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5 ways to quickly improve your handwriting

November 29, 2012 | 6 Comments

5 ways to quickly improve your handwriting

It’s nearly December. I know you’re probably dreading writing out and addressing your Christmas cards. “My handwriting is so awful,” you think to yourself. If I may suggest — steer clear of printing out EVERYTHING. It can feel really impersonal to the recipient. If you do nothing more than sign your name, at least do that. With a real pen. (Post coming soon on what to write inside those cards besides your name!) In the meantime, here are some tips on how to improve your penmanship:

1. Slow down

Yes, you’re in a hurry to get those bajillion cards out the door. Maybe the kids are tearing down the tree as you write or your husband is determined to short out the power with Christmas lights. But you’ll find that if you just s.l.o.w d.o.w.n as you write, concentrate on what you’re doing, you’ll see instant results.

2. Write in cursive

You know those curvy letters they taught you as a kid? Yeah, they still exist. Use them. One, they look more elegant and pretty than print. But two, because of all the loops and curves, it’s easier to mask imperfections in your writing style. (*Note: If you’re more comfortable writing in print, then I’m sure someone would rather receive a printed note from you than nothing at all.)

3. Use the right pen

If you don’t write with a fountain pen every day, now’s probably not the time to start. Use something you’re comfortable with. Sure, that means use something that feels comfortable in your hand, but it also means to use a pen that reflects you. I know this sounds silly, but there are just some pens that make me happier than others. Pretty ones, gifted ones, super-smooth-ink ones make me feel more dedicated to my writing task than the chewed ballpoint I accidentally grabbed at the doctor’s office.

4. Write big

Literally. Not humongous. But bigger than your usual chicken scratch. Especially if you’ve heeded my advice from No. 2 and are writing in cursive, you can achieve big, flowy, beautiful letters. Small and scrunchy words are only going to look worse. Give your writing space to breathe. Plus, you have the added benefit — if you’re really worried about your handwriting — that writing big means you can write less.

5. Put your heart into it

Whether you’re sending Christmas cards or random ones throughout the year, sit down. Make yourself comfortable. Relax. Think about what you’re going to say. It’s likely that your card’s recipient will be keeping this memento for a long time. Imagine they pull it out next year to show to a friend how great you are. You want it to look nice (for you and for them).

So there you have it. Five quick ways to improve your handwriting. But whether your penmanship is beautiful or not, it’s really the thought behind your letter that counts. Take the time to sit down and WRITE. And remember, practice makes perfect.

Of course it always helps to pick the perfect card to write in.

Cyber Monday: Exclusive art print + discount

November 25, 2012 | Leave a comment

It’s Cyber Monday! The big day to shop online, and the last day of our doorbuster deal.

Ready to get today’s
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print?

Here is today’s design:

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Let every heart prepare him room

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive this exclusive art print. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use the discount below, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

This is your LAST opportunity to get one of these exclusive RLPCo art prints! I’ll post here when today’s five prints have been claimed, but don’t worry, there’s still some discount goodness to go around.

Happy cyber shopping!

Just-Because Sunday: Exclusive art print + discount

November 24, 2012 | Leave a comment

We’ve had Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Tomorrow is Cyber Monday. But why skip Sunday?

Ready to get today’s
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print?

Here is today’s design:

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Keep Warm and Carol On print

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive this exclusive art print. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use the discount below, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

Tomorrow will be your last chance to get an exclusive print, and it will be revealed at midnight EST tonight. So check back! I’ll post here when the day’s prints have been claimed.

Not an earlybird-gets-the-worm type person? We’ve got a discount all weekend long!

Happy Sunday!

Small Business Saturday: Exclusive art print + discount

November 23, 2012 | Leave a comment

Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity to support small businesses like this one with your Christmas shopping!

Ready to get today’s
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print?

Here is today’s design:

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Heart of Christmas print

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive this exclusive art print. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use the discount below, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

Each day’s exclusive print will be revealed at midnight EST the day before they’re available. So keep checking back! I’ll post it here when that day’s prints have been claimed.

Not an earlybird-gets-the-worm type person? We’ve got a discount all weekend long!

Thank you for supporting small business!

Black Friday: Exclusive doorbuster print + discounts

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Leftovers in the fridge, shopping on the brain. It’s Black Friday.

Starting today, we’re giving away
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art prints!

This is the only time these prints will be offered, one for each day through Cyber Monday.

Here is today’s exclusive art print:

Black Friday Let It Snow print

Black Friday Let It Snow print

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive one of these exclusive art prints. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use a discount, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

Each day’s exclusive print will be revealed at midnight EST the day before they’re available. So keep checking back! I’ll post it here when that day’s prints have been claimed.

But don’t worry if you can’t click that fast. We’ve got deals all day (and weekend) long! Just make sure you take note of what times these discounts will be offered.

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Happy shopping!

RLPCo Doorbuster Deals for Black Friday (et al)

November 21, 2012 | Leave a comment

I know shopping after Thanksgiving generally trends toward buying gifts for others, but you’re still gonna need Christmas cards to send them. So we’re getting in on the sale action this weekend.

But it’s not just a sale.

For four days — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Just-Because Sunday (I made that one up) and Cyber Monday — the FIRST FIVE PEOPLE to spend at least $25 in the shop will get a FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print! This is the only time these prints will be offered. Wanna see them?

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You didn’t think I was gonna show you NOW did you? Each day’s exclusive print will be revealed at midnight EST the day before they’re available. So keep checking back! And remember, only the first five people of the day (who spend $25 or more) will get the print, so you better be quick. I’ll post it here when that day’s prints have been claimed.

But don’t worry if you can’t click that fast. We’ve got deals all day (and weekend) long! Just make sure you take note of what times these discounts will be offered.

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To recap: Act early, save a lot, get free stuff. Capiche?

Oh, and …

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