Now that you’ve bought your greeting cards and written your holiday letters, how do you address and sign them? I’ve gotten lots of questions on this topic, and I have answered just about all of them before. Please see this entry: Answers to Mailbag Questions. It gives answers and links to more answers about addressing envelopes, greeting people, and closing your message.
Here are some other questions I’ve been asked about holiday greetings:
1. Which is correct?
Gary, Elizabeth, Carol, Max, and Sam OR
Gary, Elizabeth, Carol, Max and Sam
Answer: Both are correct. The comma before and is optional. To me, it is clearer, and I always use it.
2. What is the correct way to address an envelope to a married couple when the husband and wife are both attorneys?
Answer: Address it the same way you would if they were not attorneys.
Answer: You can address the envelope either way–with Esq. after his name or Mr. before it.
See my post Test: How to Address an Envelope.
Reverend Joseph BlackReverend Sarah Black
Dear Reverends Black, ORDear Joseph and Sarah,
Dear Reverends Black and White,