You’ve Been Addressing Holiday Cards All Wrong!

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Consider us officially SHOOK! It turns out we’ve been addressing holiday cards wrong for YEARS! And we bet you have, too.


Addressing Holiday Cards… So you don’t look like a dumbass.

Let’s start with: Apostrophes.

These little beasts are hard to place, especially if you are addressing more than one person in the household.

Wanna send something to Sarah Jordan and her husband?

This is NOT the way to write it:


Apparently by throwing an apostrophe S on the end– you’ve only made it possessive.

Instead– your greetings and addresses should look more like this….

And how about those names that already END in “S”?

Brace yourselves….this is gonna get weird.



It almost hurts to look at it —but that’s the correct way to address it.

If you’re STILL stumped over what to do about these pesky punctuation rules…

Just add “Family” to the end!



You’re welcome:)

For more tips, check out Slacker Mom’s Guide to Holiday Gifts…

Thanks to Mo Rose for the guide to addressing holiday cards!

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Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is the creator/writer/and producer of Mom Cave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche, Blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE. She's a working actress in NYC who has appeared in films, commercials, and some very off-off Broadway plays. When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom (for blogs like Scary Mommy and Mamalode) Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives with her husband, Evan, bandleader of The Hot Sardines and two spirited children.


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