Presents Prose Politesse seeks to inspire giving. By providing creative ideas for gifts and help with finding just the right words, PPP navigates modern etiquette to help considerate souls bring joy to those around them.

Behind the Brand

I’m a Brit living in the States who’s passionate about finding just the right gift and sending personalized cards for all manner of occasions. While I’ve embraced the American culture, I’ve retained an Englishness at heart; I believe in paper correspondence, taking tea in the afternoon, and I eat with a knife and fork (at every meal).

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 family. However I’m still proudly British too.

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 thoughts and ideas for giving while indulging my love of photography. 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 gift 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 a valued resource too.

Giving is the key to a fulfilling life.