With only a few days to go, we need to make a plan for Valentines Day. Flowers, chocolates, diamonds? Well, here’s a simpler idea- how about a love letter? Young or old, everyone appreciates them. And I’m talking about the real deal with pen to paper. Emails don’t quite do it. Even the millennials prefer […]
Today, National Handwriting Day, is John Hancock’s birthday. John Hancock was a patriot, a rabble-rouser, the first and third governor of Massachusetts, and yet he is best remembered for his large flamboyant signature on the Declaration of Independence. Hancock’s handwriting matched his personality. As the very first signer on the Declaration of Independence, he declared, […]
This cursive mug makes a great gift for those of us who love handwriting. It comes with a small practice pad and pen to get you doodling those letter forms right away while you’re sipping a warm beverage …The Lost Art of Penmanship Mug $13.95 www.signals.com(UL6292) Spencerian Handwriting for […]
Before printed cards, people sent handwritten messages to each other. Then in 1843, Henry Cole, a civil servant and entrepreneur, commissioned John C. Horsley to design the above Christmas card. Sir Henry Cole (as he later became known) was looking for a way ordinary people could use the services of the newly established post […]
October 9, 2017 Columbus Day Holiday/Indigenous People’s Day From the old perspective, the story features Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer, patronized by Ferdinand and Isabella, sailing West from Spain with 3 ships to reach Asia. After 33 days at sea, his crew spotted or “discovered” the Bahamas. What Columbus discovered was an island with a […]
December 28, 2016 There’s always the question: What to do with all those cards once the holiday is over? Do they all go out with the wrapping into the trash? WAIT! You can recycle some of those cards. And, before the envelopes disappear, you can cut out the return addresses and paste them onto a […]
December 26, 2016 These last week weeks, I would discover large stacks of cards at individual mailboxes, waiting for me to pick up for mailing. I love to see folks still sending cards by mail. The fact that people are still communicating on paper is key. A personalized card is a keepsake. So why do […]
Happy Holidays from me to you!