14+ Farewell Card Designs and Examples

Among the hardest parts of our lives is saying farewell to the person whom we spend time together with, especially when we get used to having that person around hanging out with us as we cry and laugh and share memorable moments together. But it is not all the time that we are with the people whom we like most. With death set aside, there are really times when they need to leave us and to move forward in their lives and venture a path that is not the same as ours.

Printable Farewell Card – I’ll miss you a latte

Goodbye, Normals! Greeting Card

Bon Voyage or Vintage Caravan Camper Farewell Card

Ciao Bella and Ciao Cinque Terre Farewell Cards

Funny Bon Voyage or Farewell Card

Winnie the Pooh Printable Farewell or Goodbye Card

Adios Bitchachos Farewell Card

Good Luck with Your New Adventure Printable Farewell or Goodbye Card

Printable Going Away or Goodbye Cards

Greeting Card with Old Ribbon Banner and the Word Goodbye

I DONUT Want to Say Goodbye Printable Goodbye or Farewell Card

So Long Card – Fun Dachshund Farewell or Goodbye Card

Funny Farewell Card

We must accept that not everyone is staying with us no matter how much we try to, as there are a lot of factors for them to leave, one of which is to grow in another soil—in another job, in another position, in the other parts of the world. And the only thing we can do is to wish them well and prepare them to their next journey. This can take a lot of forms, and one of the most common ways to wish them well is to send them farewell cards. No matter how simple or complicated your design is, certainly, this will matter a lot to the recipient as cards are not just any other tangible paper but an expression of feelings and emotions by the sender.

Examples of Farewell Quotes and Messages

Farewell is not a permanent goodbye to the person leaving; this only means that you are parting ways and you are still hoping that you will see the person sometime, someday, soon. Although it is hard to say farewell to the person close to your heart, always remember that the person is leaving for good and for the other opportunities awaiting him that can make him grow. So make sure that you are leaving him good messages before he leaves.

If you are still overwhelmed of the fact that someone dear to you is leaving in an instant and you ran out of words to say as he bid goodbye, here are examples of farewell quotes and messages that you can write in your farewell card. The messages are not meant for a specific person; instead, they are general quotes and messages that can be used for anyone who is leaving in your life.

  • “Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” -Peter pan
  • “Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?” -Unknown
  • “Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell.” -Emily Dickinson
  • “We only part to meet again.” -John Gray
  • “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” -Henry David Thoreau
  • “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.” -Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “A man’s feelings are always purest and many glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.” -Jean Paul Richter
  • “Sweet is the memory of distant friends. Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” -Washington Irving
  • “Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • “In the journey of life you meet several people who are hard to forget. I am glad to have met a person like you. Hope the path ahead is smooth for you and may you reach your goal without fuss. Farewell my dear.” -Unknown

Farewell Letter Format

There are times when we got so engulfed with the situation that someone is leaving that we cannot write and present our ideas well. We may become too emotional and try to write everything that pops out of our mind especially the memories that we share together with the person leaving and how you wanted him to stay.

You might want to fit all the words in a single sheet of card to let the person know that you are wishing him well and you are fully supporting his future decisions in his life and his endeavors. You want to write all those stuff in your head, yet you do not know how to start your message. And the tendency is, when you start your letter with some random words from your thoughts, you might forget the important parts or there is no enough space to write your main message.

In order to make you letter uncluttered and systematize, below is the format that are usually used by people, which is an effective one, to organize your thoughts in your message.

Addressing the Reader

In your salutation or in addressing the reader, it is best that you use the same form of address that you are using that you are speaking to him or her in person may it be formal or informal. In this way, you are creating an ambiance which both of you are comfortable of and being familiar with. When you are addressing him or her casually or by the nickname you are calling him or her, you are letting the person know and reminisce the times when you call him or her by that name. This also symbolizes how the person mean so much to you. And for your knowledge, it is expected that the more you know the person, the more nicknames you give to him or her.

Gratitude and Appreciation

On the first section of your letter, express your gratitude to the person leaving and to the impact he has made on your life. Surely, there are a lot of good things that you can recall about the person—at times when he helped you get out from the mess of your life, the advice he has given you, the encouragements and inspirations, the time he has devoted to you, and his willing ears who constantly listens your qualms. There are a lot more things that you need to appreciate and thank him for that only you could recall. This is not an absolute must, but it is better that you appreciate and say words or gratitude before he will leave.


The next thing that you are going to focus is to reiterate the memories that you share together with may it be good or bad times because it is said that memories play a very confusing role in our lives as they make us laugh the moment you remember the times you cried together and they make us cry the moment you remember the times you laughed together. Recall those memories that you are sharing, decipher them into words, and write them in the paper. This will serve as something he can read to recall and never forget your friendship or your moments together. This is also to show the person that you are valuing your friendship.

Final Words

You can end your farewell letter by expressing your best wishes for his future endeavors. You may repeat how much you value your friendship and how much you wanted the person to stay. An additional positive or humorous quote may also be included to close your letter. If you want to keep in touch with the person (which is very much probable), avoid the overused phrases such as “Let’s keep in touch.” Instead, you may write your address, email address, or any contact detail to let him know that you wanted to constantly communicate with him.


For your closing, skip two spaces after your paragraph and write a warm close, add another space, then type your name below. Sign your name in the space between the close and your typed name. There are a lot of closing phrases that you can use. Though it is easy to write anything to close your letter, write something that will leave a mark to the reader. The examples of closing phrases below are typically used in informal farewell letters.

  • Best regards
  • Lots of love
  • Cheers
  • See you around
  • Faithfully yours
  • Looking forward
  • Respectfully
  • Sincerely yours
  • With anticipation
  • Missing you

Mop Up

A great and nice farewell is what it takes to formally bid goodbye to the person close to your heart who is living for good. Although saying farewell is very tough, it is a way to shower blessings to the person leaving and to wish them well in his next steps and journeys of his life.

To make your letter uncluttered and systematized, the best format in writing a farewell letter is as follows: addressing the reader, saying words or gratitude, recalling your memories together, saying your final words, and make a closing. In this way, your letter is organized, and there will be a consistent flow of your message.

In your content, you can also include messages and quotes, the examples of which are presented above. And in terms of the design, there are also awesome designs presented above that can surely help you in your farewell card. Be sure to check them in the previous section.

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