A handwritten note V's a text message.

As you may know from my previous posts it is no secret that I am a big fan of a handwritten card, enjoyable for not only the recipient but the sender too.  On the 23rd of January it is National handwriting day and so I thought in homage to this I would write a post all about handwriting!
It is something that the majority of us can do, what’s more I imagine that 99.9% of you can’t even remember learning how to do it, you just sort of do (although I’m sure any reception teachers amongst you would know all about what is involved with how kids learn to write!). Grayson has just started learning how to write all the different letters and I have to say its it’s fascinating to see him learn, (he’s a lefty so often writes mirrored letters) and I cannot wait until he really gets going at school next year. 


Apparently handwriting as we know it can be dated back as far at the ancient Romans and having elegant handwriting became something of a status symbol. This doesn’t surprise me at all as I am still in awe of anyone who has perfected the art of calligraphy – it is honestly something I wish I could fully master.  I went to a class once to learn how to do it but to be brilliant at it, you have to practice and practice and practice and unfortunately patience is not one of my strengths. In an old life the company I worked for would get their envelopes addressed by a calligrapher, they were the most beautiful addresses I have ever seen!
I think the reason it appeals to me is it seems to be less like writing and more like a beautiful drawing or picture and clearly the illustrator in me gets excited!
One thing that I can’t leave out of this post is that due to the nature of the world we live in, handwriting is quickly becoming something that we really don’t do very much anymore and sadly I think I am as guilty as anyone on that front. I mean don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful to technology, not least because it has allowed me to create my business, but it does make me stop and think that I need to dedicate more time to actually writing. It could be anything from jotting down my to do list on a notepad rather than in my phone, or promising myself that I will write and send one handwritten card every week. Broken down like that it doesn’t seem like an impossible task in order to keep this ancient craft alive!
So, if like me you fancy writing more cards this year, then why not have a look at my bundles so that you can get a stash of cards ready in preparation.  I’ve also launched some new Lockdown Love cards designed specifically to keep in touch during the pandemic.  Or if you are fully committed then perhaps our subscription service would suit you better.
Lots of love

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