National Handwriting Day

Did you know today was National Handwriting Day?  The holiday was invented by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) national handwriting dayand is  celebrated on January 23rd to correlate with John Hancock’s birthday.

In honor of the holiday, here some good suggestions for activities to do today tied to handwriting:

  • Analyze your writing and practice to make it more legible.
  • Consider volunteering to teach someone how to write.
  • Write a letter to a relative or friend…….maybe even one to your feline friend!
  • Practice your personal signature and look at ways to make it unique.
  • Write down your goals.  Studies have proven that goals are achieved 33% more when written down.
  • Write a story and make the words part of the action, for example, if someone is climbing, make the letters of the word “climb” progressively go up the page.
  • Start a dream journal.  Often we forget our dreams after we’re awake for a few minutes.  Having a journal by your bed to write down your dream helps you retain the details.  Some people’s best ideas or problem solutions come from dreams.

Take some time today to do some writing.  Handwriting is a lost art that needs to be found again. It’s so much more personal than a text or email!

Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.