We have received some engagement gifts and I have been writing the thank you cards, but I've encountered an issue. I'm not exactly sure how to address cards to my fiance's family.
Addressing the envelopes is easy, but what about the card itself? The handwriting is clearly mine, and I'm sure everyone will know it's my handwriting, and not my fiance's - so how do I address cards to my fiance's family that I never met? He would call them Uncle John and Aunt Sally, but I've never met them. Do I write Dear John and Sally? Or Dear Uncle John and Aunt Sally? My fiance is going to ask his mom. My suggestion was that he could write it and then he could just address them how he normally does (but both of us would sign it). But I know this issue will probably come up several more times and I want to know what the right way is to do it.
Also, what about a thank you card for his parents? I have met them lots of times, but I don't call them mom and dad - do I say "Dear Mom and Dad" anyway since it's from both of us? Or do I put their first names? It would feel so weird to put mom and dad.
For my family, I addressed cards the way I normally do but I didn't even think of this issue because they all know my handwriting.