Handwriting Day “aka John Hancock Day” was established in 1977 and is celebrated on the birthday of – you guessed it, John Hancock. Mr. Hancock, who was the President of Congress when the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the U.S. was born, is perhaps best known for his iconic signature on the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
For an excellent discussion of why cursive handwriting is so important, please read “10 Reasons to Teach your Child Handwriting in the Digital Age”
We at the LPC decided to celebrate by having everyone submit a sample of their handwriting of a passage, quote, etc… that holds particular meaning to them. Of course, some had more to say than others (the lawyer, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more).
Without any further ado, here they are: