Lists top for handwriting
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.”