Creative Ways to Say ‘We’re Moving!’
Part of the fun of a new life event can be sharing the news with family and friends. While a simple conversation gets the message across well enough, more creative announcements can capture your excitement and help friends and family feel more involved in the process. Whether you are looking for a way to announce your move, update friends’ address books, or welcome people to your new home, consider these ideas to share your transition from a Greensboro moving company:
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1. Postcards/ eCards
Create a personalized postcard or e-card to let everyone know your new address. A photo postcard could include an image of your new abode or some other aspect of the moving process. Other creative ideas include maps or images of directions from the old home to the new one. There are some DIY sites that offer cute images and ideas for electronic or paper cards, too.
2. Social Media
Facebook and other social media are also popular locales for big announcements and updates. Photos can be used well here, too, including the following: photos of the new home, a photo of the sign for your new town (the green road sign that gives the population), a moving truck, your old home in the disarray of packing (if you’re brave), or a google earth image of your new home. You’ll likely want to share your new address, but to keep it more secure, considering creating a facebook event rather than just posting it on your page. Be clear, though, whether the event is simply informing people of the move, asking people for help, or inviting them to a housewarming party.
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A video announcement or new home tour can convey more than just a picture or announcement that you are moving. It can also convey your reason for moving, if you want to share it, and allow you to share both your regret over those you are leaving and your enthusiasm for the upcoming change. The video could be as simple as you and your family members talking to the camera, or it could include well-chosen new home footage, shots of the process of packing up the old home, comments from family members—especially kids—about the move, and even music that captures the mix of emotions your move evokes.
4. Farewell Parties
Hosting one last gathering in your old home is a great way to create some memories with those you’ll be leaving behind. Even if you aren’t moving far, a party like this celebrates and recognizes the importance of your current home and the people who have been important to you there. Use this opportunity to snap some final shots of your house looking full and lived in, and be sure to provide your guests with cards or favors that list your new address and contact information and invite them to stay in touch.
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5. New Home Parties
Opening up your new home for a celebration can unite both old and new friends and set a precedent of welcome in your new location. You can opt for a traditional housewarming party, or try something different. A scavenger hunt or photo scavenger hunt can help you and your guests get familiar with your new neighborhood or town. A murder mystery party or haunted house encourages a fun exploration of the home itself. An event such as a wine tasting can give some focus to the activities, which can be helpful if you are mixing old and new acquaintances, yet still allows you to showcase your home. Even a game night, including indoor or outdoor games as appropriate, can bring life and fun to your new home (and keep you motivated to get unpacked and organized!).