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It’s a Pink & Green Monday

Hello-Hello, happy Pink & Green Monday!

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Today we must engage in crass commercialism, oh yes indeedy, reminding shoppers that goodies at TPP are 20% off until midnight tonight.

That means no matter which team you were pulling for, you can fly your colors at a great price with our Personalized Collegiate Garden & House Flags.

 

Personalized Onesies and Tees for the Tiny Prep on your list…

…are a great gift with monogram options like these whales, just a few of the many choices.

Personalized Plates and Platters are always a welcome gift, as are our Clairebella Cutting Boards.

Bright , whimsical lunch bags and Eco-Totes make nifty stocking stuffers.

It’s a great time to do Calendars and Agendas, including our Susan Wallace Barnes and our Cutie Calendars.

Greek goodies always make a nice gift, especially when they are as reasonably priced as our Donovan Designs note cards, luggage tags and notepads.

And you know our Lilly Pulitzer collection offers amazing possibilities for presents.

Jonathan Adler and Kiel James Patrick can help in those “Hmmm, what should I get?” situations.

A few of our best buys include our Magnet Packs ($10) in nine different sets of patterns and colors…

Our Boat Totes become an even better value with the discount, as do out other Totes and Bags.

But our hands-down, all-time best value remains our Custom Key Fob ($6 before the discount!), you get to pick the ribbon and the backing.

These are just a few ideas – if you don’t see what you need or have questions, just email (ThePrincess@PreppyPrincess.com) and we’ll do everything within our power to help find the perfect gift for those on your list… and don’t forget a little trinket for yourself, after all, who is more deserving?

We leave you with Silly Tilly’s thoughts on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Until next time, we hope your shopping carts are filled with fun and joy.

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The Consort Gets A Mannerly Rap On The Knuckles

Hello-hello, all.  The Consort strolling casually mikeside to share a moment while The (lovely and talented) Princess recovers from a migraine.  I hope I’m not being rude and you’ll excuse my interrupting your day.  And that’s my point today: Manners.

While browsing the Wall Street Journal today I noticed an obit for Elizabeth Post.  Does the name ring a bell?  Perhaps her husband’s grandmother might be more familiar.  Emily Post wrote “Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage”, the 1922 book that has never been out of print.

Courtesy: Etsy

Elizabeth Post updated the classic book and was a gentle guide through the turbulent 1960s, 1970s and until she retired in 1995.  Her advice was grounded in the reality of the times in which we lived.   But now I wonder what has become of our manners?

Many of you readers are parents.  Do you pass on to your children the same etiquette lessons you learned?  I had an interesting experience the other day while having a conversation with a teenager.  While we were talking her cellphone rang.  She stopped our talk, turned sideways to me and began a phone conversation.  Perhaps I’m being overly sensitive but I couldn’t help but feel a bit put off.  I was also amused by the situation of being put on “live hold” in a face-to-face convo (as the kids nowadays like to say).

One of the things we enjoy most about sending out packages from The Preppy Princess is including a handwritten note in each box.  The Princess is much better at this because she is the more gifted writer in our family.  Isn’t sending a note a polite thing to do?  The power of the handwritten note cannot be ignored.  I know I get a special feeling when I open up a note from someone who took the time to take out a notecard, pick up a pen, write down their thoughts and mail the card to me.  Personalized notecards do not have to be budget-busters.  We found some wonderful personalized cards that are great for fiscally responsible men or women.

I remember when I was just a Young Consort I was looking forward to my first “big” dinner-dance.  It was to be a semi-formal event and I was escorting a delightful young woman.  A week before the big night my parents took me to the restaurant where I would be taking my date for dinner.  They wanted to make sure I was prepared to deal with ordering from a menu and how I conducted myself with our server.  They reminded me to be polite, use names and not “Hey, you” and how to figure a generous tip.  When I reflect on that night I realize how important that “test flight” was for me.

But enough of me.  What are some of the etiquette lessons you’ve learned?  Do they still apply today?  Let’s share with the group.

Look at the time!  I have to go check on my lovely bride so I will leave you with my usual advice:  Take care of your waitperson tonight because they’re working hard for you.  I’ll leave you with three gentlemen who know their way around a fretboard or two.  Good night, everyone!

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