Today, January 23, is National Handwriting Day here in the U.S. January 23 was chosen because it’s John Hancock’s birthday. He was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
National Handwriting Day was established in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. Their aim was to promote sales of more pens, pencils and writing paper.
While National Handwriting Day was established by businesses to sell more materials, I love the idea of writing more by hand and less by computer. And sending out handwritten letters in the mail is something I really love to both send and receive.
And don’t forget that April (only a little more than 2 months away) is National Letter Writing Month. Again this year, I’ll be sending out a letter a day in a hand lettered and decorated envelope.
Happy handwriting. Candy