Celebrating National Handwriting Day

Most of us were taught to cross our t’s and dot our i’s. But there’s a new generation of tech-savvy children who live to text. Most print if they have to write on paper and few know how to write using cursive or script.

Time Magazine mourned the death of handwriting back in August 2009.

Just for tomorrow, Jan. 23, take the time to reintroduce yourself to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper as part of National Handwriting Day. According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, “National Handwriting Day is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.”

In celebration of National Handwriting Day, why not pick up a pen and write a note to a friend or colleague? (Photo by Cynthia Price)

If you are aren’t sure to whom to pen your missive, why not write a note to a colleague about a job well done? Or you could send a note to someone who is ill. You could even get a head start with Valentine’s Day and pen a love letter.

And if you’re wondering why Jan. 23 was chosen to celebrate this day, it’s because it’s the birthday of John Hancock, the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

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One thought on “Celebrating National Handwriting Day

  1. Thanks, Cynthia. The power of a hand-written note cannot be overestimated.In fact, my day was brightened considerably just yesterday when I received a lovely thank-you note from a dear friend. By the way, she had gorgeous handwriting, which won’t apply to the note I plan to write to a friend today.

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