Post # 1
I’m in the process of making Christmas/holiday cards to send out, and it got me thinking… Now that I’m engaged, should I be signing FI’s name to it? We don’t live together, and he isn’t helping me with these at all haha. I’m thinking I’ll just be putting from Apple_Blossom for those reasons, and then start signing his name when we live together.
What did you Bees do when you were in transition from “single life” to coupled/engaged/married?
Post # 3
@Apple_Blossom: We started signing both our names on cards a long time ago. Maybe after living together for a year or so? I really don’t remember. It was never really something that we ever thought about. Holiday cards are joint cards from us. Birthday cards sometimes are depending on the person. It depends on the type of card. For instance, I don’t sign a card for his mom on Mother’s Day, and I don’t plan on ever doing so.
Post # 4
@Apple_Blossom: We started living together this year and just got engaged. We are signing them together… but actually started signing them before we got engaged, so I did plan to send them out signed as a couple when we were bf/gf.
Post # 5
@Apple_Blossom: I started signing out names after we started living together (whcih meant we were engaged too). Before engaement/living together, I did mine separately and just signed my name and my dog’s.
Post # 6
If you are not living together you would sign with your name only.
Post # 7
When it’s from both of us, it’s signed from both of us. So a card to my grandma would be from us. A card to my old roommate would be from me. Family and mutual friends are from both of us.
Post # 8
My husband and I started signing birthday/Christmas cards very early into our relationship. Maybe a month or two? For you I would recommend signing, especially since you’re engaged.
Post # 9
We’re long distance. I stayed with him for a month last Christmas, so then we signed all cards with both our names since we were both physically present. This holiday we are apart, so I guess we’ll be doing our own thing as far as cards go.