Have You Taken The Pledge To Fight For Your Write? #BICFFYW

I have!

And here’s proof:

BICFFYW logoWhat’s the pledge and what am I talking about you ask?

Well, take a moment and think to yourself, when is the last time you actually took pen to paper and wrote something down? How about your kids, or kids in your family? It’s scary to think that with so much technology now, we are writing less and less.

I personally handwrite thank you cards very often as well as my annual Christmas cards, and of course birthday cards. It’s also a requirement of my job to write down notes of employee meetings etc.  I typically also write many to-do lists and thoughts in a notebook I carry with me daily, but I’m “grown”, my kids are less and less exposed to the need for handwriting.

Handwriting is critical to a child’s education and development and plays a vital role in helping children build confidence, creativity, critical thinking and fine-motor skills, says Pam Allyn, a literacy advocate, education expert and author and founder of LitWorld.

BIC – a leading manufacturer of writing, marking and correction products – launched the BIC Fight For Your Write movement to encourage Canadian families to help save handwriting for future generations.

This movement includes taking a simple pledge like I did to save handwriting as well as great tips to make handwriting fun for children. Here are 5 great tips to get them started:

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It’s exciting to see my son starting to write at such a young age.

At only 3 years old,  he loves his chalkboard, but he also loves mimicking the rest of us in the house and using a pen on scrap pieces of paper. BIC is a recognized name for providing quality writing instruments to suit any subject.

Not only did BIC launch this amazing campaign, they also partnered up with the Breakfast Club of Canada to ensure that kids go to school hungry for knowledge not hungry for food!

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Getting my teens to eat breakfast daily is a big struggle at our house most mornings. They don’t realize breakfast is brain food and that 60% of learning in school happens before lunch! I’m grateful my son cannot and will not start his day without breakfast. 1 out of 3 isn’t bad right? We’re working on it!

The BIC Fight For Your Write campaign is donating $10,000 directly to Breakfast Club of Canada AND giving an additional $10,000 of stationary supplies to Canadian schools in need!

Are you motivated to WRITE NOW!?! When you take the BIC Fight For Your Write pledge, you are not only influencing the younger generation, you are also remembering it’s importance in your own life and helping support a wonderful, positive venture with BIC and the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Oh, but that’s not all! You can win a $200 stationary prize pack!

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To enter, just head on over to the BIC Fight For Your Write website and take the pledge! More details are available on the BIC Facebook page or follow the hashtag #BICFFYW on Twitter.


Open to Canada only, void where prohibited. Ends Oct 9, 2015 Good luck!

What’s your favourite memory of something you’ve handwritten?

 **Disclosure: This post was generously sponsored by BIC; however the opinions expressed are mine, all mine!**


  1. I didn’t even think about how little I write with pen and paper until your post. I remember that, after we had our wedding and needed to write 100+ thank you cards, my hand was cramping after just a few sentences. Typing is quick and convenient, but writing by hand doesn’t have to stop being part of our lives.

  2. I wrote a poem when I was in high school that became really popular with my friends. My best friend even taped up a copy in her locker.

  3. My most favourite handwriting memory is when I write in all the grandkids baby books as well as every book I buy for anyone!

  4. My favourite handwriting memory is writing a former teacher after she moved to California for a year. We wrote back and forth and she was a great penpal.

  5. My handwriting is really hard to read, but I was a good student 🙂 and attended 99% of classes at university. Lots of guys from my group had to take my notes to prepare for the exams. They had a LOT of tips to share between them on how to read my handwriting 🙂

  6. My favorite writing memory is of writing in home economics class of how I would build and design the interior of a brand new home. I thoroughly enjoyed this assignment and wrote pages and pages on it that was handed in with a collage of pictures.I aced that class and love writing every day even now.It’s like an art and a true signature of character!

  7. I have saved all the cards I have ever written my husband and vice versa, it’s so nice to pull them out and see what we wrote and seeing it hand written makes it much more special

  8. We did a lot of hand writing in school and my favourite was always poetry. Pretty words written in fancy writing is always something i’ve enjoyed.

  9. I don’t have a lot of memories of my handwriting cause my grammar is so bad 🙁 But I do have a few homemade cards I saved that I made when I was a kid 🙂

  10. Two years ago I wrote my dad a letter before he passed away telling him how much I loved him and what he meant to me

  11. When I was growing up I had pen pals that I use to write each week, I still have some of those letters, its nice to go back and read them

  12. I have quite a few favorite first memories with writing. Have always been a creative writer. I think that a story I wrote that was stolen by an adult and gotten published would be my favorite BC even though it was stolen from me it was still published so I have that knowledge .

  13. My favourite memory of something I’ve handwritten was when I wrote a short story with my daughter as a part of her homework.

  14. My favourite is the letters I write to my great Aunt Ruth -she is in her nineties, doesn’t have a computer or phone and really appreciates a handwritten letter!

  15. As a kid, I remember having a pen pal. I always looked forward to writing and receiving hand written cards/letters from my pen pal in Japan. I miss those days

  16. As a child, I was in a young writer’s program and we were assigned to do a more modern day take on a fairy tale, I loved writing that one!

  17. I lived in Tokyo for two years and taught English – I still write letters to my older female students and receive them in return. It’s lovely getting things in the mail that aren’t bills!

  18. My husband and I first started dating in high school 25 years ago. We lived about an hour apart and it was long distance to call. So, we used to write these sappy love letters back and forth to each other. We still have them!

  19. I have the fondest memory of handwriting letters to my best friend in high school when he went away to camp. I would soak the letters in perfume. Ha. I love handwriting.

  20. My favourite memory was sitting down ant writing our speech for our daughter’s wedding, it was very emotional, at the end of our speech there wasn’t a dry eye in the hall including ours

  21. My favourite memory of something I have written was back from Elementary school. My teacher had set us up with being penpals with a class in the US. I remember writing her for the first time and receiving my first letter back. So exciting!

  22. I hand written my wedding vows and it’s still very special to me today. Actually it’s framed up in our home and I love looking at it!

  23. I use to create handwriten letters to my cousins in India … .it was a great way to stay in touch with them before the Internet became popular!

  24. My journal from grade 4 & 5 that I handwrote in every day, I still have it & it’s so special and interesting to look back on now!

  25. I have a birthday card I wrote to my dad when I was little , maybe 5 , after he passed away I found that he kept it , so I put it away as a wonderful memory in my keep sake box ! Thanks 😀

  26. My favorite memory is handwriting notes to friends when I was in school. We used to spend tons of time writing notes to one another when we were supposed to be doing school work.It always made the day go by faster when you had a note to read from a friend.

  27. i kept a diary for about 8 years on and off. Of course my favourite one is the youngest/first entry. It involved being mad at my sister for something silly like the attention she got from my parents about something. I wish I had done more of them young.

  28. I have one of my old journals from when I was in elementary school. Apparently I really wanted a puppy. Reading it over makes me smile.

  29. When I was in elementary school I wrote a poem for the Remembrance Day contest our school was having and I won first place. I was so proud of that. I believe it is still in a scrapbook somewhere at my parents place.

  30. I have recently began teaching my 7 year old daughter cursive. She asked to learn so that she could read cards and notes from her older relatives. Cleaning out my car last week, I found a scrap piece of paper, with, in perfect cursive, this scrawled across it: “I like big butts”
    So I guess she’s not a literary genius.

  31. When I was in Highschool I took a journalism class. As part of the class, we put out the school newspaper. I had a couple articles published elsewhere for money during this time (not a lot of money, but it was still really cool to get paid to write) and I also had a couple articles published in the Calgary Herald’s Neighbours section.

  32. That’s easy: the first letter sent to Santa Claus complete with a list of all the presents I wanted. A great way to encourage kids to write.

  33. My fondest memories are making homemade cards for my parents when I was young. I also enjoyed writing poetry when I was younger.

  34. The fondest memory I have is handwriting homemade cards when I was younger and coming up with poems and funny verses

  35. I took the pledge, I think hand-writing is still important. I still write my lists, notes to hubby, and cards. it is great that they are supporting the Breakfast Club.

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