National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23rd each year. It is a day dedicated to promoting the importance of handwriting and encouraging people to embrace the art of writing by hand. This day was established to honor the birthday of John Hancock, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, known for his prominent and stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence. Handwriting is considered a personal and unique form of expression, and National Handwriting Day aims to celebrate and preserve this traditional skill.

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When is Typing Faster Than Handwriting?

Is Handwriting So Last Generation

Is Handwriting So Last Generation–Redux

How to Create a Handwriting Workbook to Help Improve Penmanship

Handwriting vs. Keyboarding–from a Student’s Perspective

When is Typing Faster Than Handwriting?

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7 thoughts on “National Handwriting Day

  1. Some people’s handwriting is easy to read, and beautiful. That is not me though. I used to do handwriting a lot but my handwriting was difficult for others to read so I stopped and did texting instead. Basically, when I write with a pen I try to make it as close to text as possible, which people can read. I guess that is handwriting too but not my original. Happy Handwriting Day.

    1. I followed your path, Thomas, and was happy that computers and texting replaced handwriting for me. Though, kids should still learn it. We won’t always have electronic forms of writing available.

    1. That’s interesting. Back in the day, they used to force kids to switch. Even when I was in the classroom, we made it the parent’s choice. We didn’t try to change their minds.

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