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Top 30 Leaving Card Messages for a Colleague

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Marco Wolfsheimer

Updated: 5th April, 2024

There’s something bittersweet about a co-worker flying the nest to explore new career skies. You’re sad to see them go, but excited for their shiny new opportunity. How do you hit the perfect note between "we'll miss you" and "go conquer the world"? Whether you’re a wordsmith or get tangled in letters when it matters the most, finding the right words is key.

Why Is Choosing the Right Farewell Message Important?

Ever thought about why we care so much about farewell messages? It's simple – they show we care. A thoughtful goodbye can mean the world at a moment of change, reinforcing fond memories and strengthening bonds. It's about making the moment count as much as the time you spent together.

What to Write in a Leaving Card

Here is a list of leaving card messages for a colleague to give you a little bit of inspiration and hopefully make an office departure a little more memorable,

  • For the Friend in Every Colleague

    Working with you was a blast. Let’s not let this goodbye be the end of our fun. Here’s to future adventures, my friend!

  • The Mentor’s Parting Wisdom

    You've been more than a colleague; you've been a mentor and a friend. Your wisdom will guide me long after you’ve left. Thank you.

  • Saying Farewell with a Smile

    They say all good things must come to an end, but let's prove them wrong by staying in touch. Farewell, and let's keep the good times rolling!

  • The Bittersweet Reality of Goodbyes

    It's hard to see you go, but I'm excited for your next chapter. Thank you for the memories and laughter. You’ll always be part of our team!

  • Beyond the Office Walls

    You're leaving the office, but not our hearts. Can't wait to hear all about your new journey. Remember, there's always a place for you here!

  • Growth and Gratitude

    It's been amazing to see you grow, and I'm grateful for every project we tackled together. Wishing you even bigger successes – go make us proud!

  • No Goodbye, Just ‘See You Later’

    Let's skip the goodbyes and say ‘see you later’ because I know our paths will cross again. Until then, take care, adventure on, and keep smiling!

  • Luck for the Journey Ahead

    As you set off on this new path, know that you carry with you the best wishes and good luck from everyone here. You've got this!

  • The Unforgettable Teammate

    To the teammate who turned every challenge into a triumph – thanks for everything! Even though you're heading out, the impression you've left will always remain.

  • Cheers to the Memories

    Raising a toast to the memories we've created and to the journey that lies ahead of you. May it be as wonderful as the time you've spent here.

  • The Legacy You Leave Behind

    Your hard work and laughter are your legacy here. As you leave, know that you've set the bar high for all of us. Cheers to you!

  • The Office Won't Be the Same

    It's tough to imagine the office without you. Your energy and spirit are one of a kind. Wishing you every happiness in your new adventure.

  • Keep in Touch Promise

    Promise me this isn't goodbye but a ‘talk to you soon.’ You better keep in touch, or I'll track you down! All the best, my friend.

  • The Inspiration You’ve Been

    Your drive has been infectious, and your presence a constant source of inspiration. You leave behind big shoes to fill and even bigger dreams to chase. Farewell, trailblazer!

  • Until We Meet Again

    Today might be farewell, but it's not the end. Our paths will surely meet again. Until then, keep conquering new heights and spreading your incredible energy.

  • Grateful for The Times Shared

    I'm incredibly grateful for the time we've shared; it’s been a journey full of learning and laughter. Wishing you all the best as you move forward.

  • From Colleague to Lifelong Friend

    We started as colleagues and became friends for life. Here's to all the inside jokes and support. Don’t forget us when you’re famous! All the best, pal.

  • Your Mark on the Place

    You’ve left your mark here in more ways than one, and it’ll shine long after you’re gone. Wishing you joy and success as you start a new chapter.

  • The Adventure Begins

    An ending here is the start of an adventure elsewhere. Go seize every opportunity, and don't forget the way back to us every now and then!

  • The Countless Lessons Learned

    Thank you for the countless lessons and the never-ending encouragement. Your guidance has meant the world. Here's to your future, may it be bright and rewarding!

  • A New Chapter Awaits

    Turn the page with excitement, as a new chapter awaits full of potential and new stories to tell. Take every moment; we'll be rooting for you all the way!

  • The Miles Won’t Matter

    No matter the miles between us, the friendship and memories we've built will stay close. Farewell for now, but let’s promise it’s not forever. Good luck out there!

  • Keep Shining Bright

    You’ve always been the one to light up the room. Don’t let that change, no matter where you go. Keep shining bright, and know you'll be missed!

  • It's Not Just Farewell, It's Thanks

    It's not just a farewell, but a huge thanks. For the laughs, the support, the hard work – you've made a difference. Wishing you every bit of happiness you deserve.

  • Lead the Way to New Horizons

    Keep leading the way to new horizons just like you did here. I have no doubt you'll accomplish incredible things. Farewell for now, captain!

  • Making Every Day Brighter

    Your smile made every day a bit brighter, and your presence a lot lighter. We're going to miss that the most. Here's to new joys, my friend!

  • From Office Desk to World Stage

    From the office desk to the world stage, it's your time to shine. Take every chance that comes your way. We believe in you, go for it!

  • Part of Our Story

    You came, you worked, you conquered, and now you're off to new endeavors. You'll always be a cherished part of our story. Go write your next chapter!

  • Cheers to the Next Adventure

    Cheers not just to a colleague, but an amazing person taking on a new adventure. May it be as fulfilling and exciting as you are!

Support Beyond the Goodbye

Sure, the farewell might be the main event, but it's crucial to keep in touch even after they've left. Make an effort to reach out every so often, whether through social media, text, or a lunch date. Share updates from the office or simply check in on how they're settling into the new gig. It's nice to know that the people you used to work with still think about you, and it keeps the professional network alive and kicking. Plus, who knows? Maybe down the line, you'll be the one looking for a new opportunity, and this co-worker could become an important connection or reference. It's all about nurturing relationships.

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Wrap It Up with Warmth

You see, wishing a co-worker good luck on their new job can be so much more than signing off on a card. It’s your chance to make a lasting impression and send them off with great energy. Whether it's a funny note, a throwback to an inside joke, or a thoughtful gift, a little bit of effort goes a long way to showing how much you care. Make the goodbye sweet, personalize your well wishes, and who knows, maybe you'll set them on a path to huge success. And don't forget to keep that connection going – friendships and networks are solid gold in our world.

Now you're all set to give your colleague a farewell that they'll remember with a big ol' smile. And hey, when you need to do this again (because let's face it, you will), swing by Happy Tree Cards for more fabulous tips on crafting the perfect message and picking out the best greeting cards for every occasion.

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