January 23 is National Handwriting Day!

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To commemorate John Hancock’s birthday, today is National Handwriting Day. Don’t forget to write!

National Handwriting Day

I love this story I read recently where a truly inspired girl by the name of Cristina Vanko replaced boring and hastily typed texts with photos of notes written in calligraphy.  My lettering is not nearly so lovely, but I’m attempting this myself today as my little tribute to handwriting.

Also, with International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo for short) coming up in February, what better way to brush up on and celebrate your own very unique handwriting.  Have you heard about InCoWriMo?  The basic premise is to hand-write and mail/deliver a letter for each day in the month of February, whether once every day or 28 letters written in batches over the course of the month.  This was new to me this year, but I am looking forward to participating and perhaps even forging some lasting pen pals in the process.

Speaking of pen pals, Heath, over at Pen Paper Ink Letter, wrote an excellent post this week about Pen Pals & Correspondence.  I was inspired.  You should definitely check it out!  I’ve had pen pals in the past, and I do enjoy writing cards and letters, but it has been years since I’ve had a pen pal.  I would very much like to dust off this old hat.

Anyway, happy birthday Mr. Hancock, and HOORAY for handwriting!

 

Are you participating in InCoWriMo this year, or did you give it a go in 2013?  I would love to hear if the experience had a lasting impact on you or what you felt was the most difficult part of sticking to it.  

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