In the last 5 years, Hubs and I have moved 5 times. Yes, 5 times. I can currently pack and unpack an entire house in 2 days. Our mail is probably still being delivered to unsuspecting residents in three different zip codes. So, to keep family and friends abreast of where we moved to, I started sending out moving announcements. I wanted something that was more than just a postcard where people would not look twice at it, so I turned to my trusty friend Google Image search. Me and Google get along well, especially when I am looking for some inspiration. I haven’t made all of them, but here are some I did make and some I will make in the future.
I claim no ownership of these designs or images– please google image search them yourself to find full information, this is merely for educational/informational purposes:
The keys are from Love me Always. The Welcome mat moving announcement is cute, and would be relatively easy to make. This is from Finestationery.com, however, I think it has been discontinued. It was from Putnam House and was available as a postcard.
Next are some map inspired moving announcements that are dependent on the envelope liners that you would need to make and insert yourself.
I like this one with its simple graphic, but awesomely tied together to the envelope. The other one could do without the envelope liner since the real map is so busy. I like it because it is simple and can be customized with the color paper you use. There is a DIY tutorial at Paper Source.
Here are some more literal and graphic moving announcements. The lime box is again from Finestationery.com and is made by Sarah LeClere.
Hopefully we will not be moving this year, but I secretly hope we are so I can make some of these ideas! One tip is to always remember to make sure that you do not have to pay any extra postage. I ran into that problem for Christmas cards (read: $1.50/envelope x60 envelopes– Hubs didn’t like that one much). Also make sure that there are no big bumps from bow knots or whatever that might rip the envelope.