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09.08.11 / New Digs

We closed on our previous house nearly 3 weeks ago and I’m just now getting around to sending out change of address postcards.  It took me a while to find just the right ones.  I decided on these Etsy ‘new digs’ postcards…and I’m so happy I did.

They’re made of heavy weight, 100% recycled card stock.

I love their simple, natural style.

I needed more than the bundle of 40 that was for sale on the Etsy listing.  I convo’d the seller and she quickly set me up with a reserved listing for 75 postcards at $37.50.

I adore the cute lil’ birdhouse on the front.  Somehow ‘new digs’ sounds a little less severe than ‘we’ve moved!’

The back is short and sweet and includes our new contact info.  I just have to address them and add postage.  Guess you know what I’m doing this weekend!

I purchased my custom postcards from Jack and Ella Paper.  The Etsy shop has various other notes, cards and stationery available for purchase as well if you’re interested.

FYI – I was not compensated for featuring my postcards.  I’m just sharing a great handmade purchase I received from Etsy.

images:  all Dana Miller for House*Tweaking



what a great find!


Ha! We moved over a year ago and I still haven’t gotten around to sending change of address cards! Good for you for being on the ball! I love those little cards and their simplicity. Thanks for sharing!

what awesome cards! NICE FIND!

Those are so cute!

We were too busy sending wedding invitations to take time to send change of address cards when we moved into the Little House. It’s too bad, too, because I love fun stationary!


What lovely little cards! I just sent out a mass email last time I moved. It was simpler, quicker, and cheaper than postcards — but not nearly as classy!


Cute cute cards!

I moved 3 times in 3 years. People got tired of getting address updates from me!


Love love love!!


Those are adorable cards!


R8chel – I definitely thought about the email route. But since we don’t send out Christmas cards/letters/photos {we usually email ’em}, I figured it was okay to send out recycled postcards with our change of address. Nothing wrong with emailing though!


Hi, I’m new to your website, and was curious, to what are you referring when you speak of the Underdog? Your house pictures are just beautiful!



There is something fun about receiving a well designed card in the mail. It feels very personal. And that is a great etsy find. Just picked out a little something for me too in that same shop. If I am reading the USPS site correctly, it’s just .29 cents for a standard postcard. Is that your take too? I went with the herbs :) http://bit.ly/g9ml9o


How sweet are the post cards! Makes me want to move just so I can use them :)



ps. I’m having a giveaway over on my blog for anyone who is interested!


wow!! love those sweet little cards!! thanks so sharing such a great little etsy find!!! :)



Donna – Read about our Underdog here…


…and see the ‘before’ house tour here…


Basically, we’ve sold our big, builder house in exchange for a downsized fixer-upper. You can search with the keyword ‘underdog’ to read about our progress so far!


I just stumbled upon your blog and I ordered moving announcements from Jack & Ella in June. They’re adorable and I love that they’re printed on recycled paper. Congratulations on the new home. I can’t wait to see what you guys do to it!