As you finalize the details of your upcoming household move, there’s one last thing you’re going to have to do before you load up the moving truck; send out your moving announcements.
Moving announcements are an easy and thoughtful way to let all of the significant people in your life, like your friends, family, and coworkers, know where you’re moving and when you’re leaving.
Unlike an impersonal social media post or an email, physical moving announcements are less likely to get lost or overlooked. So, you won’t have to worry about anyone you care about missing out.
If you aren’t sure what information you should include on your moving announcements, we’re here to help. Here are five things to include on your moving announcements.
1. Your New Address
First and foremost, your moving announcements should prominently feature your new address. Besides potential future visits, your friends and loved ones are likely going to want to send you “welcome home” cards or gifts after you arrive and need your new address.
When designing your moving announcements, make sure to clearly label your new address and make it as noticeable and prominent as possible to avoid any potential confusion.
2. Your Final Moving Date
To avoid any relatives sending any potential welcome home gift baskets a bit too soon, make sure your moving announcements also include your official moving day.
By including your moving day, you’ll give your local friends and family a general idea of how much longer you’ll be in the area. On top of that, by adding a specific date, you could inspire a few friends or loved ones to come to help you pack and prepare before your goodbyes.
If you’re moving long-distance or don’t have a single definite “moving day,” use the date of the first full day you plan on spending in your new home.
Using a date after your actual move will give you a little time to settle in and get your mail sorted before relatives start sending their congratulations.
3. Additional Contact Details
In addition to having your new address, make sure your friends and family can reach you in your new home. If you already have a landline for your new place, make sure to include the number on your announcements.
Also, include your email and any other contact information for those that may not have it yet.
4. Your Full Names
Your friends may know how to spell your name, but do they know how to spell your partner’s? It may seem silly to include your full names on an announcement that’s going to your friends and loved ones. But, there’s a possibility someone out there will appreciate getting a definite spelling.
5. A Thoughtful Note
Finally, once you have all of the essential information down, make sure to incorporate a thoughtful note to let your friends and loved ones know that they’re welcome in your new home, and you can’t wait for them to visit you.
Adding an extra note will make your moving announcements that much more personal, transforming them from a simple exchange of information into a thoughtful act.
Creating Your Moving Announcements
Now that you know what to include on your moving announcements, it’s time to get back to preparing for the big day.
Whether you’re moving across town or further, we’re here to help.
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