As you may already know, a housewarming is a party for someone who has just moved into a new home. Last month I wrote a little about housewarming traditions. Since then, I’ve discovered that many people are interested in learning more about housewarming traditions, gifts, sayings and poems.
I found some proverbs related to buying or having a house…
-One’s house, one’s castle.
-My house is my castle.
-The house shows the owner.
-Home is where the heart is.
-He that buys a house ready wrought, hath many a pin and nail for naught.
-Better one’s house too little one day, then too big all the year after.
I particularly like this French proverb…
A chaque oiseau, son nid est beau.
Meaning… To every bird, its own nest is beautiful.
If anyone’s aware of any other housewarming sayings, poems or traditions, please comment below.
UPDATE: There’s one other saying I just remembered… Home, Sweet Home. My mother used to say this to me when I was a child, and we’d just get home. Now I say it to my children. I’ve seen it on signs that can be hung in the house.
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