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It’s National Handwriting Day!

Kimberly Murray for Paper & Stitch

Today is National Handwriting Day! I had an awesome opportunity to photograph a fun DIY Dip Dyed Watercolor Stationery project for Brittni Mehloff of Paper & Stitch.  Erica Loesing of Yes Ma’am Paper + Goods did all of the beautiful hand lettering.  Head on over to Paper & Stitch to see the step-by-step instructions on how she used Pentel Arts products to dip dye these notecards (and while you are there, check out her other dip dye projects…they are amazing!).  Also, check out the DIY video I shot (as well as a link on how to analyze your own handwriting) below.

 

I love National Handwriting Day because it is a time to celebrate the written word, both by your hand and others.  At first I thought this designated day was just the latest in a string of National [insert your favorite activity or food] Days, but I was wrong.  It has actually been around for quite some time.  Here are some quick and fun facts about National Handwriting Day and handwriting:

Kimberly Murray for Paper & Stitch

So, how are you going to celebrate National Handwriting Day?  I’m going to practice my hand lettering and write a letter to my friend in Alaska.  Oh…and if you are curious, I did the handwriting analysis in the link I shared above and thought it was pretty spot on!  I do “tend to be logical and practical…introspective and shy.”  Also, I generally “have an open mind and enjoy trying new things.”  How did yours turn out?

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  • Katherine G - I enjoy learning about new holidays. This would be a great one for them to acknowledge in school. I think it’s sad that cursive isn’t taught in school anymore. We taught ours on our own though so they will definitely be signing their John Hancock on some things.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly Murray - I agree that schools should acknowledge National Handwriting Day. Some kids may not think that it is as fun as School Spirit Day, but there are a ton of activities that teachers could do. I’m glad that you taught your kids cursive writing at home so that it won’t be a lost art!ReplyCancel

  • Demetra - Thanks for sharing that video. I think I’m going to give this project a try. I wonder if this would work with food coloring? I’ll give it a shot.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly Murray - Hmm…that’s a great question. Let me know if you try it with food coloring. It’s always great to work with what you already have around the house.ReplyCancel

  • BalancingMama (Julie) - Ooh, I like that!ReplyCancel

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