Happy Monday. This is just a short post today, so that everyone can recover from the length and craziness that was Friday’s post.
My most recent commission on Etsy was this typed letter. My client’s nephew is having his first birthday, and they had written him a letter of wishes for his character. I think something like this always makes a great gift, but I was particularly touched by the wording they used and thought it was worth sharing.
The letter reads:
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong.
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young.
Isn’t that a beautiful sentiment?
I couldn’t decide whether it would look better double-spaced or single-spaced, so I did it both ways on two different colors of card stock so she could frame it the way she wanted it.
It can be just as difficult to write something out on the typewriter (I type quickly, but not especially accurately) as to do it in calligraphy, but I think it turned out very well. I only had to start again three times, so all in all, that’s not terrible.
There’s something about a typewriter that makes words feel more special. Every stroke of the key is a little different, and it feels like it took more time and effort.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten from relatives?
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The best advice I ever received was from my Mother. She always said that if you borrow something return it better than you received it. Which means, if it needs oil, oil it. If it needs sharpening, sharpen it. If it is slightly dirty scrub it. If a button is missing sew it on and if you are lucky enough to receive a plate filled with cookies, return the plate with something delicious on it, if you can!