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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.”

Sources:
Patheos

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

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.

Retirement Card Messages 2


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!