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As some of you may already know today is National Hand Writing Day and there is something really wonderful about putting pen to paper in this digital world we live in. Ever since I had my youngest each year I write him a letter which I will present to him on his 21st Birthday. They are simply documentations of our times together, memories, antidotes and milestones. I know we will all enjoy reading them in years to come and that is what is so fantastic about actually writing a letter and having a material thing to hold onto.
There is also something very therapeutic about picking up a pen and writing and the freedom that brings, you can decorate your words and paper, add pictures and get creative in a way that is far more instant than if you tried to replicate it digitally and there is something about it that I will never get bored of.
As some of you may already know I am minimising my life and the things I choose to have in it but what I do value is a decent writing set and pen. I have put aside about 4 journals to take to the charity shop as I am trying to streamline my list making to one book and decided to pop into Paperchase to treat myself to a proper writing set so that when my littlest turns two next month I have some nice paper in which to write him a letter, from mama to babe. The major bonus was it was also on sale and it comes presented in such a neat little box where I can also store some of the letters.
I really love using the time to write these letters as also a way of reflecting what we have done that year, what they have learnt, how we have grow as a family and what we hope to do in the future.
Do you have a special family traditional you do each year when you kids turn a year older or reach a milestone? Do you have a creative pastime that incorporates your flair for handwriting?