Moving into a new home is a huge step, whether it is someone’s first, second, or their last home. It is an investment and the beginning of a new chapter. Perhaps they are moving into a new neighborhood, or perhaps a new city. Perhaps they need extra space as their family grows. Whatever the reason, they are making a big life change.
The home buying process can be long and stressful, so closing on a house and moving in is often a big sigh of relief for the new homeowners. After moving in, some people opt to have celebrations with friends and family. A house-warming party is typically held soon after moving into a new home so the owners can show it off to friends and family. Gifts—including cards— are always welcome at these celebrations. Get them a gift that they could use in their new home (think a beautiful houseplant or even a handy toolkit) and pair it with a card offering your congratulations.
Send Good Wishes
Buying a new home can mean a lot of things. It could be that the person finally saved up enough money to establish roots in their hometown. It could be that they are moving into a new city to start their career. Or, it could even mean that they are downsizing into a smaller home at an older age after their kids have left the house. In any case, it’s a big step and often means a new beginning.Once a homeowner finally gets to move into their new home, they can finally let out a sigh of relief. It’s definitely a moment that deserves celebration. In your card, be sure to tell them congratulations and send them your best wishes for their future.
- Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what you do with the space.
- Good luck on all your future endeavors in this home.
- Congrats and enjoy your new place.
If you have a special skill, like drawing or woodworking, offer the new homeowner some help as they get started making their new house into a home. They may feel overwhelmed as they take on this huge responsibility, especially if they have purchased a fixer-upper. If you are able to help in any capacity, be sure to include an offer in your card. They will likely appreciate it more than you know. And even if they don’t need help, it’s the thought that counts.
Things you can offer include painting the walls, moving boxes, building furniture, or even babysitting or pet sitting while they get the work done themselves. If you’re a good cook, you can also bring them easy-to-cook meals, like prepared lasagna, so that they can fill their belly with healthy food while remaining focused on housework. Alternatively, simply get them a gift card to their favorite takeout spot so they can enjoy a tasty meal after a hard day’s work.
Give Tips and Advice
Have you moved into a new house before? If you can say yes, then you likely have some important advice to give. Think about the time that you moved or made a house into a home and ask yourself what made the process easier. Was there a time-saving hack that you learned while building furniture? Did you learn something new about interior design? Be sure to let this homeowner now in your card.
Even if you don’t think you have any worthy advice, you likely do. Any tip, no matter the size, will be appreciated. The new homeowner is likely very overwhelmed and receiving small tips will help them learn and complete the process sooner. That will allow them to make the transition seamlessly, feeling at home in their new home as quickly as possible.
Quotes About Home
If you see fit, add a famous quote to your card. There is, after all, a reason that they are famous. These quotes often put a new homeowner’s feelings into words. In the process of making their new house into a home, it could encourage them to keep going or even become the subject of a design piece they use. And if the new homeowner is feeling homesick for their past home, a quote could be just what they need to lift their spirits.
- “Love begins at home.” - Mother Teresa
- “Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” - Pierce Brown
- “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.”
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
- “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris
- “Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder