5 Creative Ways to Announce Your Next Move
If you’re moving to a new home, you may likely text or email your loved ones to inform them of your new place. Both are efficient methods, and they get the job done. But there are some more creative ways to announcing your next move.
Here are five fun ideas on how you can let your friends and family know about your new address:
1. Create a Facebook Event
Facebook can be a simple way to announce your move to all of your friends and family simultaneously. Instead of posting the exciting news in your status — which may compromise your privacy — consider creating an “event” page. You can add images or videos and also include any other fun details you would like to share. You may be able to also kill two birds with one stone and also mention your housewarming party on the page, too. Remember, adjust your event page’s privacy settings to help keep the information a little more secure and only invite trusted loved ones.
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2. Make a Quick Video
If you want your friends to get a peek at your home before they’ve even visited, consider making your own video and uploading it to a video sharing account like Vimeo or YouTube. (You’ll want to adjust your Vimeo or YouTube privacy settings to help keep your video secure.) It may be a good idea to not show your house number and any belongings in your home to help keep that information a little more private in case it gets into the wrong hands, adds StaySafeOnline.org. Overall, making a video can be a fun way to express your enthusiasm and showcase your personality as only you can.
3. Go With Custom Cards
If you love the idea of sending physical cards, but want something a little more unique than store-bought greetings, try a card you can customize from the many image publishers online, such as Shutterfly, Tiny Prints or Evite. You can also consider working directly with a graphic designer or crafter on a website like Etsy or ArtFire that include some handmade options.
4. Create a Personalized Map
If your friends are more analytical thinkers, consider building a custom map with Google Maps or Mapbox including directions to your new home. You can create a map, mark multiple locations, add text, and even embed images and videos that can entertain friends as they make plans to arrive at your new front door. Don’t forget to review and adjust the privacy settings before sending out your map to loved ones.
5. Host a Moving Party
What better way to announce your move than hosting a moving party? It’s a bit of a different spin on a housewarming party, and you can showcase creativity with the party itself. What about setting out canvases and paint and letting your guests create art for your new home? Or, maybe it’s a goodbye party in your current home where you give everybody your new address.
Moving is an exciting time and one you probably want to share with your friends and family. Injecting a little creativity into the process can help make sure it’s memorable for all.
Originally published on October 23, 2013.