how to sign the card

My daughter-in-law's mother died. How should I sign the card?


Should I sign it Mom or just my first name? What is appropriate and will be received well?

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Card Signing
by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Mother in Law,

Please sign the card with the same name you use in your relationship with your daughter-in-law. Is she calls you Mom, then that is your name. However, if it makes you more comfortable, sign Mom Smith or Mom Mary. Of course, use your own name! Because her mother has passed away isn't a reason for you to change your name used in your relationship. In fact, it may give her comfort to know she still has you in her life.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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