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The Lost Art of Handwriting

Updated on November 27, 2011
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Samantha Pointer, is a Technology Organizing Coach and founder of Get IT Together!. Bridging the gap between organization and technology.

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With all of the technology that we have today it is easy to forget how great handwriting is. I remember when I was little finding out that I have the same handwriting as my great grandmother. My grandfather kept her handwritten valedictorian speech and I was amazed at how similar our writing was. The strokes and penmanship was identical.

As I was driving today and thinking I thought of how excited I was when I first saw the letter. I wondered if our handwriting still looked identical then I realized it had been a long time since I had handwritten anything of substance or length. It dawned on me that most things I do now I type. This got me to thinking of what a shame it would be if present and future generations didn't get the priviledge of knowing who their handwriting looks like because of what they use most to communicate is through a computer or a tablet.

I think we need to get back to the art of handwriting. Even if you just take a few times a week to journal or write a handwritten letter instead of sending out an email. Even when writing this piece I am tempted to write it out first before I type it just so I won't forget that I have beautiful handwriting and I want my kids and grandkids and great grandkids to have a record of it.

What will you do today to preserve this art? How about writing a letter to a loved one or friend. I can guarantee the joy it would bring them to receive your handwritten letter. I still keep all of my handwritten notes and letters.

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    • gmwilliams profile image

      Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This is so true. You have expressed my sentiments exactly!