Congratulations On Your New Home: Housewarming Wishes Ideas

Congratulations On Your New Home: Housewarming Wishes Ideas

Congratulations on Your New Home: Housewarming Wishes Ideas


Few events are more tumultuous, labor-intensive, and yet emotionally gratifying than moving into a new home.  Putting everything you own in boxes, moving those boxes to a new location, and then unpacking them all can take weeks — sometimes months! But in the end, it’s worth it, as you now get to enjoy a new life in fresh environs. 

 If you know someone that recently made the transition into a new house, it’s nice to welcome them into their new space and show your solidarity with their ongoing journey. However before you send a card, you need to consider your housewarming wishes — what are you going to say? “Congratulations on your new home!” gets the job done, but it’s not very exciting. Instead, take a cue from some of the examples provided below, and elevate your housewarming wishes.

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Tips for Writing Better "Congratulations on Your New Home" Messages

Before we get into our messaging suggestions, it's worth learning some general pointers for crafting a better new home card. These suggestions will have you writing better cards in general, be it a birthday, anniversary, or sympathy card.

  • Make it personal. A lot of new home cards are quite generic. If you want your card to stand out, make an effort to personalize it. Write something that shows you know the person well and care about their move. 
  • Handwrite your new house cards. There's no warmer way to wish new home messages that with a handwritten note. Your recipient will feel you reach out across the distance as they read text you wrote by your own hand. The sentiment is much sweeter when it comes handwritten. 
  • Keep it positive. This is a happy occasion! Even if you’re not the biggest fan of the new house or location, try to focus on the positive aspects of the move. It's an exciting (and busy day) for your recipients, and anything that keeps their spirits up is worth your time. 
  • Offer help. If you live close by, offer to help your friends or family members with the move. If not, see if there’s anything you can do to help them settle in, like bringing over a home-cooked meal. Nothing says, "congratulations on your new home" like the gift of assistance.
A family unpacking boxes in their new house.

The Different Types of "Congratulations on Your New Home" Messages

There's a wide variety of new house congratulation messages you can choose. Below are some of the most common.

  • Welcoming: This is probably the most common type of housewarming message. It’s a simple way to say “Welcome to your new home!” and can be paired with a gift or a houseplant. 
  • Good luck: This is a good message to send if you know the person is facing some challenges in their new home. Wish them luck in dealing with the move, getting used to the new space, or meeting new neighbors. 
  • Blessing: A blessing is a traditional type of housewarming message, and can be personalized to include specific details about the new home. For example, you might say “I bless your new home with lots of love and laughter.” 
  • Inspirational: Sometimes a few words of encouragement are all that’s needed. If you want to inspire your friends or family members in their new home, choose an inspirational quote about fresh starts or new beginnings. 
  • Funny: A funny message is a great way to lighten the mood after a stressful move. Jokes about packing, unpacking, and new home disasters are always a hit! 
  • Appreciative: This type of message is perfect for friends or family members who have helped out with the move. Thank them for their support and tell them how much you appreciate their help
  • Congratulatory: A simple “congratulations” is always a good way to show your support for someone who has just moved into a new home. You can add a bit more detail if you like, but keep it short and sweet.

We hope these suggestions will give you some ideas for what to write in your next housewarming card. Remember to keep it personal, positive, and specific to the person you’re congratulating, and you can’t go wrong!


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Heartwarming Housewarming Wishes

Taking the sentimental route is always a good option. People are invested in their homes, filling them with all of their hopes and dreams for the future. Let them know that you’re with them with sweet messages and warm home wishes.

  • The steps into your new home represent the steps in your life that brought you to this point, and they always lead you home. Welcome to your new one! 
  •  Here’s wishing that all the love, friendship, and contentment you found in your old place follow you to your new home and multiply. Make new, amazing memories. Happy housewarming! 
  •  May your new roof keep the elements out and good tidings in. Welcome home! A new home is a stepping stone in the river of life. 
  • Here’s to hoping the storms are kept at bay as you move to the next stage in your journey. Happy new home! 
  •  When the wind blows, your walls will keep it out. When the rain pours, your roof will deflect it. When the sun shines, your windows will let it flood happily into your life. 
  • Best wishes on your new house!  We couldn’t be more excited for you. A new home is a chance to start over, remaking yourself as you unpack your life. Hoping you can make the most of it! 
  •  Wishing that the fires of your new hearth burn as brightly as the light of your lives. Let that glow warm the cockles of your heart and be a blessing to your family. 
  •  We hope that your new apartment is everything you want it to be, and more. The fact that you’re in it is a good start! 
  •  Moving is never easy, but the results are always worth it. Here’s wishing your move brings you happiness and peace in the coming years.
A mom and kid riding on a bike together.

Housewarming Wishes for First Time Buyers

If your recipient is new to homebuying, congratulate them on making such a bold move.

  • A house is a place you rent until you don’t need it anymore. A home is a place you own, where you can put down roots and stay put for the long haul. Welcome to your new home
  •  Congratulations! You just got another X on your “adulting” checklist. Enjoy your new home this exciting new adventure!
  • You and your beautiful family bought a house! Welcome to being in debt for the next 30 years of your life! It’s worth every minute. Happy housewarming! 
  •  No one sends you a card when you buy a pack of gum. Scale up to a car, and there’s nary a peep. But drop big money on a house, and you get a party! Welcome to the exciting world of homeownership. Your new memories start today!

Funny Housewarming Wishes

Choosing a bit of levity is another strong choice. Keep your loved ones laughing as they forge a new chapter in their lives.

  • Congrats on your new digs. Welcome to the mortgage club! They say that laughter is the best medicine and home is where the heart is, so laughing at home should keep you healthy for years! 
  •  Pro tip: If you never unpack the boxes from this move, you’ll be all ready for the next. Three cheers for efficiency! Welcome to your new home! 
  •  What makes a house a home? An ‘M’ in place of the ‘U’ and ‘S’! Here’s hoping life in your new home is better than your spelling ability! Welcome home! 
  •  You asked for people to help you move. I sent you this card in my place. It may not help you move your couch, but it should put a smile on your face. Happy housewarming! 
  •  Moving is a ton of work…and that’s it. No witty conclusion. I hope you get the work out of the way soon so you can start enjoying your new home and new life! 
  •  If home is where the heart is, moving requires consulting with a cardiologist. Good luck with your upcoming transplant, and happy new house! 
  •  Here’s to hoping your new home is everything you want it to be and that you can make peace with the ghosts living in your attic. Good luck!
  • Welcome to mortgage payments! The good news is you'll love the neighborhood. The bad news is you can't have our wi fi password. Welcome to your new home!
A family cooking together in the kitchen.

Housewarming Quotes

Sometimes the best way to express your thoughts is to use someone else’s. These quotes do an excellent job of summing up authentic housewarming sentiments.

  • “There is no place like home.” — L. Frank Baum 
  •  “A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  •  “Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” — Robert Montgomery 
  •  “The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” — Ellie Rodriguez “
  • May the roof above us never fall in and may we good companions beneath it never fall out.” — Old Irish blessing 
  •  “May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” — Mary Anne Radmacher 
  •  “A house is made of brick and mortar, but home is made by the people who live there.” — M. K. Soni 
  •  “Every house where love abides, And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home sweet home, For there the heart can rest.” — Henry Van Dyke 
  •  “May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, May nothing but happiness come through your door.” — Traditional blessing 
  •  “A home is the seed from which the plant of life grows and branches out into relationships, children, and happy memories. Good wishes on your housewarming.” - Author unknown

Even More House Warming Wishes You Can Use Today!

If you still haven't found the perfect sentiment, check out these additional categories. New home congratulations don't have to be difficult. Simply imagine what you might hope someone would say to you in a similar situation and then use that as motivation. Use these as a base when wishing your friends and family enjoy their beautiful new home.

A shot of a neighborhood street.

Say "Congratulations on Your New Home" to New Neighbors

When people move to a new neighborhood they encounter a whole new social circle — their new neighbors! If you see new faces in your location, consider welcoming them to their new house and the community. It can help them feel at ease in a new place and make you new friends in the process!

  • Hi, neighbor! We live five houses down from you and wanted to welcome you to the community! It's always great news when a friendly new family moves in. You've purchased such a beautiful home, and we know you'll love it. We can't wait to get to know you! 
  • We're glad you've chosen our neighborhood to call home and wanted to be the first to say congratulations! We hope that in time, we can become good friends. Welcome to your new home...congratulations! 
  • Welcome to the neighborhood! We hope you enjoy it here as much as we do. Our door is always open for a chat or a cup of coffee (or a beer!) Congrats on your new home! 
  • We're so happy to have a new neighbor! We've been wanting one for years. It's great to know that we'll be able to borrow sugar and not have to go across town. Welcome, and congrats on the new place! 
  • We just wanted to come over and say congratulations on your new home! We're sure you'll love it here. Our neighborhood is really friendly and there's always something going on. The best part is that we're always happy to welcome a new neighbor. 
  • A warm welcome to the neighborhood! We hope you'll love it here as much as we do. We're always looking for new friends, so please don't hesitate to say hello if you see us outside. Welcome to your new home and best of luck! 
  • We're glad you've chosen our neighborhood to call home! It's a great place with friendly people. We wanted to be the first ones to say congratulations and welcome you to the area. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to knock on our door. 
  • Welcome to your new home! We know you'll love it here in our neighborhood. There's always something going on and we're sure you'll fit right in. We just wanted to drop by and say congratulations on your new home. Welcome!
A "Welcome to our home" sign.

New Family, New Home!

It's not uncommon for people to move when adding a new family member. New babies and other big life changes often require extra space. If you know someone that's buying a new abode to help fit an expanding family, send them heartfelt wishes to congratulate them on their fresh start.

  • You've got four walls and a roof over your head. Now you just have to make that house a home. As your family grows, so does your heart...and your house! Here's to new adventures! 
  • What an exciting time for you and your expanding family! Have fun making your big move, from three people to four and two bedrooms to three! Warm wishes that your new nest will fit your flock perfectly. 
  • Love begins when you open yourself to new experiences. Your family is in a wonderful place, physically and metaphorically. 
  •  You're climbing the property ladder and growing your family! Your crew's story begins today. Congratulations on the new digs and your new child! 
  • We're so glad you found your forever home! You have a new address, but you still have the same wonderful family. Congratulations on this happy occasion! New peeps, new hood, new life!

Religious or Spiritual Ways to Say "Welcome to Your Dream Home!"

If the recipients of your moving house greeting cards are religious, they might appreciate a spiritual message. If the right words don't come naturally to you in this situation, check our suggestions below.

  • Congratulations on becoming new homeowners! God bless your new home. We pray that your family members settle in quickly and that the love you feel just grows through the years. 
  • Congrats on your big move! I'm sure your new place will edify you and your family, both physically and spiritually. This is a big deal! Congratulations! 
  • Best wishes on your new home! I'm sure God has bing things in store for your entire family. He's hoping your first house becomes a lovely home full of spirituality and happiness. 
  •  I'm excited to hear about your new place! I know it's been a long time coming, and you're finally in your dream home. Congratulations and God bless you always!

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A family posing in their new house.


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Don't forget to read our tips on how to say thank you with a bit of humor when you go to thank everyone who provided housewarming gifts.