What Are Some Good Ways to Say Goodbye to a Retiring Colleague?

Some ways to say goodbye to a retiring colleague include writing well wishes within a card, hosting a retirement celebration in the office complete with food and desserts or compiling a video tribute of the retiree's accomplishments on the job.

Genuine wishes of "congratulations" or "we wish you well" are common when a colleague is retiring. Additional ways to say goodbye include asking each employee to write a memory of their time working with the retiree or creating a posterboard of photos from the retiree's career. A compilation of gift cards or gift baskets with items that are useful during retirement is also a way to say goodbye to a retiring colleague.