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Mr. Boddington's etiquette : charm and civility for every occasion

Author: Mr. Boddington.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers dos and don'ts for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. Covering everything from weddings to gift-giving moments, social events, hosting guests, and so much more, Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature style. Filled with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mr. Boddington.
ISBN: 9781452158327 1452158320
OCLC Number: 1014376441
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Correspondence; Addressing Envelopes; Do note! (Mrs., Ms., or Miss?); Formatting a Social Letter; A Sampling of Correspondence; A Thank-You Note; A Sympathy or Condolence Note; A Formal Invitation, such as for a Wedding; The Anatomy of Fine Stationery; Correspondence Q What Color Ink should I Use to Write a Note or Letter?; When should I send a Handwritten Note, as Opposed to An E-Mail or Text?; When should I send an Announcement?; What is the Purpose of Calling Cards?; Where do I Write a Return Address on an Envelope? How do I Put a Stationery Sheet or Card in an Envelope?Should I Have Just One Set of House Stationery Even if I Have Several Residences Around the World?; A Primer: Holiday Cards; Chapter 2: Gift-Giving; Gift Directory; Hostess Gift for a Dinner Party; Hostess Gift for a Weekend Stay; Wedding Gift; Baby Shower Gift; Bridal Shower Gift; Bride's Gift to Bridesmaids; Groom's Gift to Groomsmen; Housewarming Gift; Sympathy Gift; Graduation Gift; Religious Events; Anniversaries; Anniversary Gifts, both Traditional and Modern; A Primer: Opening Gifts; Gifting Q How do I Choose the Perfect Gift? Is it Appropriate to Give Money as a Gift?Should I Give a Gift to My Employee?; An Invitation I Received States "No Gifts." Can I Bring One Anyway?; Do I Have to Bring a Gift When I Visit Someone's Home?; What should be in My Gift Registry?; How do I Politely Notify Guests of a Registry for My Event?; How do I Juggle Gifts for Weddings and the Related Wedding Events?; If I brought a Gift to a Baby Shower, do I Also Need to send a Gift When the Baby is Born?; I Received an Expensive Gift but Can'T Afford to Give One of Similar Value in Return. What do I Do? When is it Suitable to Refuse a Gift or Return it to its Giver?I Opened a Gift but Am Not Sure Whom it's From. What do I Do?; I Sent a Gift but Never Received Acknowledgment or a Thank-You Note. is it Ok to Contact the Recipient to see if She Received it?; When should I Open a Gift in Front of the Giver, and When should I Open it Later?; How should I Handle Holiday Gifts for My Nanny, Housekeeper, or Other Service Providers?; When You Gift a Dear Friend a Yacht or Another Sailing Vessel, is it Necessary to Include a Bottle of Champagne?; Do Note! (What, Only Two Dollars?); A Primer: Regifting Chapter 3: HospitalityHouse Parties and Dinner Parties Q&A (For Hosts); What Are My Duties as a Host?; What is the Right Way to Welcome Guests Into My Home?; Do I Need to Open Wine That a Guest Brings as a Gift?; How do I Handle a Shy, Quiet, or Socially Awkward Guest?; How should I Handle Toasts?; Who Sits Where at a Dinner Party?; When Are Place Cards Appropriate?; What do I do if Guests Start an Argument During Dinner?; What do I do if it's Very Late but My Guests Still Haven'T Left?; How should I Handle an Uninvited Dinner Guest?; What is the Proper Way to Clear the Table?
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The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers dos and don'ts for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. Covering everything from weddings to gift-giving moments, social events, hosting guests, and so much more, Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature style. Filled with charming illustrations from the beloved Mr. Boddington's Studio, this jaunty handbook is just the thing to make manners less of a fuss.

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