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Map-Themed Moving Announcement Card

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.

Photography: Charles Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2001

Introduction

A new home is something to celebrate, and custom-made announcements are one way to do just that. Just be sure you can finish your project in time: The post office advises sending out change-of-address cards one month before you move.

materials

  • Neighborhood map

  • Card stock

  • Address stamp

  • Scissors

  • Photocopy of home state outline

  • Heavy paper

  • Star stamp

  • Envelopes

  • Pen

  • Hole punch

  • Glue

steps

  1. Color-copy the map detail onto card stock. Stamp your address on the flip side.

  2. 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.

  3. A map 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.

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