Cursive Handwriting

Cursive handwriting is today’s blog topic and one I will be spending time on next year with including exploring Spencerian system of penmanship, Palmer Method of penmanship, and the McGuffey’s Readers lessons still available.

Today we are looking at something overlooked and (probably)  under practiced – our cursive handwriting!   

There is something we can give ourselves without having to use up a gift card and it can be ours for no money.  For just the purchase price of our personal time we can practice and find ourselves sending our personal correspondence with beautiful cursive handwriting.    With all of the recent handwriting from this Holiday season just concluding, I am reminded my own penmanship can use some practice before the next big concentrated letter writing wave and there are steps I can take to improve!

“Practice does not make perfect.  Only perfect practice makes perfect.”  – Vince Lombardi

Today there is a very nice less than 4 minute video that CJ’s Creative Studio put together last year on tips for improving our cursive handwriting.  In this video he stresses the importance of being focused and diligent, personal style, to be generally legible, and to practice daily.   You will want to visit his site as he addresses how to create your own guide sheets for practicing.

Back in September I blogged about Getting that handwritten letter look (TrueType font) and while it is true we can use technology to give us that look and there are times it comes in handy, my point is it is nice to be able to have the choice and when time permits actually handwrite our own letters.

It is fun exploring and finding a Spencerian Set of copy books with penmanship theory book available for ordering on line.  To see the different options for the 1836 Original McGuffey Readers Hard Cover Set of 7 books available has me digging even more to see all the options.   The more I spend time among these found pages there are even more items to explore for using to improve our cursive handwriting.  For now suffice it to say I am exploring and doing some ordering to tryout out some of these items with plans to share writing about them in future blog posts in 2016 here at!

 Anchors Aweigh,


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —

Image above upper left of fountain pen nibs, made of white gold, gold, and stainless steel. By Kingkongfive (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons from December 7, 2013

YouTube: Improving Your Cursive Handwriting posted by CJ’s Creative Studio.   Link to CJCS Video: Making Guide Sheets with Inkscape from September 17, 2015. blog post: Getting that handwritten letter look (TrueType font) September 16, 2015 written by Helen Rittersporn



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