“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone.” – Confucius
Having the chance to give is truly a blessing. Whether it is through the perfect present, carefully chosen words, or thoughtful actions, every day is an opportunity to give graciously.
I’m a Brit who’s passionate about finding just the right gift and sending personalized cards for all occasions. When I moved to the United States I became fascinated by the subtle cultural differences between our two nations and what was acceptable etiquette. It was during the process of assimilation that I came to the conclusion that being thoughtful is appropriate everywhere. I’m now an American citizen, with an American husband and children. However I’m still proudly British too. I’ve embraced the American culture while retaining an Englishness; I believe in paper correspondence, taking tea in the afternoon, and I eat with a knife and fork (at every meal). I want to pass along these values to my daughters.
A writing class inspired me to commit to a blog, and hence Presents, Prose & Politesse came into being. This site allows me to share my beliefs while indulging my love of photography; words and visuals working in tandem to communicate ideas. My hope is that I can inspire visitors to take a moment to think of others and to act upon those kind thoughts in a meaningful way. With posts aimed at sharing imaginative ideas, carefully crafted phrases, and thoughts on the topic of giving in general, I hope that this becomes a place of interest to others, and hopefully even a valued resource.