In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Handwritten.”

When was the last time you wrote something by hand? What was it?


Over the past year, I became a letter writer and I recently wrote my niece a letter acknowledging and celebrating her recent graduation and her college start. However, I wrote the letter using an actual “Quill and Pen.” Dipping the quill into the inkwell and writing on burnt colored parchment paper gave me an incredible sensation of nostalgia. Folding and sliding the paper into a matching colored envelope and sealing with a monogram letter stamped in red wax, this was an overwhelming experience.

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I hope my letter will become a keepsake item and in the coming years she will come across my letter and look upon it as a “Handwritten” ancient form of communication.

The Daily Post Prompt

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

12 thoughts on ““Handwritten””
  1. How exquisite! What a memory for her to treasure! 🙂

    1. Oh, yes it will be, my sister has taken it and place it aside. 🙂

  2. I used to use a quill and ink when I did calligraphy, but they’re difficult to hold with arthritic hands. Now I use an ink pen that’s fatter and easier to grip. 🙂

    1. Oh yes! I cannot imagine using the quill in pen by limited lighting into my later years, which are not to far off. 🙂

      1. I think that we’re not that far apart, age wise. 😛 Arthritis just caught up with me sooner than most people. ^_^

        1. My knees are showing their age when I bicycle too much.

  3. You have a nice set, and is very nice of you to use them for making memories . All the best to you.

    1. Adrian, it is nice, however, I still get either a text or email in response. Yet family members are surprised to get a letter, especially the nieces and nephews.

  4. Unfortunately, handwriting is becoming a lost art. They don’t even teach it in school after third grade. I try to handwrite letters to my grandchildren as much as possible. There is something so personal about the written word. So sad that it’s fading away.

    1. It’s not done yet, I’ll keep surprising my family with written letters for years to come

      1. Great idea.

  5. I would love to receive a letter like that 🙂 very nice!

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