The first time I combined our handwriting into one art piece and hung it on our bedroom wall, a spark of inspiration flooded in. Ideas were coming out of my ears (cute notes written by my children over the years, cards from grandma, signatures and more). Yet the actual handwriting pieces received from customers are so beyond what I ever imagined.
Examples - love letters from the war. The last piece of a mom's handwriting right before she died in a tragic accident. Love yous from all members of a family, some who had already passed. Favorite recipes from a woman who died long ago. Recently discovered journal entries of beautiful poetry after the author passed. I could go on and on and on.
My favorite part of this whole process is hearing the stories of when these words were written, when and how the person lived their lives and how they passed. It sounds as if there have been quite a few tears from people when they receive the gifts. Many times, people haven't seen their loved one's handwriting for a long time. I know for me, when I see my grandmother's handwriting, I see her.
I love seeing my young children's handwriting on an everyday basis. With Valentine's Day and Mother's Day coming up, this would make a very unique, personalized and special gift.
I'm going to put this little guy in a frame and set it right in front of my kitchen sink, so I can see it everyday.
Do you have any special pieces of handwriting with a unique story? I'd love to hear about them!