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#90269 - 12/18/11 08:40 PM addressing envelopes?
jacmom Offline
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Registered: 02/09/10
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Loc: utah transplant
Needing to send a Christmas card to a family in Spain.

How should I address the envelope? In the USA, we might write:
Mr and Mrs John Smith and Family. The 2 last names confuse me.

Thanks for the help!

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#90272 - 12/19/11 05:25 AM Re: addressing envelopes? [Re: jacmom]
pedmar Offline
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if its a family you know, you can just print their last names as familia Smith Jones. In Spain we use the two last names one father one mother ::) given credit to the Mom!

if its one person, you can write the name John Smith Jones y familia. No need to put Mr or Mrs unless you hardly know them but for Christmas card, then you know them ::)
Merry Christmas
You can say Feliz Navidad y Prospero Anho Nuevo (need to use the N word in Spanish my keyboard wont let me)
Cheers
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#90275 - 12/19/11 07:15 PM Re: addressing envelopes? [Re: pedmar]
jacmom Offline
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Thanks Pedmar and Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee to you and your family!

One more question is the man's name first or second or does it matter?

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#90276 - 12/20/11 06:41 AM Re: addressing envelopes? [Re: jacmom]
teachertraveler8 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/09
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Loc: Detroit, Michigan
I believe the man's name is first.

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#90277 - 12/20/11 07:42 AM Re: addressing envelopes? [Re: teachertraveler8]
jazz Offline
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Registered: 05/28/08
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Loc: Madrid
For example..Sr Juan Rodriguez Alvarez and family

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#90278 - 12/20/11 09:19 AM Re: addressing envelopes? [Re: jazz]
pedmar Offline
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merci vous de mémé jacmon.
yes you got it above, the man goes first lol!
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#90303 - 12/23/11 03:54 PM Re: addressing envelopes? [Re: pedmar]
jacmom Offline
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Registered: 02/09/10
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Loc: utah transplant
Thank you everyone! and Merry Christmas!

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#90304 - 12/23/11 04:19 PM Re: addressing envelopes? [Re: pedmar]
jacmom Offline
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Loc: utah transplant
Thank you everyone! and Merry Christmas!

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