Did you know that today is National Handwriting Day? When was the last time you crafted a personal note, or letter? With all the technology today, handwritten notes seem to have fallen to the wayside. Having three kids, I have taught all of them the importance of sending personalized notes and thank you cards. I do make them hand write thank you cards every time they receive a gift and my husband has shown them that even in the business world, a personal handwritten note, even if it is short and sweet, makes a person stand out.
National Handwriting Day was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977 and January 23rd was chosen to honor John Hancock’s birthday, you know the guy with the iconic signature on the Declaration of Independence!
I have compiled a list of 15 fun handwriting fonts, just click on the links below!
Allie Marie | Amanda’s Hand | Caitlin| CK Ali’s Writing | Dill Pickles | Dylan Arielle | Hello Casual | Hipsterish | KG Eyes Wide Open | Luna | Miley Twerk | MRF Hello Fall | Pea Hannah Rocky Road | Pea Heather | SP Purkage
Committed to the power of the pen, premier writing instrument company Pilot Pen has pulled together a bit of information on exactly why pens and handwriting are so important.
- 68% of people feel more confident when handwriting their to-do lists.
- 44% of people say having more pens on their desk (a variety of colors, point sizes) inspires their work.
- Physically crossing off completed items on your to-do list is linked to feelings of accomplishment, giving you a neurological incentive to tackle your next task.
- College students who take notes by hand do better at thinking conceptually, listening to instructions and understanding material.
Another cool tidbit, with Valentine’s Day on the brain — 88% of real-life lovers hold onto handwritten love notes long after receiving them. So go ahead and get started on a love letter to your special someone this Valentine’s Day!
Pilot Pen has offered a prize pack that includes a mix of products including Precise Deco Collection, G2, G2 Metallic, FriXion Clickers, and Dr. Grip! You can find all of these on Amazon.