Did you know that today is National Handwriting Day? I'm not sure who made that happen, but thanks. I've been obsessed with writing and letter forms for as long as I can remember. I never wrote "Mrs. Margaret xxxxx (insert last name of crush here) but I did come up with 101 different M's and H's. While signing on the dotted line gets you a lot of wonderful things (a house, a car, a ring) I think the best use of handwriting is penning a letter to someone special.
I love discovering great examples of handwriting (most of which I pin here) and I have had great success with my line of hand lettered custom stamps. To celebrate this day, I'm giving away an original paper pastries hand lettered stamp.
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment with your favorite memory that involves handwriting. My favorite memory comes from the summer before my senior year of high school. It was June 2002. I had just realized I had a crush on Tony when he told me he was going to Italy for the rest of the summer. He told me to write down my address and that he'd send me a postcard. I had never been so happy at the thought of a receiving a postcard. I wrote down my name and address then drew a heart by my name. I think that really set the wheels in motion ;)
I'm also doing a stationery giveaway on instagram, you can enter both. Just find me @paperpastries.
Sorry the giveaways are only open to U.S. residents. Good luck! The giveaways will run until next Friday.