A new home is something to celebrate, and custom-made announcements are one way to do just that. You don't have to look far for inspiration: A map of your community, floor plans, a set of house keys, the address itself, or the cardboard packing boxes provide material for imaginative missives.
When you've moved, everyone wants to know where you've gone. Show them with a map. This postcard depicts your new neighborhood; a punched hole marks your house. Color-copy the map detail onto card stock. Stamp your address on the flip side.
Or find an outline of your home state in an atlas, and photocopy, enlarging if necessary. Cut out copy and trace onto heavy paper; then stamp a star in your vicinity.
A map also makes an attractive lining to the announcement's envelope. The card is stamped with a compass rose (copied from an atlas), and the new address is handwritten.
Birds represent the perfect balance between the freedom of flight and the comfort of a fixed address. Much of the mail the post office forwards is destined for people who migrate from one residence to another.
Lighten the postal workload by declaring your intentions on a card stamped with your address. Here, we used a stamp kit with adjustable letters to add the words and numbers.
Custom-made stamps of a bird in flight and a nest -- images found in copyright-free sourcebooks -- also provide elegant decoration.