Blogmas: Handwritten Note

Did you forget to buy something for someone? Why not write them something? A handwritten letter or poem that reflects your relationship can be touching. I’m a big fan of fountain pens (as you probably know by now) and every chance I can whip out my pen and fancy coloured ink is one I’ll take. Handwriting a card, note or letter makes a message more personal. It’s also the perfect gift for someone who has everything.

I hear a lot of people saying their handwriting is bad and I have to disagree. I’ve marked tests on a high school and out of the hundreds of different handwritings, there was only one I had trouble with and only a few words. Don’t worry about your handwriting. It doesn’t matter if it’s not the same as those calligraphed letters or images from #rockyourhandwriting. It’s about the message and putting in the effort to handwrite it, makes it more personal. It’s not just about the message but how you present it. Your handwriting is part of you, only you can write like that.

If you plan to write something, just pick any blank piece of paper. The back of an envelop won’t do, but a paper from your printer is good enough. Present it in an envelope or wrap it in beautiful paper. Put some thought into it. It’s a unique gift that only you can give and the recipient will likely save it and remember it for a long time.

Write about your relationship with that person, why you love them and how much you appreciate them. Share a precious moment or your hopes for the future. The most important thing here is that your message is heartfelt. Be honest. Use a poem or a quote if you can’t find your own words. Borrowing someone else’s words to get your feelings across is better than breaking your head over a few lines.

Who was the last person you wrote a letter to? How did they feel about it?

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