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Send a retirement card online

  • Create a memorable virtual retirement card in seconds.
  • Invite coworkers, family & friends to add messages with GIFs, photos & videos.
  • Start a collection for a retirement gift in one click.

Get started in 1 minute. Pay only when you're ready to send.

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Steve, thank you for your dedication over the years, Best wishes for your retirement, keep those dogs active!


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Steve, thanks for all your help since I joined. I, for one, will miss your reporting wizardry 🧙 Feet up now!

Tom Penny

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I thought you we’re only joking about this whole retirement thing…enjoy this new challenge!!!🤣

Kenny Gilbert

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You've finally escaped. Best wishes on your retirement x


How Thankbox Retirement Cards Work

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Start in seconds - create & personalise your online retirement card. Choose a background from a library of 100s. Include a collection for a well-deserved retirement gift.

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Send your unique link to invite everyone to add a farewell message. You can email it directly from your dashboard or share the link in your company chat app.

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Send on the last day of work, ever! Schedule the date & time, or send when you're ready. If a collection was included they can spend their first retirement days choosing a digital gift card.

Bringing joy to thousands of organisations, including

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 Easy to use system and found it very user friendly.  

— Linda

What makes a Thankbox virtual retirement card special?

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Everyone’s included

People only retire once, so ensure you say goodbye right. Thankbox is a simple and quick way to include coworkers, friends and family to add their send-off message to a group card.

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Unlimited character and characters

Every Thankbox is unique. Invite everyone to add personality to their farewell wishes. There are no limits either - to the number of people adding messages or to their length.

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You decide when to deliver

Your retirement ecard can be sent the moment the last message is added or scheduled to send at a specific time. We let everyone who's signed the card know when it's been sent.

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It’s the sustainable choice

A retirement ecard is the sustainable choice, too. There is no plastic, no paper, no waste, no CO2 emitted. We even plant a tree for every 10th Thankbox sent.

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Make leaving 100% personal

A Thankbox is a fully personalised ecard. Contributors can change fonts, add GIFs, photos and videos. Write what, and as much, as you like.

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Collect money for a retirement gift

Honour their contribution to the workplace by sending a farewell gift with their Thankbox. With one-click you open a collection for everyone to contribute to. Simple and swift.

The easiest way to celebrate someone

Just because you’re not together doesn’t mean you can’t make someone feel special. Thankbox is perfect for any occasion when lots of lovely people want to celebrate one lucky person.

Your mighty retirement card packed with lots of features

Setup your retirement Thankbox in one minute and start collecting messages & contributions immediately. You can split the cost with everyone and pay from the collection pot. We think it's fair to share.

For more info, visit our pricing page.

Get started for FREE and only pay when you're ready to send.

Classic Thankbox $5.99

Retirement cards and gifting made easy. Fast. Simple. Personal.

  • Unlimited messages
  • Add photos & GIFs
  • Scheduled sending
  • Collection pot included
  • No account required
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Send the perfect retirement gift

With a Thankbox retirement card it’s simple to collect money for a gift. Wherever people are, everyone can chip into the collection pot when they add their message. You can even pay for your Thankbox from the collection.

Digital gift cards

The recipient can redeem their gift pot for a digital gift card of their choice. We have hundreds of online stores to choose from.

Send flowers

Users in the UK can easily add flowers directly to their order thanks to our partnership with Bloom and Wild.

Digital gift cards

The recipient can redeem their gift pot for a digital gift card of their choice. We have hundreds of online stores to choose from.

Send flowers

Users in the UK can easily add flowers directly to their order thanks to our partnership with Bloom and Wild.

Create the perfect retirement card

It’s as easy as create, add, share, send. It takes no time and there’s no hassle. Instantly invite anyone, anywhere in the world to recall memories and add to the retirement collection. The perfect send-off.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We provide more answers on our support page, so check that too if you can't find what you are looking for here.

Is an online retirement collection included with a Thankbox?

An online collection pot is a standard feature of every Thankbox. 

The organiser decides (with one click) whether to include a one when they create the Thankbox. 

No need to have your card and collection in separate place - with Thankbox it's all in one!

What to write in a retirement card?

Best wishes in a traditional paper retirement card are short due to limited space. 

A Thankbox online retirement card has no limits on the number of messages. Contributors too have unlimited words to express their best wishes. How you express yourself is enhanced with the ability to add a photo, GIF or video to a message. 

This can be a challenge in knowing what to write or those who believe there is some sort of online card etiquette. The great news is there are no customs or norms with an online, or virtual, card. The retirement card will be a lifelong keepsake and permanent reminder of someone’s final stint at work. So make it personal and memorable.

Here are a few practical tips on what makes a great message to mark someone’s environment.
  1. Be personal. Recall special moments or achievements during your time working together. Even better if you have a photo or video that captures the moment.
  2. Humour works. We all like to laugh, so riffing on stereotypes is popular. Golf and gardening are great targets - especially if the retiree is a golfer or gardener! 
  3. Envy always works with retirement cards - wouldn’t you rather be in their situation?
  4. GIFs are fabulous for distilling a thought, character or memory. Here is our curated list of those most appropriate and popular.
  5. Don’t worry about space. You have as many words as you want to express your appreciation and fond memories of your time spent working together. A Thankbox is great at accommodating every style and need. Our public Thankbox celebrating David Attenborough’s birthday highlights this.

Remember the purpose of your Thankbox retirement card is to give someone a send-off they will cherish forever. It is a collection of everyone’s personal memories and far richer than a paper card of repetitive statements. It has to be heartfelt and genuine. 

What are the benefits of an online retirement card vs a traditional card?

A retirement is a once in a lifetime event. To mark the occasion demands a card and collection that includes everyone. 

A paper card passed around the office fails on many counts. It’s very time consuming to organise. It excludes a lot of people who don’t work at the same site (or in the same country or continent). And it’s pretty one dimensional - you can write and, if you’re good at micro-art, draw something. It is very limited. It is also expensive if many different teams or departments do their own thing. 
Here’s a mental exercise. Imagine the head of the British Antarctic Survey is retiring. How easy would it be to organise a traditional retirement card and collection and get the team in the Antarctic to contribute? Tricky one right. 

Online cards are a way of marking a retirement so everyone can contribute. The benefits of an online (this includes digital, virtual and ecards) retirement card are savings in time, money and hassle.
  • Time saving - it takes seconds to create a retirement Thankbox and invite people to add messages.  and contribute to the retirement collection. A tiny fraction of the time to organise, compared with paper, pen and ink.
  • For contributors, too, it’s very efficient - they can write their message and add to the collection in one site visit.
  • Inclusion - everyone, anywhere in the world can contribute to an online retirement card. Anyone with an internet connection - even if they’re on an ice shelf at the bottom of the world.
  • No limits at all - there is no limit to the number of contributors or the length of their messages. No cramming tiny writing into what’s left of the space in a card.
  • Creativity - including photos, GIFs and videos, different fonts and emojis add real colour and sentiment.
  • Changed your mind? No problem - edit your message, or add to your contribution right up to the point of sending.
  • A forever memento - the retirement Thankbox will always be a click away for the recipient to view. No rummaging around in boxes trying to retrieve a paper retirement card.
  • Great value for money - one payment opens up a world of possibilities and creativity. No sending fees, no extra costs.
  • A collection is standard with a Thankbox. It’s worth noting that not all online retirement card providers can provide a collection
  • Good for the environment - a Thankbox is good for the planet. No emissions. 100% renewable electricity. No offices, no delivery or commute miles. No paper means no wasted energy, water, or chemical disposal. We also plant a tree for every 10 Thankboxes sold 🌲.

Plenty of upside for everyone! Organisers, contributors and recipients all benefit with a Thankbox online retirement card. A traditional paper card still has a role to play and is ideal for 1:1, intimate and personal greetings. 

How easy is it to customise and manage my retirement Thankbox?

Thankbox is designed from a customer viewpoint. So making changes, upgrading and managing your online Thankbox retirement card is super easy - anytime right up to the point of sending. 

From your dashboard as the organiser you can:
  • Customise your Thankbox - backgrounds, titles, icons. Upgrading to Premium allows more customisation.  Video in messages; raised gift collection ceiling; handcrafted backgrounds and a host of user uploaded customisations.
  • Change the Thankbox send date.
  • Decide who sees the collected amount.
  • Create reminders. To either set up a Thankbox and for specific annual events.
  • See what all those fab messages look like as the recipient.
  • Copy and share the Thankbox sharing link.

Because it’s digital, contributors to a Thankbox congratulations card can:
  • Edit their message
  • Change any GIF, photo or video
  • Change their choice of font
  • Add to collection contributions

And throughout the life of a Thankbox everyone is kept informed of progress all along.

Can I organise a collection for a leaving present with Thankbox?

No problem. After all, it makes no sense to go to two providers for your leaving card and farewell collection.

An online collection pot is a standard feature of every Thankbox. 
The organiser decides (with one click) whether to include a one when they create the Thankbox. 

No need to have your card and collection in separate place - with Thankbox it's all in one!

Is my Thankbox secure and private?


Only people with the sharing link can access a Thankbox and only to leave a message. Thankbox links are not visible to search engines.

Thankbox servers and software are secure and compliant with best practice security protocols. We've partnered with the best payment processing service to ensure maximum security of payment details.

Thankbox never shares any sensitive customer data with external organisations. 
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