National Handwriting Day

Published On: January 15th, 2014By Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter? January 23rd marks National Handwriting Day. Appropriately, this is also the birthday of John Hancock.  This nationally recognized day began in 1977 to acknowledge the significance of handwriting throughout history.  The embrace of penmanship as a subject in schools has changed significantly since computers have become common in the classroom.

So what makes the art of handwriting so noteworthy today? For many people, there are mementos in the form of handwritten notes, letters, and announcements that mark special times in their lives.  The Meaningful Life and Engagement modules, a training resource for staff in Green House Homes, highlights one woman’s experience with letters she saved from friends at camp when she was a young girl.  Click here to watch her story, The Story of Sadie.