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Retirement is a life-changing event in the life of any professional. After years of service and dedication to a company’s goals and progress, to end that stage of life can bring on a myriad of emotions. Some celebrations are somber, others more celebratory and humorous but all retirement occasions are memorable and should be regarded as such. Opening doors to another stage of life, retirement is always cause for meaningful commemoration and respect.

There are a few considerations to keep in mind when creating a retirement plaque. Think about your recipient, his/her achievements, and their personality and background before you decide on your retirement plaque ideas. Be mindful not to offend your retiree with insensitive or inappropriate wording. So, let’s have fun! If you have questions about your plaque, feel free to contact us and we can assist you in creating the perfect award..

We offer several different award types perfect for retirement commemoration:

  • Plaques
  • Trophies
  • Acrylic awards
  • Desk Clocks

Now that your award is selected, it’s time to make it unique! Looking for the right words? Here are some quote ideas to express your appreciation:


If your retiree is excited or retiring to do new things, consider a celebratory approach to your recognition. A little humor, appropriately placed, can be a great way to share positive sentiments that will inspire smiles for years to come.

Quote ideas:

  • "Retirement - now life begins." - Catherine Pulsifer
  • "Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy a rest that's overdue. Take pleasure in the finer things
  • that are awaiting you." - Judith Wibberley
  • "Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it."
  • “Choose a work that you love and you won’t have to work another day” – Confucius


Show your gratitude to your retiree or employee with an award to specially commemorate the works of your team member. Instead of a humorous or light-hearted text, something sentimental marks this occasion with appropriate poise and appreciation.

Quote ideas:

  • “Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.” - Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • "Retire from work, but not from life." - M.K. Soni
  • "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." - Vince Lombardi
  • "And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln


  • "The money's no better in retirement but the hours are!”
  • The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.” - George Foreman

There are endless opportunities to share a special sentiment with a meaningful retiree. All of our plaques, trophies and acrylic awards offer a free proof to guarantee your final award is perfect. Contact us for more information and to get started today!