You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything for a few days. I just didn’t feel like it. Even though I haven’t made anything crafty this week, I thought I’d share with you my favorite housewarming gift. My husband and I were the lucky recipients of this gift when we bought our first house back in California. It came from my cousin, Carol. She made this tiny quilt postcard of our house! Isn’t this the coolest thing ever? She even got my mom to put it in our mail drop so we received it like regular mail. Let me just say that that house was the most perfect house for us. It was old and had tons of character and was completely our style. The little postcard was a perfect representation of our house.

quilt postcard of house for housewarming gift

Carol even filled out the back of the postcard! I love how we can tell what year it was by the number of children included in the note. (We had one more child after this.)

back of quilted housewarming postcard

Here is a photo of the house so you can see how much the postcard resembles the house. This photo was taken several years after we bought the house and the trees were a lot bigger.

Bakersfield house

Because this was such a precious gift, I wanted a way to keep it on display forever. My solution was to get a double picture frame, add a piece of foam core in the middle and mats for each side. Then my husband attached a little bracket {piece of hardware} at the top to keep it closed and provide a loop for hanging.

double frame for quilted postcard

closure for double frame

I just dropped the postcard into the frame and put in the last screw for the closure on top. By matting both sides of the double frame, it allows for viewing of both sides of the postcard. When we lived in that house, this frame was hanging on our wall. We have since moved to Missouri. Even though we don’t live in the cute little house anymore, we still see it every day sitting on our mantle. And the little postcard is even more precious now than it was when we got it. This was an incredibly thoughtful gift and I had no idea at the time we received it how much more sentimental it would become. Thanks, Carol!

framed quilt postcard housewarming gift

back of quilted housewarming postcard

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18 Responses to Best Housewarming Gift

  1. Carol says:

    So glad you still love the little postcard. I remember thinking your house was perfect for my project. Tell Ben I love him, too.

  2. This is such a sweet gift. I love that it is like a postcard and was personalized on the back for you. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  3. Laurie says:

    What a special gift! I wish I were crafty enough to pull that off.

    • Betsy says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Laurie! You’re right about it being a special gift. As far as being crafty enough to pull it off, I’m with you! It would take a lot of practice for me to get to Carol’s level. :)

  4. Mindie says:

    My mom, pop, bro, n sis all live in Bako my college town. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  5. Susan says:

    What a sweet post! I loved seeing it and the responses. How special to have such a thuoughtful cousin and a sweet, crafty, postcard to share.

    • Betsy says:

      Thanks, Susan! I loved sharing this with my readers and I hope it inspires all of you as it has inspired me. More than ever, it makes me want to be a part of a world that is thoughtful.

  6. I love this. I love the quilt gift & how you framed it.

  7. cate says:

    That is so clever and cute!!I want to try this! thank you for sharing!

  8. Marji Roy says:

    I love the “postcard” aspect of this wonderful gift. I made a “houses I have lived in quilt” which this reminds me of. Check out some other house portraits by me here. Visiting from Someday Crafts.

    • Betsy says:

      Oh my goodness, your project is wonderful! I love the idea of documenting all your homes in such a creative and personal way. That is an heirloom piece! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. So sweet! Thanks for sharing at It’s Overflowing Party! XO, Aimee

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