Don't you just love to receive a card or letter in the mail from someone who writes in a nice cursive? Cursive writing is an elegant and flowing style of writing taught to children after they learn print handwriting. There is talk all around the country that cursive handwriting is a dying art! Lord have mercy! I guess the powers that be feel that with the rise of technology, more emphasis should be placed on typing. I admit that keyboarding skills are a must in today's world. I was lucky to learn print handwriting, cursive writing, and typing in school. With my typing skills, I'm a real speedster on the keyboard--I can even type without looking at the keys.
Now, I'm ashamed to say that my handwriting is a mix of print and cursive. I'm always in such a rush and don't take the time to connect my letters when writing in cursive...it comes out as mixed up mess!
I was happy to see a tweet a couple of months ago from Susan Branch regarding her love of cursive writing. Susan is the author of 14 best-selling "Heart of the Home" lifestyle books full of homemaking advice. She is an artist and creates the cutest nostalgic watercolors.
She did a blog post back in January about her love of cursive here and has declared Sunday, March 10, 2014 "I Love Cursive Day!"
I remember when I first started learning cursive and struggled with each letter and then when I learned them all, trying to connect them. If I remember correctly, my maternal grandmother died when we were learning to write the "Q" and I fell behind...still can't make cute "Q."
I have saved all the letters my Daddy sent to my Mama when he served in the Army during World War II...all written in his fancy cursive.
I get lots of cards and letters from people everyday...while I do love a cute print handwriting, I especially love to receive correspondence from those ladies who write in cursive.
So what do you think? Do you think that the schools should teach cursive handwriting today or do you feel like the time should be devoted to other skills? How will children learn how to sign their own name without learning cursive? Will our signatures become a thing of the past?
Today I think I'll send out a few notes written in my fanciest cursive style! Happy "I Love Cursive Day" y'all!