Sure, we're happy we don't have to curtsey when we meet someone or wear white gloves to tea, but there are some retro customs and fashions that might be worth reviving.
Handwritten Love Letters
There's a sweetness and innocence to reading old love letters—whether they're from our great-grandparents during World War II or our own younger selves.
It's incredibly convenient to search for recipes digitally any time you need them. But it it's much nicer to use a card your
In this age of
Super-casual is the dress code for almost every event nowadays. But any gathering feels more special when you swap athleisure for a cute outfit.
Because who doesn't love a Jell-O salad or an icebox cake?
Too bad they're something that's hardly done anymore because they really do grow up too fast.
It's all fine until your smartphone crashes to the ground or gets wet.
Saying 'Sir' and 'Ma'am'
Seems too stiff and formal? Maybe it's because we've all become accustomed to everyday rudeness.
How fascinating it was to leaf through our grandparents' black and white albums and our parent's faded Polaroids.
From Renaissance nudes to the Golden Age of Hollywood, curves ruled. Let's bring that "trend" back!
Texting or posting "Happy Birthday" isn't quite the same as hearing you sing off-key but with love.
Maybe we should all try not using the calculator app until after figuring out the tip once in a while.
And having block parties!
Paper Address Books
They never crash and lose all your contacts and birthday reminders.
It seems impractical; how do you scribble notes or sign your name if you don't know cursive? (But good news: It's finally coming back in some school systems!).
Keeping a Diary
It's amazing—and sometimes hilarious—to see what mattered in your life years ago.
Piling into the station
Saying 'Please' and 'Thank You'
It would be nice not to be surprised when someone actually says the magic words.
Or having a family dinner together on Sunday afternoons.
Not Using Bad Words
Oh, we know it's satisfying! But what would your Grandma think? Let's bring back these "gentle" swear words instead.
Niceties such as chewing with your mouth shut and not talking with your mouth full shouldn't be lost arts.
Fedoras, floppy brims, cloches, berets, or fascinators: They totally saved you on bad hair days!
Having a Real Live Conversation
While looking at each other, not hunching over our phones.
Holding the Door for Someone
Not letting it slam in the face of the person behind you.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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