National Handwriting Day
National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23 of every year. The 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 pencil or pen. As the two peoples will not have the same writing style, Handwriting is used by the foreign experts and professors to test the correctness of the documents. According to 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 the National Handwriting Day. Their aim is to advertise the consumption of pencils, pens, and papers. 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 which is hard to read due to deformity or illegibility of letters is called as Worst. As per the reports of Time, Doctors Handwriting kills nearly 7000 peoples per year. The vintage Art of Handwriting is almost out of date in the present technological world with full of spell checks and ability to change fonts and font sizes with ease. Hence National Handwriting Day is a day to look back and think what the pencil, pen, and paper can do for us.
Other Celebrations on January 23
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How to celebrate National Handwriting Day
Celebrating the National Handwriting Day is quite easy. Just take the pen or pencil and narrate a letter to your friend or family members with your elegant style of writing. 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 about Handwriting Day on social media by using the hashtag #HandwritingDay.