(Closed) Thank You Cards – how to address envelope?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was less formal with my thank you cards.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I addressed mine informally – just John and Jane Doe, or The Doe Family.   No Mr, Mrs, Ms, or any kind of formal titles.   I don’t think the thank you notes need to be as formal as the invitations.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I address absolutely every envelope using titles, even the chatty letter I just sent to my six-year-old grand-niece which was addressed to “Miss Cathy Brown”.

The address on the outside of the envelope isn’t between you and the recipient; it is a contract between you and the post office — a business transaction. The letter carrier and the mail-sorter are not on a first name basis with my dear friends. Just as you refer to your child’s teacher as “Miss Ingalls” when you are talking to your child — even though the teacher may be “Laura” to you when you are together socially — you refer to third parties by their title and surname when talking to tradespeople or strangers.

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