You've worked hard your entire life and then the day finally comes when you are able to retire. Whilst it may sadly be the end of a long and successful career, retirement itself is a wonderful beginning - a cause for celebration and excitement! It's the start of a fantastic new chapter doing everything you've ever wanted to do, whenever you want to do it. What could possibly be better?
Tell your friends, family or colleagues just how happy you are for them with a printed greeting card. Whether they plan on spending more time relaxing in the garden, cruising the world, moving to the seaside, buying a motorhome, learning a new hobby or making memories with the grandkids, here you'll find 73 thoughtful messages to write as a way of wishing them well for the future. Funny, heartwarming or professional. Something for everyone.
Short & Sweet Messages
Here's to a wonderful new chapter
Congratulations on your retirement
Time to relax and enjoy yourself
Life begins at retirement
Now you're as free as the breeze!
These are the golden years
Wishing you health and happiness for the future
Congratulations on your well-deserved 7-day weekend
All of your hard work has paid off - enjoy!
Goodbye, tension. Hello, pension.
End of an era...
Best of luck with your new adventure
Cheers to a fantastic future!
This is where it gets good!
Time to start ticking off the bucket list
This certainly calls for a huge celebration!
Tools down. Feet up. You deserve it!
Scroll down for even more messages & quotes to inspire you. Including well-wishes for family & colleagues.
The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off
When you retire you switch bosses; from the one who hired you to the one who married you
Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught
Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf!
It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese
When you retire, time is no longer a matter of urgent importance and your colleagues present you with a watch
Retirement - the pay is rubbish but the hours are great!
Hobbies are important when you retire. 'Wine' doesn't count
Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money
What do you call a person who is happy on a Monday? Retired
A time to enjoy the finer things in life... like grey hair, velcro slippers and incontinence
Every hour is happy hour when you're retired
The best way to overcome stress in the workplace is to retire
It's funny how young pensioners seem when you become one
Move over coffee! Today is the day for champagne!
Messages for Colleagues
Celebrate all that you've accomplished over your career!
The office just won't be the same without you
For all of your dedication and hard work over the years, you deserve the most amazing retirement
Happy retirement to the best workmate/colleague/boss in the whole universe
Wave goodbye to the 9 - 5 and hello to one really long weekend
Don't forget to stay in touch. We'll miss you!
It's been a pleasure to have worked with you all of these years
Office parties will never be the same ever again
You always made the most amazing cup of tea
Sorry that you're leaving but we wish you all the best
Cherish every moment spent with your family
It will be truly impossible to replace you
You've given so much to this company and we thank you for your dedication
Hooray! Now you're your own boss
We will never forget everything you taught us - you are an inspiration to us all
Wishing you a long and restful retirement from all the team
Messages for Grandparents
You can't retire... you're a professional grandad/grandma
You've been a wonderful inspiration over the years - enjoy your retirement
Now you have even more time to spoil your grandkids
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent
A grandparent is someone you can look up to - no matter how tall you grow
Retired and under new management. Please see grandson/granddaughter for details
Your work years are over. Now the real fun begins...
The best memories are the ones we are able to make together
Heartwarming Quotes & Sayings
Retirement - an amazing time in life to choose what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it, and how you want to do it
Retirement is when you can do all of the wonderful things you intended to do when you were still working
After climbing the mountain all these years, you can finally sit back and enjoy the view
Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living
Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something more amazing
May you be proud of the work you have done, the person you have become and the difference you have made
There's a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it 'retirement'. I call it bliss – Betty Sullivan
You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream - C.S. Lewis
The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things - Susan Miller
A good life is a collection of many happy memories
Here's to New Adventures!
The world is your oyster! Happy retirement.
Now you'll be able to spend more time travelling and seeing the world
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page
Love is... staying together after trying to park the camper
Happiness is a journey, not a destination
Your most grand adventure is about to begin!
An ocean breeze puts the mind at ease
If you're still unsure, we've done all the work for you with this wonderfully wordy retirement card full of truly heartwarming and funny quotes:
Whatever you may choose to write, we've got a great selection of retirement cards here including fold-out banner cards that are perfect for large teams of people to sign.