A Retirement Blessing

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A Retirement Blessing

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This retirement blessing is a beautiful and unique tribute to the close of a career that wasn't just a job, but rather a passion. This heartfelt blessing is a keepsake that can be framed and personalized, letting the newly retired know how important their work was and how much they'll be missed by all! The poem is written by Purple Wishing Gates founder Barbara MacAdam.

© Copyright 2004 Barbara D. MacAdam

  • Original (copyrighted) poem written by Owner, Barbara D. MacAdam
  • Your choice of Barbara’s beautiful original background art
  • Professionally printed on high-quality stock
  • Inserted into a clear, resealable protective cover with a “To/From” label on the back
  • The label has room for a personal note and signature, without having to write on the blessing
  • Comes with a “Bonnie Rose Card” that tells the story behind The Purple Wishing Gate! tm

Unique to 5x7-inch Size:

  • Blessing is mounted on a high-quality 1/16” thick mat, ready-to-frame in any standard 5x7” frame
  • Comes with a 5x7” lavender envelope for mailing or hand delivery

Unique to 8x10-inch Size:

  • High-quality front custom mat. Fits any standard 8x10" frame
  • An additional 1/16” thick mat backing-board is included for extra thickness if needed when framing
  • Can be personalized with a “printed" nameplate on card stock that gets affixed to the bottom of the mat
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Merilyn H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

48 Blessed Years

Everyone at the retirement party loved the wording on the Retirement Blessing poem. The wording was absolutely appropriate for the recipient. He has been truly blessed having worked 48 years and is physically and mentally able to enjoy this well deserved retirement. The staff at Purple Wishing Gate was so helpful and patient in answering all of my questions. The product was delivered on time and beautifully matted. I was impressed with this company and will definitely look forward to working with them again. Merilyn

Sandrea P.
United States United States
I recommend this product


Package was recieved with care.

Shana B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very nice

Very fast delivery

Natalie S.
United States United States
I recommend this product


When I received the package, and read the card addressed to me, I cried. The story behind the company makes the products even more beautiful than they already are. The wording, clearness of the picture, frame and the plaque is excellent quality and exactly what I was looking for. You can tell the care and attention to detail the seller puts into their product. I will definitely be buying from this seller again. I would definitely recommend this seller to anyone who is looking for that special gift. You will not be disappointed.

Joy S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Find Just the Right Card at Wishing Gate

This card said everything I wanted to say. Thanks for such beautiful cards. Joy

United States United States
I recommend this product

Great product

Love this poem. Do wish the gold plate was metal not paper. Person who got it loved it.