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Funny Messages for Leaving Cards (Ideas, Jokes, and Quotes)

Mattheu McBarnett

December 06, 2022 · 3 min read

Farewells are always a mixture of emotion, albeit tinged with sadness at losing someone great, there's always a bit of humor that lightens the mood. And what better way to do this than with a funny message on your leaving card?

Whether you're leaving your workplace or bidding goodbye to a friend, a hilarious message can take the edge off emotions and make your loved ones laugh.

So, we've compiled some of the funniest messages you can leave on your leaving cards. Trust us, these messages will certainly earn you a few laughs!

Some example ideas

Puns and Wordplay

  • "You're 'moving' on to better things! Let's 'pack' some good memories with you!"
  • "Farewell to our office's 'resident expert' on coffee breaks!"
  • "What do you call a farewell party for a banker? A 'withdrawal' gathering!"

Jokes and One-liners

  • "You leaving means more cake for the rest of us. Farewell and good luck!"
  • "Good luck finding coworkers better than us... just kidding, we know that's impossible!"
  • "Remember, your new coworkers won't know you... time for a fresh start and new pranks!"
  • "Goodbye and good riddance!"
  • "It’s not goodbye, it’s see you never. Just kidding, let’s catch up soon."
  • "We'll miss your terrible jokes and even worse puns."
  • "It's not the same around here without someone to blame for everything."
  • "We'll miss your endless supply of snacks and your complete lack of work ethic."
  • "Thanks for all the good times... and the rest of the time that we just tolerated each other."
  • "Goodbye and don't let the door hit you on the way out!"
  • "I’ll miss you, but I won’t miss your passive-aggressive post-it notes."

Quirky Quotes

  • "As Winnie the Pooh said, 'How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.'"
  • "To quote Dr. Seuss, 'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.' Best of luck!"
  • "In the wise words of Michael Scott, 'Catch you on the flippity flip!'"

Humorous Anecdotes

  • "Remember when we accidentally wore the same outfit to work? Now you can finally escape my fashion influence!"
  • "We'll always have that time we accidentally set off the fire alarm during lunch. Farewell and take care!"
  • "I'll never forget our legendary karaoke duet at the office party. Best of luck on your new adventure!"

Light-hearted Poems

  • "Roses are red, violets are blue, we'll miss you dearly, but we know you'll push through!"
  • "As you embark on this journey new, remember the good times, and we'll remember you!"
  • "A haiku for your farewell: New chapter begins / Laughter shared in memories / Wishing luck to you"
The amount of times I have tried to find a decent photo of a blank sketch book is too many. So I decided to create a few, starting with this one.
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Crafting your own message

Creating funny messages for specific occasions involves considering the context and finding humor relevant to the event.


For retirement, focus on the joys of newfound freedom or playfully tease the retiree about their age, like "Congrats on becoming a full-time professional at doing nothing!" In the case of job changes or promotions, highlight new challenges and responsibilities, or poke fun at the quirks of their new role, such as "Good luck climbing the corporate ladder without tripping!"

Moving Away

For moving away, find humor in the destination itself or emphasize the adventures awaiting them while gently reminding them of what they'll miss from home, like "Don't forget us when you're enjoying those sunny beaches!"


For graduation, acknowledge the end of an academic journey with humor, referencing memorable classes or future student loan payments: "Welcome to the real world, where the only test is paying bills on time!"


In the case of travel or adventure, focus on the excitement of exploring new places or encountering different cultures, or tease the traveler about their sense of direction, like "Remember, getting lost is just another way of exploring!"

Regardless of the specific occasion, tailor your humor to the situation and ensure it resonates with the recipient in a meaningful and entertaining way.


As we bid adieu to cherished colleagues, friends, or loved ones, leaving cards present the perfect canvas for sprinkling humor amidst heartfelt farewells.

By infusing laughter into your parting words, you can lighten the emotional weight of goodbyes and leave a lasting, grin-inducing impression.

Whether it's a job change, embarking on a new adventure, or simply saying farewell, let your wit shine in your parting message.

After all, your clever and amusing words will be etched in their memory, proving that laughter truly is the ultimate cure, even for the bittersweet pangs of parting ways!

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