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Last year Business Insider featured our co-founder Christin in an article discussing why she chose her MBA program and how it helped inspire Common Courtesy. Have you ever noticed when MBA grads are introduced you don’t typically see these three letters listed behind their name? It’s because MBA degrees don’t require a license. You would […]

March 3, 2021

How to Use Professional Titles

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Spring is close, which means things are about to get busy! Even in the current state of the world we’re living in, we’re embracing our new normal and finding new ways to safely celebrate the people and things we love. Our monthly to-do list helps us keep everything organized and prioritize our personal lives – […]

March 3, 2021

March To-Do List

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We’re sending out a big virtual hug to all the 2020 brides out there because we know things are tough. Wedding planning on its own can be extremely stressful and then to add COVID to the mix – take a deep breath sis! It seems like every week numbers keep getting worse and restrictions keep […]

July 21, 2020

Should You Still Have a Wedding During COVID19?

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How is it June already? Father’s Day is this Sunday! Time is moving at a different pace these days. So if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the fathers in your life, we’re here to help. We’re spotlighting black-owned businesses because supporting our people is near to our hearts. The best part is […]

June 16, 2020

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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It’s week four, and the world as we affectionately know as BC (Before Corona) seems like a distant memory.  Chances are if you weren’t working from home before, you probably are now. ‘The Corona” as I’ve coined it lately, has turned our day-to-day upside down, and with the need to stay at home to stay […]

April 6, 2020

Virtual Meeting Etiquette: 6 Tips When Working from Home

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you’re anything like us, holiday shopping has already begun. It can sometimes be challenging to figure out unique, thoughtful gifts for your loved ones, so we put together a gift guide of some of our favorite brands this year.  Our 2019 gift guide has something […]

November 29, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Every year we get questions from friends and family members about holiday greeting card etiquette. This year we decided to answer some of the frequently asked questions.  What type of picture should I use for my holiday cards? Many families schedule photo shoots just for their holiday cards.  These shoots are great because you can plan […]

November 22, 2019

5 Frequently Asked Holiday Card Questions – Answered!

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I visited the Palace of Versailles last week, which was the principal royal residences of France several hundred years ago. One of my favorite things about the French, and royals for that matter,  is their love for formality and etiquette. During our tour of the castle, we learned all about the intention that was put […]

November 19, 2019

How to Host Overnight Guests in Your Home

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How to Ask Someone to Be Your Child’s Godparent As we already discussed in part one of this series, Godparents should fulfill a very special role in your child’s life. When you choose the right people for the job, your son or daughter will come away with a lifelong role model and mentor. Often times […]

August 22, 2019

Will you be my Godmother?

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Part One: The Traditional Definition and Roles of a Godparent So here is my preface to this blog post, just like etiquette, the definition and role of a godparent has changed over time. In this blog series on godparents, we will cover it all, but we’d like to start by giving you the traditional origin […]

August 8, 2019

What is a Godparent?

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