Say It Right: Inspiring Farewell Card Messages to Bid Adieu

By Ali + Julie on 30 Jan 2022

You’ve found the perfect farewell gift for your colleague. The party plans are in place and everyone is invited. But what to write on the farewell card? You could jot down a few words and throw in a cliche “inspirational” quote, but doesn’t your colleague deserve better than that?


Are you writing a serious message to an employer or a silly goodbye to a close friend? Either way, here are some farewell card ideas to get you started.


  • I’ve learned so much working with you these past few years. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me.
  • It's bittersweet to say goodbye. Working with you has been an incredible experience. Your dedication, expertise, and positive attitude have always been inspiring. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavors. Farewell!
  • Working with you was one of the highlights of my time here. I wish you nothing but success in your new position.
  • Some people are destined for success and happiness, and it’s clear you’re one of them. I know you’ll go far in life!
  • Thank you for the laughter, memories, and support. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.
  • We will never forget the way you believed in us and pushed us to be our best. You are a true mentor and friend. Farewell and thank you.
  • Thank you for your guidance, encouragement, and support throughout the years. Your leadership has inspired us all and you will be greatly missed.
  • You have left a lasting impact on our team and our careers. Your leadership and wisdom will be missed. Thank you for everything.
  • Farewell to a boss who has been a role model, mentor, and friend. You will be missed, but your impact will be felt forever. Thank you.
  • It's difficult to bid farewell to a boss as influential and supportive as you. Your guidance, trust, and belief in our abilities have empowered us to achieve great things. Thank you for being an exceptional leader. Farewell!


  • Every so often, you meet someone you “click” with instantly. You’re definitely one of those people for me.
  • As we embark on different paths, I want you to know how grateful I am for your friendship. Your unwavering support, understanding, and genuine care have made a world of difference. Farewell, my dear friend, and may our bond remain unbreakable.
  • Saying goodbye is not easy, but I'm grateful for the bond we've shared. Good luck!
  • It’s hard to watch you leave, but I’ll always treasure the memories we’ve made.
  • Good luck and best wishes! I’ll miss you!
  • Leaving may be hard, but the memories we shared will last a lifetime. Farewell, friend.
  • Thanks for brightening up the office. We'll miss you!
  • Life is a journey, not a destination. Farewell friend, and may your journey be filled with adventure and discovery.
  • Goodbye to the person who made work bearable.


  • If you think you’re getting rid of me, you’ve made a big mistake. I’ll come and visit you all the time!
  • Go ahead! Leave me here alone.
  • Who will I share my sarcastic remarks and silly jokes with now? Farewell, you hilarious human! Don't forget to send me memes from your new workplace!
  • Without you, the office will be as dull as a pencil without a sharpener. Farewell, you witty soul! May your new workplace appreciate your comic talents.
  • I still don’t understand why you’re leaving. Do you really think you’re going to have fun without us?
  • Second only to becoming my friend, this move is the best decision you’ve ever made. All the best!
  • Thanks for always keeping us entertained. Who's going to be our go-to meme sender now?
  • Thanks for being my partner in all things ridiculous. Farewell, you magnificent troublemaker! May your next workplace be filled with equally mischievous colleagues.
  • Who will I share eye-rolls and secret snack stashes with now? Farewell, you marvelous co-conspirator!

Saying farewell is never easy, but writing the perfect message in a farewell card can make all the difference. Whether you're saying goodbye to a friend, colleague, or both, take the time to think about what they have meant to you and what you hope for their future. Remember to keep your message honest, heartfelt, and optimistic, and always end with a warm and sincere goodbye. With these tips in mind, you'll be able to create a farewell card that truly captures your sentiment and shows how much you care.

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Ali + Julie

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