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What to say on Retirement Plaques?

What to say on Retirement Plaques?

It can be difficult to come up with what to say on your retiree’s retirement plaque. Coming up with the wording, figuring out how to recognize them- these can both drain your creative juices very fast. Here at Martin Awards, we’re aware that time is money. So to help you save time, and thus saving money, we decided to write a blog post with all the resources you need in one place to accomplish this!

Regardless of what career or field your business is in, we can help you find the best possible wording and format that will suit your employee. Remember, this is a plaque that will likely hang or be displayed somewhere in their home. Therefore, you wouldn’t want your business to get a reputation for sending off their retirees with sloppily worded retirement plaques with very little sentiment to them.

Another great resource would be How to plan for Retirement with these 10 lessons.

Wording Examples for Retirement Plaques

35 Years of Employment
35 years full of good days and bad days, problems, achievements, coffee breaks, office pranks and many, many friendships.
For 35 Years of Excellence
Hannan Tech Would Like to Thank
Darlene Rodgers
We Wish You All the Best in Retirement, Darlene!
September 20, 2019

Congratulations on Your Retirement
James Jenkins
Airborne Incorporation
We hope you enjoy your well-earned rest and relaxation after 19 years of hard work and dedication. You will be missed.
August 6, 2019

In Honor Of
Martha Gerard
For 45 years of teaching and countless lives touched.
Congratulations on your retirement!
November 16, 2019

Woody Gofer
For 29 Years of Service
At Lillith Supply
Congratulations on your retirement
Take some time off- it’s on us!
December 18, 2019

29 Years of Employment
29 years worth of coffee breaks, friendships made, and foundations laid.
We would like to thank
Jinger White
Congratulations on your retirement-
On to new adventures!
February 29, 2020

Happy Retirement!
To a Special Colleague

Your retirement leaves a great big gap
In all our lives and hearts,
A workplace is never quite the same
When someone like you departs.

Gopher Woods
Janet Funderberk
October 8th, 2018


Presented to our outstanding colleague
Jennifer Lowell
August 18th, 2019

Congratulations on your well
deserved retirement after many
years of outstanding service!

Best Wishes & Congratulations
on Your Retirement

In Honor of our special Co-worker
Jerry Hepburn
December 6th, 2019

You have been not only a co-worker,
but a friend to many.

Through your hard work and dedication,
you will be remembered as one of the greats.

Gary Goforth
in his retirement
July 18th, 2019

A Special Friend and Colleague

All good things come to an end.
So is true for the marvelous and memorable
contributions you made to the company.
Wishing you a triumphant, delightful
and wonderful retired life ahead!

Give Without Remembering and
Take Without Forgetting.

Congratulations On Your Retirement!

Life Begins at Retirement

Harry Anchor
March 1st, 2019

Words cannot properly express
our gratitude for your contributions
and the wisdom you brought to our daily lives.

Have fun. Enjoy the years that lie ahead.
Open your arms to all the delight –
of flowers and music, every lovely thing.

Be brave. Be curious.
Discover a wider world.

Congratulations on your Retirement

To a Special Friend & Colleague
Madeleine Cathy

Retired with distinction from
Abernathy Spa
after 15 years of excellence
on the 8th of July 2019.

A time to look back with admiration…
A time to look forward with anticipation.

18 Years of Excellence

Presented to Garret Jones
Congratulations on your Retirement!

In sincere gratitude for the
compassion, guidance,
and outstanding leadership
you’ve provided to all of us
over the last 18 years.

“After climbing the Mountain,
You can finally Enjoy the View.”

In Recognition For 20 Years Of
Outstanding Service to Granny’s Pantry

Your commitment will truly be missed!
Your shoes will not be filled very easily.
Your shining spirit will never be matched.

We wish you smooth sailing on your new
adventure with much respect and gratitude.

Your retirement is truly deserved
with a job well done.

Congratulations On Your Retirement!

Where can I buy Retirement Plaques?

Martin Awards, of course! We sell all kinds of plaques- cherry wood, oak, piano finish, log plaques, sate shape, and all sizes! No matter the vocation, location, or budget, we’ve got you covered! If you want made in the US plaques, we’ve got those. If you want a plaque with a glass plate, we can do that too. We pride ourselves in our variety of wood and designed plaques. Our specialty is meeting the needs of our customers. If we don’t have something you need or want, then shoot us an email or give us a call, and we’ll see what we can do for you!

You can find our plaques here and here! Feel free to contact us. We are fully stocked with award specialists who can tell you the best designs, plaques, and formats, to suit your needs! We also have much more than plaques. We have name badges, glass awards, acrylic awards, and numerous other items that could be given to your retiree.

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