When you are having house guests you want them to feel welcome and that you are looking forward to their visit. These are some things I did last week when my sisters came for our annual Sisters Week.One way to do this is to have a welcome banner. This one has the word Sisters at the beginning and at the end and is above the breakfast table
Here is another banner that is on the bed they will be using in your home. It has Sisters and their name at the end of it.
Another welcoming idea is to write the word Welcome on a chalkboard with their name too and put it in their room.
If you have a picture of them you can frame it and have it on the bedside stand. This one is of me and my sister.
A pitcher and glass for water is thoughtful as is a vase of flowers from your garden.
A cozy robe for them to wear says "I want you to stay."
A little gift of something that you know they enjoy such as a book, chocolate, or new toothbrush helps them feel at home in your home. This year our theme was Purses so this little paper purse holds some goodies inside it and a striped sucker on the outside.
You can make the time together be memorable with their first impression that they are welcome in your home.