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Stationery for New Graduates

Graduation season is upon us, which means it’s time to start celebrating your grad!  It is no surprise that our favorite gift is custom, personalized stationery; not only is it a deluxe and unique gift, it is practical and classic! Bespoke stationery is the perfect sendoff for graduates as they transition to the next chapter …

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Etiquette Tips We Live By

Navigating the world of etiquette can be overwhelming and complicated at times.  Yet, it doesn’t always have to be!  In fact, you probably already have some rules of etiquette that you follow in your everyday life.  Below are the etiquette tips that the Dempsey and Carroll team members live by: Jaimie: One etiquette rule I …

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Monograms

I absolutely love a monogrammed card.  Personal monograms, usually only containing three letters, can reflect a wide range of styles; they can be as modern and simple or as flowery and extravagant as one wants.  A lot of monograms with more block styled letters feel contemporary, yet as our founder John Dempsey writes in “Art Stationery …

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Sending Signals: Folded Corners

Is it still proper to send coded messages by turning down specific corners of your correspondence or calling card? In “Art Stationery and Usages of Polite Society,” published in 1879, George Carroll, one of our founders, touches on the Victorian etiquette around folding corners.  He describes which corners should be turned down depending on the type of …

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Thank You Notes: Digital or Handwritten?

My peers call me “old fashioned”- a Jane Austen character that lingered off the page and wound up in a complex, technology driven society. And yet, even I, rarely take part in the classic 19th century ritual of letter writing. The composing of ‘Thank You’ cards is no exception… But should it be? In this …

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Spotlight on Patrick Dolat

We recently spoke with Patrick Dolat, owner of specialty shop Newport Lamp & Shade Company, based in Newport, Rhode Island. Under his design direction, the shop, which offers a curated selection of gifts, decorations and lighting, has flourished into a destination for clients across the country seeking charming, practical and unusual items for the home, …

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