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?

There are so many ways to announce your move. Here are a couple of ideas for new-home announcements!

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.

Postcards are a fun idea for your new-home announcements!
If you love postcards, you'll love this idea for your new-home announcements!

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.

You can purchase postcards with your city skyline for your new-home announcements!

So to celebrate our postcard love, I ordered some Chicago postcards

Text might be included for free with your postcard purchase which makes sending your new-home announcements so much easier!
You just need to add addresses to your postcards for your new-home announcements.

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!

No envelopes needed when you use postcards for your new-home announcements!

I adore this idea, because if you’re in any (fairly big) city you could recreate these announcements for your home.


Find the perfect postcards online for your new-home announcements!

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!

Let your friends and relatives know of your move with these fun new-home announcements!
Use postcards for your new-home announcements! They're easy and fun!

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.


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

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.