Post # 1
do you send one christmas card per household or to every adult/family in the house?
in my husband’s family there are a few households where multiple families live. example: my sister in law and her family currently live with my mother and father in law and my other sister in law also still lives at home. i was going to just send one card per household, but should i send them each their own? or should i send one to my sis in law and her family and include my other sis in law on the card for my mother and father in law?
when i still lived at home i didn’t receive my own christmas cards and it didn’t bother me at all, so i’m leaning toward sending just one per household, but i also don’t want anyone to feel insulted/hurt.
Post # 3
I think it depends, at least in my family. We have relatives that have basically two houses in one- like one family lives in teh finished basement and the other lives on the ground level. They would get two cards. But for kids still living at home, they would be lumped into the whole family (like I was while I was in college and over 18- I never got my own, and I was OK with it).
I think it depends on what you feel is best.
Post # 4
@lilchicana: I would address one card to ALL parties: “Smith, Johnson & Jones Families” – then you’ve covered your bases and saved yourself some postage. As an adult there have been some long time family friends who don’t have my address or my sisters address and my mom will get an invitation addressed to all three of us. It doesn’t offend me.
Post # 5
thanks! i think i’ll just send one per household.
when i mentioned sending out christmas cards, my husband looked at me like i had 2 heads. it’s not something his family does, so the whole idea seemed ridiculous to him and he didn’t want to do them. but now he wants to send a card to everyone (and he wants everyone to get their own card), and i’m like, “where the heck did this come from?” hah
Post # 6
@lilchicana: Your DH is funny… “meh I’m not really into the christmas card thing but since we are doing it anyways everyone needs to get their own.” Ha! If his family isn’t the card sending type I’m sure none of the three families are the type to save the cards which means you are mailing out 3 sets of cards that are all going to get thrown away after xmas. (I save my cards, hole punch them and put a claspy ring through them and have them in a box organized by year). i LOVE getting xmas cards =)
Post # 7
Every family will get one card. So if there were three families in the household, I’d address them to Smith family, Jones family and James family. My husband’s youngest brother just turned 18, but he still lives at home so I’m addressing the card to the family.
Post # 8
I think you should send sil and her family her own and then mil her own… so that household gets 2 cards instead of just one.