Change of Address Postcards
With all the new technology and social networking sites available, I think the art of correspondence has been lost. While it is OK to use social networking sites to keep family and friends updated on what you are doing, there are still certain situations that are just better done with a written correspondence of a phone call. One of those situations is if you are moving. The best way to approach this situation is to mail out change of address postcards to let your friends and family know and to let them know what your new contact information is.
Sometimes it is the best idea to have your change of address postcards preprinted with all your updated information even before you have officially moved. That way, as soon as you move, all you have to do is address them and mail them out. You can even take it one step further and have them addressed ahead of time as well. It is best to send them out as soon as possible after you've moved into your new home.
Think of all the people that you speak to on a regular basis and make a list. Remember, you don't want to send out the postcards to every single person that you've ever had contact with in your lifetime, but definitely people that you interact with. It's usually a good rule of thumb to alert the people that you've spoken to in the last year. If it's been longer than a year since the last time you've spoken to them, their contact information may have changed as well.
There are many places that you can pick out really nice change of address postcards. You can pick out ones that will fit with your personality, so you can be whimsy and fun or very elegant and sophisticated. Depending on where you purchase your cards, you will generally get a little bit of a discount if you purchase in large quantities.
The last thing to remember is that people will always remember that you took the time to let them know you've moved in a very personal way, instead of simply posting it on a social networking page. So take the extra time and send out the change of address postcards to your friends and family.