National Handwriting Day! Plus, GRAND Social No. 287 link party for grandparents

National Handwriting Day!

Tomorrow is the day we celebrate all things cursive... and hand printed. Yes, my friends, January 23 is National Handwriting Day!

National Handwriting Day, a day created to honor all things related to penmanship, was designated in 1977 and is sponsored by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. January 23 was chosen for the annual occasion as it's the birthday of John Hancock, whom we all know had quite the flair with signatures and such.


In recognition of National Handwriting Day, here are a few of my past posts that might inspire you to put pen to paper today... or tomorrow... or whenever a hankering for handwriting can't be denied:

Grandma's handwriting — and character — revealed (a handwritten post)

How to write a keepsake letter to a grandchild

Love, Grandma: 6 tips on writing memorable messages for grandchildren

Cheers to National Handwriting Day and reaching out to loved ones with pens rather than pixels today!

GRAND Social No. 287 link party for grandparents

Today we also celebrate the first day of GRAND Social No. 287! The link party for grandparents! Thank you for joining me!

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How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.

  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. 
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment, even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.