A plate of goodies + building on experience
“We’ve only ever been welcomed to our current duty station. It felt so nice to be welcomed, so I started doing it for the new neighbors. With the last neighbors we got, I stopped by with a plate of cookies and a little welcome note that included my phone number. Our next door neighbors just left, so this time I’ll be welcoming the new neighbors with a little basket of store-bought treats, along with some small trinkets and chalk for the kids to play with while they wait on their toys.” – Alex | Munchkins and the Military
“Apartment living is always so tricky when it comes to getting to know your neighbors. You would think since your front doors are extremely close that you would see each other all the time, right? Wrong. It’s always just a quick and forced “Hello, how are you” as we walked by each other but that was until I moved into my current place. I was settled into my building for just shy of two weeks when I heard a knock on the door. Thinking it was just my landlord, I went to open it and to my surprise, standing there was an elderly lady who I remember seeing in the lobby a few times. In her arms she held the most adorable basket filled with store bought brownies (yes please! I totally freak out when it comes to eating food made by someone I don’t personally know very well), chapstick, cute fuzzy socks and other small items. She introduced herself as living across the hall and wanted to welcome me to the building! Getting that package and more importantly, having someone reach out to ensure I felt welcome was such a sweet surprise and definitely made my day!” – Kerri | Hey Kerri Blog
When new neighbors are rare
“We live on a pretty amazing court. We moved in 5 years ago and since then, there has only been 1 new family that has moved in. When people move onto our court, they stay. 🙂 When our neighbors got a job transfer, another family moved in and I knew I wanted the new family to feel as welcomed as we did when we first moved in. The week they moved in, I made them chocolate chip cookies and also brought them a bottle of wine and a note saying ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’.” – Mel | The Larson Lingo
Thanks so much ladies for sharing your stories! So what about you? Have you been the recipient of a welcomed act of kindness when you were the new kid on the block? Do you have a go-to method for welcome new neighbors? I’d love to hear!
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