‘Tis the season for season’s greetings
Using the phrase “season’s greetings” is a popular way to address a large group of people celebrating a range of winter holidays. But before you mail your cards en masse, double check that you’ve included an apostrophe. In the phrase “season’s greetings,” the greetings belong to the season. Thus, the possessive apostrophe is correct. Don’t miss these gorgeous ways to reuse old Christmas cards.
Sincerely, the Jones’s, the Jones’, the Joneses (?!)
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You’ll want to finish your holiday card on a high note—not with the incorrect spelling of your family’s name. If your name doesn’t end with an “s,” simply add one (“Happy holidays from the Browns”). If it already ends in an “s” or a “z,” add “es” (“Happy holidays from the Joneses” and “Happy holidays from the Mendezes”). To avoid this conundrum completely, say “Happy holidays from the Jones family.” But whatever you do, don’t add an apostrophe. Need more guidance on apostrophes? Read our eight simple rules for using an apostrophe.
Happy New Year’s? Happy New Years?
Keep it simple: “Happy New Year” is strong and clear. “Happy New Year’s Eve” and “Happy New Year’s Day” are also correct. And now that you’ve sent the perfect card, it’s time to work on your New Year’s Eve toast. These are our favorite guidelines for the perfect holiday toast.