NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY
Today is Thursday, January 23, 2020 and it’s National Handwriting Day! Try writing your notes today or just write a note to someone you love. It would be like an early Valentine surprise! Write the grocery list instead of putting in on your phone and then cross the items off the list when you buy them; it will give you a sense of accomplishment.
I’ve always felt there was a connection with writing and brain function. I know back in the day when I was in school – yes many, many years ago! – I always tried to take notes in class; handwritten notes written in cursive. Then I would remember what I had written and most times I even remembered where I wrote it down and which pen and ink color I had used. I was always so excited for a new school year to begin and not because I wanted to go back to school and see my friends, teachers, etc. No I was excited because it was time to buy new school supplies; i.e. pens and paper and highlighters and notebooks and on and on…oh my! Oh yes that was so much fun! To go to the store and pick out all the pretty colors of pens and notebooks; I was like a kid in a candy store.
I’ve always loved color and I would write with a pen that matched my outfit that day. Yes I was a bit eccentric. If I wore pink clothes then I would write with a pink pen, purple clothes (most of the time!) then a purple pen was in hand. Rarely did I use blue or black unless it was for an official test as those were just the normal, everyday, boring colors (in my opinion). I always wanted to write out loud and in color. That was just a more fun and happy way to express myself.
Well that kid in a candy store is all grown up now with a “candy store” of her very own, Pen Lovers Paradise. We carry a wide variety of beautiful writing instruments and stationery as well as lots of colorful inks. You can write out loud and in color too.
I’ve always thought that handwriting was a bit like a fingerprint. Your cursive writing is unique to you; it’s your own style and it is uniquely yours. I know many times I’ve seen something that a family member or friend had written and I would know who wrote it even before I read it or saw the signature. I knew who wrote it just by looking at the writing; the style, the curve, the slant of the script. Let your writing tell your story and let it tell the world who you are.