Category: 12 Months of Holidays

How to Graciously Accept or Decline an Invitation

Quick Tip: Explaining Yourself When You RSVP

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Dear Maralee, On several occasions when I had to RSVP that I couldn't attend a party, the host ...

How to Politely Say No to Buying Christmas Fund Raising Items

Quick Tip: Saying No to Buying Fundraising Items

When neighbors and coworkers ask you to buy items like gift wrap, candy, etc., for school fundraisers, and you just don't feel it's financially ...


How to Graciously Thank Your Host

By: Maralee McKee Dear Maralee: My wife and I will be staying with the mom of a friend from college for two nights when we travel to St. Louis f...

When It's Best to Text, Email, Call or Write Your Graditude

Thank you Notes: When To Send a Handwritten One, When It’s OK to Email or Text & When One’s Not Required

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Today is about the art of knowing what kind of thank-you to extend for different occasions and situ...


Mother’s Day Manners for Flowers at Church —A Quick Look

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor I once suffered a miscarriage shortly before Mother’s Day. When I entered the sanctuary that Sunday, an ush...