Some examples of poignant messages for a retirement card include "Congratulations on all that you have accomplished in your many years of service" or "Congratulations on your retirement, now go chase all of those old dreams that you put on hold." Another example of a poignant message might include "Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for being the best coworker anyone could ever ask for."
To create a poignant retirement card, the card writer must think of personal anecdotes to include with the well wishes to make the card feel genuine and heartfelt. The best poignant remarks always come from the heart. Feel free to also add in a funny or inspirational retirement quote, such as this quote from Sophia Loren, "There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love."