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Sympathy Card
« on: December 12, 2013, 09:57:45 PM »
My sister in law's mother just passed away a couple of days ago.  There is not going to be a wake or service of any kind. I am going to send a sympathy card. How do I address the card?  To just her, or to my brother and her?  Does it matter if my brother was not at all close to his MIL? I just want to do the proper thing.


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Re: Sympathy Card
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 10:07:54 PM »
Address the card to your sister-in-law  first, then your brother.

     Ms Susan Jones and Mr John Jones
          (Their children, eldest first, if any)

It really doesn't matter that your brother wasn't close. It is a matter of formality at this point.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this.

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Re: Sympathy Card
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 11:00:59 AM »
So sorry!  I agree with Luci45.  The formalities are there for a reason.  Use them, and be grateful.


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Re: Sympathy Card
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2013, 08:23:03 AM »
And inside the card, start your note with Dear Ann and John,