Creative · Writing

The art of writing

Believe it or not, there is a World Calligraphy Day and this year it’s on 14th August.

Handwriting can be so beautiful, and celebrating the art and personality of it is definitely something to be applauded.

As well as celebrating calligraphy, the day encourages people to get creative before sharing their work online.

I love a bit of stationery and trying out the new calligraphy pens I was sent from Manuscript reminded me how really lovely writing tools can make it so much more rewarding, especially for children just learning.

I’ve also been planning to start bullet journaling, and got a new notebook and stencils for my birthday so it’s encouraged me to get going on a bit of practice.

Like last year, Manuscript have partnered with Birmingham Children’s Hospital for World Calligraphy Day 2019 to help ‘Say Something Special’ to children in the hospital’s care and are asking people to send their letters to Small Man Media, 2nd Floor, 6 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

You can create a unique piece of artwork and share it on social media by tagging @manuscriptpenco, using the hashtags #WorldCalligraphyDay and #SaySomethingSpecial. Or get involved by writing down your favourite word and sharing it daily in the run up to the day, using the hashtag #MyFavouriteWord.

There are also some free craft project downloads available that writers of all ages can try out from calligraphy.co.uk, as well as competitions to win calligraphy bundles by following the @manuscriptpenco social media accounts.

Anything that keeps people connected to writing by hand is ok in my book.

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