Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Emily Post!
We know that many are not celebrating in ways that feel traditional this year and we count ourselves among this group. We hope whatever your situation, that you find ways to embrace what you can, find celebration and maybe even some enjoyment in what is different. Maybe this year you revel in getting to wear pajamas all day and eat your meal from the sofa. Maybe 20 relatives not coming over means you and your household travel to a nearby trail for a hike. Maybe this year, you get to use your silverware and china.
Wherever you are, however you celebrate, we hope that this holiday provides a time to connect with others and reflect on what we all have to be grateful for.
We have had a busy fall at the Emily Post Institute. With our heads down and fingers flying on the keyboards we have finished our new website just in time for our busiest day of the year: Thanksgiving! We are so pleased with our new look and our new site and we hope that you are too. The site has be designed with you in mind. With a drive toward making emilypost.com more accessible to all, we revamped and revived our content and look.
You'll find etiquette articles easier and search faster than ever before. Our services and shop are streamlined and our podcast has a beautiful new home, where you can not only listen to episodes but read the transcripts and submit your questions, feedback and salutes to the show (and yes, you can also support the show and join Patreon from the podcast's new home as well!).
We hope you'll join us in the launch this week and come visit the site and explore all the wonderful articles, episodes and products that can make your holiday (even an isolated one) a little more interesting and hopefully, perfectly polite.
In this newsletter:
- Holiday Table Conversation Tips for Kids
- A special Thanksgiving edition of the Awesome Etiquette podcast which closes with a special thank you - hear from the larger post family and the team at Emily Post!
- A HUGE sale on the Emily Post Garden Collection by Isa Salazar, which now includes holiday cards, gift tags and place cards.
- Our classic Thanksgiving Day Table Setting Video with Lizzie Post and her mom Tricia!
In case you need it here are resources to find more information about the current COVID-19 pandemic, it's spread, and what precautions and measures to take, please visit:
As well as your state or local department of health.
As always, we encourage you to write in with your comments, feedback and suggestions. This is one topic where we will all be learning together. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.