Retirement Invitations

Check our some of the coolest handmade invitations for a retirement dinner or party. Whether you are retiring from the military duties or the general workforce you are sure to find something to help you start the party in unique style. 

retirement invites

Fabric Bookmark Invitations

retirement bookmark invitations.

Riana made these fabric invitations for her mom's retirement party in July. Bastille day theme, She's going to make baguettes and flan and cherry clafoutis.



Sew the fabric pieces into bookmarks (stuffed with cardstock to make them firm) and add the  blue, white and red felt streamers.

Print the invite information on to vellum, cut them to measure. Hand sew them on to the with an old vintage button on the top where the three felt streamers meet. Buttons are great for attaching paper to other surfaces.

All the products I used were second hand and re-purposed fabric made into invites. Total cost: zero. But lots of time.



Officially Retired Invitaitons (digital)

Heidi created these digital invitations for a retirment celebration.  She used digital Organic and Shabby Stitches from Shabby Princess and included a couple of photos of the guest of honor.

If you have software like photoshop by Adobe or Gimp you can search for free patterned scrapbook papers for your backgrounds on the internet. Photoshop brushes are also handy for making these types of digital invites. have lots of free photoshop brushes for you to use. there is a stitches brush available that i have found quite useful.

Get the stitches brush from coolestbrushes

For a tutorial to make digital photo invitations with Photoshop

Heidi Allred,
 West Jordan, Utah, USA



How we made them:

Made these invitations in one evening. The hardest part was deciding  how we wanted to make them. Had tons of ideas - some were quite outrageous - but eventually settled for this simple design with text on the front printed onto recycled card from the copy shop and then glued onto some ochre colored cardboard to match the color of johns favorite suit shirt that he wore all the time.

Some ribbon was wrapped around the text card and tied in a knot. After many years of hard work the invitations and the party was a big success.


retirement invitation after 22 years.

Made by Leonessa,


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