National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23, the birthday of John Hancock, American Revolutionary leader and first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
Peggy Post, great-granddaughter-in-law of Emily Post, writes in Time “Why Handwriting Matters in a Digital World“:
“I’m all for digital communications, but I do think cursive writing and the handwritten word is important. When we receive something written by hand, it’s so much more personal and warmer. Writing notes by hand can be a great way of enhancing relationships; thank-you notes, in particular, are especially meaningful to recipients.”
“Why handwriting is still important” in CNN Living points out reasons why cursive handwriting is still worthwhile learning and using.