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to be annoyed how this Xmas card is addressed?

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mrsHawk1ns Sat 20-Dec-14 13:31:08

On the envelope it just had DH's name, and in the card it says to MrHawk1ns, MrsHawk1ns and kids. we only have 2 children, not 10! Would it have been so difficult to have written their names too? They're short names not long names if that makes any difference.

fasterkillpussycat Sat 20-Dec-14 13:33:07

Sorry but I think you are BU. It is nice that someone thought of you all and sent a card. It shouldn't matter that they did not name each child in the card.

BumWad Sat 20-Dec-14 13:34:50

Oh who gives a shit. A whole thread about how a Xmas card has been written. Most people wouldn't even have noticed

WorraLiberty Sat 20-Dec-14 13:34:51

In one hand I have a bottle of laxatives.

In the other hand I have a can of polish

Yet I still can't give a shiny shit about this sort of thing.

They sent you a card, it was a nice thought, they probably have many cards to write, so why the annoyance?

Chill out and Merry Christmas fgrin

Bowlersarm Sat 20-Dec-14 13:35:00

They've probably forgotten their names. We lost our address book over a year ago and for some people I can't remember the order their children go in or whether it's Isobel or Isabella etc, so I would write and family, or and girls etc, for those few families.

level3at6months Sat 20-Dec-14 13:35:11

Was it from me?

DistractedAgain Sat 20-Dec-14 13:35:37

Maybe they only know the name or spelling of one kid? Just enjoy the Christmas cheer!

LIZS Sat 20-Dec-14 13:35:55

How often do you see the sender , do they know them personally by name ? I sometimes find it hard to recall friends' dc names. Better that than get them wrong or misspelt.

fredfredgeorgejnr Sat 20-Dec-14 13:41:21

I am so sorry that they couldn't be bothered to write Jack and Olivia on you card, and you would be completely reasonable to never talk or contact them again, they don't need another loon in their life.

saoirse31 Sat 20-Dec-14 13:42:53


Sirzy Sat 20-Dec-14 13:43:42

Love it worra!

EverythingslookingRosie Sat 20-Dec-14 13:46:00

We've had cards, from close relatives, with no names at all inside. But then we've not even sent cards this year! I'm not sure which is worsesmile

EatShitDerek Sat 20-Dec-14 13:48:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RandomNPC Sat 20-Dec-14 13:50:04

really?? Get over yourself, OP!

PureMorning Sat 20-Dec-14 13:50:21

I'd shit in an envelope and send it to them

BeHoHoHove Sat 20-Dec-14 13:51:12

Get. A. Life.

mrsHawk1ns Sat 20-Dec-14 13:52:54

Fair enough I'm definitely being unreasonable then. Not sure why I felt bothered by it it just seemed a bit impolite but I've been put in my place, it's very "first world problem" so nothing to see here as you were I'll quietly slap myself and have a biscuit !

ShadowKat Sat 20-Dec-14 13:55:37

Maybe they can't remember your DCs names?

We had one card last year where the sender's wrote DCs names in. Which would have been nice, except they'd got DS2's name completely wrong. They didn't even manage to pick a boy's name for him.

This year, this couple have written their card to Mr and Mrs Kat and family. It's a vast improvement on last year's attempt IMO.

Kaekae Sat 20-Dec-14 13:58:19


BrowersBlues Sat 20-Dec-14 13:58:26

LOL PureMorning.

OP they probably had lots of cards to write. One the inside I sometimes put Jayne & family.

PhaedraIsMyName Sat 20-Dec-14 14:00:18

It may come as a shock to you but the names of other people's children are easily forgotten. "And family" is far better than name picked at random.

SaucyJack Sat 20-Dec-14 14:01:17

Who's it from?

The PILs couldn't be arsed to write out to DCs names. Umbrage was taken grin

waitingforgodot Sat 20-Dec-14 14:05:38

You still send Christmas cards? Start donating christmas card money to charity, your friends will follow suit and all this angst will disappear!

zaracharlotte Sat 20-Dec-14 14:08:08

They definitely can't remember your DC's names!

Mammanat222 Sat 20-Dec-14 14:14:13

Oh joy... another Christmas card thread.

Seriously don't get all the angst about how cards are addressed. MN is so weird about it?

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