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Back to school time is here! There is something about this time of year that makes me want to get my workspace organized and freshened up even though I’m not enrolled in college anymore.
My daughter starts kindergarten this fall and I’m so excited for her to begin her grade school education. She is looking forward to riding on the bus to school on her own and meeting her new teacher.
We’ve been stocking up on supplies for school and our home office at Target.
One of the things I picked up was a fresh set of G2® pens by Pilot Pen. We can never have too many pens in our house and I like to have a variety of colors for my art projects and daily list making.
I tend to be picky about the pens I use. I prefer smooth gel ink pens so these G2® pens by Pilot Pen are my top choice.
I wanted to make a simple card for my daughters day care teacher she had over the summer. I appreciate all the hard work that these teachers do for our kids and I think it’s nice to show your gratitude for teachers and child care providers.
One thing I have noticed in the past couple of years is that my handwriting has gone completely downhill. I used to have very nice and neat writing but since I use the computer almost exclusively it’s looking pretty sloppy lately.
I want to improve my handwriting so that people reading my cards can actual decipher what I am writing.
Tips for improving your handwriting as an adult
- Slow down, take your time so that your writing stay neater.
- Use lined paper to help keep things straight.
- Practice letters and basic shapes.
- Get a good grip on your pen.
- Lower the pressure, don’t squeeze too tight.
- Engage your whole arm while writing, let your whole arm go with the flow.
This card I created was super simple to make. You don’t need any fancy art supplies.
I think it’s best to have your kids make cards for their teachers rather than purchase them. It’s so much more personal and kids will love to get crafty.
Start by writing your saying in simply handwriting. Then you can go back and outline it to make the font a little bit thicker. It will look messy before it looks better, so don’t worry!
Fill in the letters and add any other caption to the front of the card.
Write your message inside the card with different colored ink.
Add some doodles to the front of the card and it’s ready for gift-giving.
Are you ready for back to school yet? Let me know how you’re getting ready and make sure you pick up a pack of G2® pens by Pilot Pen on your next trip to Target.