Jun 6, 2008

You don't need to be born with a Silver Spoon

The days of finishing schools are once again upon us. I designed a card for a dear friend of mine, whose brilliant idea for a new business couldn't have come at more perfect time. At the risk of sounding like my parents, or better yet, like an old fart goody goody, I've observed a generation of kids and their parents that suffer from attitudes of entitlement, while a simple 'please,' 'thank you' or 'pardon me' is hard to come by. The Silver Spoon offers individual or group classes and seminars on etiquette and social graces for every age. My hats off to Baroness Maria von Alvensleben for launching her new business with a fresh and modern take on good ol' manners.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Nice card. And tell your friend that's a great idea for a business. I'm like you, I marvel daily at how completely nonexistent simple etiquette seems to be nowadays. I wasn't exactly raised to be (posh is the only word I can think of right this second), but there are certain things that were kind of ingrained, like sending thank you notes for big gestures (and I've actually been treated like I'm odd for doing so - which is what weirds me out). Not to mention the basics like saying excuse me, please, thank you, etc.