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Today, January 23rd is observed as the National Handwriting Day.
National Handwriting Day was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977. Their motive is to promote the consumption of pens, pencils, and writing paper. January 23rd was chosen as this is the birthday of John Hancock. John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
There is something to be said about a handwritten note, don’t you think? The sentiment is lost in the tap of a key, technology can never replace communicating through pen and paper.
Don’t we all remember the lines, “The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on, nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it” ~ Omar Khayyam
Here are some prompts from the National Calendar Day on how to celebrate this day, by writing which by itself, is an exercise of faith .
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHandwritingDay
Whether you’re out of practice or execute some beautiful handwriting, share a little handwritten message with us.
Here are some ideas on how to observe & celebrate the National Handwriting Day . Go on give it a try:
- Start a journal.
- Send a handwritten letter to a friend or family member.
- Write a short story or poem.
- Take a calligraphy class.
- Write out a to-do list.
- Leave a love note for someone dear to you.
- Compliment someone with a handwritten sticky note.
- Pay with a check – if you dare.
- Leave your server a tip and a handwritten word of thanks for their service.
Being a big proponent of pen & paper, even if it is just for the day, I dare you to connect to one of our most foundational skills, the art of written communication.
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