Love letters are not reserved for the overly-romantic or poetic. A love letter is a great way to express your feelings for someone…and it doesn’t have to be cheesy or mushy to make a real impact. As with all letters, the most important element of a love letter is sincerity. It is somewhat counter-intuitive, but you should actually pay detailed attention to the spelling and formatting of a love letter. Clear handwriting and correct grammar will make your letter much easier to read, and will convey the time and thought you put into compiling your sentiments. On a similar note, do not get too wrapped up in trying to incorporate an impressive vocabulary. Sometimes simplicity is best. Besides, you do not need to sound like Shakespeare…in fact, it is more genuine if you sound exactly like yourself. One important thing to consider is the degree of romance you want to express, which will of course be based on the status and stage of your relationship. You may not want to begin a letter, “To the Love of my Life and Soulmate, Ellen,” when you and Ellen have only been out a few times. Use your judgment. Love Letter Tips Consider...Read More
Apology letter vary greatly in significance and weight. If you have gravely offended someone or done something you seriously regret, the best course of action is to first apologize in person and then send an apology letter as a follow-up. Of course, the format and formality of the letter will depend on the action or event for which you are apologizing, as well as the nature of your relationship with the person to whom you are apologizing. Above all else, simply be sincere. Some general rules that may help you get started: Address the person by name (formally, if necessary). Apologize…at the beginning. This is one instance where it does not pay to embellish your words. Be clear and humble and say you are sorry. Briefly state what you did wrong. This is the only way to truly acknowledge your wrongdoing. If you avoid the subject, it can come across as insulting to the person to whom you are apologizing. Send the letter as soon as possible. This can often repair damage and even save relationships before the damage becomes too great. Begin rebuilding trust by promising sincerely that the offense will not happen again. Hand-write your apology on a...Read More
Moms are known for multitasking and this is one more way you can do that! You will never have to search in your purse for a pen and paper again. Personalized calling cards make the life of a busy mom a little easier and a lot more fun! Organizing play dates and carpools, staying in touch with babysitters, teachers, and fellow parents is simpler than ever with custom calling cards for moms. With your cute new Mom’s Cards, you’ll be ready to get connected each and every time you meet a new friend or contact. Choose our pre-designed “Mom’s Calling Cards,” which come in two design choices and offer six customizable fields for your personal information. Our mom’s calling cards come in sports for all the boys and flowers for the girls. Or, for a more selfless approach, you could purchase our Awareness Calling Card. A portion of each purchase goes to help the American Cancer Society in their fight against breast cancer. No matter which card you choose, you will be simplifying the meetings of your life as a mom. Calling cards are a perfect sized addition to any front purse or diaper bag pocket.
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 you received, a week is a good rule of thumb. However, always remember that a later thank you is better than no thank you. When writing thank you notes for wedding gifts, you would definitely have more time, though I don’t subscribe to the year time frame that some sources do. Get those notes out as soon as the gifts start rolling in! The same holds true for a thank you note for any special event. Promptness and heartfelt thanks are always appreciated and proper. I hope this helps you out. Ms. Carey
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 it proper to put PMA on the front of the card or should you not do that? Rosie The Everyday Etiquette Answer: Dear Rosie, What a thoughtful gift for your nephew and his wife! Everyone needs and enjoys receiving personalized stationery. It is one of my favorite gifts to give. The joint monogram is very popular today. It is proper to put this monogram on the front of a folded note. Traditionally, it should read as follows…AMP. You will note that Amber’s initial is first – the M for M___ is second and larger – Phil’s initial is last. Be sure to look at all the great choices available on American Stationery’s web site and have fun selecting the perfect gift. Ms. Carey
Finally, the love of your life got down on one knee and asked you to marry him. There can’t be a much better feeling in the world than knowing you will be with your best friend for the rest of your life, planning a family, a home and achieving the dream of living happily ever after. Before you can settle in to your life together you normally need to tackle a few other things first, the wedding ceremony, the dress, the cake, bridesmaids, grooms men, where, at what time and what your color pallete will be… Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience, but keep in mind it is also a once in a life time chance to plan the day you’ve always dreamed of having. So, why not plan to make your day an extraordinary event/adventure…don’t hold back! Why not plan your wedding at a destination near and dear to your heart or dreams? Nothing could be more special than being surrounded by everyone you love and adore in a destination that offers a lot of pizzazz to the event. Deciding to have a destination wedding is thrilling, not just for you, but for your guests as well....Read More
I know everyone reading this loves to write their own personalized letters. At times you just like to write an informal letter to a friend or family member. Other times you just need some stationery for a quick note at work. Should you use just any stationery for a more formal occasion such as a condolence letter, a note to your boss, a thank you note, or any one of the many serious matters that occur in life? I thought you would say no. There are those times that you need a more sophisticated, elegant or formal looking stationery. Usually letter sheets are more formal then your standard correspondence card but using sheets is a waste of stationery if you do not need the full length. Luckily for you embossed correspondence cards are a good way to go. Embossed correspondence cards are roughly the same size as a normal correspondence card with a much more elegant and formal appearance. Finding the right embossed correspondence card is a task in and of itself. Good thing American Stationery has a few good choices in their line of beautiful personalized stationery. EMBOSSED CORRESPONDENCE CARDS Elegant, formal, sophisticated. . . everything you would need...Read More
Nothing is more elegant than embossed correspondence cards. These cards should be a part of everyone’s stationery wardrobe. These card generally measure 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and are usually available in ivory or white heavy weight paper. They can be embossed with your name, monogram or motif at the top. For a masculine appearance a block font is usually selected and for a more feminine look a script font is typically used for your name. Block or script monograms are also usually offered as an option. Most printers have a large variety of motifs available. Depending on the printer they may offer anything from animals, beach themes, special occasions and even holiday designs. There are so many available that making a choice may not be an easy decision. However, the motifs available should cover any taste or style. For the ultimate in elegance make sure you have your return address embossed onto the envelopes. This is an option usually available for an additional charge. But, it is certainly worth the extra money. The beautiful embossing on the envelopes only adds to the elegance of your stationery. Plus, it saves you from spending all the extra time it takes to hand...Read More
Lingerie Shower- women only, hosted by any bridesmaid, friend, or family member (but should be close enough that you feel comfortable giving her underwear); gifts are generally lingerie for the honeymoon, including panties, thongs, bras, and other unmentionables; casual in nature and sometimes followed by the bachelorette party Wording Option 1 Wording Option 2 Something sexy Something sweet Something to knock Mr. Spillman off his feet! Saturday, April 15, 2032 2:00 pm Given by Eden Fort 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN RSVP by April 10th (555) 876-1234 Soon she’ll be a bride, all dressing in white Let’s get her ready for her honeymoon night! Hosted by Allison’s bridesmaids Bachelorette party to follow Saturday, April 15, 2032 Six o’clock pm Hosted by Molly Luttrell 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN Regrets, (555) 876-1234 These are just a few ideas for a shower theme and some options for wording. The American Stationery Company offers several invitations that allow for customized invitation wording that will fit your party perfectly! Read Parts:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  
Couple’s Shower- men and women, hosted by anyone in the wedding party, friends, or family; gifts generally given are for the couple’s home, monetary, or can be anything related to the couple’s personality or hobbies (such as camping equipment for the outdoorsy couple); can be formal or informal Formal Wording Informal Wording Please come to a Couple’s Shower honoring Allison Stogsdil and Emerson Spillman Saturday, April 15, 2032 Six o’clock pm Given by Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Luttrell 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN RSVP by April 10th (555) 876-1234 Before they take the plunge Please join us for a Couple’s Shower honoring Allison Stogsdil and Emerson Spillman Saturday, April 15, 2032 at 6:00 p.m. 11111 Baggins Ct. Whitestown, IN Hosted by Ethan and Molly Luttrell Regrets only, (555) 876-1234   Read Parts:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6