a question on British etiquette

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbodendron, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. SiorX

    SiorX Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Tbh, if I were the OP the traditional style is the one thing I'd definitely avoid. Year after year, the only time anyone in my family ever seems to even notice the address on the envelope is to roll their eyes in annoyance at the obnoxiousness of "Mrs <his name>". That complaint is now a tradition, and Christmas wouldn't be the same without it. But it can lead to a less prestigious position in the card display.
     
  2. BlazePin

    BlazePin Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I always think addressing the whole family rather than just "Mr and Mrs" is better since I know when I was a kid, I always used to open the ones addressed to the family, it was always exciting for me :)
     
  3. SmoothieX

    SmoothieX Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Am I related to Sir I.P. Freeley?
     
  4. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    Same here, but that may be because I'm common as muck and don't know anyone with a title, thank heavens. ;)
     
  5. Mike Farley

    Mike Farley Commodore Commodore

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  6. spooky spice

    spooky spice Commander Red Shirt

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    Mrs & Mrs Miller and family
    The Millers
    or
    The Miller Family

    Are all perfectly acceptable.

    you could even put "the family who live at..."
     
  7. scotpens

    scotpens Professional Geek Premium Member

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    Then who’s Dick Hertz?