In these days of instant communication and immediate transfer of photos via email or smart phone, we seem to have lost the art of handwritten communication.But if you look back through your family treasures, you might find
- love letters written by your grandfather to your grandmother or from her to him,
- a thank you note from a bride for a wedding gift,
- a congratulatory note from a friend on the birth of a child,
- a sympathy note on the loss of a family member,
- and the list goes on.
There is history, even in a inventory list or hand written receipt.
Personal notes carry more value than just the words. The way they are written, the handwriting itself, says something about the person who wrote the note.
In going through some of my mother’s papers the other day, I found notes from one of her friends, written over a period of some ten to twelve years. The elegant script of the early ones faded into a scrawl which evidenced failing health. To look at the difference in the two scripts, I felt the regret of such a brilliant mind and hand failing both in strength and in memory.
My friend, Patsy Terrell, originated the “Words by Hand” site on which she posted handwritten recipes from grandmothers and great-grandmothers, postcards (even one from 1907), and handwritten notes.
Another of my friends had a pen pal for many years, and together they created a book called Mary and Me, subtitled: A Lasting Link Through Ink.
Imagine having a set of note cards, personalized with something of your choice:
- a photo of a favorite flower or vista,
- the words “Thank you” in your choice of typeface with a graphic swish or accent,
- a family photo for Christmas cards,
- and the list goes on and on.
Check with your local printer to see what they can do for you. Personalized cards can be a lot of fun.
Remember, at DuMond Printing, business is personal.