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Reposted from January, with edits:
Basic, I know, but oh so true. When I look at my own wedding invitation from 1991 versus those I lettered in 1998 (the year I designed stationery for 108 weddings), the difference is startling. If you want to have better handwriting, you've got to write every day. Every. Single. Day.
2. Write more letters
I love a letter from Mel in Japan or a postcard from Kelly staying in Las Vegas. I save all the thank you notes from my custom clients. Write your own letter worth keeping.
3.One card x twelve months
In an effort to stay in touch with my far-away father, I sent him one card each month for a year. (And let me edit here to add that my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's not long after that year. Going through his things after he passed away, I found that he had saved several of my notes. It was worth every minute.) Seems a simple thing. Buy cards, make cards, use what you already have...just be sure to include a personal note.
4. Embellish an envelope
Doodles, color, glitter...make a mail carrier's day!
5. Take my class at Paper Source
I have taught a class in handlettering for Paper Source and was hoping to have an online version ready in time for that back-to-school feeling. (Maybe a Valentine feeling is more my speed.) Let me know if you have any specific questions about handwriting and I'll try to answer them over the next two weeks.