How do you address an envelope to a widow? My mother says to put Mrs. John
Doe. I think that it should be Mrs. Jane Doe, since her husband is no longer alive
*If you don't know the widow's preference, this is the traditional and preferred
form ... a woman's name preceded a man's on an envelope address, and his first
This form of address makes it quite clear that the person in question is either a ...
predecessor, so any condolence letter should be addressed to, for example, ...
A: When addressing an invitation to a widow, it is appropriate to use either her
deceased husband's first name (Mrs. John Jones) or her own first name (Mrs.
Your ultimate etiquette guide on properly addressing wedding invitations and
Mar 22, 2007 ... When I write to her again, I will address her envelope "Mrs. Ralph Tomlinson"
since ... Mrs. John Smith indicates a married woman or a widow.
Outside Envelope. Ms. Juliette Tenenbaum. Inside Envelope. Ms. Tenenbaum.
Widow. Outside Envelope.
How should you address an invitation to a widow? ... person you're closer to) with
both names listed alphabetically (each on its own line) on the outer envelope.
A sympathy card to a widow should be addressed to "Mrs. Robert Smith,"
substituting Robert ... important in today's society to substitute their first name in
lieu of their husband's name on letters, contracts, invitations and other
How to Address an Envelope to a Widow. Whether you're sending a sympathy
card to a woman who's recently lost her husband, are inviting a longtime widow