Drop me a line, willya?

Drop me a line, willya?

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.

National Handwriting Day

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.

Drop me a line will ya?

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Catherine DePino
4 years ago

I love your blog post about handwriting. I hope the schools reverse their position as handwriting is distinctive and unique and tells something about each person who uses it to communicate. Personally, I think it’s more important than geometry and some other subjects taught. Who is making these bad decisions. Maybe Betsy DeVos had something to do with it,haha.

Maya Shetty
4 years ago

Thank you, Catherine, so appreciate you stopping by to read my blog post & share your thoughts. I am so for handwriting, & I sincerely wish the education system understands the importance of our basic fundamental skill & incorporates it back into the system. It is a big part of child development both mentally & emotionally, I feel.