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How to sign Christmas card

(44 Posts)
Granflower Tue 05-Dec-17 17:07:33

Son has just moved into a house with his girlfriend. Who is lovely and we all get on well. I always send him a special Christmas Card and have got a lovely one to a special couple.
But how do I sign this - is it just mum or my first name. His girlfriend is very close to her family I wouldnt expect or want her to call me mum - my mother in law insisted on this and I found it very difficult to do. So I now just dont know how to sign the card. Any novel ideas or am I just worrying over nothing.

midgey Tue 05-Dec-17 17:09:25

From ‘The old bat’!?

lemongrove Tue 05-Dec-17 17:10:38

Mum,after all he is your son.

Christinefrance Tue 05-Dec-17 17:16:12

Yes don't get hung up on this unnecessarily just sign in the way you usually do to your son but tell the girlfriend she can use your first name when you are talking. That's why we have names 😁

Squiffy Tue 05-Dec-17 17:22:23

"Mum - Granflower" - that covers both of them! tchsmile

Greenfinch Tue 05-Dec-17 17:32:27

I sign mine Mum/Greenfinch.

Scribbles Tue 05-Dec-17 17:50:53

My OH always used may parents' first names so anything they addressed to him - birthday cards, etc - would be signed with their names but anything, such as Christmas cards, addressed to both of us was from "Mom & Dad".

Kittye Tue 05-Dec-17 18:19:41


kittylester Tue 05-Dec-17 18:26:30

We sign ours

Mum and Dad
Kitty and Mr Kitty

Granflower Tue 05-Dec-17 18:43:21

Thanks for all your suggestions - think I am going to go with the easiest mum then my name on any personal cards to my sons girlfriend.

cornergran Tue 05-Dec-17 22:36:02

We do Mum and Dad if it’s for them both but first names if it’s a card just for the one not related to us by birth. No complaints so far.

MawBroon Tue 05-Dec-17 22:54:22


DanniRae Tue 05-Dec-17 22:54:28

Same as Kitty - only not Kitty and Mr Kitty, of course!

BlueBelle Wed 06-Dec-17 05:12:13

I just put Mum inside and the envelope addressed to both anything to the in law personally I use my Christian name

JackyB Wed 06-Dec-17 06:32:32

And when it's addressed to DS, DiL and DGD all together, you have to sign with three names!

kittylester Wed 06-Dec-17 08:03:37

Dgc get their own!

That would really confuse them Danni - in fact it would confuse ours too.tchgrin

Nelliemoser Wed 06-Dec-17 08:41:42

First name if in any doubt,or the girlfriends mother asks to be called mum..

Nanny123 Wed 06-Dec-17 09:49:12

I would sign it mum

Skweek1 Wed 06-Dec-17 10:27:57

In our family (DH, DS. MIL and I) mostly each send individual cards to the others. DH and I send MIL and DS a joint card (generally written by me) and for MIL I've got round the issue - he calls her mum, but to me she's been Anne since the day we met (she's only 15 years older than me), so just signed "To Anne/Mum" - the obvious answer.

Albangirl14 Wed 06-Dec-17 10:44:31

I put Mum/First name

henetha Wed 06-Dec-17 10:56:38

I'm Mum-Jan, or Nan-Jan.. It works.

Cagsy Wed 06-Dec-17 11:04:52

That's what I do Granflower

Kim19 Wed 06-Dec-17 11:14:23

I simply use initials (M for Mum! etc) for any assignations and put a kiss under each one of the four recipients. Very straightforward and never once had a query or comment.

Peardrop50 Wed 06-Dec-17 11:25:10

I used to sign Mum, MIL and Gran. Which led to all four dils calling me Milly. I love it cos it makes me feel special to them cos no one else qualifies to call me that

humptydumpty Wed 06-Dec-17 11:27:45

Couldn't you sign it e.g. Charlie's mum

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