If you're in charge of your company's upcoming retirement parties, a great idea for commemorating your outgoing coworkers is to wish them well with retirement poems. Great retirement poems can express all the sentiments you want to share – from humor to admiration and respect – in a concise way that can be much easier for you than coming up with a long-winded speech. As an added bonus, retirement poems can be printed out and framed to make great retirement gifts for your departing colleagues.
But if you're thinking about sending off your outgoing colleagues well with retirement poems, you want to first think about the sentiment you want to convey with the poems. Are you, for instance, trying to be lighthearted and funny? If so, you'll want to make sure the poem focuses on different jokes about retirement or even specific instances you've found yourself in with your outgoing colleague. Be sure that you're careful not to cover any incidents that may be a source of hurtful embarrassment and that you're making jokes that are appropriate for mixed company.
If, however, you want to wish outgoing colleagues well with retirement poems that are more sentimental, you may find yourself wondering what exactly to say and how to say it. In this case, you can easily start with a quick internet search for sentimental retirement poems to get some ideas flowing. You may even get lucky and find a poem that says exactly what you want to say during your search.
In most cases, though, you'll likely find something close to what you're looking for, but that isn't quite right for your colleague. Don't worry if the retirement poems you find aren't exactly right – you can always use them as a general structure to build your own customized retirement poems. You'll find that it is very easy to change a few lines of a poem that you've found in order to make it more personalized for your outgoing colleague.
Of course, you'll probably also be looking for a gift to go along with your retirement poems, and you may find yourself feeling stuck on what else you can present your colleague with. But here's a smart idea for you – once you've chosen, created, or crafted your retirement poem, have it printed out in a pretty font (or even calligraphied by hand) onto some sort of fancy paper and then have it framed.
Or, if you're the artistic type, you don't need to limit yourself to simply printing your retirement poems on plain paper. You can also include photographs of your outgoing colleague or a gorgeous background of a beach - because retirement is supposed to be the life of ease, right?
No matter what sentiment you're trying to convey – be it humor or respect, or a combination thereof – know that when you wish outgoing colleagues well with retirement poems, you're giving them a wonderful, memorable sendoff that they'll always remember fondly.