Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Responding to Invitations


When responding to an invitation, no matter how casually extended, a lady never uses the verb invite as a noun by saying, "Thanks for the invite."

She acknowledges the kindness with a focus on the other person by saying, "Thank you for inviting me," or "I really appreciate your invitation..."  The millennial trend of replacing "invitation" with "invite" has the subtle effect of minimizing the hospitality of the host or hostess and the courtesy being extended.

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4 comments:

  1. I so enjoy your posts! I do not like that response at all and now have all the more reason not to use it! We recently hosted a birthday party for our young grandson and so when I sent thank you notes for the gifts, one girl commented how surprised she was that I even sent one because no one does it anymore.

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    1. Thank you, Southern Ladye! Isn't it amazing how little it takes to be extraordinary these days? I feel the same way when someone takes the time to send a personal note of thanks.

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  2. Thank you for the excellent posts! It is a blessing to hear from you again.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate hearing from you, Lisanne.

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