Employees who have stayed at a company long enough to earn a retirement likely have thought about what leaving means for some time. An employee who was loyal and valuable to a company deserves recognition and heartfelt gratitude from the people who have worked alongside them for the better part of their working lives.
Let's face it — in most cases, retirees are dreaming about what they'll do with their free time after they retire rather than pondering the gravity of what leaving means. That's why, as the employee giving the gift, you should make your coworker's last impression of your workplace or company an enjoyable one. Throw a fun farewell party and gift your retiree with a meaningful plaque to express your gratitude.
Pairing a laid-back, pleasant atmosphere with a memorable gift is an excellent way to leave a coworker with a positive last impression of the time they spent with you and your fellow employees. Retirement parties should combine your guest of honor's favorite things with some fun, class and humor. Photo displays, memorabilia and some thoughtful gifts may be all you need.
At DIY Awards, we offer retirement plaque awards for any corporate position — boss or employee — along with the following professional retirees:
- Nurses: With our customizable online tool, you can choose the font, wording or logos that make you think of your unique coworker and the contributions they made to the field.
- Firefighters: Firefighters often risk their safety for the well-being of others. This selfless profession deserves heartfelt acknowledgment and the utmost appreciation.
- Pastors: Show your gratitude for your favorite pastor with any dates, logo or emblem you deem worthy.
- Police officers: Commemorate your coworker's strength, courage and bravery with a personalized police retirement gift.
- Teachers: For teachers, the work is never done. Show your appreciation with unique quotes or personalized logos.
Plan the celebration with a personalized retirement plaque. A collection of quotes and wishes that you may write to the retiree expressing your feelings at that special moment. Send happy wishes with a personal touch.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain
Crystal Awards & Retirement Plaque Wording Options
Here at DIY Awards, our talented designers and manufacturers offer some of the most speedy turnaround times in the industry. Design your own high-quality crystal plaque or let us help. Our design experience provides:
- Ease of use: Our online personalization tool allows you to create a personalized award plaque.
- Wording inspiration: When you're not sure how to put your emotions into words, check out our various retirement quotes and wishes above that will help you perfectly express your feelings to your special retiree.
- A variety of color options and designs: Choose a personalized color or contemporary design to make any crystal plaque as memorable and personal as possible.
- Attention and assistance: Our customer service team responds quickly to your calls and emails — within three rings for phone calls and within a few hours for emails.
- 100% personalization: From custom wording to personal logos, the sky's the limit for your crystal award plaque at no additional charge.
- Top-quality: Our crystal is top of the line, superior to a glass retirement plaque. DIY Awards deep-etches all engravings on the most exceptional quality crystal — all with hand-painted colors.
- No-cost engravings: You do not need to worry about word count or the number of letters on your award. You only pay for the plaque — we do not charge extra for the engravings.
Get Started on Your Crystal Plaque Today
Browse our retirement award options today for ideas on how to make your award genuine and memorable. At DIY Awards, we offer complete customization services, which sets us apart from any other awards site. Explore our selection of pre-designed retirement plaques and receive your crystal award in as little as three days when your order online today.
Contact us today or call us at 1-800-810-1216, and our representatives will answer on or before the third ring!