While sending a letter, you have to make sure that you follow the basic rules, like avoiding spelling mistakes, writing the address in a proper way etc. It is not only a part of the etiquette, but it also ensures that your letters are delivered to the location quickly.
Addressing an Envelope to a Family
Most of the people seem to get in a fix while addressing an envelope to a family. For example, if you are sending an invitation card to the Richardson family, should you address the envelope as Richardson's or Richardsons? The correct way is by writing Richardsons as here you are referring to a plural, i.e. the entire family. Also, if you are not sure about some of the last names like Vixes, Scorseses etc., you can make it simpler by addressing them as The Scorsese family.
To a Business
There are some established standards that need to be followed. These standards are in place so that there is uniformity in the letters and to make the work of the postal services a bit easier. The important thing that you need to remember while addressing an envelope to a business is that you need to write the name of the person/designation and below that you have to write the name of the company. Some of the tips for addressing an envelope to a business are
- The business address should be written at the center of the envelope.
- The business address should be written in a particular individual's name or that of the name of the company. There is a lot of correspondence that is addressed to large corporations and addressing an envelope to a particular individual enhances the chances of a quick delivery.
- Large organizations have a lot of departments and sub-sections, so you should try to mention the name of that particular department.