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Best Things to Write in a Housewarming Card

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While housewarming might be an unspoken rule in many neighbourhoods and areas around the world, it can often be hard to find what to say. When welcoming a new homeowner, you might struggle to find the right words to write on a card. 

Moving can be one of the happiest yet most stressful things out there. Whether you’re leading the housewarming initiative with a paper card or through a personalised online card service like Thankbox, you can rest easy knowing you’re making a new homeowner a little bit happier.

What’s in a Housewarming Card?

Generally, a housewarming is broken into two parts: a gift for the new homeowners and a brief card with a message that lets them know they’re welcomed just as much (or more) as those preceding them.

A housewarming card generally serves as a friendly way to warmly welcome a new homeowner into the neighbourhood. It can be stressful to move into a new place, and a little scary to find the right thing to say to someone new. So, to make the experience a little bit easier, we’ve compiled a lovely little list of the best things to write in a housewarming card.

At the same time, it can be incredibly awkward to send over a housewarming card. If you haven’t gotten to know your neighbours well enough to be ready to give them a card, then you might want to try Thankbox. Thankbox’s online cards are simple to send, designed for just about any card type under the sun, and can be an inexpensive way to introduce a homeowner to their new home.

Thankbox sample card for a new home featuring several messages

Short Housewarming Messages

It can be hard to find words for a housewarming card. Nonetheless, when you've settled on some, the next best thing is to translate it into a personal card with some meaning. We’ve divided ours between short messages, long messages, and some goofy ones. Here are a few short ones:

  • Welcome to the neighbourhood!

  • Congrats on your new place!

  • We’re so glad to meet you!

  • Nice to meet you!

  • Here’s to new beginnings and memories!

  • Welcome to your new home! 

  • Congratulations on the move!

  • Hi there! If you need anything, let us know!

  • This house looks perfect for you… Welcome!

  • Welcome to your new “Home sweet home”!

  • Here’s to a new home and settling in!

  • Stop by some time, and let’s get to know each other!

  • I’m hoping you’ll enjoy this neighbourhood as much as we do!

  • Wishing you happiness in your new beginnings!

  • I can already see you fitting into your new house!

  • Congrats on the new home! It’s great to meet you!

  • I’m so happy to celebrate your new home with you!

  • The homeowners before you loved that house; here’s to you!

  • Extending congratulations over to the new homeowners!

  • Best wishes moving in!

  • Here’s to the new house and a new home!

  • Home is where the heart is; oh, and here too!

  • Your new home is beautiful; congrats!

  • I couldn’t be happier to see you getting settled!

  • If you need any help or have any questions, come by, and ask ____ and ____ at _______.

  • Congrats on your new home, from ___ and ___ at ______.

  • Feel free to stop by ours if you need anything at all!

  • Welcome to the neighbourhood, we love it here, and we know you will too!

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Longer Housewarming Card Messages

  • We know it can be stressful moving into a new home, so let us know if you need any help with anything! After all, we’re neighbours now!

  • Congratulations on the new home. If you ever need everything or want advice on home-related stuff, feel free to give us a holler. 

  • Congrats on the new house! Now that you’re moving in, let us know if you want to meet up at any point and we can introduce you to the rest of your neighbours!

  • Welcome to the group! Sending congratulations on the new house – we know you’ll be settled in and good to go within no time!

  • Here’s to new beginnings and a great time; no matter how long you find yourself in the new house, we’re hoping it’s a great time nonetheless!

  • We’re glad to see a new face moving in! Although it can be stressful to get to know the neighbours, don’t worry, we’re eager to meet you and help you get to know everyone! Let us know if we can help with anything in the meantime!

  • Congrats on going from renting to owning! That’s a huge step and if you need any help on the way through it, let us know! We’ll be happy to help with that and anything else!

  • With a new home come new neighbours, new memories, new experiences, and new opportunities! Here’s to all of those and more to come!

  • Wishing you the best! Moving into a new home can be a little hard but know that you have neighbours and a new neighbourhood to support you along the way! We hope you love it here, and we’re ready to help wherever we can!

  • Hey, there! We’re looking forward to getting to know you more! Once you’re up for it, feel free to stop by our house at ______, and let’s get to know each other. After all, we’re both neighbours now!

  • Welcome to the neighbourhood! A new house means a new chance to get to know new people. Fortunately, we, your neighbours, are more than happy to get to know you! Here’s to a new home and new friends!

Image of a couple among packing boxes in their new home

Funny Housewarming Card Messages

  • Welcome to the neighbourhood! We might seem a little weird, but we promise we won’t bite… Jokes aside, I look forward to getting to know you!

  • Congrats on the new home! Although the previous owners were a little grumpy, we’re looking forward to getting to know you… just kidding, it’s all celebrations!

  • Here’s to a new start! If you’ve been planning out your dream home, it’s time to get to work; renovations can take quite a long time. We’re ready to help if you need any help, however!

  • Say hi to your new neighbours! We’re happy and willing to help with just about anything! However, if you need help with painting or designing, then tough luck… Nah, we’re just playing; welcome to the neighbourhood!

  • Do you want to know the difference between renting and owning? Now you have to pay for the repairs! Jokes aside, welcome to a new home with years of memories to look forward to. 

  • Congrats! Now instead of focusing on shoving all your belongings into a few boxes, you get to struggle to pack them all into a whole house! Just kidding, that comes later down the line!

  • Home is where the heart is… let’s hope you didn’t forget to pack yours! Jokes aside, welcome to the neighbourhood. You’ll have a great time here, in no time!

  • Home is where the heart is, but also where the house is; now that you’re here, that means it’s your home! Here’s to the memories you’ll make at home!

The Best Endings for Your Housewarming Card

It’s important to note that housewarming cards are more than just the catchline… after all, it’s still a card! Capping off a housewarming card is the perfect way to make the card a bit more personal. Fortunately, we’ve got a few endings to go with our top examples of what to put inside a housewarming gift card message. Here you go:

  • Congrats,

  • Congratulations,

  • From your new neighbours,

  • To new beginnings,

  • Wishing you all the best,

  • Sending good vibes,

  • Sincerely,

  • Best wishes,

  • Warmest wishes,

  • Best,

  • Your new friend,

  • Your friend,

  • Warmly,

  • Take care,

  • Yours truly,

Making the Best Housewarming Card

The best housewarming options – whether printable housewarming cards or not – are the meaningful ones that get your message across. A new home can be scary, and new neighbours can take a while to get to know. However, sending a housewarming card, whether by hand or through Thankbox, is an amazing way to break down some of that unease and become friends!

While we have more than a few examples listed here, there are infinitely more. If you have a specific message to help warm up a new home, feel free to use one of these as a template and add on! Fortunately, once you have an idea, it’s easy to get a card to a new homeowner. 

If you’re interested in an easy online way, try Thankbox’s online new home cards! Otherwise, we hope we’ve helped you decide what to write in a housewarming card, and here’s to a new neighbour!

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