Writing Matters to Sharon Little because…
Posted by National Stationery Week
“…there’s something very special about ink on paper, it’s very personal.
We have an emotional connection to the handwriting of the people who are nearest and dearest to us, parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, which comes from seeing their handwriting on cards, notes and letters all the way back to our earliest childhood.
Handwriting reflects our personalities, it’s alive and changes with our mood, capturing that specific moment of writing in time. Just seeing handwriting on an envelope means something to us before we even open it.
When we write by hand, it can actually give us permission to be more emotional and express our caring feelings more openly. And by taking the time to write a card or a letter we are showing that we are making an effort for that person, spending time to bring joy to them in the future.
That’s why it’s so difficult to throw handwritten cards away, especially when there is a proper handwritten message inside – it’s almost like breaking that emotional connection and throwing that person away.”
Sharon is CEO of the Greeting Card Association. More information about the Greeting Card Association can be found at
This blog item was posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016.