Manners and More From Around the Web (Week 13)

Manners and More From Around the Web (Week 13)

 

 

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor

Here for your enjoyment is our weekly curation of links I love and hope you will too! These are usually posted on Sundays, however since yesterday was Christmas, I waited until today to post and send this edition.

I hope that your Christmas Day was everything you wished for and more and that the cheer will linger for you over these precious days between Christmas and New Year’s!

 

  • Here’s a precious video and a tradition we could all start! Over the last 61 years, five family members have been photographed in the same sweater. While this family passes the sweater down to male members, there’s no reason the same thing wouldn’t work with grandmothers, moms, and daughters, too! And while they use first-grade school photo day to pass the torch (sweater), the tradition would also work great with a sweater worn for a Christmas card photo when the child is a certain age like five or ten years old. So sweet!

 

 

  • Do you ever wonder whether the people you give Christmas gifts to ever return any of them? The answer is probably yes because, according to Newsweek, $70 billion in gifts are returned each year. So now we know why the return lines are always long! To cut down on the chances of the gifts we’re buying being returned next year, here’s a list of the most and least returned gifts of 2016!

 

  • Just in case you happen to fall on the “I need to return a gift I received” side this year, here from Time Magazine are five ways to deal with gifts gone wrong including what we need to know about store return policies.

 

  • Did you happen to receive a gift card for a store or restaurant that isn’t a favorite of yours or your family? If so, did you know there are websites where people who are in the same boat trade gift cards? You can sell or trade your gift card, and you can even purchase gift cards at a reduced price. Two popular sites are Raise.com and Cardpool.com.

 

Favorite Instagram

Marc, my oldest, home from his freshman year in college for Christmas break, actually wanted to go to the antique store with me this week after we saw a movie on a mother-son date. Was it wrong that I wanted everything on this table?! My heart has a soft spot for all things silver and for white china! However, I didn't buy a thing. Being with Marc was all that was needed to fill my heart. I love that boy!

Marc, my oldest, home from his freshman year in college for Christmas break, actually wanted to go to the antique store with me this week after we saw a movie on a mother-son date. Was it wrong that I wanted everything on this table?! My heart has a soft spot for all things silver and for white china! However, I didn’t buy a thing. Being with Marc was all that was needed to fill my heart. I love that boy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Talk soon, until then…

Blessings,

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Maralee McKee

About Maralee McKee

Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! Maralee is a native and life-long resident of Orlando. Before entering the etiquette arena, she worked in management and ministry. She's proud to be Kent's wife and Marc and Corbet's mom. She hates laundry, and loves quality tea, London, and Savannah, Southern cooking, dressing up and dressing down, and Miss Lilly the Wonder Sheltie. You can find her picture if you scroll to the footer of this page. Isn't she the cutest dog ever?!!! PS: Because everyone always asks her, "What's your etiquette pet peeve?" It's people who talk on their phones in public restrooms. The person on the other end of the phone must wonder, "What's that noise. It sounds like....no, it couldn't be." Plus, everyone else in the bathroom is held hostage to a one-sided conversation usually shouted to try and cover up the noises. It would be comical if it weren't so...so....just plain wrong on many levels. ;)

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