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Retirement wishes for mother

Your mother retiring is a big event in both yours and her life. After years of working to provide for you it’s now time for her to relax and enjoy her life. A break well earned. With her retirement though you may have decided to send flowers or a gift, and with that a card. Which means you will want to write a message in the card congratulating and wishing her well in retirement. But writing that message is not always easy.

It’s normal if you are finding it hard to express exactly how you are feeling, and can’t find the right words. As such an important person in your life it can be tough to know what to say, especially considering all they will have done for you. Hopefully the examples of mother retirement wishes and messages we’ve provided below will be a real help.

So use one or more of our retirement wishes for mother below. Either copy them into your card as they are, edit them to fit your own situation or use them as a guide to writing your own.

Dear mom, congratulations on your retirement. Now it’s your time to relax and enjoy the life to the fullest.

Mom, you have always proven yourself as the best mother, be it at home or at works. Since it is the time of your retirement, we wish to welcome you with great love, respect and excitement. We are so glad because now we will be marking our moments with you whole day and whole night. Congratulations on your retirement.

I feel very proud saying I am your daughter because you are the perfect example of homemaker as well as a professional. It is your retirement and it is your time of relaxing. Leave all burdens behind and fly for a new life. Happy retirement.

Dearest mom, I am happy with all my heart to hear about the news of your retirement. You were always there to fulfill our dreams after the sad demise of dad. I have no words to thank you. We wish you a happy and blessed retirement life.

Mom, look back the life, you can see your hard working, dedication and love for us and look forward the life, and it says a lot of enjoyment are yet to feel. Fulfill your dream as it is your party time. Happy retirement.

Mom we are so happy that we now can have more time to spend with you. Congratulations on your retirement, may you have a best retirement life. Happy retirement mommy.

Mom, it is the time when you can bid adieu to all the tensions and welcome the incoming pensions. We are so happy that you are retiring from 10 years of your services. We welcome you with all our heart and wish that you experience a great time during your retirement life.

Hey Mom! I am happy from the core of my heart hearing about your retirement. After Dad, you have never let us felt alone and fulfilled our every dream. No words in the world to say thank you! Hoping to see you home soon!

It’s time to reflect on the career of our mom. She worked hard at her job but was always there, to show us the ins and outs of life, to let us know that she was there. As you retire, mom, remember you’re loved and you’ll always have something to do because your children will always need your love. And they will always need you.

Finally the time has come for your rest, there is no more work pressure, no more time schedule and no more headache. You have earned your success and now the time says enjoy it. You have managed us and your work very well, now it is time of managing yourself. Happy retirement.

Mom, during my life I’ve watched you work so hard. You always wanted the best for all of us. You’ve earned your right to a lifetime of rest. So that’s why we’ve decided to make a fuss, and let you know how wonderful you’ve been as a mom and at your career. Congratulations on your retirement mother! We are so glad that we have you near.

You are the inspiration of all as the way you handle both home and office earns a great retirement life. Now enjoy your weekend every day and achieve those joys you have missed for your career. Relax and feel the life. Wish you a happy retirement.

Your sacrifices and never ending devotion to providing the best life possible for me and the family will always be a true inspiration. Thank you for everything. Have an amazing retirement mom!

Military Retirement Quotes

When someone retires it’s usually quite a big deal. But doing so from the military is an even greater event. A lifetimes worth of service to the country should be celebrated. Not to mention recognising what an amazing achievement it is. But if you’re going to give a speech or send someone a card for their retirement then it can be tricky knowing what to say. Choosing to use one or more military retirement quotes is the perfect way to reach someone with a military background and to appeal to their interests.

So use one of the many military retirement quotes below in your retirement card.

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – E. Davis

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. – Ronald Reagan

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. – Judd Gregg

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die – G.K. Chesterton

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! – Maya Angelou

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. — Mark Twain

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. — Gary Hart

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave … — Patrick Henry

The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line. — Charles Edward Montague

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! — Maya Angelou

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. — Joseph Campbell

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — John F. Kennedy

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes. — Maya Angelou

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. — Bernard Baruch

Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. – Basil Carpenter

Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for you. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of your grand kids, your wife, and the tree outside your very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself. – Hartman Jule

What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments but what is woven into the hearts of others – Pericles

Retirement Wishes for coworker

When a coworker decides to retire there’s a good chance your office or workplace will do something to celebrate them. This might be in the form of a party or gift, but one thing you can be fairly certain is they’ll get a retirement card. And that means you will need to include your own retirement wishes for a coworker.

Don’t worry though as this doesn’t need to be too extravagant or over the top. You can of course go into how much they meant to you or how much you will miss them, if that’s the case. But you are free to keep it very short and simple as well. Judge the type of message you want to write on your relationship with your colleague and how close you are.

So use one or more of the retirement wishes for coworker below. You’re free to copy them as they are, change them slightly to fit your situation or as inspiration to write your own.

I could almost envy you all those free hours away from crazy and complaining clients, phones that ring endlessly and sometimes too high expectations from the superiors. Those end now. Enjoy your retirement, my friend!

You are free at last my friend, so go and enjoy your freedom and find something less stressful to do. Happy retirement to you.

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. Now go… go on, get the skis out, find the canoe, get started on the “to be read” pile. Enjoy! You deserve it.

This company grew because you were a very important part of it. Now that you are leaving we know that you will be irreplaceable and much as we would have liked you to stay on the time to say good bye has come. You will surely be missed.

You’re an important part of this company and now you’re retiring, you’ll surely be missed. I pray that you enjoy all the years ahead. Happy retirement.

We have had our good days and bad days here on the job but one thing that I learned about you is that you never give up and you never bow down in defeat. May this courage and strength take you far, and may you enjoy your retirement. Best wishes to you.

Best wishes for a very happy retirement. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me directly and indirectly; it’s much appreciated and I shall miss working with you. And, of course, if you decide retirement means you’ve time to follow some artistic dreams, go for them…

You always dreamed of being your own boss and now it is finally happening. From today and onwards you are answerable only to yourself, take coffee breaks when you feel like, your lunch breaks can be as long as you want them to be, and best of all you don’t have to come to work at all. Happy retirement to you.

Your guidance and encouragement have helped me and so many other coworkers thrive in a very competitive environment, and we’ve been so fortunate to have your expertise to rely on. You’ll be missed, but I know your retirement is the right thing at this time. May the next phase of your life bring you all that you seek and more.

Just wanted to say that I found so many of your ideas inspiring. It’s hard to imagine our workplace without you! 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!

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

We’ll miss you. But, the time is right for you. I sincerely hope that retirement is wonderful and I wish you lots of joyous time with your family.

To say you will be missed seems like such an understatement. You are one of those rare people who instantly became a friend instead of “just” a coworker. There are no words to truly reflect how much we will miss working with you. Not to worry, though, I’ll stalk you on Facebook! Now, get out there and show the world just how much fun is possible.

Retirement Wishes for coworker

You are the kind of people that brings the best in others! Thank you for everything you did. Wishing you a life full of success and happiness!

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!

Retirement Wishes for coworker

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.

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

Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy the opportunity to do wonderful things just for you.

Thank you for brightening our days on job with all beautiful moments that you gave to us. Thank you for the incredible energy that you brought into our team. You indebted us! Happy retirement!

I wish from the bottom of my heart to say – I couldn’t have wished for a better coworker. Enjoy your retirement and continue to spread your positive energy! Happy retirement!

Retirement Wishes for coworker

Retirement Wishes for a friend

At some point we will all retire. Or at least reach the age when it becomes a possibility. Many will choose to continue their working life as they find it brings them happiness and a sense of purpose. But just as many will decide to give up full time employment and enjoy the chance to take a break from a lifetime of work. So finding a friend is reaching that time should come as no surprise. But when it does arrive knowing what to say to them or how to wish them well can be more difficult than you might first imagine.

The sort of relationship you and your friend have will play a large part in the way you wish them a happy retirement. If you’ve always had a joking or sarcastic friendship then going with something funny or that pokes fun at them is recommended. But if you’re unsure how that sort of message will be received then steer clear and avoid! The last thing you want to do is upset or offend them over their retirement.

With that in mind remember that whilst some will celebrate and embrace retirement, others will fear it and find the change tough. If you feel this is the way your friend is likely to react then choose to wish them support, making sure they know you’re their for them. Maybe mention spending more time with them, and how it can be something for both of you to look forward to. Just be as positive as you can.

Don’t be afraid of writhing them a retirement message though. A card, flowers or gift from you will be warmly received and appreciated. Use the retirement wishes for a friend examples below as either inspiration and ideas to write your own or feel free to copy them directly. Hopefully you will find an appropriate one that sums up exactly how you are feeling.

Now that you’re retiring you’ll have more time for fishing, golfing, and sleeping in, unless of course, you want to trade places with a friend like me.

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

I am so happy that you are finally retiring for now we can plan for all those trips that we never could take because you were always so busy. Welcome to real life at last.

Now that you have the time available, do you think we can hang out?

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. According to me that is just exchanging one job for another but I wish you well anyway. Happy retirement.

As your friend I want to say that you are a great person and an achiever, and that is what has brought you this far. Happy Retirement!

You were always a great boss, but you were an even better friend through out the years. Here’s to a well deserved and
happy retirement! Best wishes!

Remember that even if you are retiring that doesn’t mean that we have to stop hanging out. See you at the next coffee break! Congratulations!

Congratulations dear friend for having stood the test of time and put up with hundreds of hours of stressful work without breaking down. And now in return you are going to have hundreds of hours of free and relaxing time. May you enjoy this season of your life and just have fun.

Excited for additional time with you during this retirement! Congratulations!

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

Wishing you the best the retirement years of your life!

Hard work, dedication and positive attitude. These are only few of the many precious things you have shared with us every day. Thank you and congratulations on your retirement!

Life never stops and retirement is just the beginning of a new phase of life. Embrace it with joy and may peace and happiness come along for the ride too. Happy retirement.

I have to be honest with you. I’m a little jealous!

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.

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

You finally made it to retirement!
Great! Let’s go fishing!!

Retirement Wishes for a friend

I heard of somebody who created the whole Universe and He retired after only 6 days. It took you much longer than that but you have finally made it!
Congrats on your retirement!

However will you get along without seeing my face every day? Never mind, I’m sure you’ll manage. Best wishes on your retirement.

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

Wishing you only the best! Happy day!!

Retirement Wishes for a friend

With the warmest of wishes and the warmest of hearts, so excited for your new adventure!

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

Best wishes on adventures, fun, and love during your retirement.

Retirement Wishes for a friend

Congratulations on your retirement!
We’re all just a phone call away anytime you’d like to catch up for lunch

Retirement Wishes for a friend

A life without the daily traffic jams and mounts of paper work. Welcome to that rosy life my friend. Happy retirement!

Retirement Wishes for a friend

Your limitless vacation starts now! You can indulge in the breathtaking artworks of the Louvre in Paris, take a walk at the busy streets of Tokyo, get a tan at the pristine beach of Maldives, wake up to the view of the exquisite Santorini and have a gastronomic adventure at Taipei. Congratulations! Happy Retirement!

They say that life starts at 40. But the truth is, it starts on your retirement. When you have the luxury to do all the things you wanted to do. Congratulations on your exciting chapter ahead!

Cheers to the great times we had together! Open that sparkling champagne and start an awesome barbeque – this milestone in your life is worth celebrating. Happy retirement!

Retirement Wishes for boss

When your boss decides to retire then it only seems right to wish them luck with the new phase of their life. Depending on your relationship with him or her will determine the type of retirement message you choose to use. You will want to get your retirement wishes for boss just right.
If they were a mentor and inspiring figure to you then it’s understandable to want to express this as you wish them the best for the future. But it can be difficult to find the words when they’ve meant that much to you. Alternatively if your relationship was much less close and purely on a worker-boss type level then a short and informal message will suffice.

You can pick one if the retirement Wishes for boss below or just use them as inspiration to come up with your own. Whatever type of message you choose to use to wish your boss a happy retirement you can be sure they will appreciate the sentiment and effort you have shown.

It’s hard to believe that you’re retiring. But I know that your invaluable words of wisdom will be with me and all of us forever. Congratulations! And we wish you tons of happiness after your retirement. We’ll miss you.

As you’re retiring from your work, I wish you a happy life filled with fun and joy.

It always hurts to lose that one best person, who leads the pack at work and gets everything done. The person who moves ahead and takes everyone else along, who builds a winning team by making everyone strong. Farewell, boss.

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

Sometimes, the proper words of acknowledgment are tough to find for someone as great as you. Thank you! For always being around every time we needed you.

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.

Congratulations on your retirement. And we wish you nothing but good health and joyous days in your retirement. Working under your leadership and guidance was truly an honor.

You have been a big part of the company. Your knowledge and years of experience brought the company to where it is today. Thank you for all the hard work! We will miss you so much!

Boss, as you prepare to pack up and retire today, we confess that we enjoyed annoying you in every possible way.

A life without the daily traffic jams and mounts of paper work. Welcome to that rosy life my friend. Happy retirement!

Congratulations on your retirement. The department will never be the same without your leadership. We will miss you.

Not only you were my boss, you were also a great friend that I can turn to throughout our years together in the office/company. Cheers to a hard-earned and well-deserved retirement!

All these years you may have been the boss, but now all that goes out for a toss. Retirement marks the end of your reigning thunder, because without your job title you’re no more than a mere commoner. Farewell.

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 cannot imagine how this place is going to function without you. ‘Til this day, you have been a strong mentor and a true leader to everyone.

You will be remembered for how you always smiled even when things weren’t going so well… you never let your colleagues suffer even when on other problems, you had to dwell. Goodbye.

We’re glad that you’re retiring, but disheartened as well. You were a one-of-a-kind boss who can never be replaced. Congratulations, and we wish you a stress-free retirement. You’ll be missed.

Cheers to your well-earned retirement! The contributions that you have imparted the company are invaluable. You are one of the foundations to this company’s success! Congratulations!

Your brilliance and your guidance has always inspired us to do better. You were not just a boss to us, but a mentor and a friend. Your presence will be missed. Happy Retirement to you.

Retirement Wishes for boss

All the years of hard-work, stress, meetings and taxing overtimes are now over. You can sit back, relax and enjoy life on your own phase. Congratulations on your retirement!

Having a boss like you at the workplace has been a gift. Thanks for being a bright light on dull days. Your advice, support, and cheerfulness will be greatly missed.

You have set a great example to everyone at work. You are our role model by the ways of your team work, diligence, efficiency and friendliness. Thank you for being someone we can look up to. Congratulations on your hard-earned retirement!

Retirement Wishes for boss

Throughout your career you have been someone’s boss. Retirement is your chance to be your own. Congratulations.

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

Boss, I’m glad that you’re finally retiring. Now I’ll be able to tell you anything I want to without worrying about getting sacked. Good luck.

Working with you is one of the greatest pleasures I have ever had. I am lucky to be blessed with a cool, responsible and understanding boss. Congratulations on your retirement! You will be missed!

Retirement Wishes for boss

Your career’s biggest souvenirs are your colleagues’ good wishes. Happy retirement.

You should retire with pride, not because you had a fantastic career and you finished on a high. You should retire with pride because your employees look up to you and want to be just like you when they retire. Congratulations boss, wish you a happy retirement.

You may not be with us tomorrow, but your advice always keeps us motivated. You have a successful career no doubt, now the time has come to enjoy the life. Life is beautiful and retirement makes it perfect. Happy retirement.

Most managers hate to retire. Because without a staff, it marks the pivotal point when they actually have to start doing all their work themselves!

The time of handling work pressure and managing meeting has gone; it is your party time with the love of your life; achieve every joy of life now. Happy retirement

Retirement Wishes for boss

You were a great boss because more than instructions, you gave us direction and inspiration. Happy retirement.

Your contribution is irreplaceable. Your dedication is immeasurable. Your guidance is invaluable. And your absence is unacceptable.

The workplace will never be the same without you – the jokes, the laughter, the chats over coffee break and our Friday night out! We shared so many fun memories! You will surely be missed! Happy retirement!

Until now you may have thought that life’s biggest battles are fought in the boardroom… but now as you retire and spend more time at home, you’ll realize that they’re actually fought in the kitchen! Good luck.

Wishing you a new journey of success and happiness in the new page of your life. May you be showered with abundant opportunities to do what your heart desires. Happy retirement!

If there was a rule where votes and not age was the deciding factor for retirement, you’d probably never get to retire.

Retirement Wishes for boss

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!

Even though your professional life has come to an end, we would like you to know that your legacy is eternal. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. It will remain unmatched.

Working has been a big part of every adult’s life. We spend half of it working for a company where we can find priceless friends. The company we chose to work for has so many memories in it – remember my first day at work and my first promotion? I have shared most of those priceless moments with you. I would not be where I am today without you. I owe it to your unwavering patience in showing me the ropes. You will be missed dearly. Happy Retirement!

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.”


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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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.


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.