Hints From Heloise

Monday, January 25, 2010; 12:00 AM

An Address for Those Left Behind

Dear Heloise: You had a column about putting ADDRESSES ON FUNERAL FLOWERS. You were right on, and I'll add a few hints.

My sister died, and her children had no idea who some of the people were, and neither did we siblings. People had signed only their first names to cards, with no return address of further identity. We would suggest adding a bit of a note with some extra information, such as "Jane Doe, a sorority sister from college," etc. My mother received a card with a monetary gift signed only "Margaret." We had no idea which Margaret, and the postmark was not helpful. We felt terrible that we could not return a thank-you. -- Kathy H., Nebraska

My condolences on losing your sister. It's a very hard time, and trying to take care of sending thank-you notes can be difficult. Readers, please sign your full name, especially if you are not a close friend or relative. -- Heloise



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