The Art of Communication

Most people that know me well will tell you that I love all things old-fashioned, and I’m a stickler for etiquette. As of late I’ve been continuously inspired to write a little rambling about such things. Recently I’ve seen a huge rise in important information being spread on-line and via text message before being told any other way. Baby announcements, engagements, party invitations and other such things. Personally I find it absolutely horrifying. Don’t get me wrong, the internet and social-networking sites are amazing. I have connected with friends from long ago, I can see pictures of them and their families that I wouldn’t normally see, I personally stay connected with friends and family that are far away and pictures of my kids can be seen by them. I love it! But just like using calculators and computers in school has nearly eliminated a child’s need to learn actual math and to write in beautiful cursive handwriting, the internet and social-networking has literally run over etiquette. I’m pretty sure Emily Post would roll over in her grave if she knew how little respect is giving to the abbreviation R.S.V.P. And who writes thank-you’s anymore? I’m currently in the process of working on thank-you’s for my four-year-old’s birthday. Yes I know he can’t read or write, but he’s coloring on them and the point is for him to understand that you thank people when they give you a gift. I wouldn’t be surprised if by the time he’s an a teenager he will be the only one for miles and miles that writes in cursive, doesn’t make important announcements or invitations on the internet, doesn’t own video games, R.S.V.P.’s on time and writes thank yous. So in revolt if you consider to be a close friend of mine do not announce anything of great importance or invite me to anything of any significance via facebook or textbook. I will most likely ignore it. *she said with a wink and a smile and with the voice of Emily Post ringing in her ears*

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  1. Just a side note my cursive it terrible lol! Always has always will be. Anyways I do agree, my grandmother was the same way and instilled in me the same etiquette.

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