Tips on What to Say in a Farewell Video 

As the von Trapp's say: So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye... goodbye.


Goodbyes are never easy. No matter who you are saying them to. As a new chapter is being written in both of your lives, leaving the previous chapter isn't easy.


What to say farewell video

If you're unsure of what to say in a farewell video message, speak from the heart — literally. Try talking out what you want to say and write down what you come up with, then choose which one comes out more naturally while on camera.


Here are some helpful messages and quotes to get you thinking.



What to Say in Farewell Video


Saying farewell to a colleague:

  • Your new team is lucky to have you on board. I wish you great success in your new role.

  • Congratulations on your new job. I wish you all the best.

  • I wish you the best of luck in the next step of your career.

  • It was great to work with a colleague with a great sense of humor. I know your new coworkers will think the same of you — best of luck.

  • Thanks for all the advice you’ve given me over the years. It won't be easy to fill your shoes here. I’m going to miss you!


Saying goodbye to a friend:

  • It’s not a goodbye. It’s a farewell. See you soon, my friend.

  • I didn’t realize that saying goodbye would hurt this much. Farewell, my friend.

  • Thank you for all of the memories that we’ve made together. You’ll be deeply missed. Farewell.

  • You were such a great friend and. I will miss you a ton. Farewell, my friend.

  • True friends never say goodby. Instead, they take an extended leave of absence from each other. I’ll miss you.


Bidding farewell to a teacher:

  • Thank you for making a difference in our lives. I wish you the best of luck farewell.

  • There's no one quite like an exceptional teacher, and no teacher quite as unique as you.

  • Thank you for everything. You will remain in our shining future, goodbye teacher.

  • There's no such thing as goodbyes and farewells for teachers because their teachings forever stay in their student's minds and hearts.

  • You taught not just what ought to be taught but also what you thought we needed to learn. Thanks for everything, farewell.



Funny Farewell Messages


Saying farewell to a colleague:

  • Goodbye, don’t cry! We won’t! Just kidding — you’ll be greatly missed.

  • We’ll miss seeing you around the office (not really, though). Have a good life.

  • I know that you will get an excellent salary in your new job, but there is no guarantee that you will get fantastic colleagues like us. So sure you still want to go?

  • Now that you are leaving, miscellaneous expenses of the company will decrease, productivity will increase, deadlines will be met, and efficiency will spike. But, on a serious note, you’ll be greatly missed. Farewell, friend.

  • In your absence, who will I blame for missing deadlines? I’ll miss you, farewell.


Saying goodbye to a friend:

  • Good luck finding better friends than me!

  • I’ll say goodbye, only if you promise to bring me expensive gifts when you return. Thanks!

  • Goodbye. You’re dead to me now.

  • So happy that you’re leaving. Now I don’t need to have my therapist on speed dial.

  • I can’t believe you’re going! Who will I do stupid things with now?


Bidding farewell to a teacher:

  • Not all goodbyes are sad, for example, ''Goodbye Class!''

  • Goodbye, I'llI'll miss trying to avoid you.

  • It won't be the same without you here. I might actually do my homework!

  • When you're missing us, just remember how much money you're saving on Advil.

  • Almost all of us will miss you. Farewell, teacher.



Heartfelt Farewell Messages


Saying farewell to a colleague:

  • It was an honor to work with a coworker who was committed to their success and their coworkers. You deserve nothing but the best!

  • Thank you for the support and goodwill you've given to me over the years we've worked together. These memories and lessons are ones that I'll never forget. I hope that we stay in touch as we progress within our careers. Farewell, friend!

  • Thank you for bringing your unrelenting joy to work every day. Your smile was contagious, and I'll try to hold onto it in future meetings. Good luck with your next adventure.

  • Thank you for the many years of hard work that you put into our company. It most certainly won't be the same without you, but we'll do our best to make sure we carry on the work you've poured into this place. Farewell, friend!

  • While your presence will be missed in the office, the great work you did here ensures you'll never be forgotten. Thank you for being a tireless professional, a helpful coworker, and, above all, a good friend. Now your new adventures!


Saying goodbye to a friend:

  • You have not just been a friend to me. You have been a family, a home, a shoulder to cry on. I’ll miss you so much! Farewell and best of luck!

  • Saying goodbye to a friend is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. I am so sad that you’re leaving. But, I need you to promise me that we’ll meet again sometime soon. I wish you the best of luck.

  • It feels so bizarre to say goodbye to a friend whos been in my life for all these years. I don’t even know where to begin on how you’ve impacted my life. I will miss you so much. Farewell, I wish you the best!

  • It was so easy for us to become friends, but it’s so difficult for me to say goodbye. I am unsure of where to begin. I just want you to know how much you’ve meant to me. I hope to see you again soon. Farewell, my friend.

  • It is not every day that we have difficulty saying goodbye, but saying the same to my favorite friend is quite hard. I have to say I will really miss you once you have gone, but I know we will meet again. Goodbye, my friend.


Bidding farewell to a teacher:

  • There’s no one quite like an exceptional teacher and no teacher quite as special as you. Thank you for everything you will remain in our shining future goodbye.

  • I respect you for having such a big heart to tolerate behaviors of all of your students, whether they were unruly or little angles. Just know that you made a significant impact on all your student’s lives. Farewell, dear teacher.

  • Right now, I am doing exactly what you have always taught me to do when someone does something nice for you – say thank you. Thank you for making me what I am. You will be missed, goodbye!

  • Ordinary teachers teach their students to succeed. Great teachers teach their students to convert their failures into success. I want to thank you for being a great teacher. Farewell.

  • No one can really say goodbye to a teacher like you because you’ll forever stay in the hearts of all of your students. Goodbye to the most outstanding teachers of all!



Famous Farewell Quotes


“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

- A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)


“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”

- Mahatma Gandhi


“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”

- J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)


“You and I will meet again. When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far-off place, I will recognize your face. I won’t say goodbye, my friend, For you and I will meet again.”

- Tom Petty


“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

- Paulo Coehlo



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