On Civility

9 articles in category On Civility

A backhanded compliment is still a compliment, right? Maybe not, but these business-card sized, colorful “tickets” from Inviting at least offer constructive criticism beneficial to society as a whole. And, I can’t think of a better stocking stuffer for that grumpy driver in your life. Printed by hand on lightly textured, vibrant card …

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Tiny is the new big these days — just ask Emily McDowell. The West Coaster who set stationery on fire offers several charmingly offbeat yet unexpectedly honest styles of 2″x3″ cards. Depending on which design you choose, they’re ideal for slipping in children’s lunchboxes, taping up on co-worker’s monitors — and …

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Sometimes simple is best, especially when conveying a difficult message. For that reason I love these pared-down, striking selections from Penelope’s Press. All three cards, p.s. have patience, p.s. i am sorry, and p.s. you were right are letterpressed by hand in black ink & paired with gray envelopes. $4. Did you …

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Civility is a funny thing. Sometimes maintaining it is just a matter of getting a few seconds to extricate oneself from an undesirable situation. That was the impetus for Gramkin Paper Studio’s colorful Courtesy Cards, explained the company’s P. Graham. “Their inspiration derived from an overzealous individual who wouldn’t take “no” …

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These portable, purse-friendly thank-yous from meant to be sent are ready to be dispensed at a moment’s notice to a kind soul. Each wee (3.25″x 3.875″) matchbook-style folder holds 20 tear-out flat cards. Robyn Wehab is the designer between the line — as well as one of Stationery Trends’ 10 …

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Love may mean never having to say you’re sorry, but modern life necessitates the occasional apology. I actually find that falling on one’s sword is far preferable to the blame game — an apology is actually an opportunity to showcase your charm. And what better way to set a sophisticated …

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Apparently parking miscreants are a deeper cultural problem than most of us realize, as there’s more than one paper product out there to address them. Kelp Designs’ Neighborly Notes help promote a firm yet friendly (not to mention colorful) brand of civility. Necessity was definitely the mother of this invention, …

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