National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day was started to re-introduce one’s self to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper.  According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, it is a chance for all to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Work on your handwriting and use #NationalHandwritingDay to post on social media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a National Handwriting Day lesson and tips for your students.

HISTORY

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.

 
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