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Best Moving Announcements for Families

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 $10, they will send you an electronic file you can print on card stock as many times as you like.

How’s this for awesome? If you send in a photo of your new home, this Etsy shop will take a photo of your home and create a hand drawn sketch and then that sketch will be turned into these unique moving announcements for you to share with your friends and family.


One more from Etsy. I love the simplicity and classic feel of these “We’re on the MOVE!” postcards. You can add a more personalized message by contacting the seller ahead of time. These come n a set of 24 postcards.

If you have the time to spare and feel like making something with your own hands, Martha Stewart shows you how to make these lovely Map Inspired moving announcements.

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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