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Bird-Themed Moving Announcements

If you're moving, a simple change of address card sent to family and friends saves much puzzlement and ensures that birthday greetings reach you on time. Birds represent the perfect balance between the freedom of flight and the comfort of a fixed address. For these two projects, consider using stamps that depict regional birds, which are available from the post office.

Photography: Charles Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2001

materials

  • Envelopes

  • Card stock

  • Stamps (bird, alphabet, and numbers)

steps

  1. 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—provide elegant decoration.

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