Category Archives: Etiquette

Business Etiquette

From work and family obligations to the omnipresence of technology, we live in a time where everyone is extremely busy and wrapped up their own lives. As a result, the basic rules of etiquette sometimes fly right out of the … Continue reading

Correspondence – Keep It Business Like

Though most business correspondence is fairly formal, don’t make the mistake of being too formal. There’s no reason to say “In the event that” when “If” will do. You want your writing to sound natural, not stuffy or stilted. Some writers suggest, for … Continue reading

The Importance of Good Correspondence – Business Correspondence

As we grow older we long for the good old days, when things were simpler. The kind of the days when towns were mostly made up of small, locally owned businesses. Our home towns consisted of marketplaces like the local … Continue reading

Stationery versus Stationary

Son and sun; knead and need; capitol and capital. All of these are homonyms. If you remember back to grade school, homonyms are words that are spelled differently but sound alike. They are also words that are commonly misused for … Continue reading

The Importance of Stationery

Keeping in touch is as easier as ever these days. Most of us walk around with a mini computer in our pockets every day. It can text, video chat, and send email. But, think about it, are you really communicating? … Continue reading

Importance of Etiquette

What is etiquette and why is it necessary? These are two questions that are often asked. Webster’s Dictionary defines etiquette as “the conduct of procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life.” … Continue reading

When and How to Write Thank You Notes

Thank you notes seem to be becoming a thing of the past. We at American Stationery believe that it is not only proper etiquette, but appropriate to write thank you notes for certain things. Thank you notes can be formal … Continue reading

Why So Many Stationery Styles? We’ll tell you…

If you have spent any time on our site or curled up with our catalog, you no doubt have noticed there are a lot of stationery styles to choose from. We sell correspondence cards, fold notes, letter sheets, memos, postcards … Continue reading

The Real Meaning of Etiquette

Etiquette may sound like a bunch of rules that you’re supposed to follow, though at the end of the day, etiquette is simply guidelines for making our personal and professional relationships more relaxed and successful. We are far more likely … Continue reading

How to Write a Condolence Letter

Have you had someone close to you lose someone they loved? Finding the right words to convey what your heart is feeling is sometimes difficult. We hope we can help with that in some small way. Words of sympathy and … Continue reading