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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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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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Newborn babies bring so much joy to new parents, friends and family alike. Undoubtedly, everyone gets very excited about seeing and being a part of the newborn experience, but this can also be somewhat of a stressful time for parents, especially if it’s their first child. This May our first Common Courtesy baby was born! […]

July 23, 2019

Newborn Baby Etiquette

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We’re going to give people the benefit of the doubt that they mean well, and curiosity just gets the best of them. Still, this doesn’t make you feel any less uncomfortable when someone asks a personal or even rude question. Often, you can get away with not even dignifying the intrusiveness with a response. But, […]

March 13, 2019

Courteous Clapbacks to Common Nosy Questions

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Although it might not feel like it yet, spring is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to less snow, warmer temps and more PARTIES! Spring tends to kick off a season of events ranging from casual BBQs to formal weddings. Regardless of how casual an event is, most hosts want you to confirm or […]

February 25, 2019

Stop Being a Flake – RSVP Etiquette

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When invited to a dinner at someone’s home or attending a party with a guest of honor, it is customary to bring a hostess gift. A hostess gift is a gift for your host or hostess to thank them for the invite and their hospitality. The gift doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive; simply […]

January 6, 2019

Choosing a Hostess Gift

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