I have a question for everyone, and if I am out of line, then you can send me to the bowels of EHell.
A little background here... our families have long since come to terms that DH and I are atheists. We don't go around announcing it, and we don't make it a topic of debate as we are not out to prove a point, make a statement, etc... We participate in Christmas festivities, go to christenings, church weddings, and are respectful of the beliefs of others... so it isn't a huge big deal and with the exception of a few of my relatives that really don't figure into this. Everyone respects everyone else and life goes on.
Though I am sporadic about it at best, this year, I chose to send Christmas cards in part because I would like to touch base with my family and friends back in the States (I live in the UK and this is my second Christmas away from home). When I addressed the cards, given that some friends cohabitate or otherwise have more than one last name in the same house, I simply put the last name on the envelope. For example: Jones/Smith rather than Mr. Jones and Ms. Smith. I did this on all the local cards as well.
DH just ran down to the post office to mail these, but not before lecturing me on not using Mr./Ms./or at least first names. Was I out of line here? Does it matter? Each card has a warm holiday greeting and a personal note inside, and for those that haven't seen us in a while, met our new dog, and would care enough to receive it, we have included a wallet sized family photo.
Just wondering...as you can imagine, Christmas cards aren't exactly my thing.