Save the R.s.v.p!

by Mindy Lockard on January 19, 2011

Have you seen the winter issue of …
Winter 2011
If you haven’t it’s a very fun issue full of eye candy, also in this issue is our regular column “What’s Write?” In this issue, we’re talking about R.s.v.ps and how to save this endangered specie, or should I say “speechy.”
Okay, that was a long shot.
Here’s an excerpt from our issue.  If you want to read the entire column and peruse this bright and cheery magazine dedicated to all things correspondence subscribe here!
Long Live the R.s.v.p.!
One way we can “Save the RSVP” is to empower our hostesses (and stores alike) to hold their gracious ground keeping them from a well-deserved meltdown, frantically making phone calls, and resetting their tables at the last minute. There is a misconception that having good manners opens you up to be the victim of rude behavior. But no! It’s more than okay to have a response plan that is kind but this does not mean we are to become a worn out welcome mat to be trampled upon—a common feeling for today’s hostess.
What do you do to keep the R.s.v.p alive?

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Kate 01.19.11 at 10:45 am

As a mum of three, who all seem to have an endless round of birthday party invite, this is a real bugbear of mine. I am trying to teach them a written invite deserves a written R.S.V.P. but sometimes things slip. I do try and reply as soon as possible and the rule in our home is that if you’ve said yes to something then no backing out for a better offer!

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