Three Fun Facts About National Handwriting Day
Here’s how the day has evolved over 40 years
In a world where keyboards and smartphones have taken over, handwriting doesn’t always get a fair shake with the public.
But National Handwriting Day, an annual event put on by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) for more than 40 years, stands as a respite from the perfect typography and crisp layout of a computer screen. Held on noted signatory John Hancock’s birthday, it’s a traditionalist cry in a technology-addicted world.
“The best way to honor National Handwriting Day is by getting a pen and pencil in your hand,” WIMA Executive Director David H. Baker said in a recent news release. “Whether it’s a letter, a note, a story, or a drawing, start writing today to honor the importance of handwriting.”
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