Category Archives: Handwriting and Calligraphy

Graceful Envelope Contest

Calling all mail artists and calligraphers! The Graceful Envelope contest is coming around again.  The contest is a combined effort of The Washington Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Your job is to beautifully decorate and address … Continue reading

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Calligraphy

I love calligraphy.  The pens and inks and alphabets.  I aspire to one day be proficient at it myself.  But until then, I admire those who practice the art. I read this Wall Streen Journal article a while back about calligrapher … Continue reading

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Cursive Handwriting Debate

(Image from Handwriting Makeover) Cursive handwriting has made the New York Times’ Room for Debate section! You can find the varying view points here. While some argue that research shows it’s better for your brain or your fluency to learn … Continue reading

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Graceful Envelope Contest

Every year the Washington Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers hold The Graceful Envelope Contest inviting calligraphers and artists to take a theme and create beautiful envelopes. Last year’s theme “D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better” produced some amazing … Continue reading

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Happy National Handwriting Day!

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day.  Handwriting is celebrated on this day because it is the birthday of John Hancock–the man whose beautiful signature so boldly graces our Declaration of Independence: A summit in Washington, D.C. today sought to raise … Continue reading

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