(Closed) Addressing X-mas cards (dating and living together)

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sigyn: When I first moved in with my boyfriend (now fiancee) I used to put his name on envelope for his family and mine for my family. Once we got engaged, I started putting both our names, but I have no idea what the proper etiquette is! 🙂

Post # 4
1910 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


For our xmas cards, I address the return address label as


My first initial.mylastname & Hisfirstinital.HisLastname

our address


So it looks like

B.Pitt& A.Jolie (Brad Pitt’s family)


A.Jolie & B.Pitt (Angelina Jolie’s family)


If it was going to his family, his name would go first. If it was going to my family, mine would go first.

Our cards are a picture of us, and it signed with both of our names and our pet’s name, so i think it would be silly to just have one name on the outer envelope. 

Post # 5
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m keeping my name after the wedding, and so now that we live together, I’ve already begun to return address our mail with “Mylastname/Hislastname” in the sender area.

Post # 6
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

my SO and I just had this conversation last week…I asked him how to do it and he said just to put both of our names on it so I put his on the first line and mine on the 2nd mainly just becuase the male is usually first when addressing to couples. Not sure if was the proper way to do it but it looked fine to me.

Post # 7
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did ours hislastname/mylastname

Post # 8
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Krises: That’s a genius way to do it!!

Post # 9
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Our family is a pretty casual bunch so I just skip the last names. So our return address looks like this:

Christy & Brad

Street address for our cozy little house 

Little town in the south , USA 


It works for us.

Post # 10
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I do ours with [first initial. his last name] & [my initial. my last name], regardless of who it is going to. I figure once we are married and I change my last name it will only be his last name on the return anyways, so might as well have relatives get used to it 🙂


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