Ex-step children

by Elaine
(Texas)

My son is divorced. His ex-wife had 2 children from a previous marriage. I have no contact with these children but do continue to send them birthday cards. How should I sign the card? "Grandma" no longer seems appropriate.

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Card Signing
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Elaine,

If these children know you as Grandma, it is fine to sign the card that way. If they have more than one grandmother, you might add a second name like Grandma Elaine, to distinguish your relationship.

It is lovely to stay in touch and the kids probably enjoy hearing from you. You do not have to divorce the children!

Ms. Practical Etiquette​

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