What to Write in a Leaving Card - Farewell Message Ideas

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Nothing is quite as stressful as the moment your co-worker's leaving card gets to your desk only for you to have absolutely no idea what to write in it.

Did your work bestie have the audacity to leave you? Or is Julia from accounts (who you've only met once) retiring? Whatever sentiment you're going for, just choose your favourite goodbye message from our list below.


  • Goodbye messages for a co-worker

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    • Good luck with your next adventure. We'll miss your positive vibes and teamwork — stay amazing!
      • You've been a fantastic colleague. Thank you for being such an inspiration!
        • Goodbye to the office problem solver. Your superpowers will be missed!
          • It was great working with you. Wishing you the best on your next step! Keep in touch.
            • I've really enjoyed working with you. Good luck at your new job, you'll be missed!



            • Goodbye messages for your work bestie 💔

              greeting card for a work bestie with that has the text 'thank you for being absolutely bloody brilliant' on a blue background


                • I actually can't believe you're leaving me. Rude. Also congrats, I guess. 
                  • To my work BFF, who turned mundane tasks into hilarious adventures. Just so you know, you're brilliant.
                    • Goodbye to my partner in crime. It won't be the same without you.
                      • To our fun ambassador, your contagious laughter will be missed. Good luck with everything. You'll smash it. 
                        • I'll miss the chats, the snacks and the laughs. Heartbroken to see you go but so happy for you. 



                        • Goodbye messages for the boss/manager

                        farewell greeting card for the boss that reads 'you're amazing' on a blue background and star shapes. Pink envelope.


                        • You've been the glue that held our team together. Thanks for everything!
                        • Thank you for being a great boss. You'll be missed!
                        • Thanks for everything you taught me. It has been brilliant working with you. 
                        • Good luck on your new job! Thanks for everything - we'll miss you. 
                        • To our amazing boss, you're leaving big shoes to fill. We'll miss you and your epic pep talks!



                        • Funny goodbye messages for a co-worker

                        Funny co-worker leaving card that shows a box filled with office items and the text 'Leave Already' .


                          • Good luck...To your new co-workers. They'll need it. 
                          • Good luck [Name]. You know I never really thought of you as a co-worker. Mostly because you never did any work. JK. Not. 
                          • So sorry to see you go, you'll be missed! For anyone else writing on this card: dibs on her/his/their desk. 
                          • Congratulations on your new job. I'm really happy for you and not at all jealous. 
                          • Good luck with your new adventure. Not really sure who I'm supposed to make awkward small talk with now. 



                          • Goodbye messages for expectant parents

                          maternity leave card. a white card with a baby illustration with the words 'New baby guide'. Several arrows point towards the baby with instructions: feed here, blow raspberries here, squeeze here, wipe here, tickle here, burp here, kiss here.


                          • Congrats on the bun in the oven! Can't wait to meet him/her/them. Love from [Name].
                          • Wishing you a wonderful maternity leave. Enjoy this special time with your little one. PS. Don't forget to send us pics! 
                          • Congratulations on your new arrival! I'm so happy for you, enjoy this special time. 
                          • Sending you lots of love during your maternity leave. Can't wait to meet the little one. 
                          • Congratulations [Name]. Enjoy this new journey with your little one. Sending you lots of love. 



                            • Retirement card messages

                            retirement card showing a dog being pampered. the dog is lying on his back with a towel wrapped around its head and cucumber slices on its eyes
                            • Congratulations on entering the 'chill mode' phase! We'll miss you. Enjoy.
                            • Farewell to our office guru! You've earned the right to trade spreadsheets for beach retreats.
                            • Wishing you a retirement filled with golf swings, afternoon naps, and no more Monday blues!
                            • The office won't be the same without you. Enjoy your new-found freedom. Thanks for everything!
                            • All your hard work has finally paid off! Wishing you all the happiness in this next chapter. 



                            •  Leaving messages for employees when you are the boss

                            farewell greeting card for employee with the text 'You're all kinds of awesome.' on a peach background
                            • Thanks for all your hard work. You'll be missed by everyone! Stay in touch. 
                            • It has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you for everything. You know where I am if you need any guidance. 
                            • Thank you for always giving 110%. It has been a joy having you on the team. They're lucky to have you. 
                            • Sad to see you go but we're all so excited for you. Good luck with your next chapter!
                            • Thank you for all your hard work. You've been absolutely brilliant. Good luck with whatever comes next. 


                            If you'd like to get them a card just from you, browse our range of Leaving & New Job Cards.


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