Lars Book Club: January

The Art of the Handwritten Note Happy New Year, Lars readers! So glad you’re here to join us for another year. And if you’re just joining the Lars Book Club, welcome! We’ll have some lovely, artistic, enlightening, fun, and thoughtful reads throughout the year.

We thought we’d start 2017 off right, with a book that brings back an almost obsolete pleasantry – handwritten mail. Do you love getting “snail mail” with actual handwritten letters, written by someone close to you? Is one of your resolutions to write more personal Thank You notes and send more birthday cards? Do you savor (and save) notes and cards from your loved ones? I sure do! This month we’re focusing on reclaiming this connection with The Art of the Handwritten Note:A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication by Margaret Shepherd. As a noted calligrapher and author, Shepherd guides you through the reasons one should write handwritten notes, how to do it correctly, beautifully, and even what type of pen you should choose! 🙂 After all, written correspondence was once the only type of conversation available. It was well thought out, executed like an art form, and often written to last, unlike our quick texts and emails of today. So instead of an electronic Thank You for those holiday gifts you just received, grab some REAL paper or beautiful blank cards, find just the right pen, and discover more about yourself as you put your most precise and meaningful words on paper. Enjoy!

Find the book here and follow along with our @larsbookclub Instagram for a fun discussion. We’ll also have a mid-month post with discussion questions and printable for you, so stay tuned!The Art of the Handwritten Note

Photos by Anna Killian 


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