Global Father’s Day Celebrations 2022

By |2022-06-02T15:58:28-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Africa, celebrations, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global Traditions, Italy, Language and Culture, Mexico, Quality time, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, US Observances|

We hold an incredibly special place in our hearts for our fabulous fathers.

Graduation Gift Giving Tips for 2022

By |2022-06-02T12:15:47-05:00May 25th, 2022|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Family time, gift-giving, Gracious Living, Graduation, Invitations, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Image credit: RODNAE Productions via Pexel By Sharon Schweitzer Let us help answer your puzzling ponderings about how to be gracious during graduation gift giving season.

The Art of Making Conversation as We Return to Socializing

By |2022-05-02T15:03:24-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Gracious Living, Houseguest Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

  Photo by fauxels from Pexels by Sharon Schweitzer, Culture & Etiquette Coach As more folks are headed to work mixers, neighborhood cookouts, and soccer games with the kiddos, we are receiving questions about making conversation. What are the best ways to introduce yourself and others in a social or work gathering? How [...]

Valentine’s Day 2022: Social Norms, Romance & Celebrating at Home

By |2022-02-04T16:04:44-06:00February 6th, 2022|Cross-Cultural|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Natalia Whether you are dating, in a new relationship, or you’ve been married for nearly 30 years like us, celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to break the bank. It’s about expressing yourself authentically in your relationship. Consider these ideas to celebrate with the whole family or your significant other without incurring great [...]

Galentine’s Day 2022

By |2022-02-05T10:15:37-06:00February 6th, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Lifestyle|

Image: Screenshot: courtesy NBC, Parks and Recreation YouTube. Hearts: stock.adobe.com By Vitaliy “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year…ladies celebrating ladies.” – Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation Last year we talked about Galentine’s Day, and this year it has grown to be even bigger. On February 13th, the day [...]

Top 6 Etiquette Tips for Dating in 2022

By |2022-02-04T14:16:14-06:00February 4th, 2022|Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Social Etiquette|

Image by Katerina Holmes 1. Consider a low-key coffee, tea, a walk, or a drink instead of dinner Instead of meeting for dinner on the first date, choose an activity that is potentially shorter, and more relaxed like a walk or a coffee. That way, if you realize after 45 minutes that you [...]

Exploring 5 Global Cultures for National Hot Tea Month

By |2022-01-18T11:52:54-06:00January 18th, 2022|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, India|

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Do you know what the most consumed liquid in the world is after water? And hint: It’s not beer! Tea is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis and is the second most consumed drink on the planet. So, in honor of National Hot Tea Month, we are exploring five global [...]

National Clean Off Your Desk Day 2022

By |2022-01-09T18:43:05-06:00January 9th, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Goals, Lifestyle, Office Culture|

Photo by Ken Tomita from Pexels Marie Kondo would be unhappy with us from time to time - from our technology to our beverage cups, our workspace can easily become untidy. Monday, January 10th is an excellent day to declutter and organize your home or office work space. Annually, on the second Monday of [...]

Interesting Things to Know About Boxing Day 2021

By |2021-12-22T14:57:49-06:00December 22nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Global Celebrations, Holiday Season|

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels In Australia, Britain, Canada, Kenya, and a number of the 54 nations within the British Commonwealth, the day after Christmas, December 26th is known as Boxing Day. So, what is Boxing Day? Does it correlate to the sport of boxing? Consider these six (6) interesting facts about this December holiday. As [...]

Regifting Customs & Etiquette in the US

By |2021-12-17T10:33:01-06:00December 16th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, gift-giving, Gracious Living, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image by Julia Volk on Pexels Regifting occurs when someone gives a gift that was previously given to them by someone else. At its heart, regifting lacks integrity because the original gift recipient is repurposing a gift that was especially chosen just for them – to a different person. In U.S. culture, regifting [...]

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