Tips for creating "We've Moved" cards
You’ve made it through the big move and are getting settled in, but you still need to let your friends and family know your new address. Here are a few options ranging from free and easy to requiring a few dollars and some creativity.
Take a few seconds to order a custom return address stamp with your new address on it. You can find these starting around $15-$20, and you’ll use it forever (or at least until you move again) to stamp everything from bills to birthday cards. Now get stamping. You can handwrite “We’ve moved!” or a similar message, followed by a stamp with your new address. If you’re looking to keep your kids busy while you unpack, have them color on the cardboard or help by writing the messages. Stick a postage stamp on the front, fill in your friends’ and family members’ addresses, and pop them in your new mailbox.
Order custom stationery
If crafts aren’t your thing or you simply don’t have the time, there are numerous stationery websites with pages and pages of moving announcements. Some of our favorites include Minted and Tiny Prints (http://www.minted.com/moving-announcements or http://www.tinyprints.com/shop/moving-announcements.htm). From cardboard box themed to personalized with your own photos, there is a card to fit every family and personality.
Would you rather go paperless and not spend a dime? Visit http://www.paperlesspost.com, and enter “move” in the search field. Select “free,” and you’ll see a variety of well-designed digital cards you can send out to your contacts. They even come in virtual envelopes!
We know how busy you are following a move, so we’ve come up with an even simpler option. If you haven’t already, download Suddath’s app, Moving Guru, for the iPhone. Select your move type, then tap the “We’ve Moved” Notification button. Fill in your new information, then quickly and easily pull from your phone’s contacts to email out your announcement.
Done! No more worrying that the invitation to your cousin’s wedding or your daughter’s birthday cards will get lost in the mail. One way or another, you’ve shared your new address with friends and family.