Meet Nancy Wong, a lover of letters who knows that the more correspondence she mails out the more excited she is when opening her mailbox. Her eclectic adventures over the years as an etiquette consultant, health educator, graduate of New York’s French Culinary Institute and Board Member of Planned Parenthood of New York City garnered an array of relationships extending overseas.
Born and raised in the United States, Nancy’s Eurasian background has connected her with different cultures and customs. Her maternal grandparents live in the highest mountains of Portugal and her father’s side of the family resides in Brunei. Nancy has lived in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, and London. In her travels as an international flight attendant she visited stationery shops across the world.
Nancy has been certified through the International School of Protocol both for Teaching Etiquette to Children and Teens and for Teaching Etiquette to Adults and Business Professionals. She has also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and Community Health at Rutgers University. With a focus on modern etiquette in our new digital world, Nancy trains people of all ages in social lifeskills, establishing courtesy and politeness for in-person relations, written correspondence and online interactions.
An obsession with stationery and traditional printing methods connected her to calligraphers and letterpress printers. Collaborating with both international artists and charitable organizations, she founded The House of Letters, furnishing a home for people to engage in the art of handwriting and correspondence. With The House of Letters, Nancy inspires new friends and young children to pick up a pen, some fine paper, and rekindle the lost art of mailing handwritten keepsakes.