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National Handwriting Day was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977. Their purpose was to promote the consumption of pens, pencils , and writing paper. January 23rd was chosen because it is the birthday of John Hancock. He was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. This day is an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. According to WIMA (Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association) website “The purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public of the importance of handwriting. Participate in National Handwriting Day by writing a note or a letter to someone.

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