Greetings from Chicago: New Home Announcements
We’ve been in our new home for over a month now and besides the not-so-glamorous sides of homeownership (water leaks, dishwasher repair, etc.) we LOVE having a new place to call home.
Because we’ll be in this spot for quite some time (unlike our other more temporary housing situations), I want to make sure all of our family & friends have our updated address. So I knew that new home announcements were definitely going to happen around here.
But the big question? What kind of announcements should we send?
I absolutely adored Bridget’s FREE home announcements that she made from paint swatches, and as much as I wanted to
copy recreate her idea…I thought I should do something a bit different.
We have a thing for postcards in our household. In fact, every single trip I go on I grab a postcard and fill out the back with details from our vacay. Our pile of postcards is growing, and it’s awesome to be able to sift through and relive some of our favorite memories.
So to celebrate our postcard love, I ordered some Chicago postcards.
I found them online and ordered about 30 of them. I was planning to just write a message on the back with our new address….but when ordering I saw that you could add text for FREE. So I put our info directly on there and had them printed that way.
Now all I have to do is address them, put a postcard stamp on (which is cheaper than a normal stamp…winning), and send them off to our favorite people!
I adore this idea, because if you’re in any (fairly big) city you could recreate these announcements for your home.
I’m picturing GREETINGS FROM KANSAS CITY….GREETINGS FROM DALLAS…or maybe even GREETINGS FROM MIAMI!
I ordered my cards from Zazzle for a little over $1 a piece. They have some sales & discount codes, so be on the lookout for those if you need to get a bunch of postcards! Or you can find postcards for your city on Etsy or at any online paper retailer. I think it would be really neat to find some vintage postcards for your particular city and maybe send out different ones to all of your family & friends. More work…but would definitely be a special touch!
So now everyone officially knows WE MOVED! Let’s just hope we don’t have to send out another new home announcement for a looooong time.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.