Established in 1977, January 23 was chosen as National Handwriting Day in honor of John Hancock and his signature. This year I didn't find much about it but did come across this press release, "Pilot Pen Celebrates The Art of Self-Expression on National Handwriting Day" with a brief history of the day and some ideas on how to celebrate it. Most of the ideas I already do on a almost daily basis so I've decided that rather than writing hurried and sloppy shopping and to-do lists, I'll get out my flex fountain pens and try to write my lists in the best Spencerian script I can manage as my way to celebrate. (Of course, that's not saying much since I don't practice the way I should but I'll write slowly and carefully with the Spencerian alphabet in front of me to make sure I'm forming each letter and word correctly.) If you don't want to hand write your lists, you might want to try one of the other ideas Pilot has thought of to celebrate Handwriting Day.
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