Happy Retirement Dad! And Other Retirement Wishes to Share with Dad!

Dad’s retirement is big news and can symbolize a drastic change in the usual family setup. Not only is he going to experience a break of pace from his usual life, but so will the kids from having to see their father at home every day.

Nevertheless, it’s more important now than ever to show your support and appreciation. Especially since this will be the first time in a while he can lay back and relax in the comfort of his own home, it’s important to send a sweet and lovely message for the man who sacrificed most of his life for the family. 

Retirement Wishes for Your Father

retirement wishes for father

Retirement can mean a lot of things for different people. Without knowing how they feel, it’s hard to distinguish how they are being affected by it. That’s why we’ve compiled several types of messages and retirement wishes you can say to your father. Keep on reading below for some inspiration on how to make them feel loved.

Retirement Wishes on Facebook

Facebook is a social media platform, which has gained serious traction in the past decade or so. Nowadays, it’s common for us to share our thoughts, feelings, challenges, and personal milestones that we want to tell the world. Since retirement is one of those things that are often celebrated and announced, here are some ideas for some retirement wishes for your father on Facebook. 

Facebook post for father's retirement
  1. As you go into this next phase of life, may you enjoy the very best that life has to offer.
  2. Wishing you a new journey of success and happiness.
  3. May you be showered with abundant opportunities to do what your heart desires.
  4. Now that you’re free, may you live life to the fullest! It’s all ahead of you now.
  5. Thank you for all your hard work. We hope you fall in love with this new life of yours.
  6. Now is the time to revisit your passions! We got your back and we support you.
  7. We wish you nothing but blue skies, big dreams, new adventures, and time to enjoy them all.
  8. Now that we’re in this time, Dad. It’s time to do you. Make the most of it, we’ll be right behind you.
  9. Good luck on this new chapter of your life, Dad. We believe in you.
  10. Knowing you, Dad, retirement is just the tip of the iceberg. Conquer retirement and seize the day!

Wishes for Happy Retirement Card

retirement wish on father's card

Handwritten messages are still in. Despite all the latest advancements in technology that make the cutest animations, nothing beats reading a handmade letter from someone you love. That’s why if you’re thinking about giving Dad one in celebration of his retirement, here are some retirement wishes you can put in your card.

  1. Retirement is a stage in your life when you wonder how you ever found time to work. Enjoy your retirement!
  2. Goodbye tension, hello pension! Hope you have a good one.
  3. After years of hardwork and dedication, it’s now time to take a permanent vacation. You deserve it, Dad!
  4. To the man who did all that he could for us, we thank you. It’s now time to relax, Dad. We hope you find happiness in this new journey of yours.
  5. This isn’t the end. In fact, it’s only the beginning. Happy Retirement, Dad!
  6. Cheer up and smile! You did it, Dad! This life is yours for the taking.
  7. You are never too old to have a new goal or start a new dream. Now’s your chance, Dad. Happy Retirement.
  8. You can retire from your job but you can’t retire from being great! You’re a legend, Dad. You rock our world.
  9. Hey it’s Monday again… Oh no, wait. You’re retired! Have a blast!
  10. You’ve worked real hard, you’ve come this far. I hope you know how blessed you are!

Retirement Wishes During Party Toast

toast for father's retirement

It’s no question that one’s retirement is a good reason to celebrate. Since you’re probably already planning a gathering with all your closest family and friends, a toast to all of Dad’s accomplishments in his career and family may come along the way. If you still can’t make up your mind on what to say, here are some retirement wishes for Dad’s party toast.

  1. Here’s to a bright future ahead!
  2. Here’s to celebrating all Dad’s accomplishments and successes.
  3. Here’s to more stress-free days of your life.
  4. Here’s to a life full of happiness and love!
  5. Here’s to more time to relax and spend with family.
  6. You may have retired from work, but life awaits more joy, bliss, and ecstasy for you.
  7. Here’s to a future full of dreams and surprises!
  8. You’ve already given us more than we deserve. We’re sure you’re only retiring from work and not from the joys of life.
  9. The rest of your life is in your hands now, let’s celebrate it!
  10. Sorry we waited to grow up to tell you, but we appreciate all that you do. Happy retirement!


As we’ve gone on in this article, Dad’s retirement can lead to a much bigger impact on him than you realize. That’s why during this gentle time of transition, it’s important for him to see the support, love, and appreciation from his loved ones, and help him feel more secure. 

Coupled with the messages above, a special retirement gift for Dad would be great if you wanted to give him a little treat and reminder that you appreciate him and all his deeds. Not only will he be surprised by receiving a token of gratitude from his family, but he’ll also have a physical reminder that you celebrate his coming onto the next phase of his life. That’ll be it from us for now. Should you ever be on the hunt for more fun family activities, feel free to visit our Etsy shop for more ideas. Until next time!

Laura is the force behind Gathered Again, transforming family gatherings into unforgettable memories with expert tips and a heart full of passion. Join her mission to celebrate the magic of family connections, one event at a time.

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