Happy National Handwriting Day!
I love funky holidays. Today we are blessed with National Handwriting Day.
The holiday was created by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977 to promote the use of pens, pencils, and paper. Perhaps they saw the internet coming? The date of January 23rd was selected because it’s John Hancock’s birthday.
People have told me that kids aren’t taught penmanship in school any more…is that true? If so, that’s sad. There’s so much to be said for this beautiful art form.
What can you do to celebrate today? Well, writing in a journal is the obvious choice (not that I make them…). Send a letter to a friend you haven’t contacted for a while. Or even better, when you pay for your groceries, proudly sign your full name – don’t just make an ambiguous scribble.
Spread the [handwritten] word in all of your social media updates by tagging them with #HandwritingDay.
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