How Do I Address a Sympathy Card?

Dear Ms. Cards Etiquette,

The Mayor’s brother passed away. How do I address the envelope for a sympathy card to him (mayor) and his wife?

You are kind to offer sympathy and for caring enough to get the address right. In this case, go ahead and address the envelope to The Honorable (full first name and last name) and Mrs. (last name). For example: The Honorable Robert Smith and Mrs. Smith.

Send the card to their home address. I do not know how well you know the Mayor or his wife but a short note offering your sympathy is really all you need to send and your thoughtfulness is sure to be appreciated.

For suggestions on expressing your condolences, click on Sympathy Cards under Blog Categories at left.