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Best Moving Announcements for Families: In Case The Entire Universe Hasn’t Heard My Squeals Of Joy

By Melissa Summers

We’re taking a break from the Burning Daylight Series this week because the only daylight we’ve burned this week as a family is putting many things in boxes and then labeling those boxes. When the kids get really bored I give them markers to decorate the boxes but overall it’s not really a crafty week around here as we prepare for our move on Saturday.

I talked to Isabel about discussing block parties this week, since we just attended our very first over the weekend. But then, I can’t really seem to get my brain focused in that direction. September is a lovely time for a block party, so let’s put that idea on the back burner.

Today I want to share the moving announcements I’ve had my eye on for, oh, the last 18 months as I dreamed of finishing all the work we had left on our home, putting it on the market in a very depressed local economy and moving. These little cards got me through some of the darkest hours of home improvement I’ve ever endured.


Those hours I spent coated in grout as I tiled my bathroom I couldn’t imagine every using this clever custom Monopoly card as an announcement. For just under $8, Glitter and Macaroni will send you an electronic file you can print on card stock as many times as you like, they also offer a postcard version.


This tortoise letter press “We’ve moved” card from Papered Together is perfect for my family and the pace with which we’ve made this change in our lives. Slow and steady! Or rather, Slow and Incredibly Depressing! Either way, there’s a card for that.


I can’t seem to get away from the letter press style and thankfully many Etsy sellers can’t seem to either. This set of announcements combines my love for letter press and small silhouetted birds.


Greer Chicago sells papers which beg to be fondled in a loving totally not gross way. After all the whining and moaning I’ve done in the last year and a half about this move (the sound has been detected by several NASA satellites) it might be wise to play it cool with our announcement. “Things Change” and then, on the inside, “Things change, It’s no biggie.” This will get a reaction from our friends and family who have endured the very ‘big-ness’ of this ordeal along with us.


A friend of mine once moved directly next door. On moving day everyone grabbed a box and carried it across the lawn. I would love to see that move illustrated on a card like this one from Sprinkles.

I like the idea of the card to illustrate the 10 blocks we’re moving, but it’s a little on the cartoon-ish side for me. Paper Source offers a tutorial for making another version using actual maps.

Next week I’ll be back with another fun activity in the Burning Daylight Series: “Hey! Let’s unpack boxes….creatively!” Or, maybe not.

Melissa Summers
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Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

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