To most people, Christmas cards are a lovely way to let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them over the holiday season.
But one irate British mother has revealed her own influx of cards from friends has left her miffed, rather than moved.
Mumsnet user CJT110 asked if she was being unreasonable for being annoyed when she receives Christmas cards addressed to her first name only, rather than her full name.
She called it a ‘shoddy’ approach on the online forum, and insisted it was not formal enough for a Christmas card.
But fellow parents, surprised by her attitude, suggested she should simply ‘get a grip’.
Mumsnet user CJT110 said she doesn’t like getting Christmas cards that addresses her and her husband by their first names
CJT110 said she had received two cards from friends that addressed her and her husband by their first names, rather than calling them Mr and Mrs followed by their first name and surname.
She posted: ‘It really gets on my nerves. You know my last name. You’ve known it for f**king years!
‘Am I being unreasonable to think it’s shoddy, and weird, not to address a card properly?’
She later said that she believes writing Christmas cards is supposed to be ‘formal’.
The mother said she finds it ‘shoddy’ and wants people to address her ‘properly’
‘I just wouldn’t ever think of addressing to just ”Mary and John”,’ she added.
Other Mumsnet users were shocked by her post, with one telling her she needs to ‘get a grip’.
Jinglebells99 posted: ‘Jeez that’s a lot of angst over a card! Would you have preferred it if they hadn’t bothered sending one at all?’
‘Your lovely friends, presumably with whom you are on a first name basis, sent you a card. And you’re p****d off because it wasn’t formally addressed?’ Miniloco commented.
Other Mumsnet users were shocked by her admission, with one telling her to ‘get a grip’
SugarPlumFerry wrote: ‘Are you for real? Your good friends cared enough about you to send you card and you’re judging their letter addressing skills? perhaps got back to bed and try again.’
But others gave an explanation why people might write the cards using just first names.
They explained that they might not know which titles the recipient goes by so use their first names to avoid offending them.
Others explained that it can be difficult to know how to address people so first names are sometimes the safest option