Holiday Etiquette

2019 Guide to Holiday Tipping- Sharon Schweitzer

By |2019-11-18T17:24:49-06:00November 18th, 2019|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Worldwide, the holiday season is filled with a sense of giving. No matter where you happen to be, you may be swept up in this spirit of generosity. The concept of holiday tipping can be a challenge for the present day tipper. With the ever changing standards, and different rules for each job position, it’s [...]

5 Practical Considerations for Your Holiday Greetings

By |2018-11-29T16:20:16-06:00November 27th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Global Etiquette, Holiday Season, Lifestyle|

Christmas Card by Pexels When running a business of any size, it’s important to understand the value of sending a holiday message. Be it a snail mail card or an email, keep in mind these considerations to determine which method is the best for your customers and business colleagues. Budget: When deciding [...]

10 Tips for a Successful Cookie Exchange

By |2018-11-20T12:01:21-06:00November 19th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, Workplace Diversity|

  Cookie Exchange by Sharon Schweitzer As a young girl, I watched my mother baking batches of Czech kolache and cooling them on metal racks in our fragrant kitchen. Mom would seal them in round Tupperware containers, hoping that my four brothers wouldn’t sneak a few before the holidays.  My sister and [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19-06:00November 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Multicultural Table Setting by Pexels Worldwide, the concept of “graciousness” exists in different cultures. What does it mean? Within Chinese philosophy, when the heart feels empathy (in particular for the oppressed) a person has been touched by grace. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, graciousness is explained in the form of the Three [...]

4 Cross-Cultural Tips for a Successful Office Halloween

By |2018-10-18T16:55:40-05:00October 17th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

Halloween reminds us of a cardinal rule in U.S. business - to avoid mixing work and pleasure. This is why during the holiday season, there is a need for a balance between productivity and company morale. Consider these celebratory tips to enjoy a culturally appropriate holiday with colleagues and customers.

Unconscious Bias: Halloween Edition

By |2018-10-17T10:58:13-05:00October 9th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Holidays, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

Masquerade by Pexels Today it is common to hear the term “unconscious bias.” What exactly does that mean? Biases are positive or negative prejudices we have towards someone or something. These biases may be conscious and explicit  -- or unconscious and implicit. Unconscious and implicit means that they are instinctive [...]

Avoid Cultural Appropriation on Halloween

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Business Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity|

Ancient Art by Pexels At the end of October, without fail, there will be public outcry about a Halloween costume that one of a number of notables or celebrities wore for the Hollywood party circuit. In fact, many publicists in Los Angeles, California intensely dislike the holiday for just that reason. [...]

Sharon Schweitzer’s 2017 Holiday Tipping Guide & Checklist

By |2018-11-15T16:18:45-06:00November 8th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Drafting your holiday tipping plan can be daunting, but fear not--this guide is thorough enough to help anyone navigate holiday tipping. There’s no hard and fast rule about how much or who to tip in the U.S.

Ask an Etiquette Expert: How to Regift Graciously

By |2018-10-11T14:55:00-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Gracious Living, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Regifting may be a practical option when done graciously, and with consideration for the recipient. When considering regifting this holiday season, follow these guidelines to make sure that you do so with discretion and thoughtfulness.

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