Post # 1
Ok, I have no idea if I’m posting this in the right place lol
I recently moved from Michigan to Illinois to live with my boyfriend and I am getting ready to address Christmas cards for my family and his.
This is the thing, I’ve yet to meet any of his family since they live in California and he has met some of my family.
I think signing both out names in the card is good but how do I address them?
His family- just his name on the envelope or both our names.. I am stumped on the proper ediquette(hope I spelled that right) hehe
Post # 3
@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
For our xmas cards, I address the return address label as
My first initial.mylastname & Hisfirstinital.HisLastname
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
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
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
I did ours hislastname/mylastname
Post # 8
@Krises: That’s a genius way to do it!!
Post # 9
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
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 🙂