National Handwriting Day is the day where everyone bring out there favorite pencils and pens to jot down one of the best calligraphy one can come up with. The most exciting part about this day is to bring the best of your creative skills in you. It doesn’t take a genius to participate on such occasion; it’s all about how well you can write and how good you can express.
Writing is always considered to be the best way of expressing yourself. You can write a loving letter to your parents or a confession letter to your lover. When you put something in your own writing it always makes a better impression on the person than going by the electronic mail. In this era of computers and technology one has forgot the basic means of communication and that is ‘letters’.
The day was basically started by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. In the year 1977, the association decided to promote the usage of pens, pencils and writing papers so that the manufacturers will still be in business. January 23rd is regarded as the National Handwriting day, that day is the birthday of John Hancock. He was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
John Hancock is now used as a synonym for signature. He was the first to make a clear and extravagant sign while signing the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence. Ever since there have been many people who have always given some value to the creative and natural art of writing, it was decided that there should be a day which is dedicated to Handwriting.
There are many ways of celebrating this day. Teachers generally encourage the students to use some calligraphy skills in the classroom. All the best ways of making the student express themselves should be encouraged in them. Awareness should be spread around the world where people come to understand the importance of the beauty of handwriting. There are many activities which as a person you can take up on this day. Some of the tips are given in this article.