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What to write in a new home card

How to wish them well in their shiny new home

They say home is where the heart is. So when a good friend, family member or new neighbour finds a new address to make their nest, it’s only right to show some love, excitement and support. Traditionally, people would bring salt, bread and a broom as symbolic housewarming gifts (salt to keep life full of flavour, bread so you’d never go hungry and a broom to sweep any troubles away.) Because we can’t any offer of those, we’ve gathered up some of our favourite housewarming wishes for you to jot down in a lovely new home card instead.

For new homeowners

Formal example:

Congratulations on your beautiful new home! I’m so thrilled for you.
Wishing you peace and enjoyment in this new adventure.

Love from,

Informal example:

Happy new home! I hope you’re getting settled in nicely.
Let us know if you need a hand with anything anytime.

Love & hugs,

For renters

Formal example:

Many congratulations on your new address.
We’re very much looking forward to the housewarming party – thank you again for the invitation.

Warm wishes,

Informal example:

Happy times ahead!
Congrats on your gorgeous new flat. Here’s to no more noisy neighbours!

Lots of love,

For families with children

Formal example:

A lovely new address for a truly lovely family.
I’m so pleased you’ve finally found your forever home. You and the kids are going to make the best memories here.

Best wishes,

Informal example:

Sending new home wishes to you and the family!
I hope you all love this new address as much as your last one.

All the best,

For couples moving in together

Formal example:

Congratulations on getting your dream place.
I hope you enjoy every minute of turning your new house into a beautiful home together.

Warm regards,

Informal example:

You finally did it! So happy for you both.
Cheers to building a new home filled with lots of love and laughs.


For your son or daughter

Formal example:

Congratulations on your very first home. I feel so proud watching you grow into such a hardworking, independent young [man, woman].

All my love,

Informal example:

My [son/name], congratulations on your new flat. Really hope it’s everything you wished for and more.
Here’s a little voucher to help you make it your own.

Much love,

For someone moving away

Formal example:

Best of luck of getting settled in your new home.
May your new address be filled with love, new experiences and many happy memories.

Informal example:

Congratulations on your new Melbourne pad.
I’m so sad that I won’t get to see you every week, but I’m so happy you’re starting this amazing new adventure.

Booking my flight as we speak!

For after divorce

Formal example:

Congratulations on your wonderful new home. Wishing you peace and contentment in this new chapter of your life.


Informal example:

Happy new home to you! You’ve been so strong this past year, and I’m so happy you’re getting the fresh start you deserve. This is the beginning of good things to come – very excited for what the future holds for you!


For a neighbour

Formal example:

Congratulations on your new address and a warm welcome to [your street address].

We hope you’re settling in nicely. Please do let us know if you ever need anything or have any questions about the neighbourhood.

Best wishes,

Informal example:

Dear new neighbours,

Congratulations on your move!
Here’s a little succulent from us at no. 29 to help you get settled in.

See you around,

Don’t forget we can send card direct to your loved one’s new home or to you with a spare envelope so you can give it in person.

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