The form most often used for a personalized card is:
woman’s name appears first so that the first and last name of
The children’s names should be separated from the parents’ names
and appear in the second line in order of seniority regardless of sex:
and John Jones
acceptable forms are:
Most names form the plural by adding “s”.
Exceptions are names ending in the sounds s, sh, ch, x or z
which form the plural by adding “es”.
Examples: The John Hartses, Walshes, Welches, Fixes, Heinzes.
When this appears awkward, we suggest using the word “Family” as
John Jones Family
Names too long to fit on one line should be divided into two lines:
When titles are used, many can be spelled out:
and Mrs. Paul Carlson
A widow may use her husband’s first name:
Mrs. Paul Carlson