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What to Write in a Retirement Card + Retirement Messages

Congratulate the retiree on a long and successful career by writing the perfect retirement message to send them off. You can write a heartfelt note about how much you’ll miss them at work, acknowledge their hard work over the years, or joke about their newfound free time. Whether you’re a co-worker or family, we’ve provided some guidance below on what to write in a retirement card. And don’t forget: all of these messages pair perfectly with a sweet retirement gift idea.

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Step by Step: What To Write In A Retirement Card

If you can’t find the right words to say, follow these simple tips on writing your retirement card message for the retiree:

General Retirement Card Messages

Send the retiree off with well-wishes and a retirement card message that compliments them on their long career. Here are some examples of retirement wishes you can add to your card:

Well-Wishes For A Co-Worker Or Boss

If you’re writing a retirement message for a co-worker or employee, remind them how wonderful it’s been to work with them. In addition to our resource on goodbye quotes, check out a few examples of retirement messages from a co-worker below:

Funny Retirement Messages

A funny card can be just as effective as a thoughtful card if you have a great relationship with the retiree. Add some humor to your card with these funny retirement messages:

Congratulations On Your Retirement Messages

Sometimes a simple “Congratulations” is your best bet for the right retirement card message. From short messages to longer letters, we have you covered with the sentiment examples below:

Resource Related to Retirement Messages

If you’re also hosting the retirement party, explore our fun guide on retirement party ideas and themes before choosing retirement party invitations. Retirement parties can be a great way to honor your dear friend, family member, or co-worker. Be sure to send the retiree off in proper fashion with a thoughtful customized gift and genuine message of appreciation. And for additional help with organizing the party, make sure to visit our resource on retirement invitation wording.