From writing lists, to cards and gift tags, put pen to paper and practise your handwriting skills.
Here are tips on polishing up your penmanship.
In this techno-driven age, it would be easy to assume that the humble ink pen has been relegated to history. Think again – just like colouring in, knitting and sewing – pen power is back and it is time to polish up your handwriting skills, say experts.
“Handwriting is trending and we have seen an increase in demand for our fountain pens and calligraphy pens,” said John Johnston, marketing manager, Pilot Pen Australia.
Ironically, it is social media that is helping to revive the love of handwriting, with millions of posts dedicated to the art of beautiful handwriting.
“There is something very relaxing and rewarding about putting pen to paper and creating a beautiful piece of writing and the more you practise, the better you become,” says professional calligrapher Moya Carroll, who has more than 130,000 followers on Instagram.
Moya says you don’t need to be a professional calligrapher to polish up your penmanship.
From writing lists, to cards and gift tags, put pen to paper and practise your handwriting skills. A carefully hand-written card or letter is a beautiful gift in itself.
Here, Moya shares her tips on polishing up your penmanship
A final word of advice: A fountain pen makes a great Father’s Day gift as it is something that many people wouldn’t purchase for themselves.”