In this busy season of holiday invitations, one common mistake is making it difficult to say yes: People are sending out invitations in which the days of the week and the dates do not match.
I was invited to a Friday night party, but the date on the invitation was Thursday.
An email invitation I received for coffee mentioned Wednesday, but the suggested date matched Monday.
A winter solstice party invitation I received yesterday prominently featured November 21. But the solstice is December 21!
The problem of mismatched dates does not stop at invitations. Today, December 15, I attended an event whose printed program gave the date as December 8.
Let's slow down and breathe. Let's take a quiet moment to proofread our invitations and programs before we click Send or Print. Especially if you are reusing a file from a previous month or year, check the date carefully. Then check it again.
Have you received invitations that made you wonder?
I hope all your parties, meetings, and other events are happy successes!
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