Today, people are more transient, especially if they are younger. As the workplace becomes more virtual or hybrid, more and more people are not tied down to one specific location. Because of this, more people are taking their life “on the road.”
Additionally, in recent years, people no longer see themselves staying at the same company for years to come. As the dynamics of society's personal and professional life change, so does the frequency of change.
Whatever reason they may have for a change, when someone leaves a company or decides to move, it is an excellent idea to celebrate the role they played. One great way to do this is through a group goodbye card.
Congratulations to all 2023 retirees! The number of retirees receiving social security benefits in 2022 rose to nearly 49 million. If you fall under that category or are preparing to enter this new phase of life, it's time to celebrate! Though the past few years may look different for retirement parties, there are still lots of ways to celebrate a retiree this year and party it up! Whether you're looking for ways to make a virtual retirement party special or themes for retirement party decorations, we’ve put together a list of ideas that make a good retirement party, full of fun things specific to 2023. There’s something for everyone to make their retiree’s celebration fun and meaningful.
Retirement is such a momentous event — after decades in the workforce, being able to relax and focus on passions other than work is a wonderful gift. If you know someone who is retiring, wishing them a happy retirement—whether it’s writing a thoughtful happy retirement message on a retirement card or saying something thoughtful in person—can be really meaningful to share colleague retirement wishes as they make a big transition to retirement life.
Whether your retiree is a colleague, friend, or family member, we’ve put together a list of examples to help inspire you as you communicate your best wishes and good luck for your retiree. This article is part of a series and we've also got you covered if you'd like to pair your message with a thoughtful retirement gift or if you’re planning an amazing retirement party!
Chances are that someone you know will be retiring this year — in recent years, more people have been retiring than ever before. When beginning to write a message for a retirement card, it can be not easy to know how to start. Need a bit of inspiration for your message? We're ready to help you find the perfect retirement quote for them.
We've curated a master list to find you the best quote on retirement, getting older, and living well to give you some inspiration as you begin writing your message to your colleague, friend, or family member who is retiring. (Need retirement gift ideas? We have those too!)
Late spring and early summer are filled to the brim with collegiate celebrations. It's a joyous time to honor the dedicated students and faculty who worked so hard during the previous year. College graduations (and high school graduations, too) are a perfect opportunity to reflect on the value of education and important accomplishments.
At Kudoboard, we love to see universities finding creative uses of our online group cards and special event boards. Here are three particularly impressive universities using Kudoboard to unite their faculty, alumni, and communities.
Athabasca University created a board to celebrate their college graduates this year. On the public graduation board, students, faculty, and proud family can post messages of congratulations and gratitude, share photos and videos, and learn more about the Athabasca convocation.
Congratulations to our amazing grads of 2022! We're so proud of all that you have accomplished, and look forward to your future successes!
Peter Scott President, Athabasca University
We are so impressed with this graduation board and the brilliant 2022 graduates! Check out the online graduation board here.
Returning to your alma mater can be a sweet and rewarding experience, and the alumni of Sarah Lawrence certainly found that to be the case this spring. As alumni flocked to campus, plenty were able to share their photos and memories on-campus and virtually for those who couldn't travel.
A marvelous reunion, felt amazing to connect once again.
Leda Polinger Canino, Class of 1952
A custom event board allowed Sarah Lawrence to created a branded online board that coincided with their weeklong reunion so that alumi could easily share photos, videos, memories, and more. See the reunion board here.
A Dean's Retirement
When Dean Blackburn retired this year, leagues of students and colleagues came together to send him off with well-wishes and gratitude for all he's accomplished. Check out the online retirement card here.
Since you joined the GSBS Faculty in 1998, I’ve respected your work ethic, your quiet brilliance, and your kindness. Who knew, back then, that you’d one day be our dean?!? This is truly the end of a very special era. Stay well, have fun, enjoy life and please keep in touch … THANK YOU doesn’t really cover it
Whatever your university system needs for connection and appreciation, Kudoboard is the right choice. Check out our University enterprise plans, with bonus features that universities love. Best of luck on campus!
We’ve created a list of 21 unique gift categories just for the folks retiring in 2023 — these gifts are better than your everyday gift card, we promise! Even if health or any other concerns are keeping in-person activities at an arm's length for the time being, here are a few retirement gift ideas to make gifting your retiring co-worker, loved one, or friend easy for you to navigate this year.
When working in a company, whether remote or on location, you tend to spend a lot of time alongside your coworkers. When a special event comes along in their life, a card just doesn’t seem like enough. It is time to make your co-worker a Kudoboard!
What is a Kudoboard?
A Kudoboard is the best way to gather a group of people and give them one place to show appreciation. A group of coworkers can have a central location to upload photos, videos, and messages for the person you want to show appreciation for. Instead of passing a paper card around the office, create an online group card with Kudoboard! Some perfect occasions for a Kudoboard are:
Deena Baker closed out 2021 by celebrating her retirement after 25 years as a police officer with the Elyria Police Department. Her department created a group retirement card featuring kind messages from her colleagues, proud family, and grateful community members.