Write the Right Words

Messages from the Heart for Every Occasion

Sandra E. Lamb

St. Martin's Press

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A Warm and Practical Guide to Writing the Perfect Card Message
Are you at a complete loss for words when a birthday card or congratulatory card circulates at the office?
When was the last time you mailed a “thinking of you” card to a faraway family member, just to say hello?
What should you write to a grieving friend? How do you comfort a colleague in a time of need?
Every greeting card needs a personal, handwritten message to make it complete. In this comprehensive, encouraging guide, journalist and lifestyle expert Sandra Lamb offers a wealth of advice, inspiration, and examples for anyone who wants to add the perfect personal touch to their card messages---as well as anyone who wants to know the etiquette of when and what to write.
Something as small as a heartfelt message on a greeting card can help remedy our hectic, e-mail--dependent lives. Lamb provides tips and sample messages for every occasion under the sun, both happy and somber (thank-you, birthday, birth and adoption, condolence), and explains the meanings of possibly unfamiliar holidays and religious rituals to aid in the writing of appropriate messages.
This personal, indispensable guide will help you rekindle the joy of putting pen to paper and truly connect with loved ones and friends. 

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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR WRITE THE RIGHT WORDS

"Sandra Lamb's book reinforces the principles of etiquette, reminding us that writing personal notes is a vital way of sharing appreciation and respect with others. Handwritten correspondence is an art form that is far from lost." -- Peggy Post, etiquette expert and author

“Sandra Lamb gently reminds us that the tried-and-true values of the past are still part of connecting to others in the present. In helping us find the words, she gives us a gift we can pass along to our children.” -- Andrea Warren, author of Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story

"Lamb reminds us of the value of personal connections and etiquette in all our relationships." -- Mary Mihaly, author of The 250 Questions Every Self-Employed Person Should Ask and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Demystified 

“ If you've ever sat down to write a note of condolence, congratulations, announce good or bad news, or any other personal or business note and found yourself at a loss for words; this book is for you…But then, she increases the value of this special little volume by covering relationship building, business, and even natural disasters…Wherever you write, at home or at the office, your writing equipment should include a copy of this book.  You'll find yourself turning to it again and again.” -- Tina Tessina, Ph.D., author, blogger, professional counselor 

"This is an essential guide and inspiration for those of us who want to strike just the right chord in our communications with others.  This is a sensitive, informative book."  --Timothy Harper, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 

 

 


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Sandra E. Lamb

SANDRA E. LAMB is the award-winning author of How to Write It: A Complete Guide to Everything You’ll Ever Write. A former columnist for The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News, she has written relationship/ psychology articles for national magazines such as Family Circle and Woman’s Day. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Write the Right Words
Messages from the Heart for Every Occasion
Sandra E. Lamb

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
May 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312596279
ISBN10: 0312596278
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$32.99

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St. Martin's Press
May 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429926980
ISBN10: 1429926988
256 pages
$7.99
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