How to Incorporate Handwriting in Everyday Life

Handwriting is one of the many ways to celebrate individuality, identity, and self expression! However, with the instant gratification of social media and email, people are starting to use alternative forms of communication to reach out to friends and loved ones.

At Zebra, we value the power of handwriting! We believe that life’s moments are worth celebrating, and we know the impact of the written word. If you’re like us, you want to preserve the sentimental value of handwriting for generations to come. Here are just some of the many ways to incorporate handwriting into your everyday life!

Journals

A great way to incorporate handwriting into everyday life is to keep a journal! Rather than using an online journal, you can purchase a journal that is unique to you, and build up a collection of pens that suit your writing needs! For those that need a strong, reliable pen that will last, turn to the Steel line. For those that prefer a smooth, rapidly drying writing experience, select a Sarasa gel pen. Keeping a daily journal can allow you to practice cursive, neater handwriting, or accept your handwriting for what it is! Regardless of how you hand-write, you are preserving an art of individuality, and creating a keepsake you can look back on for years to come.

Notes and Drafts

If you’re a student, there are many ways you can use handwriting. Many experts say using taking notes with traditional pen and paper is more effective than taking notes on a computer or other device. When it comes to writing essays and papers, handwriting ideas to brainstorm and organize your thoughts is a great way to strategically complete an assignment.

Cards

If you have older parents or grandparents who may not use cellphones to text or computers to email, use write them a card or letter! Not only will your loved ones be thrilled to receive your message, writing them a card will help them feel more connected to you. There is something special about opening an envelope and finding a card handwritten by someone you care about!

Reminders

Using handwriting to jot down quick reminders on a sticky note is a great way to keep track of your tasks. You can handwrite your food shopping list to not only remind you of what you need, but also take time away from your phone! When you write something down, you’ll find that you recall it better than simply repeating it over and over in your head or typing it on your phone.

Love Letters

A handwritten letter to your significant other or spouse can be one of the most meaningful ways to communicate with them. Even if you talk to him or her each day, writing them letters during special times of year will not only organize your thoughts and feelings onto paper for them, it can be something that they can keep forever and ever as well. Writing a love letter is a great way to show you care, because you have taken time out of your life to sit down with a pen and paper and express your feelings to them.

Using handwriting in your daily life is a great way to relax, unplug from electronics, and connect with those around you. Take time to cherish life’s moments, and find zen in enlightened writing!