Is it improper to add pet names? If it's proper, how should they be included? Please show an example. Do you list children's names? If so, show an example.


Normally, pets are not included on an envelope. However, if you know how much the recipient loves their pet and you feel they would like you to add it, then you can. I would include it as follows: Jane and Fido Brown

As for children's names, you don't need to add them. I would add "family" instead, e.g., The Brown Family rather than Jane, John, Jim, and Jesse Brown

Updated on December 21, 2017

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How to Properly Address an Envelope on a Card
By Robin Edmondson