Post # 1
On our wedding invitations, we are doing the whole “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith” formal type thing. But I was wondering how most people addressed their thank you cards? Thank you cards feel more informal to me, and will be in my not-so-fancy handwriting. Is “John and Jane Smith” fine for the envelopes for the thank yous?
And on that note, has anyone found any affordable thank you cards online or elsewhere? Just looking for something sweet and simple.
Post # 3
Update: Right after this post, I ordered thank you cards through Vistaprint. Hoping they turn out okay. The design looked great and the price was right!
Still wondering about envelope addressing though… Anyone?
Post # 4
I was less formal with my thank you cards.
Post # 5
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
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.