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5 Holiday Season Out Of Office Templates (free!)

August 19, 2019 . 9:59 am

The school summer holidays may be nearing an end but for those of us without kids, September marks the start of the more affordable holiday period. With just a couple of weeks to go its time to start thinking about your exit strategy to do list.

Last on the list will be your email out of office. But what will you go with? The standard “I’m away until…” or something little more adventurous?

Waste no more time thinking about it and simply copy and paste one of these:


The Classic



Thanks for your email. I’m currently out of the office until [date] and will have no access to my emails.

If the matter is urgent, please contact my colleague NAME at EMAIL. Alternatively, I’ll be in touch upon my return.

Many Thanks



The Smart Casual



Thanks for your email. I’m out of the office until [date] relaxing in the sun without a care in the world.

I’ll be back to you upon my return but if it can’t wait, feel free to contact NAME at EMAIL.




The Smart Ass


I’m on holiday! Outlook has kindly agreed to tell everyone how happy I am to be away, lying on a beach far away from my emails.   

Future me will deal with my bulging inbox on the DATE however, if you need help sooner than that please contact NAME at EMAIL.

I hope you have a great week at work!



The Control Freak


Thanks for your email. I’m out of the office on holiday, due back on DATE however, I will have limited access to my emails and will endeavour to help from afar.

If however, you require urgent assistance, please contact NAME at EMAIL.  




The Gamer


Thanks for your email. Tomb Raider is out tomorrow. By total coincidence I’m away for a week. I’ve told HR I’ll be back on DATE but that entirely depends on my ability to stop the Mayan apocalypse.  

If your need is urgent, you can contact NAME at EMAIL while I’m busy defending humanity.




Whatever you go with, ensure you give people alternatives way of getting in touch with your business while you’re away. Wherever possible state a return date however, its good practise to manage expectations by informing people of your planned holiday ahead of time.

By all means have a bit of fun with it however, make sure you won’t get into trouble!

Enjoy your holiday.

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