Happy Work Anniversary Messages

Mar 25, 2024
6 mins to read
Happy Work Anniversary Messages

Find fun unique ways to wish your co-worker a happy work anniversary via messaging. Keep it short or send a long paragraph, we have the perfect message for you.


When that time comes around, remember to wish your co-worker a happy work anniversary. Appreciating and feeling appreciated in the workplace go hand in hand. Therefore, wishing your co-worker a happy work anniversary can make a difference in the atmosphere within the office. 

You may be wondering how to go about wishing your teammate and we get it wishing your co-worker a Happy Work Anniversary can be at times difficult. You may be anxious about what to include, the length of the message or you may be concerned about how to approach your scary boss. Whatever it may be, we have compiled a list of diverse messages you can use to make your co-worker feel appreciated on their work anniversary.

Factors to Consider When Drafting a Work Anniversary Message


When drafting up your work anniversary message, it's important to factor in the kind of relationship you have with your co-worker or superior. If you are close to your co-worker you can consider their humour and can reflect it in your message. You may want to lay off a message template that may come off as offensive to a more lighthearted individual. 


Consider how busy your workplace is as your co-worker may be overwhelmed by three pages of a handwritten anniversary note. It is important to ensure your note is succinct but long enough to convey genuine appreciation. 

Delivery Platform

You may want to deliver the message through a platform that ensures your teammate will receive the message as soon as possible. Is your teammate susceptible to responding to a quick Slack or is an email more elaborate?


At all times, professionalism must be upheld. Remember your co-worker is still a member of your team and is owed respect. If you are close to your co-workers you might consider wishing them outside of a formal work setting.

With that being said, find some sample messages you can use to get your message across.

Funny and Satirical Messages

  1. “Cheers to your work anniversary! Only 20 more years until retirement..”
  2. “Happy work anniversary!!!! You get another day of work!!!”
  3. “Happy work anniversary! Here’s to another year of pretending to work while actually just browsing Slack GIFs. Keep up the great work!”
  4. “Happy work anniversary! I was going to send you an email but you’d probably miss it. Keep up the excellent work! ;)”
  5. “Happy work anniversary! Where are the snacks?”
  6. “I was going to wish you a happy work anniversary but you already know the drill!”
  7. “You must love us a whole lot! Happy work anniversary”
  8. “Only 5 years? Saddle up partner”
  9. “Happy work anniversary! So about that email? Haha just kidding! Or am I?
  10. “Not sure if you’re loyal or just lazy to find another job. Either way happy work anniversary!”
  11. “Happy work anniversary! We’re in a secret group chat without you. Haha, Got you! Enjoy your day!”
  12. “Knock knock! It's your work anniversary! Have 365 cupcakes for each day you come in late!”

Formal and Motivational Messages

  1. “Happy work anniversary. Your work ethic has been a great example to us all. Keep up the good work!”
  2. “Happy work anniversary. Thank you for your great and innovative ideas. Keep shining.”
  3. “Happy work anniversary from the team. We appreciate your resilience, leadership and candour. You are an absolute inspiration.”
  4. “Happy work anniversary. I celebrate your growth and can not wait to what great things you get up to.”
  5. “Hey! Look at you! You are valued and appreciated. Happy work anniversary.”
  6. “Enjoy your work anniversary, here's to many more years of success.”
  7. “This is an important milestone, be sure to commemorate your growth. Happy work anniversary!”
  8. “Celebrating a work anniversary is a crucial milestone. On this special day, we thank you for your invaluable wisdom. You are appreciated!”
  9. “Many more successful years ahead! Happy work anniversary.”
  10. “Your passion and dedication shine through in everything you do. Wishing you a happy work anniversary and many more years of success!”
  11. “Through your hard work dedication and positive attitude, we have achieved many milestones making you an invaluable part of our team. Happy work anniversary.”
  12. “Keep it going rockstar! Happy work anniversary.”


Overall, if you are unsure of what words to use or what template to follow, a simple Happy Work Anniversary is a perfect message. We tend to worry and overthink little things in the workspace, the complexities of a work anniversary message should not be the reason why we miss out on celebrating this milestone. Therefore, if none of the templates or suggestions resonate with you do not stress out! Calm down, take a deep breath and be your most authentic self. Wish that co-worker a happy work anniversary and turn that frown upside down!

Ruby Janira
Ruby Janira

Ruby is a Marketing and Content Intern at Litespace. She is eager to apply her background in communications to transform thoughts into words and ideas into engaging narratives.

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