The holidays are in full swing. For me and my fellow single girls feeling lonely during the holiday season can cause us to lose our tact, our patience, and our etiquette. Just because you are spending the holiday season without a boyfriend or a hubby does not mean the season of giving is a bust. The next five weeks are a perfect time to show your family and friends how happy and thankful you are by practicing good etiquette. Here are four etiquette tips to shine this holiday season.
- Always dress the part. Looking your best is etiquette 101. When you care about your presentation it shows the world you care about who you are. Looking good makes you feel good. Dressing well can also push away the winter blues. Always leave the house with your hair done, make-up complete, and clothes fitting wonderfully. The leather, peplum, and lace fashions are too hot to ignore. Lastly, wear a smile. Your outer and inner beauty will sparkle.
- RSVP on time. Your friends, family, and co-workers want to see you whether you have man by your side or not. RSVP by the due date so they can count you in on the holiday festivities. A lot of planning goes into making sure you have a great time at the event, but when people don’t inform the host of their presence it can cause a shortage of food, drinks, and an over crowded space. If you do bring a boo to the party make sure he is included as your +1.
- Don’t be holiday booty. You are a great person whether you are with a man or not. Don’t cuddle up with someone just to say you got somebody for New Year’s Eve and Christmas. Wait for that special someone. Instead team up with a fellow single girlfriend and hit the town together. The holidays are a perfect time to mix and mingle. Museums, restaurants, and bars have holiday events that you can meet someone new with your interest. Want to see if you are holiday booty? Click the link and check.
- Practice etiquette basics. We all get stressed out during the holidays, even if we are in a relationship. Buying gifts, looking for love, planning the new year can push us into a frenzy. You must remember to treat people the way you want to be treated. Saying “Please”, “Thank You”, and “You’re Welcome” is basic etiquette. Holding the door open for others, covering your mouth when you cough and sneeze are also respectful etiquette tips. People feed off of other people’s behavior, so be your best self and others will treat you the best.
Happy beginning of the holidays, Hotties.