As a younger girl, when I was finding my feet and trying to work out who I was and wanted to be, I fell in love with Princess Diana's signature. I'd always loved her, had several scrapbooks and this was just something else about her I admired. I thought it was beautiful, all swirly, seemingly happy and fun and I really really wanted to have my name look like hers. It seemed more informal, open and friendly than some of more formal, scribbly, unrecognisable signatures I'd ever seen before. I thought it was fabulous.
My own signature has obviously developed since being a thirteen year old but for sure, it is swirly, friendly and probably informal, in a Diana-esque type of way, but I'd also say it's very me!!
My absolute favourite signature is one that makes my heart stop and makes me take a sharp intake of breath when I stumble across it. I always kept card and gift tags from this person and she was a fabulous letter writer so quite often, I'll come across something she sent me and see her familiar signature at the bottom. She had lovely, small compact and neat handwriting, with loopy 'f's and g's and the most gorgeous loopy capitals. She always signed her name to me as 'Granma' as this was how she was affectionately known in our Lancashire accents. And she always did 4 kisses. When I see her easily recognisable, tiny, joined up writing it makes my heart sing. So unique, always warmly received and and now, so very missed.
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Helen at FN Gifts
20th September 2019
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