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People come and go. We meet them along the road, travel with them on our life’s journey, and then some of them leave at the next stop. It might be incredibly painful for them to leave, but there are reasons why they need to. Be it for chasing new horizons or running away from the past, a friend who has imprinted themselves on you is difficult to say goodbye to. If you want to pour your heart out into saying a goodbye message for them, let it be written a goodbye card. You may also see card templates.

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A goodbye card is a perfect medium to say your farewell to, especially if you can’t be there to personally say it to them. But, this card can also be used if you need to say goodbye to your family and friends. With regards to the card’s design, you can choose whatever you deem fit for it. More often than not, the designs contain hilarious remarks to make goodbyes a bit less sad and painful.

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But, there are also designs that are cute, stylish, and vintage. So, if you want to have more choices for the design of your goodbye card, check out the list of templates that we have prepared below. These are all available online, so you can just purchase and download them from your smartphone or computer. You may also see office farewell cards.

Simple Goodbye Card Template

Why do people leave?

People have their reasons why they need to leave, and we need to respect their decision. It may be too painful to say goodbye, but that’s just the way it is. Everything’s temporary. But even though people leave, the memories that you have shared with them will forever remain with you. Here are some of the reasons why people say goodbye to you. You may also see free farewell card templates.

1. For work

There are circumstances where you are assigned to a work location far from home. Some are even sent to a different country. Most of the time, this kind of job assignment is temporary but it may turn into a permanent one if things go really well. However, one thing’s for sure: it will take weeks, months, or even years before the job gets done. With that said, you should say goodbye to your friend before you regret not doing it. Even if he/she is too far for you to visit, you can still check up on each other through different online messaging platforms. Just be wary of the different time zones if he/she is in another country. You may also see sample farewell card templates.

2. For military/war

Military training can take years, but the good thing is you can still give your bud a visit if allowed. But, even so, you should still say your goodbyes and wishes especially that he/she is about to go through rigorous and harsh training. But, things are much different when people go to war.

As much as we wish that wars don’t exist, reality slaps us hard and shows us concrete and heartbreaking pieces of evidence of humanity’s violence. Was shouldn’t even exist in the first place, but it certainly does. You may also see sample farewell letters. The goodbye for the person going to war is probably one of the most difficult words to say. You go through extreme anxiety and agony every day, thinking about the wellbeing of your beloved.

You’ll never know if he/she will come back safe, or if he/she will ever come back at all. So, say your goodbyes before they leave. Hug them tight, feel their warmth, caress their face, and kiss them if you must. You are going to be an emotional mess once their backs slowly fade from your field of vision. But, always retain the trust and hold on to the hope that they will be back in your embrace one day. You may also see printable good luck cards.

Sample Goodbye Card Template

Retirement Goodbye Card Template

3. For retirement

Retirements are blessings for the old. Retirement means they can finally rest from overusing their bodies at work and enjoy the rest of their lives relaxing. And, of course, they would fully take advantage their pension. So, before your co-worker retires, tell him/her your goodbye. Say thank you if you have been under his/her tutelage when you were still learning on how things work in the office or workplace. Say you’ll miss him/her now that he/she is not going to be around in the office anymore. And, tell him/her to live the rest of his/her life he/she wanted to. You may also see sympathy thank you cards.

4. For a new beginning

Sometimes, we get fed up with our own problems that we choose to take a break from them. Or, for a more honest tone, we choose to run away from them. Some people think that it’s a cowardly thing to do. But it’s not. Accepting that you are weak is a courageous act in itself. You are strong enough to accept your weakness, your downfall, your struggle. And, with that, we choose to have a new beginning, a fresh start that we need and deserve. You may also see sample cards.

Change is scary, especially if you are going for a clean slate. You move into a new neighborhood where you don’t know anyone, but, it’s also a great relief that nobody knows you. No one is going to judge you for your past mistakes. You get to be yourself and people will get to know you for who you really are. This liberating feeling is what makes our heart and soul happy. We owe this to ourselves, and now that it has finally come, let us enjoy every second of it. You may also see card templates in a word.

Pack your bags and take the earliest flight to a different place where nobody knows you. Start anew. But, before you do so, make sure that you have said your goodbyes to your closest friends and to your family. They are going to dearly miss you, but, assure them that wherever you may be going, you are going to be happy. You may also see memorial card templates.

Elegant Goodbye Card Template

5. For chasing dreams

We all make sacrifices just to achieve our dreams, and sometimes, it’s saying goodbye to our family and friends. Even if it means chasing our dreams to the ends of the earth, we will still undoubtedly do it. Our endless yearning for our dreams is what pushes us to go further, to do more.

For sure, your friends and family will understand this kind of sacrifice. Your dream is your happiness and it is your life’s purpose. Stopping you will only give you unnecessary pain. Let that flame inside of you set the world ablaze! Go towards your dreams, and never stop chasing it! You may also see beautiful greeting cards.

6. For new experiences

There are people who will leave purely for the sake of adventure. The wanderer in all of us always comes out in times of stillness. We can’t put stop our feet in moving from one place to another. We are naturally curious, explorers of the vast world that we haven’t gotten to know more about.

It is only natural that we move to travel, to meet new people, and to discover new places. Be it a temporary refuge or not, moving out to an unfamiliar place can give you new experiences that you didn’t think you would encounter. The whole world is our playground; let us have fun as much as we can! You may also see thank you cards.

How to Use and Edit a Goodbye Card Template

Before, you need a graphic designer to do the designing for you. You need to deepen your pockets as these designers don’t come cheap. But, the time has changed and thanks to technology, we now have different ways to use these designs without even hiring a graphic designer. These days, you get to choose a template, purchase and download it, and customize it to your liking. And, since the files are all digital, you can customize them by following the following these easy steps:

  • Download a photo editing software program. It is great if you already have a photo editing software on your PC or laptop. But if you do not, then you need to download one that is capable of handling multiple image formats so you do not have to switch between different programs. You can either buy a physical installer for the software or buy and download them online. When you choose to get one online, just be careful of sites that are disguised as trustworthy sources; they might only be phishing for your data. You may also see thank you card templates.
  • Download the template. After going through each template, choose one that you think will be appropriate for your goodbye card. Each template on the list has a button that will lead you to the site where you can view and download the template. You may also see photo thank you cards.
  • Use the photo editing software to open the template. Now that you have the software and the template, it is time to let your inner artist do the work. You may also see rustic thank you cards.
  • Edit the template. Let the fun begin! Tweak the elements of the template that you think need to be changed to fit your preferred design. There is no limit to what you can do with it. Customize what you need to customize. What matters most is that you achieve the design that you want for your goodbye card. You may also see handmade thank you cards.
  • Save it! Even if it is the last step listed here, always remind yourself to save any significant progress that you have made while editing the template. You will never know if a blackout happens or your computer whacks out unexpectedly. In saving the design, you can choose to overwrite the original or create a different file for it. So, if you are planning to reuse the original design in the future, you might as well save a different file for the design that you have created from it. You may also see printable thank you card templates.

Are you ready to say goodbye?

Whether you are saying goodbye to someone who’s leaving or to people you are going to leave behind, you will always be an emotional wreck once words of goodbye leave your mouth. That’s why when you mouth fails to speak, let your hands do the talking. Write your most sincere message of saying goodbye to your family and friends on a goodbye card and send it to them before you leave. We hope we were of help to you and we wish you all the best in your life’s journey! Good luck and keep safe! You may also see thank you card designs.

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