If you’ve read our “about” page, you know that Peeka passed away in 2020. He made my daughter and son-in-law promise to take care of me. Though I just lived down the road a couple of miles, I couldn’t keep up with yard work, so the decision was made to help the kids renovate their new home with a mother-in-law suite for me so I could sell my home and move in with them.
Most of my friends and family communicate through texting and social media of one kind or another… but not everyone! One of my high school friends who sends a Christmas Card every year hadn’t heard about Peeka’s death, and didn’t know that I had moved. She will be the first recipient of this card.
I also used the realtor who was purchasing agent for my kids as the selling agent for my own. Her name is Kaitlin, and she graces both her purchase and sales clients with amazing “welcome/thankyou” gift baskets. I’ll be approaching her about including a packet of 5 of these for including in her gift baskets.
Experienced card makers can add the new address to the insert strip during the “customize” phase (for pen printing and cutting or computer print then cut). On the other hand, a handwritten new address is always fun to receive, too!
How about removing the inside wording all together and tucking in a home store gift card to send as a housewarming present? This would make a perfect “Welcome to the Neighborhood” card (include a gift card or certificate for local eateries). Or change the wording to “From Our Home to Yours” to send a “thinking of you” sentiment at any time.
Is it time to build your house?