Category Archives: Everyday Etiquette

The Importance of Good Correspondence – Tone in Writing

Your language and behavior is different while being at work in a professional manner rather than hanging out in the back yard with friends, or at least we hope it is. Part of that difference is in the language, a … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Everyday Etiquette… Correct Personalization for Stationery

The time has come to order some personalized stationery for you, a family member or close friend.  By the way, stationery makes a GREAT gift!!!  You have picked out the style of stationery (letter sheet, folded note or correspondence card), … Continue reading

Everyday Etiquette – Birthday Invitation Wording

Question: On the bottom of my daughters birthday invitation I would like to give some ideas on things she likes since I am always asked what she is “into” at this time. Is that appropriate? Debra The Everyday Etiquette Answer: … Continue reading

Everyday Etiquette – Thank You Note Timing

Question: What is the proper amount of time for thank you notes? Does the time depend on the gift/event? Ed The Everyday Etiquette Answer: Dear Ed, I have always said, “the sooner the better!” When thanking someone for a gift … Continue reading

Everyday Etiquette: Note Cards for Couples

Question: I wanted to buy embossed note cards for my nephew and his wife and wanted to put their initials on the front of the card. His name is Phil, hers is Amber and their last name is M___. Is … Continue reading

Questions Most Frequently Asked Everyday Etiquette… – CONDOLENCE NOTES & THANK YOUS for ACTS of KINDNESS

Every now and then it is necessary to write a sympathy note to a friend, a family member or a business associate.  This can be a daunting task because you want to say the right thing trying to make the … Continue reading

Everyday Etiquette… You’re Never too Young to Say Thank You!

Have you ever met a child (or an adult for that matter) who likes to write thank you notes? It is an unwritten rule that a gift should be acknowledged promptly.  A handwritten note is really a way of showing appreciation … Continue reading

Questions Most Frequently Asked Everyday Etiquette…The Thank You Note!

You have to agree . . . a thank you means so-o-o-o much!   Today there are many ways to thank someone for a gift, dinner, party & so on.  You can say thanks . . .    – in person    -on … Continue reading

Questions Most Frequently Asked Everyday Etiquette… Stationery for the Men in Our Lives

I have gotten many questions about the best personal stationery for men.   Having years of retail experience and a husband and 2 sons, I have learned that there is a certain look 8 out of 10 men choose.   Correspondence Cards … Continue reading

What Is Etiquette & Why

Before I begin to answer this question, let me introduce myself.  For the past 5 years I have been the “go to etiquette gal” for American Stationery and The American Wedding.  I decided that it might be helpful to share … Continue reading