Last year I came across this holiday and I was super excited especially since I also read last year where children are no longer taught how to cursive write in school. You can read more about that here. I am always a proponent of handwriting when it comes to journaling. The very act of writing is meditative and you escape to a world within yourself free of distractions and you get to focus on your own thoughts and feelings. I know some will disagree and hold dear to their online journaling. But for one day of the year, we can come together and celebrate the very act of writing.
Here are some suggestions on how you can celebrate this day:
1. Revisit some of the important handwritten documents that have shaped you personally and as a country. Such as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, your old school essays, stories, poems, wedding vows, grocery lists, love notes from your spouse or your children and many more.
2. Teach a youngster how to write in cursive if they haven’t learned in school. This is a great way to pass down a very basic skill that has built the foundation of our world.
3. Write a letter to a relative or friend. Sit down and write a good old fashion letter where you stick it in an envelope and mail it. Not only will it show how you took the time to write to them but it is a personal reflection of you because your handwriting is one of a kind.
4. Write your story. Not only are you writing about your life and leaving a legacy but it is in your own handwriting, which makes it priceless.
5. Write in your journal. Here’s a challenge to those who might write online. Try handwriting in a physical journal for one week. Keep track of how you felt through the process. Maybe you can combine both mediums in your journal writing.
I’d love to hear how you will celebrate this day. Leave a comment below and feel free to share your ideas so it will inspire others.