Q. When signing cards or letters from the whole family, whose name appears first?
A. When signatures are printed, there’s no longer a rule for married couples about whose name goes first, but the last name is always used (unlike signed cards sent to close friends).
Still | Charles and Lisa Bell | makes sense because if follows the conventional | Mr. and Mrs.| Form.
When the signature is handwritten, the wife’s name traditionally precedes the husband’s but, as with printed signatures, it’s your call.
When children’s names are included, the father’s name always comes first: |Charles and Lisa Bell and Charles, Jr.| Cards sent by a large family are more flexible, from |The Johnstons| (or |The Robert Johnstons|) to |The Johnstons’ all five.| In blended families with more than one surname n the mix, the simplest solution is to write |Chris and Peg Morita and all the family| or
No social or professional titles are used for greeting card signatures.