National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23 of every year. National Handwriting Day is created to take a pencil or pen and paper to practice and renovate the vintage Art of Handwriting. Handwriting refers to the individual’s particular style of writing with a writing instrument like a pencil or pen. As the two people will not have the same writing style, Handwriting is used by foreign experts and professors to test the correctness of the documents. According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, National Handwriting Day is a perfect day to re-examine the clarity and strength of Handwriting.
“For a long time I wanted to draw, but I could never get the proportions right. My still life sketches were the artistic equivalent of someone who has misjudged the space constraints of a postcard, the handwriting shrinking uncomfortably at the bottom.” – Sloane Crosley
History of National Handwriting Day
In 1977, Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association invented National Handwriting Day. Their aim is to advertise the consumption of pencils, pens, and paper. They choose January 23 as Handwriting Day in memory of the birthday of John Hancock, the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. Handwriting that is hard to read due to deformity or illegibility of letters is called the Worst. As per the reports of Time, Doctors’ Handwriting kills nearly 7000 people per year. The vintage Art of Handwriting is almost out of date in the present technological world full of spell checks and the ability to change fonts and font sizes with ease. Hence it is a day to look back and think about what pencil, pen, and paper can do for us.
Other Celebrations on January 23
January 23 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate National Handwriting Day
Just take a pen or pencil and narrate a letter to your friend or family members with your elegant writing style. Try to minimize the usage of the computer to write anything. Instead of using the laptop, carry a notepad and pencil or pen to take notes wherever you go. You can celebrate the day by learning more about John Hancock and the Declaration of Independence. You can practice making your handwriting legible and neat. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #HandwritingDay.
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