Category Archives: Correspondence/Stationery

Addressing The Pope

      In a mailing address: His Holiness, Pope Francis or His Holiness The Pope In Correspondence: Your Holiness or Most Holy Father ¬†Introductions: His Holiness, The Pope In Conversation: Most Holy Father or Your Holiness

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Signing Childrens Names to Greeting Cards and Correspondence

It is an acceptable practice to sign the names of children on greeting cards and other informal forms of correspondence sent by a family. However, it is not appropriate to sign the names of adult or married children to any … Continue reading

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Example of a Condolence Note – Funeral Etiquette

One of the most difficult things to write is a condolence note.¬† However, it is one of the most appreciative things you can do for a family at a time of loss. A handwritten note is much better than a … Continue reading

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Couples Signature on Informal Correspondence

When a married couple is sending informal correspondence such as a greeting card or letter, there is no steadfast etiquette rule for whose name should be written first in the signature. Usually, the person writing the note writes their name … Continue reading

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Addressing the First Lady in Writing

When writing to the wife of the President of the United States, the following forms of address are appropriate: Greeting or Salutation: Dear Mrs. Obama Envelope: Mrs. Obama Do not use a first name in either the greeting of the … Continue reading

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Is It Miss or Ms.?

The proper term to use for a single young lady under 21 is Miss.  When she turns 21, the proper term is Ms. If she is under 21 and married, you would use the term Mrs.

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Printed Thank You Cards/Notes

Printed thank you notes or cards alone are not an acceptable way to show your appreciation or gratitude.¬† If you send a printed card, be sure to include a handwritten message in the card saying exactly what it is you … Continue reading

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Addressing The President of the United States in Writing

If you are writing a letter to the President of the United States, the following forms of address should be used. Letter Greeting: Dear Mr. President Envelope Address: The President – followed by the White House Address or The President … Continue reading

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Addressing a Former President in Writing

If you should have to correspond with a past president in writing, the following forms of address should be used: Addressing an envelope: The Honorable George W. Bush or The Honorable George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush A letter greeting: … Continue reading

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The Christmas “Newsletter”

Sending cards to friends, family and business associates at the holiday season is a wonderful and heartwarming tradition. If there has been a highlight of your year you would like to mention in the card, such as a birth, marriage, … Continue reading

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