Hand Writing vs. Typing
Have you ever seen a note and you already knew who it was from because you recognize the handwriting? Or what about anticipating the arrival of a letter from a pen-pal? Someone’s handwriting is their own individual identity. Handwriting is unique to that person. Think of it as a form of a fingerprint. Now, have you ever received a typed letter in the mail? Did you trust that it was real? Did it feel authentic and spewing love? I bet not. You probably analyzed it making sure it wasn’t junk mail. Reading a handwritten letter or note tells me that this person cares enough about me to take the time out of their day to write, and express their feelings or thoughts to me. Seeing someone’s writing is like seeing a part of them. Looking at a typed letter looks like it could be from anyone.
Snail Mail Or Email
I never get as excited as I do when I receive a physical written card or letter, compared to an email. It makes me feel SO LOVED! I associate emails with work and not so much with pleasure. Getting mail in my mailbox that isn’t bills, brightens my whole day! Receiving packages from Amazon (I’m an Amazon addict!) or letters from my friends and family that are incarcerated (or not), completely make my day! I enjoy the simplicity of handwritten letters, with the drawn smiley faces and the emotion you can see through the actual writing. The appreciation of the time it takes to put pen to paper while expressing your feelings or sharing a story is almost a lost cause. I admire a person for putting in the effort to communicate in this historic way and hope letter writing never goes away.
My husband puts a positive encouraging note in my lunch bag almost every day! Such a lucky girl right?! The simplicity of a handwritten note always brings joy to my heart. It can be something simple as “I love you”, or something that shows you have been paying attention, “good luck on your exam today”. Whatever is written, is usually done with love. Next time you want to let someone know your thinking about them or want to say something nice, write it down and give it to them. The person receiving it will be overly appreciated!
Is there anyone who still print out pictures? I totally do! Not only do I like to print them out, (using Walgreen’s and never paying full price) I also write on the back of them and send them in the mail to whoever may be in them (yep, snail mail). I enjoy doing this so much and the receiving person is always delighted to have this treat. When I write something on the back, I try to express how I felt at that time or what the picture makes me think about. That little touch of writing a message on the back makes it so special.
I will never forget my mothers’ handwriting or her beautiful signature. When I see it, it reminds me of her loud and spunky attitude. The way she wrote my name with curly lines on the capital R and lower case y, always intrigued me and made me feel more girly about being called Ray. It’s crazy that the simple view of someone’s handwriting can bring a certain feeling to you. I keep all my handwritten notes as memories and reminders and one of my favorite keepsakes is a Bible my mother gave to me the Easter before her death, where she hand wrote my name and a simple message to me. My mothers’ handwriting is one of my favorite memories of her that I can still see.
Give any of these a try and let us know how you made someones day with your writing!