Etiquette

Housewarming Gifts Ideas

housewarming gift ideas

Did you know that summer is one of the busiest times for moves?  It seems a lot of people are buying and selling homes this time of year.  Of course with a new home comes the much anticipated housewarming party and the gifts that go along with it. Origins of the Housewarming Party The idea of a […]

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The Death of the Handwritten Note

It saddens me to learn that children are no longer learning to write cursive in schools. Can you imagine the art of the handwritten letter going by the wayside entirely?  I love a good hand written letter and have had a pen pal for a few years now, although I will admit social media makes […]

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Traditional Silver Baby Gifts

Silver has long been a traditional baby gift. It’s a custom dating back generations. Today it is considered more of a keepsake gift, rather than a practical gift to be used by the child or parents, but even keepsakes can have practical uses as a child ages. One of the gifts given to me some […]

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A Guide to Holiday Tipping

Throughout the year there are many service people who make our lives a bit easier, whether it’s the paper boy, the lawn guy or the babysitter they deserve a little appreciation.  Customarily these people are tipped at the holidays, but what’s appropriate?  Tipping can be awkward, and more often than not it is ignored. It’s just […]

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Favorite Holiday Hostess Gifts

The holiday season officially starts next week with Thanksgiving, soon after our social calendars tend to fill up fast with one party or dinner after the other.  A good guest never shows for a gathering without a small thoughtful gift to thank the hostess for the invitation.  I adore giving hostess gifts this time a […]

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