Tag Archives: New York Times

Why Handwriting is Important

17 Jun

Someone at work just shared an article with me about the importance of handwriting.  I’ve always felt strongly that it is in fact important.  I remember being in college and writing down my notes during a lecture. There is science showing that writing your notes down actually helps us to remember the information better than just reading it.  A new study is showing that handwriting helps activate a part of our brain for learning.

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades,” by New York Times writer Maria Konnikova, talks about the studies associated with these findings.  I found the article fascinating and worth reading as messages are being sent more and more through electronic devices.  It also reminds me to journal my thoughts and write that thank you card.  There is science proving it’s good for my brain!

How do you feel about handwriting?  Do you think it’s important?

xoxo

Jennifer

 

Thank You, Guy Trebay

11 Apr

This week I came across a story in the New York Times called “The Found Art of Thank-You Notes” by Guy Trebay.  It was such a great article that I shared it through twitter and with some of my friends. Mr. Trebay really captured the way I personally feel about handwritten thank you notes.  In a world full of emails and texts, it is a lot easier to send a quick “thank you” message, but when you take a moment to hand write a thank you note, it truly stands out.

I was so happy to hear that the art of writing thank you notes is making a comeback.  Maybe in this digital age people are yearning for something that feels more authentic.  Handwriting truly expresses your personality where an emoticon, while fun and whimsical, can’t truly replace the emotions evoked by receiving a handwritten note.

Thank you, Mr. Trebay, for your timely and well written article.  Maybe I should write a handwritten thank you note?

xoxo

Jennifer

New Year, New Look for Coffee Table Decor!

3 Jan

The holidays are over … the decorations are put away.  Start fresh this new year and create some WOW on your coffee table with something both unique and classic at the same time.  Our stunning personalized New York Times Year Edition Book is the perfect gift (yes, even for yourself!) and a great conversation piece for any gathering.  See for yourself as Taryn Scher chats with Jack & Kimberly on “Your Carolina” about it.

Happy New Year!

xoxo

Jennifer