Finally moving in into your own four walls! Traditionally, people give salt and bread to mark the occasion and that’s the heart of this moving in present idea. With a little creativity, you can make these classic gifts into a brilliant housewarming gift with a house made from a folding rule. It’s also great for monetary gifts!
Housewarming party! When I think about what I’ve gotten as a moving in present, so far my friends have always stuck to the classic: “Bread and salt, God bless!” This traditional housewarming gift is more of a congratulation and symbolically expresses the wish that the newly-born residents may be blessed with prosperity, settledness and community, and be protected from evil spirits. A beautiful custom that fits like a door on hinges, especially now in Corona times. I would like to present this classic in a particularly beautiful way with a house made from a folding rule. You can download the templates for doors and windows from the material list and simply print them out.
I made my moving in present idea for a young family of four with the idea that the children could still play with it. For each family member, I draped a bun in a personalised bamboo boat that sails into its harbour in front of the house. You can also attach super folded notes to the folding rule house.
Looking for more DIY moving in present ideas? An absolute eye-catcher that can be brilliantly personalised with fun items is a toilet paper cake!
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