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

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.

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Hooray for Handwriting Day! Plus, GRAND Social No. 240 link party for grandparents

Hooray for Handwriting Day!

Today, January 23, is John Hancock's birthday. Yes, the master of the stylish signature was born 280 years ago, on January 23, 1737.

Forty years ago, on January 23, 1977, the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association — pencil and pen masters such as Bic, Pentel, Pilot and more — honored Hancock and his spectacular script by making his day of birth National Handwriting Day, a celebration of scribbles spectacular or sloppy.

In honor of such, I invite you to read my one and only handwritten post here on Grandma's Briefs. Or, possibly more fun, take a gander at your own handwriting and what its dabbles and dots might mean:

 

Hooray for handwriting! And hoping...

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