Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Card Tip


It's holiday card time! WOO! 
I thought I would post a helpful grammar tip 
for those of you sending out holiday cards! :)



When typing out your last names, 
let's all remember that there are no apostrophes in last names. ;) 

How to write your last name on a holiday card:

The Kleins
The Joneses
The Smiths
The Andersons
The Littles
The Linzes

NOT:

The Klein's
The Jones's
The Smith's
The Anderson's
The Little's
The Linz's

You simply add "es" or "s" to the end of your name. 
Simple as that. :) 

Why? 
Because your last name is plural (more than one of something/someone), 
not possessive (something belonging to something/someone).
Even if you were to write your last name as a possessive (the Kleins' cat), 
you would still add the "s" and *then* the apostrophe. :) 

If you don't like the "look" of it, you can simply say:

The Klein Family
The Jones Family
The Smith Family
The Anderson Family
The Little Family
The Linz Family

If you're not sure whether to add an "s" or an "es," 
you can Google it, 
or email/leave me a comment,
and I'd be happy to help! :)

Happy Holidays! :)


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So totally wrong so sign off The Smith's on a holiday card? I'm afraid I have a typo on my already printed cards :( Now I know for next year :)

*reyanna klein* said...

Yes, unfortunately, that is incorrect. :-( But yes! You will know for next year! :-)