Here’s How You Use An Apostrophe in Your Name On Your Christmas Card

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The Grammar Police are out in full force this Holiday Season so check your cards twice before you send them. They are simply trying to make sure you are all nice and proper in your card-writing etiquette. I’m sure they are ultimately coming from a place of love.

Bottom line is – if you want to ensure no grammar police come after you, ensure you are properly writing names on those holiday cards.

By the way, isn’t that card above adorable? You can get it from OhHappyKay on etsy Here.

So, where does this all begin? It is all about that pesky ‘S’ on the end of last names.

What the heck do I mean? The keepers of all things proper grammar want to make sure you are ending your name in the correct way. Do you use an apostrophe? Incorrect.

For example, the Smith family would be the Smiths. The Munch family would be the Munches. The Stephens family would be the Stephenses. No apostrophe is needed to pluralize your family’s name.

I’m just happy to get Christmas Cards! I could completely not give a care in the world if the spelling is wrong, your grammar is atrocious, or even if you include a picture or not.

I’m completely happy just to be acknowledged in the Christmas card giving game.

There are people, however, that cringe when they get cards that include bad grammar. Their thinking is — why would you spend all that time and money on a card, if you are just going to ruin it with grammar mistakes?


I certainly appreciate their concern — but you can just redirect their cards to me. I’ll gladly take them!

Check out the video from the grammar police below! It is your holiday grammar PSA for the year.

Mary Christmas and Happy New Years, and make shur you dont make those gramar mistake’s on you’re cards this year!

Take a break from those Christmas Cards, and catch a Christmas Movie! They don’t care about your grammar!

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  1. But what if your name ends in ‘es’?

    Like Torres

    1. Add es or put The Torres Family. An apostrophe is to show ownership not plural.