april giveaway 4by gina sekelsky studio They're finally here!  I'm tempted to put a few extra exclamation points on there, because I'm so thrilled and relieved to have my newest workshops out in the world.  They were a labor of love this time around; I tried so hard to incorporate all that I have learned from my local students and to make the courses fun and pretty! (!!!) Love Your Letters 2.0 is the new & improved version of my original PDF-based handwriting workshop.  Worksheets! Tips!  (More exclamation points!) And new this time around:  an alphabet of letters designed by me.  So if you wish you made your A a little differently or would like to try a new M on for size, I've got over 80 individual letters to play with. Love Your Letters Challenge is my new follow-up course, designed for those of you who really want to keep the tradition of handwriting alive.  I've gathered 25 creative projects to help you develop your personal handwriting style, including instructions for addressing envelopes the easy way and scanning your handwriting.  Plus a handful of worksheets, since I never seem to tire of those. Which brings me to this week's giveaway:  a tool kit to help you get the most from these workshops:  paper, pens, markers, and more.  I'll post a photo a little later in the week (once I have everything together).  To enter: *leave a comment here on this blog post (tell me your favorite way to use your handwriting!) *share the post on Facebook (and be sure to let me know) *regram the giveaway post on Instagram  (use #loveyourletters) *tweet about the giveaway (and tag me or link to this post) The winner will be announced Friday here on the blog.  Pretty please check back here to see if you've won.  (At least one prize this month has yet to be claimed.)  Good luck to all. And happy writing!
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56 Responses to Giveaway No. 4 for National Letter-Writing Month!

  1. Deanna H says:

    Holy Cow! These classes sound amazing. I don’t really love my handwriting so I don’t have a favorite way to use it. If I l did in fact love my handwriting I would have many ways to use it as a teacher. I addition, I would probably handwrite recipes instead of type them out. I do like to write thank you cards too. I guess the possibilities are endless. It’s definitely worth practicing from a pro like yourself. I think, could it really be possible to learn to write as beautiful as you do? Thanks for being an inspiration in so many ways!

  2. Handwriting adds such a personal touch to everything. Typing may be more legible at times, but the sight of a familiar hand has the power to move one’s heart. A simple postcard or a short note to say an uplifting word, express gratitude…the list is endless. It saddens me that cursive writing is being taught in fewer schools.

    I am a long-time follower of your blog and am in awe of your talent. Congratulations on your continued success.

  3. Kate S says:

    What a great giveaway! My favorite thing to do with my handwriting is taking notes – to-do lists, favorite quotes, shopping lists…

  4. CJ says:

    The course sounds fantastic. My favourite way to use my handwriting is in my recipe book, writing out my favourite recipes. Thanks for the giveaway Gina. CJ xx

  5. Tracy says:

    Holy wow, isn’t that amazing?! I need to give my handwriting the cure for what ails it… Fingers crossed!!!

  6. Tracy says:

    I also shared the post on Facebook.

  7. stephanie says:

    I do love making envelopes look pretty for mail but most of my handwriting goes in my calendar or journal or teacher / school planner. I try to journal alongside my to-do list so it’s a happy hodgepodge of life. The classes look great. 🙂

  8. Dawn Y. says:

    The new ‘Love Your Letters’ classes sound just wonderful, Gina! I love to use my handwriting to write notes in handmade cards. I would love to use my handwriting to keep a journal like yours! It was such a joy to teach cursive handwriting to my second grade students throughout my entire teaching career! Newly retired now, it will be such fun for me to learn new handwriting skills! Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration with all of us! ♡

  9. Lauren says:

    Wow…awesome! I’d love to take your class.

    I like to handwritten thank you cards and notes/events in my planner. No digital devices there! 🙂

  10. Sheila says:

    LOVE this giveaway!! I love to address envelopes, write to do lists and keep a color coded calendar up for the kids (and us) to keep track of events. Can’t wait for the workshop! Shared on fb too! Thanks Gina!

  11. Jennifer says:

    This sounds so fun! I would love to give my handwriting a boost and learn some decorative writing techniques, too. Plus, I go crazy for new creative projects and supplies! 🙂

  12. Martha says:

    I love to look back at the notes that I have taken — for school, work, and from workshops — to see how my handwriting has changed. I enjoy writing and would never take notes on my phone. What fun is that! Thanks, Gina, for the chance to win.

  13. Mary says:

    I still love to write cards for people!

  14. Molly says:

    So fun! I love your lettering! I even have one of your address stamps! I also shared on FB! =) xoxoxo

    • Molly says:

      Oh I forgot to say what I like to handwrite…sadly not much anymore other than grocery lists! And when I remember notes to my kids. 🙂

  15. Jocelyne says:

    The course looks awesome! I love to use my handwriting on cards and letters, but in college, I was a killer note-taker and everyone loved my legible writing when they were borrowing notes!

  16. amelia says:

    the funnest thing I do with my handwriting is doodle random wordforms and pictures. I used to love writing notes to friends in school, too. I should do that more, even though it might not be quite the same to pass notes around in grad seminars…

  17. Crystal says:

    Flair brand felt-tips

  18. MoniCue says:

    I write a daily love note for my daughter’s lunch box. She is 14–which means I have done this five times a week for nine years. (She has saved them all…) I plan to continue through her high school lunches.

  19. Sharlene says:

    I love writing and am known as the one to go to when my family and friends want things written. I have written many sets of wedding place cards and names on certificates. My favourite is addressing envelopes!! Winning this prize would be amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  20. Lynda says:

    We’re getting ready to move…so this sounds like the perfect way to stay connected with friends and LEARN a lot of tips and tricks!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  21. Lynda says:

    Shared on fb…reposted to instagram…

  22. April says:

    I write to pen pals and love to use my “fancy” handwriting when addressing the envelopes. I also write a love note to my husband everyday and put it in his lunch bag. good handwriting keeps our relationship strong!

  23. MorningDew says:

    I like to write notes for my loved ones.

  24. suzanne says:

    I LOVE using handwriting in my daily journal/smashbook. Each day I write about moments in my day and/or my feelings. I use it to also help me with writing and love coloring.

  25. madelia says:

    on cards, letters, posters, making handouts for children, journaling in my bible.

  26. Aine says:

    Of all things, I enjoy making my meeting notes look fun. The only person who sees them is me, but it puts an enjoyable spin on a mundane task.

    (I’d also like to get back to scrapbooking, and I always enjoyed hand-lettering my pages.)

  27. Kathleen says:

    My favorite way to use my handwriting is in correspondence with my 84-year old father. He has always inspired me with his discipline in letter writing. Until the time of her death, my father faithfully wrote his mother weekly letters. This was in the 1950’s when he moved out of the house, while he was in the military, and even after he got married. I can just see his handwriting in my mind and it fills my soul.

  28. Tina Joergens says:

    A tool kit to go with the workshops – Yea! My favorite way to use my new “fun” handwriting will be short notes in the handmade cards I send and post-it note to keep myself on track. Excited to get started!

  29. Raychel says:

    I love to use my handwriting to write notes to friends. I always tell people writing notes/letters is my spiritual gift 🙂 I’ve been known to make people cry with my letters!

  30. Megan says:

    I write lists and cards. so much different than on the computer all day for work!!

  31. Angela Martin says:

    My favorite way to use my handwriting is on my Christmas Card envelopes!.
    I love using sharpies and trying different decoratove ways to write an address 🙂

  32. Shannon says:

    Thank you notes and envelopes. Trying to pass that on to my girls the love of writing notes to people.

  33. Megan says:

    I like to hand write a letter or postcard to a different friend every month. And I love making cute birthday cards!

  34. Randi S says:

    I enjoy writing letters to penpals and decorating envelopes and postcards!

  35. Katy S says:

    I used to love my handwriting and would hand write thank you notes immediately. Over the years, my handwriting has become really inconsistent, sometimes it is my old style I loved and sometimes it looks like it belongs to someone else. I now have to wait for a “good handwriting day” to be able to send thank you notes, birthday cards, condolence cards, etc. Sometimes so much time passes that I don’t end up sending them due to poor etiquette embarrassment. I know it is the thought that counts, but I can’t stand when my handwriting is ugly. And the thought of hand addressing my Christmas cards gives me huge anxiety. I have had to resort to address labels which I find very tacky. I am hoping your course will give me my old handwriting back and that I will be able to pick up a pen with confidence again.

  36. Barb Sekelsky says:

    Christmas letters for sure- you do a fantastic job Gina!!

  37. Lisa says:

    Writing a note of care. Typed letters just don’t cut it.
    Love your work. Lisa

  38. oh my goodness, you know your blog readers don’t you?! a TOOL KIT is the best!!! i love to play with writing and have my style for printing, but i definitely need to work on my ‘cursive’ writing…i use my handwriting in letter writing more than anything else, well, maybe gift tags….or writing quotes in my sketchbook….or…or….(!)

  39. Elizabeth Anderson says:

    PICK ME PICK ME!!! I really need and want to improve my letter writing! You do an AWESOME job, Gina!

  40. Chantie says:

    I am a list-maker and just like to hand write notes, etc. Thanks for the chance!

  41. Kathy D says:

    Such a great giveaway! My favorite way to use my handwriting is for parties! Food tags, thank you’s etc. Thank you!!

  42. Kati says:

    I like to make lists, and I’d like to revive the tradition of sending a weekly postcard to my sister!

  43. Allison says:

    I love to hand-letter all of my holiday cards and party invitations.

  44. Kellie says:

    Um I love I love I love handwriting! I always try to copy someone’s letters that I love, and I create notes for my children all the time… That’s about it. I don’t do anything fancy, but I love them and they make me so happy! I would be interested in buying this kit if I don’t win… Seems like to have to download everything if you just buy it… Which I’m not super awesome at doing…

    Xoxo

  45. Rhonda Horton says:

    I tweeted, shared on FB, and reposted on Instagram!

    https://twitter.com/Rhondito

  46. Awesome. So glad to find your site. My handwriting needs help.

  47. Molly B says:

    I know I have nice penmanship, but I’m so particular about actually handwriting, that I revert to printing. I’ve favorited your classes on Etsy and am determined to purchase them in the near future. Meanwhile, my favorite time to handwrite is when I write in journals to my kiddos…which doesn’t happen enough anymore…

    Such a fun giveaway!

  48. ashley says:

    Taking notes!

  49. Kathleen says:

    Already shared above. Just trying to get posts sent to my e-mail!

  50. Jaime Sunshine says:

    This page & blog has truly inspired me! I enjoy using my handwriting to send out handmade cards to friends, family & children with illnesses. My entire life I have had such beautiful handwriting, however due to chronic illness it’s not as pretty & continues to get worse. I am looking into the classes you offer to help me focus on something new & fun, as well as take my mind off the fact my pretty writing is declining. I enjoy writing letters & thanks for helping to keep snail mail & smiles still going!!

  51. Cheryl Lynne says:

    I love reading your updates and using my stamp by you. I send a handfull of love letters out every week and wish more people did the same!
    Might have to take one of your classes to bring it to the next level!

  52. Cheryl Lynne says:

    Also shared on Facebook. Share the letters love 🙂

  53. leigh says:

    I love handwriting! I practice every day! I love using my own script for sentiments on handmade cards, tags, and envelope/mail art. So inspired by your blog. Thanks for the opportunity. Posted on facebook.

  54. Leslie L says:

    I love your blog! I use handwriting for thank you notes, scrapbooking, journaling, notes to the kids, etc.

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