Writing a happy birthday letter is a long, laborious, and time-consuming process, so it’s a bit of a pain.
But the sad news is that you probably won’t ever have to write it.
But what if you can’t get your hands on a pen or pencil?
Well, thanks to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, you can now do it in a notebook.
The researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examined a group of people who wrote handwritten letters on a piece of paper and a piece, or notebook, that was lined with a different type of writing paper.
The paper on which they were writing was not completely waterproof, so the notebook needed to be made from some sort of waterproof material.
In other words, you had to make sure that it wasn’t covered in sand or something like that.
The researchers were also able to measure how many strokes were required to write a letter.
They found that the strokes were about 1,000 times the number of strokes needed to write on a normal, water-resistant paper.
So, you might think that writing a handwritten letter in a normal notebook is a pain, but the researchers found that it actually wasn’t.
In fact, they found that writing on the notebook resulted in fewer strokes than writing on paper.
Writing on the writing paper actually made the letter less sticky, so that the letter was easier to write over the course of a day.
“What’s exciting is that, by adding a waterproof pad to the pen, we’ve basically been able to increase the writing speed by a factor of five,” study coauthor Eric Schatz, a postdoctoral fellow at the UNC School of Medicine, said in a statement.
“The same goes for the paper we’re using.
Our study suggests that if you’re trying to write an email or a postcard, the pen might not be the best tool to use.”
So, if you think you’re writing a letter on a regular pad, just try it out and see if it helps.
You can also use a piece with a water-resistance coating that you can buy online.
And for those of you who can’t be bothered to buy a waterproof paper, you’re still able to write in a regular notebook.