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October 02, 2015

BIC Fight For Your Write

Call me old fashioned, but I love a good handwritten note. I'm actually known to send real, handwritten thank you notes by....wait for it...snail mail. 

I don't know -- to me, there's something more proper and more respectful about a handwritten letter or card. It shows you've taken the time to literally put pen to paper and articulate your thoughts. And then there's that old fashioned charm. I mean, would you rather have a love letter emailed or beautifully scrawled on fancy paper? 

Here's the thing: despite keeping old traditions, with all the time I spend typing and texting my writing, my handwriting has definitely suffered. It's not as neat as it once was. And I've even heard that schools aren't concerned with teaching kids cursive writing anymore. What a shame. 

With Back to School season in full swing, BIC is rallying Canadians to join the Fight For Your Write movement to encourage Canadian families to save handwriting. Everyone is invited to pledge their commitment to handwriting at

BIC Fight For Your Write is also partnering with Breakfast Club of Canada and donating $10,000 directly to the organization and giving an additional $10,000 (retail value) of stationery supplies to Canadian schools in need.

Here's what you can do: 

  • Visit the website and pledge to Fight For Your Write
  • Head out and buy some new pens and pencils (funky colours encouraged) and get your kids writing!
  • Set aside some time to work on handwriting and printing (You can purchase large lined paper inexpensively at a Dollar Store)

Let's all do our part to save handwriting!


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