THE ART OF THE HANDWRITTEN NOTE A GUIDE TO RECLAIMING CIVILIZED COMMUNICATION

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The Art Of The Handwritten Note

Author : Margaret Shepherd
ISBN : 9780307432780
Genre : Reference
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When you receive the daily mail do you jump to open the handwritten envelopes first because you can’t wait to see who has written and why? Or do you hold those letters aside to savor and enjoy after you are done sorting your bills and tossing the junk mail? Whatever your approach, you no doubt recognize the importance of the note that comes in a unique envelope with distinct handwriting and possibly a decoration or two. Indeed, in an age when even birthday greetings are sent by e-mail, the personal letter is appreciated more than ever before. For those who enjoy writing notes, or those who value doing so but find themselves intimidated by the task, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual. Just as you cherish receiving personal mail, you can take pleasure in crafting correspondence. Love, gratitude, condolences, congratulations–for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer. Not only providing inspiration for the content of the missives, The Art of the Handwritten Note gives thorough instruction in the specific details that give so many men and women the jitters when it comes to correspondence that can’t (or shouldn’t) be produced on a keyboard. From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring–and noteworthy–way. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Reference

Could It Be Autism

Author : Nancy D. Wiseman
ISBN : 9780767919739
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A practical handbook designed to assist parents in detecting the early signs of autism and other related disorders--including Asperger's Syndrome and Rett Syndrome--explains why early intervention can improve a child's chances for a successful life and provides vital information on screening tests, the diagnostic process, creating an effective treatment plan, and more. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Art Of The Personal Letter

Author : Margaret Shepherd
ISBN : 9780767930949
Genre : Reference
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When was the last time you wrote a letter? Or received one in the mail? These days, it’s so easy to dash off a quick e-mail or text message or make a cell- phone call while you’re on the run that you may rarely make time for letter writing. But letters are a time-honored form of connection that simply cannot be equaled or replaced by faster methods of communication. The Art of the Personal Letter reclaims this lost art, giving you the gift of leisurely expression and allowing you to write beautiful, enduring letters to the people you care about—be it by hand or on a computer. For any occasion—whether you’re reaching out to connect with a long-lost friend or you want to express condolences with grace—author Margaret Shepherd gives you both the inspiration and the tools to write a memorable and meaningful letter that will be cherished by its recipient for years. Filled with marvelous examples of common types of letters, The Art of the Personal Letter provides helpful guidelines to enhance your unique voice and inspire you to start that holiday letter or difficult letter of apology. From choosing just the right words, the right stationery, and even the right pen or font, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the timeless art of the personal letter.
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Kind Regards

Author : Liz Williams
ISBN : 9781843179207
Genre : Reference
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All the signs show that the worthy art of letter writing is in decline. One third of 16-year-olds have never written a letter, and in the next ten years it is predicted that first-class mail will drop by 37%. Emails and texts have overtaken the humble pen and paper as the most popular method of communication. In Kind Regards, Liz Williams explores the popular history of letter writing and how it has shaped the world today - from the early Greek philosophers, to the great letter writers Byron and Walpole and famous letters that changed the world. It also covers the invention of the fountain pen and the growth of the mail delivery system. This is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revolutionized global communication and how, despite the ever-growing influence of technology, handwritten letters are regaining their value, meaning and popularity
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Margaret Shepherd S Calligraphy Projects For Pleasure And Profit

Author : Margaret Shepherd
ISBN : PSU:000016156401
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Discusses the basic materials of calligraphy and offers suggestions for creating calligraphic checklists, spice charts, monograms, labels, recipe cards, and book inscriptions
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

What S A Hostess To Do

Author : Susan Spungen
ISBN : 9781579653682
Genre : Cooking
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Presents over three hundred ideas for making entertaining easy, covering such topics as wording invitations, decorating with a theme, timing party preparation activities, making a playlist, mixing cocktails, and serving a buffet.
Category: Cooking

Gift Of A Letter

Author : Alexandra Stoddard
ISBN : PSU:000017085724
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A celebration of the letter as a form of art and a means of communication evaluates different types of paper and the proper occasions for each and examines the epistles of history's great letter-writers
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Signed Sealed Delivered

Author : Nina Sankovitch
ISBN : 9781451687170
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten letter. Hailed as witty, moving, enlightening, and inspiring, Signed, Sealed, Delivered begins with Nina Sankovitch’s discovery of a trove of hundred year-old letters. The letters are in an old steamer trunk she finds in her backyard and include missives written by a Princeton freshman to his mother in the early 1900s. Nina’s own son is heading off to Harvard, and she hopes that he will write to her, as the Princeton student wrote to his mother and as Nina wrote to hers. But times have changed. Before Nina can persuade her child of the value of letters, she must first understand for herself exactly what it is about letters that make them so significant—and just why she wants to receive letters from her son. Sankovitch sets off on a quest through the history of letter writing—from the ancient Egyptians to the medieval lovers Abelard and Heloise, from the letters received by President Lincoln after his son’s death to the correspondence of Edith Wharton and Henry James. Sankovitch uncovers and defines the specific qualities that make letters so special, examining not only historical letters but also the letters in epistolary novels, her husband’s love letters, and dozens more sources, including her son’s brief reports from college on the weather and his allowance. In this beautifully written book, Nina Sankovitch reminds us that letters offer proof and legacy of what is most important in life: love and connection. In the end, she finds, the letters we write are even more important than the ones we wait for.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

How To Live Like A Gentleman

Author : Sam Martin
ISBN : 9780762790302
Genre : Reference
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• tipping • tying a bow tie • small talk • fashion do's and don'ts
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