Family Holiday Newsletters

An Emily Post Institute survey showed that people have mixed feelings about these newsletters: 53% like them and 47% do not. It’s a good bet that the 47% receive obnoxious brag sheets every holiday season. Here’s how to get it right.

Sympathy Notes and Letters

Because sympathy notes and letters are too personal to follow a set form, one simple rule can guide you: Say what you truly feel. A single sincere line expressing the genuine feeling you had for the deceased is all you need to write.

Effective Business Letters

The old-fashioned personal business letter—written on pristine, high-quality paper, sealed in an envelope, and delivered by post or by hand—remains the single most impressive written ambassador for your company. A letter has a dignity that cannot be equaled by electronic mail or faxed correspondence.

Writing Personal Letters

With all the new technology of today, the golden age of handwritten letters may be past.  But receiving a long, newsy letter is still a treat, and there are times when nothing but a mailed letter will do.  Whether handwritten, printed, or typed, the standard letter format hasn’t changed.     Your Home Address and … Continued

Mistakes Were Made – Coming Soon from Audible

Lizzie Post of The Emily Post Institute and Kelly Williams Brown, bestselling author of Adulting and Gracious, team up for a new Audible audiobook: Mistakes Were Made. The duo – who are the best of buddies in real life – will be looking at the very worst stories of personal embarrassment and social regret imaginable … Continued

Mistakes Were Made

Lizzie Post of The Emily Post Institute and Kelly Williams Brown, bestselling author of Adulting and Gracious, team up for a new Audible Original: Mistakes Were Made. The duo – who are the best of buddies in real life – will be looking at the very worst stories of personal embarrassment and social regret imaginable … Continued

Holiday Notes and Cards

All our top questions about holiday cards and thank-yous. Plus, a short history of holiday cards.