National Handwriting Day

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When Celebrated

Always on January 23rd


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About the Holiday

National Handwriting Day was chosen on this date because January 23rd is John Hancock's birthday, who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) sponsors this day, likely to promote the use of pens, pencils, and writing paper. "Though computers and e-mail play an important role in our lives, nothing will ever replace the sincerity and individualism expressed through the handwritten word," said David H. Baker, WIMA's Executive Director.

Gift Guidelines

  • Write someone a letter or poem
  • Write a love letter
  • Write to someone who is ill
  • Gift certificate to a calligraphy class

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