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SOCIAL STATIONERY

The width of the border depends largely on taste and one's near relation. The extremely wide band, even on a widow's card, is not considered good form.

Border for both cards and stationery measures one-quarter inch correctly for deepest mourning. The following scale shows the different widths of borders employed:

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For those in MourningThe rules of mourning are not as strict as in past years. It is, however, incorrect to make calls or enter formal society within a year after the death of a near relative.

Invitations may be sent within a few months as an act of courtesy to those in mourning.

New cards are not a necessity, as the border can be added at any good stationer's, within a few hours.

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