Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Swanky Newsletter

I started a Newsletter for all my Swanky customers. Just a little fun, monthly publication that will touch on all things ... not just stationery (after all, there is only so much talk of paper a girl can do!)

If you want to sign up for the newsletter either leave a comment with your email or send an email to me heather (at) swankypaper (dot) com

This month was all about Gifts. Giving & Receiving. Here is a little teaser:

How to Receive a Bad Gift Graciously

It's the worst gift in the world, but you have to be polite. It would be rude to tell the giver what you really think of the gift, even if the giver has really bad taste. It's time to beef up your acting skills and show your appreciation for every gift you get and make it look real.

1. Pretend that the gift is the best you've ever been given. Be enthusiastic about the gift, not just polite. The giver must never suspect that you really hate it. (WARNING: Don't praise the gift too effusively or the giver might get you something similar for your next birthday.)

2. Think of an adjective to describe the gift without offending the giver. Words like "unique" or "unusual" are good choices. No one will know that you plan to hide the gift in a dark corner when you get home. (WARNING: If the gift is not unusual, substitute an appropriate adjective, such as colorful or stunning.)

3. Ask the giver where they got the gift. This is a good way to slyly discover where to return it, if the receipt is not included.

4. Smile as you think of an equally bad gift to give to them. Planning your revenge is the best way to receive a bad gift while maintaining a polite and gracious smile.

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