World Calligraphy Day 2017 : Win a Beginners Calligraphy Set

World Calligraphy Day

World Calligraphy Day 2017

Manuscript Pen Company are delighted to announce the first ever World Calligraphy Day. Next Wednesday, 16th August 2017, with events and workshops taking place around the world. One of the biggest events is happening at The Pen Museum, Birmingham for families. The day is being held to celebrate the history of penmanship and all things calligraphy related. Explore the Pen Museum and learn about the many pen companies of Birmingham and the history of the trade starting from quills and dip pens to the modern day fountain pen. Step back in time and try your hand at creating your very own steel pen nib using traditional machinery.

You can join at this free event from 11am – 4pm where you’ll be able to tour the historic museum, take part in some calligraphy workshops and find out more about the history of calligraphy and pen manufacture throughout the world. World Calligraphy Day Family Clan

My Writing Story

When I was at Junior School I had a teach called Mrs Devil, (was pronounced De-Ville) no guessing what we called her, but she made the whole of the junior school write with proper ink pens and in italic font. Now I’m left handed, so I’m always writing across my work. I was always covered in ink and my work was always smudged. She hated me and always seemed to want to make an example of me. I tried writing differently. I’d seen other children writing with their left hand. Somehow bent around I never could managed this. She’d hold my work up at the front of the class, saying how lazy and scruffy I was in my penmanship.

I used to go home so upset, until my Mum came in and sorted her out. She still didn’t like me but didn’t pick on me, as much. We very rarely actually put pen to paper these days. Maybe writing birthday, Christmas cards and the like is the only time we do. But even that is disappearing fast with the like of Moonpig, Funky Pigeon, etc. being available for you do just type in on your laptop, tablet etc. I’m sat here typing this thinking when I last actually wrote, like a letter, poem or something, I have no idea. I know we played games when I was with Harriet, Jake and Grace, we jotted scores and things down then but I’ve no idea when I last actually wrote anything.

Our Future

I’m happy to see that Jake, Olivia and Grace are being taught to write and are doing really well. Olivia has even done some written reviews for us when she’s been out and about. I think they are brilliant and so proud of her. Arron love drawing so that’s the basis of writing for the young so he’s making a start. He is only 19 months old. What did you last write with a pen and paper? Is your writing neat or a mess like mine?

Nanna Jane


Manuscript Pen Co have given us this Beginners Calligraphy to giveaway.World Calligraphy Day Giveaway Prizes If you would like a chance to win, just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway form below.

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250 Thoughts to “World Calligraphy Day 2017 : Win a Beginners Calligraphy Set”

  1. Chris Andrews

    l prefer a handwritten letter as it seems more personal . . . . l was brought up to send thank you letters and it probably stems from that

  2. Felicity Smith

    I like both and sometimes an email has a lot more information in it than a handwritten letter as it seems more people can type than write lots of content

  3. Jenifer

    I like the ease of electronic communications, but theres something more personal and perhaps even more thoughtful at receiving a hand written letter! Perhaps its just the novelty nowadays as its so rare. I remember enjoying taking the time to hand write to my penpal when I was younger! x

  4. Laura Marshall

    I like both really as it shows the person cares enough about you to take time out of their day. Handwritten is extra special tough.

  5. Isabel O

    I like both, they both brighten up my day. But there’s nothing like receiving a lovely handwritten letter in the post.

  6. Lin martin

    Handwritten of course a little piece of the person is in it, a real connection

  7. ZARA

    A letter as it just adds that extra personal touch

  8. Jessica Barber

    Handwritten letters for sure! I love seeing people’s handwriting and I think handwritten letters flow from the heart more as you can’t constantly edit them! Plus getting something other than bills in the post is always a treat 🙂

  9. Jules Lawson

    Hand written letters, they seem to have a lot more meaning! More effort has gone in to them for a start (having to buy notepaper and envelopes for example).

  10. Ray Dodds

    Either they both mean that the person cares about you

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