Retirement is a HUGE life milestone that deserves to be celebrated. It’s a time to reflect on accomplishments, cherish memories, and embrace the excitement of what lies ahead.
As a company, it’s important to celebrate retirements in a way that feels big yet intimate, all with the purpose of thanking your employees for their dedication to you, your team, and your business. Not sure where to get started? We’ve got you covered.
Here are 10 ways to celebrate work retirement:
- Throw a retirement party. This is a traditional way to celebrate a retirement, and it’s a great opportunity to gather the retiree’s coworkers, friends, and family to wish them well.
- Give a gift. A gift is a thoughtful way to show the retiree how much you appreciate their contributions to the company. It could be something as simple as a framed photo of the retiree with their coworkers, or something more personal, such as a gift certificate to their favorite store.
- Write a letter or card. A handwritten note is a personal way to express your appreciation for the retiree. You could write about the retiree’s impact on your life, or simply share your fond memories of working with them.
- Create a retirement scrapbook. This is a great way to document the retiree’s career. You could include photos, newspaper clippings, articles, and letters about the retiree’s work.
- Plant a tree in the retiree’s honor. This is a beautiful way to commemorate the retiree’s retirement. You could plant a tree in the company’s courtyard, or in the retiree’s own yard.
- Make a donation to a charity in the retiree’s name. This is a way to show the retiree that you care about their interests. You could donate to a charity that supports the retiree’s favorite cause, or to a charity that has helped the retiree in the past.
- Host a retirement luncheon. This is a more casual way to celebrate retirement. You could invite the retiree’s coworkers, friends, and family to a luncheon at a local restaurant.
- Take the retiree out to lunch. This is a great way to spend some one-on-one time with the retiree and wish them well.
- Give the retiree a gift certificate for a spa or vacation. This is a way to help the retiree relax and enjoy their retirement.
- Just say thank you. Sometimes, the best way to celebrate retirement is to simply say thank you. Let the retiree know how much you appreciate their contributions to the company, and wish them well in their retirement.
No matter how you choose to celebrate a retirement, make sure it is something that the retiree will appreciate. After all, they have earned it!
Did you know Elite Rewards offers a rewards platform that gives your employee the ability to choose their gift AND the color? We even offer a “Wish List” feature!