Country Living's copy chief, Katie Bowlby, shares her tips for error-free Christmas cards.
If your last name is Johnson and you want to send a card from your family, simply add an "s": The Johnsons ("Merry Christmas from the Johnsons!"). Only use an apostrophe when you want to make a name possessive. ("From The Smith's" is always wrong, but "The party is at the Smiths' house" is correct.)
This gets tricky if the last name ends with the letter "s." To make
Season's Greetings or Seasons Greetings? Season's Greetings is correct!
Go with Happy New Year, not Happy New
Proper nouns like "Christmas" should always be capitalized, but the word "merry" should only be capitalized if you're starting the line with the greeting "Merry Christmas." If "merry" falls in the middle of a sentence, it should not be capitalized.
Final tip: Always have a friend
From: Country Living
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