What to Say in a Retirement Video

A friend, co-worker, or family member is retiring soon? Have you been invited to participate in a VidDay retirement video gift for the retiree?


Retirement video gift

If you’re unsure of what to say in a retirement send-off video gift? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.

We’ve come up with some wonderful things to say to the person who is retiring to help get your creative juices flow.



What to Say in Retirement Video


What to say to a family member who is retiring:

  • I hope you are happy, satisfied, refreshed, carefree, and comfortable. I am wishing you a happy retirement!

  • The best thing about retirement is that you do not have to wait for the weekend. Every day is a weekend now. Happy retirement!

  • The end of your career means the start of your personal exploration. I hope all your dreams come true. Happy retirement!

  • Life after retirement is like the second innings of life. Reward yourself with a beautiful and joyous vacation that you always craved. Happy retirement!

  • Congratulations! The fun is about to begin! I wish you all the happiness and health.

  • You finally have the time to yourself that you deserve! May you sleep in late and eat all the good food!


What to say to a colleague who is retiring:

  • With no work-related responsibilities on your shoulders, sleep in late, have a glass of wine at lunch, and enjoy every minute of staying at home! Happy retirement.

  • You are not only a good colleague and a mentor but also a sincere friend. I will miss you a lot. Enjoy your endless days off!

  • You are the reason why all my days at work were full of positive energy and joy. Thanks for being the amazing person that you are! Enjoy your life without any deadlines.

  • Farewell is always a grievous moment, but a coworker like you would always be remembered with great honor and love. Enjoy your retired life.

  • Congratulations! The fun is about to begin! I wish you all the happiness and health.


What to say to a boss who is retiring:

  • Congratulations on your retirement! It's been such a pleasure working with you. You have been such an excellent example to us all with your dedication and hard work. We wish you a wonderful retirement!

  • The countdown has officially ended! You made it! I'm going to miss you very much, especially your positive attitude and everything you've done to support me over the years. I wish you a happy retirement full of fun times, relaxation, and many good books!

  • With no work-related responsibilities on your shoulders, sleep in late, have a glass of wine at lunch, and enjoy every minute of staying at home! Happy retirement.

  • Thank you for always creating a motivating atmosphere all around the office. I will always miss your presence here. Have a great life ahead!

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



Funny Retirement Messages


Funny retirement message to say to a family member:

  • After seeing your performance over the years, I can assure you that you'll be great at doing nothing.

  • All these years, you've argued with your colleagues, juniors, managers, and your boss at work. After retirement, you will argue with your grandkids, children, and spouse at home. Life remains the same.

  • Now you can finally enjoy doing nothing all day and relaxing afterward!

  • You work hard all your life to save money, and when you are old, you will be able to buy the things only the young can enjoy. Happy retirement.

  • Retirement is nothing but an illusion. Your spouse will be your new boss, and your children and grandchildren will become your full-time co-workers. Enjoy your “retirement.”

  • Welcome to the next stage of your life, where every day is a weekend. Congrats!


Funny retirement message to say to a colleague:

  • Do you know what the second-best perk of retirement is? Senior discounts! I hope you enjoy the perks of retirement.

  • Seeing you retire brings out so many different emotions, the strongest one being envy. Best of luck!

  • You are leaving the four corners of this office, but the trauma that you will leave behind in all of us will remain — just kidding. Enjoy your new life as a retiree!

  • Everybody here will miss doing all your work for you. Have a happy retirement!

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


Funny retirement message to say to a boss:

  • We want you to know that we'll miss you here at work, but understand that this feeling is not mutual! Enjoy your retirement!

  • Are you leaving? So soon? I mean, you just got here, right? All jokes aside, happy retirement!

  • Congratulations on your retirement! Would you please take me with you? Please!

  • Retirement is like graduation, only this time it's with a Ph.D. in relaxation.

  • Goodbye tension, hello pension.



Heartfelt Retirement Messages


Heartfelt retirement message for a family member:

  • Your work has shined through for years, and I'm so proud of everything you've accomplished. You've done fantastic! Now it's time to relax.

  • I am wishing you a very happy retirement! Just think — after all those years of waking up early and losing sleep, you'll be able to take a nap whenever you want! Enjoy the years to come. You have truly earned the relaxation and rest.

  • The time for your retirement has come around, and I couldn't be happier for you. You have earned these years of relaxation and time with your loved ones, so enjoy it! I look forward to joining you in the blissful retirement years!

  • After climbing so many mountains in your career, you can now finally enjoy the view! We know that you will be missed in the office, but proud of you for all the hard work you put into your career — wishing you the happiest retirement.

  • No more morning alarms. No more rush hour and morning commutes. Most of all, no more stress from people at the office! Just time for you to unwind and enjoy every new moment in life. Congratulations and happy retirement.

  • Now you're retired, you can do whatever you want to do, the world has opened back up, and there are new and exciting adventures waiting for you. We're so proud of you and can't wait to see what you do next.


Heartfelt retirement message for a colleague:

  • It's hard to believe the time has come to say goodbye. You're one of a kind, and we're going to have a hard time replacing you! Thank you for all you've contributed over the years - we'll miss your dedication and enthusiasm. We wish you a long, happy retirement. Don't be a stranger.

  • You've been a fantastic employee and friend here. It's been a pleasure working with you. I'll miss your energy, enthusiasm, and most of all, your unfailing dedication to helping this place function a little better every day. Have a very happy retirement!

  • You have made such a difference with your constant optimism, enthusiasm, and willingness to answer questions, no matter how stupid. Somehow, you were able to make what seemed complicated into something we could all be excited about and get behind. I know we'll all miss you. Thank you for everything you've done, and please enjoy yourself!

  • 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.

  • I am sending 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.


Heartfelt retirement message for a boss:

  • To a boss who has made such a difference with your constant optimism, enthusiasm, and willingness to answer questions, no matter how stupid. Somehow, you were able to make what seemed complicated into something we could all be excited about and get behind. I know we'll all miss you. Thank you for everything you've done, and enjoy yourself!

  • Congratulations on your retirement, boss! You've accomplished so much over your career, and we're going to miss your guidance, support, and positive attitude. We're so pleased you'll have more time for yourself and that you can enjoy all those things you've wanted to do. Enjoy this new chapter of your life, and we wish you all the best!

  • 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.

  • The difference you've made at work and the way you've always been there for guidance make you one of my favorite managers. I will miss you a lot. Happy retirement.

  • Your enthusiasm and positive attitude towards work made us learn many things. We will miss such an optimistic person. Congratulations on your retirement.



Famous Retirement Quotes


“A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job.”

- Ella Harris


“I need to retire from retirement.”

- Sandra Day O’Connor


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


“I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don’t know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.” - Dick Van Dyke


“You have to put off being young until you can retire.” - Author Unknown



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