So you’ve moved in to your house – first things first – a housewarming party! Invite all your friends and family to see your lovely new home.  You could even turn it into a decorating party, where everyone helps you paint then gets rewarded with food and drinks at the end of the day!

The first recorded housewarming party was in 1624 in the United States. It was a tradition for settlers to share the crops they grew with friends and neighbours. These days, it is more common for people to invite their friends over for drinks and snacks instead of planting vegetables on their front lawns.

A housewarming party can be an opportunity for the new residents to get to know their neighbours and for the neighbours to get acquainted with them. It may also help in building friendships among people who live close together but don’t know each other well.

The guests will often bring gifts for the person moving into their new home, such as a bottle of wine or a set of dishes. A housewarming gift is a thoughtful way to show your appreciation and welcome the new family member. It is also a great way to make their first few weeks in the new home easier.

There are many different types of gifts that you can give, but we have narrowed it down to some of the most popular and practical.

Here are some great housewarming gift ideas:

-A plant

-Candles

-An art piece of their favourite artist

-A photo book of their family and friends

-A letterbox gift like these at HappySmith Gifts

-Kitchen equipment

It is important to know what people like, so be sure to ask them what they want or need before you buy a gift.

Saying thankyou

A thank you card is a great way to show appreciation for someone’s kindness or generosity. It can be a thoughtful gesture that will be appreciated by the recipient.

The best thank you cards are personalised and thoughtful. A simple handwritten note can make all the difference, but often you don’t have the time to go to the shop to buy a card, so online is much easier.

The idea of sending cards online is nothing new. There are many companies that offer this service, but they all have the same problem- they don’t allow you to write your own message. You can only choose from a predefined list of messages and this is a huge problem for people who want to express their feelings in their own words.

Websites like Handwrytten will take your words and write them for you, in proper handwriting.  It looks so effective, particularly for businesses.  You can even send real estate letters to potential clients, or send your own thank you notes to your guests.

You can pick your own style of writing, your own card design and more importantly, always use your own words.  If you are using it for business or personal, you want your cards to come across as if you’d sat there and written them yourself.

Once you’ve sent your thank you cards out, you can then start to enjoy the lovely gifts you have received, and start planning what you’ll be doing next in your beautiful new home.