life. Congratulations.


Thankful for the time we all shared together. Congratulations!
Safe travels, good luck, and congrats on your retirement.


This card is just a tangible expression of my heartfelt sentiments. I will miss you and all that you brought to the workplace. Congratulations.


As you retire, remember that you have left behind a legacy of encouragement, achievement and work ethic that will always be part of your co-workers. Congratulations.


You will finally have time to ferret out that special fishing spot or to sleep through an afternoon game on TV. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Congratulations on your retirement


All your hard work and years of service have finally paid off. Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy your new free time doing all the things that you want to do.


Congratulations on your well deserved successful retirement and we wish you happiness in the years ahead…
Who said life is boring? You are beginning the most exciting phase of your life as you begin your retirement. Congratulations!


Congratulations on your retirement! Take that trip, start that hobby, climb that mountain. Whatever you ever wanted to do you can now do. Best wishes on your retirement


The office will not be the same without you around. You will surely be missed! Congratulations on your retirement!

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Let’s face it, a regular retirement card can often be a bit boring. The same bland wishes or words. However,a good way you can liven up your message is to inject a bit of humour into it. If you know the retiring person well enough then poking fun at them or being a bit cheeky in their retirement card is the perfect way to avoid the usual clichés.

Some good, funny retirement quotes will get them chuckling away, so take advantage of these quotes below and use them to brighten this momentous event.


“When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.”
R.C. Sherriff


“I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.” Danny McGoorty


“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.”
Chi Chi Rodriguez


“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” ~Abe Lemons


“Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.” ~Gene Perret


“I’m retired — goodbye tension, hello pension!” ~Author Retirement:


“Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work.” ~Author Unknown


“Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.” ~Author Unknown


“Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.” ~Gene Perret

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“Yes,” he laughed, “I’ve been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They’re called naps.” ~Terri Guillemets


“The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.” ~Author Unknown


“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” ~Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949


“When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.” ~Gail SheehyhPerretgolf.

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“When you retire, you switch bosses — from the one who hired you to the one who married you.” ~Gene Perret


“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes


“I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.” ~Gene Perret


“In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.” ~Terri Guillemets


“Retirement is like a long vacation in Vegas. The goal is to enjoy these years to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” ~Jonathan Clements, “Playing the Right Cards For a Long Retirement,” The Wall Street Journal, November 1999

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


“You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” ~Ogden Nash


“One of the problems with retirement is that it gives you more time to read about all the problems of retirement.”

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“Retirement adds 5 days to your weekend! Enjoy it!”


“What? Are you old enough to be retiring?”


“I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.” Danny McGoorty


“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

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“There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working” – Robert Half


“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income” – Chi Chi Rodriguez


“Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it” – Gene Perret

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“A retired husband is often a wife’s full- time job” – Ella Harris


“I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day” – Gene Perret


“I would like to extend my condolences to your employer for the devastating loss. Happy retirement!”

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Expressing your happiness, best wishes or good luck to someone retiring can be done in a lot of different ways. Sometimes the most appropriate or fitting way is by poetry or using a poem. A well considered, thoughtful or even humourous poem can perfectly sum up the way you are feeling, find the words you are struggling with and be appreciated by the person receiving the card.

You are free to use the retirement poems whichever way you see best – be that to convey your feelings to whoever is retiring, show them how much they’ll be missed, give them a laugh etc. Whatever you choose they will no doubt appreciate the use of poetry during this eventful time.


Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought
First tired of working,
Then tired of not.
~Richard Armour


O, blest retirement! friend to life’s decline –
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labor with an age of ease!
~Oliver Goldsmith


Lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John, 1894


So many worlds,
So much to see and do,
So little seen
and done by others,
means many more things
to be seen and done
by extraordinary you.
— from Life’s Secret Handbook (Reminders for Adventurous Souls Who Want to Make a Big Difference in This World


Age is opportunity no less,
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away,
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth,
To some good angel leave the rest;
For Time will teach thee soon the truth,
There are no birds in last year’s nest!
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
— William Butler Yeats


You can say it with flowers
You can say it with wine
But to make her stinkin’ sentimental
Say it with a Lincoln Continental.
— Robert Byrne

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May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
— Irish Retirement Blessing


O, blest retirement! Friend to life’s decline –
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labor with an age of ease!
— Goldsmith

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Ten thousand flowers in spring
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
— Wu-men
Grow old with me!
The best is yet to be.
— Robert Browning


May the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back, the sun shine warm upon your house, the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. – Traditional Gaelic Blessing

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