Jan Nat Handwriting Day


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.

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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.