The Business of Thanks

When in doubt, choose the note. A prompt, sincere, handwritten one is always appropriate and is greatly appreciated by the recipient. It’s also good business.

Wedding Thank-You Note Stationery

I have note cards with my married initials on them. Should I use these to write thank-you notes for my shower gifts or should I wait until I am married and use something else in the meantime?

Different Ways to Say Thank-You

The skinny on thank-you notes: whether to email, phone or write; which situations call for a handwritten note; and how to tailor your note to the occasion.

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.

Wedding Thank Yous

There is nothing more appreciated than a lovely handwritten thank-you note. Here are some tips from Peggy Post on turning this obligation into a pleasure. When should notes be written? Contrary to popular myth, the happy couple does not have a year’s grace period in which to write their notes.  All thank-you notes should be … Continued

Ten Wedding Thank-You Note Dos and Don’ts

Finding time to write thank-you notes for wedding presents may seem overwhelming, but a few simple dos and don’ts will help keep you on track: Do personalize your notes and make reference to the person as well as the gift. Do remember that a gift should be acknowledged with the same courtesy and generous spirit … Continued

Baby Showers: Welcoming the New Baby

It’s hard not to make a fuss over a new baby, even before the little bundle of joy is born. That is why we “shower” parents-to-be with presents.

Reuters: Email Etiquette at Work and Home

Businesses live and breathe by email. It’s no longer uncommon to work regularly with people you’ve never met, with the interactions carried out entirely through calls and email.