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Old 12-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #61
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If I sent a card to "Mr. and Mrs. John Doe" this year & saw that on Facebook, I'd send a card next year to "Mr. John Doe".
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #62
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Wow! I would hate to see what she does when something really important annoys her.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #63
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Wow that's rude, they wouldn't be getting a card next year.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #64
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Wow! I would hate to see what she does when something really important annoys her.
10:1 odds that she routinely posts, "I just can't stand drama in my life!" at least once a month on Facebook
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #65
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I had no idea this was "wrong" and frowned upon by so many.

I'm wondering how I addressed Mare's Thanksgiving card now, lmbo.

I thought it was bad that my MIL thinks it is horrible when someone prints on an envelope instead of writing.

So many rules and preferences... ugh.

It does not bother me to receive a letter addressed to Mrs. Husband'sfirst Lastname.
I never thought about it having anything to do with losing my own identity, etc.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #66
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I am truly amazed at the time people have on their hands to be able to be offended abot something so insignificant that it shouldn't even register on one's radar.

It must be nice...
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:18 PM   #67
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I would send another addressed
Mr John Doe & his *itch wife
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #68
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I'm wondering how I addressed Mare's Thanksgiving card now, lmbo.
I'm not sure...I still have the card, but can't find the envelope. I don't recall being terribly horrified at how it was addressed, but that could be because I was so happy you sent one.

And sometimes it's not about how one addresses the envelope, but how one signs the card.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #69
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I had no idea this was "wrong" and frowned upon by so many.

I'm wondering how I addressed Mare's Thanksgiving card now, lmbo.

I thought it was bad that my MIL thinks it is horrible when someone prints on an envelope instead of writing.

So many rules and preferences... ugh.

It does not bother me to receive a letter addressed to Mrs. Husband'sfirst Lastname.
I never thought about it having anything to do with losing my own identity, etc.
I agree. I didn't know that I was so old fashioned. Honestly, it doesn't even register how mail is addressed to me.

After reading some of the other Christmas card threads and this one, I really don't have much desire to send out cards. I never knew that there were so many judgmental people just waiting to pounce on whether you write too much or too little, that you send or don't send a photo of your kids, that you know the person too well or not well enough to be sending a card, that you address the card incorrectly, that it's too religious or not religious enough, etc. It's a little disheartening. I hope that my friends and relatives accept any greeting in the spirit it's intended and don't feel snubbed or offended or negative about it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:31 PM   #70
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I didn't realize (well, actually.....I probably could have just asked my tween) I was so out of touch. OP, I also addressed all my Christmas cards this way! I agree it was rude to post on FB!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:40 PM   #71
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That was very rude of her. You did absolutely nothing wrong OP. That is a standard way to address something.
She was rude!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #72
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If I sent a card to "Mr. and Mrs. John Doe" this year & saw that on Facebook, I'd send a card next year to "Mr. John Doe".
I love this response!!!

The woman who posted this on fb was incredibly rude!! How about being happy that someone thought enough of you to send you a card at all?? She sounds like a whack job. I'd have a hard time not replying, too, but I would likely unfriend her.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #73
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Rude.

We address to mr and mrs husbands first name too. Or the so-and-so family. People are idiots and will fer worked up over anything.
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I'm not sure...I still have the card, but can't find the envelope. I don't recall being terribly horrified at how it was addressed, but that could be because I was so happy you sent one.

And sometimes it's not about how one addresses the envelope, but how one signs the card.
If you were offended, I'm sure you would have posted it on the DIS.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #75
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I kept my own name and by preference prefer the title "Ms."

While I do personally disagree with the tradition of a wife being addressed as "Mrs. His Name," I recognize that it is traditional. (I actually strongly agree that I have my own identity and I am not a subset of my husband.) That said, I don't think twice about mistakes that are made with either the last name or the title. Heck, half the time he gets called "Mr. MyLastName."

There was no intended offense and to be offended by what was meant as a kind gesture is ridiculous. To publish it on Facebook like that is tacky and rude.

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