Lists top for hand­writ­ing

Daily Express - - NEWS - By Al­lis­ter Hag­ger

HOUSE­HOLD lists are keep­ing the art of hand­writ­ing alive.

In an era of emails, texts and so­cial me­dia, shop­ping and “to do” memos are the main things jot­ted down man­u­ally, fol­lowed by greet­ing cards and form-fill­ing.

Of 2,000 adults, around one in four said their chief rea­son to write by hand was to make a list, while 15 per cent cited fill­ing in a form.

Just six per cent said their top rea­son to pick up a pen was to com­pose a let­ter.

Other oc­ca­sions in­cluded writ­ing notes and sign­ing for parcels and de­liv­er­ies.

The re­search for Clin­tons greet­ings cards also found 54 per cent of women are most likely to scrib­ble lists, com­pared to 37 per cent of men.

Eight in 10 peo­ple were more likely to trust a mes­sage writ­ten by hand.

Clin­tons’ Tim Fairs said: “When it comes to leav­ing an im­pres­sion, the phys­i­cal act of writ­ing – and sign­ing your name, still car­ries a weight that pix­els can’t eas­ily match.”

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