National Handwriting Day

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I am a very sentimental person and I love to keep my memories, especially the memories I have of my children.

I keep all the kid's drawings, birthday cards, school work and anything to keep as a cherished keepsake; a collection built up over the years as they grow. Not only do I keep items that they themselves loved and cherished, but also items that remind me of them. Something I store safely away in the loft, memories being stored.

I plan to get the boxes down (there are many) with the kid's things and just look at them and remember.

So when I was given the challenge to celebrate National Handwriting Day, my first thought was to celebrate with my children and their handwriting.

It's nice to have a day to appreciate handwriting where we live in a time where most people prefer texting and typing! You truly can't beat good ole pen and paper - I love writing, I prefer writing - the pen is mightier than the keyboard.

It's so much more personal and beautiful when you have their handwriting as a memento. Yes, I have stacks of their school work, but nothing collectively. So, I thought "I know", I would love to collect each of their writing on one piece, to frame it and to keep it. And, that is what we did today, for National Handwriting Day 2016.

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Lewis wrote his first, then Summer, Jacob and finally Liam. 

One thing I loved discovering when the kids were doing this task, is how both my oldest two's writing is the same.

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Next year, we will do the same again and display it in the right-hand side of the frame.  And, I hope to do the same each year for as long as I can - all 4 kids writing their name, their age and the year, where I can see their writing evolve.

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