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Outer Envelope Addresses/No inner envelope

What is the proper way to address a woman over 50 who is single, never married?Miss or Ms.?Also,   Mr. and Mrs. William Jones and Son    or,  Mr. and Mrs. William Jones and Thomas?Thanks!

Re: Outer Envelope Addresses/No inner envelope

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    morgie44morgie44 member
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    edited December 2011
    I used Ms.  for older unmarried women.  Except for the families that could misconstrue it we used "The William Jones Family"  We also had a line on our response card that said 3 places have been reserved in your honor.  There were only one or two issues, and it was mostly teenagers/young adults that we invited with guest but just put family on them.  Then put 4 places for them when there were only actually 3 in the family.  I think in that case we should have sent a seperate invite to anyone with a guest but I DIYed my invites and I was just so so sick of it at that point that I did not care!
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    edited December 2011
    I don't know if it's proper, but I gave the child a separate line. I don't know if anyone really uses Master any more...but I did. I also used the first initial instead of the whole name. Mr. & Mrs. W. JonesMaster Thomas JonesMiss Sally JonesI swear I called my mom 20 times when addressing the envelopes to make sure I was doing it right (or at least right according to our etiquette!)Good Luck!
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    edited December 2011
    I would give Ms. for an older single woman.People living together:Mr. John SmithMs. Jane JonesUse the names of the children and they get their own lines, so:Mr. and Mrs. William JonesMaster Thomas Jones
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    edited December 2011
    I love it! So many correct answers. *Ms. is the correct term for a single woman. *You only put a married couple on the same line together. *Master is used for children. GL!
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    edited December 2011
    Ms., definitely. Mr. and Mrs. William Jones and Thomas (at least this is how i addressed mine. I also did not have an inner envelope)
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    edited December 2011
    At what age are they mister and not master?
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    edited December 2011
    I think "Ms." is appropriate for pretty much anyone over the age of 20.  A lot of our friends are unmarried, and personally I think "Miss" is calling out the fact that they're still single (a touchy issue for some).  Unless the person you're referring to is super into "Miss." For couples with children, use the kid's name:Mr. and Mrs. SmithBobby Children get their own line- I think using "Master" is optional.  Also, I believe the switch from "Master" to "Mister" is age 14.  I think. Good luck!
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