Retirement is a new chapter in one’s life. It is a period where all the corporate duties and responsibilities are finally put to rest and all those 8 AM to 5 PM work schedules are replaced with 8 AM to 5 PM rest days. It’s certainly not the end of a person’s existence, but it marks the end of a long and tiring road to achieving financial sustainability for the retiree and his family. Retirement is also a mark of achievement, encompassing the person’s dedication and perseverance throughout his entire career.
Throwing a party is a great option to celebrate your loved one’s retirement. Here are some beautiful and elegant retirement invitation designs that will make your guests look forward to the special event. Can’t find your favorite design here? Try checking these retirement invitations templates. If someone you know is planning to retire anytime soon, you can look at these retirement letter template examples.
This beach retirement invitation design only shows three colors but it nevertheless beautifully captures the essence of a calming beach atmosphere. With the party being held during night time, darker colors are emphasized in this invitation. The starfish and shell images are complemented with small and glowing vector circles. Use lighter colors if the beach party is held at an earlier time.
This info-graphic style retirement party invitation design follows a modern, fresh pattern in creating invitations. Simple designs represent the images, and light and vibrant colors are used. If you are planning to make this kind of invitation, determine what tools or equipment are used by the retiree in his work, and incorporate them all in a single cool background like the invitation seen above. Learn how to make info-graphics for different functions with these infographic tools.
Gold is associated with elegance and beauty, as shown in this retirement party invitation design. The gold balloons and text complement the black background perfectly, creating a nice balance of the two colors. If you are planning to use gold in all your texts, make sure the font isn’t too stylized as the color already brings enough attention to your invitation.
Nothing fits a celebration more perfectly than having an adequate supply of beer. Even for a retirement party where the retiree can no longer chug glasses of beer one after the other, the guests certainly won’t think twice of taking his or her place. In this sample invitation design, a vintage western cowboy theme is wonderfully designed with two huge glasses of beer in the forefront of the invitation. The designs are then bordered with carriage wheels on each side with brown used as the dominant color.
This rocking chair invitation card design is a sentimental yet interesting choice. The text is emphasized with two chairs occupying each side of the invitation to bring attention to the typography font. The rocking chair is usually associated with relaxation, and if you’re planning to use the chair as the highlight of your invitation, organize a less formal and solemn event.
Another classic invitation design template that we would recommend can be seen in the photo above. Originating in the 1930s and 1940s, these old newspaper templates are proven classics and can be used for all occasions. In this invitation, the photo of the retiree is the main highlight with the details of the event printed in newspaper text.
This retirement chalkboard invitation design is particularly suitable for teachers who are about to graduate permanently from their profession. It resembles a chalkboard and depicts a bright, red apple, which is traditionally regarded as a gift that students offer to their favorite teachers.
This simple invitation template is perfect for outdoor events. Use this invitation for barbecue parties, or parties held at the beach or lake. You can also take a photo of a wooden table (make sure it has a high resolution) and use it as a wood background in your invitation. To make the photo more interesting, bring the table (or just find one to make it easier for you) to the location where you will be holding the event.
Use this formal invitation template if your loved one is a police, army, or navy officer, or perhaps a long-serving government official. Having a flag in your invitations might seem corny for being too nationalistic, but there is no better way to honor someone who has faithfully served their country by using the flag as the main highlight in the invitation. You can use different color variations in your flag invitation as seen in the photo above
It would also be great if you can use an image symbolizing the profession of the retiree. For example, police officers are always associated with their free badges, a symbol to defend the helpless and maintain peace in their community, so you can definitely include a badge in the design.
The basic details such as the name of the retiree, date, and venue should be included first in the invitation. Adding that information later might distort the design of your invitation. Additionally, confirm with the retiree if he or she likes the final invitation design before handing them out to your guests. If it’s a surprise retirement celebration, make sure the invitation contains some interests of the retiree (i.e. favorite food, clothes, hobbies). Lastly, don’t spend too much on the invitations themselves, but use your cash wisely on the party agenda (food, drinks, venue if it’s a paid one, and maybe even a retirement party banner).
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