#WritingMatters – Celebrating National Stationery Week

I am a bit OCD about good handwriting. I love seeing beautifully hand written notes or work. Perhaps its the teacher in me. But to be honest, I have always like neat handwriting with well formed letters.

I also loved handwriting when I was young and ensured as I grew older that my handwriting would be something to be proud of.

I have dabbled in Calligraphy too.

I always insist that my children present neat handwriting in their school work. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

Hand is writing calligraphic letter starting with dear using old pen on yellow paper

My eldest Jadyn has good handwriting and it keeps getting better. Ethan works hard with his handwriting but sometimes ends up scribbling and it can really get to me.

Aeryn has well-formed neat handwriting for a five year old.

As a teacher, it always makes pleasant reading, if a child writes neatly.

I remember my father always telling me – your handwriting displays your character. It’s something I find myself repeating to my children quite often.

Handwriting does make an impression.

This week being National Stationery Week, I was invited to take part in the 7 Days of Stationery and I have enjoyed it, especially the one where I got to write a thank you note. It’s been a long time since I have done one – well, actually sat down and hand written one. It felt good. And I’m sure that when the person receives it, she will love it.

I still LOVE receiving a letter, which I don’t really get nowadays or a card which is personal to me. It shows that the person has actually taken the time to care.

I would love you to take the time out sometime this week to write something by hand – a card, a note, a letter. Let me know how it felt and if you are giving it to someone, how that person reacted.

Do you think handwriting is important? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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