WRITE {a handwritten invitation}


January 23 is National Handwriting Day. It’s also the birth day of John Hancock.


John Hancock was born January 23, 1737 and the first person to sign the United States’ Declaration of Independence. Hancock is so well known for his large and stylish signature that the term “John Hancock” is often used for signature.

To celebrate Hancock’s “signature” style and National Handwriting Day, I’m hosting a link-up specifically for handwritten blog posts. That means that every blog post must be written and NOT typed!

Link-Up Details

YOU … and all of your friends and blogging pals!

***** PUT PEN TO PAPER *****
A handwritten blog post … no typing, just writing.

Wednesday, January 23

{ Three 31 }

Include this promotional button in your post.


Invite everyone … including bloggers, neighbors, in-laws and outlaws.
Share on Facebook. Tweet about it. Pin it.

Start preparing your handwritten post and have it ready to publish by Wednesday, January 23. This is going to be a signature event in 2013! Remember, more writing and less typing for this link-up … and add your own unique John Hancock to your post!


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  1. lacey January 3, 2013 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I’m super excited for this Nicole! Awesome idea!

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  4. Julie January 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    My handwriting is terrible, but I want to participate!

    • Nicole January 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      That’s okay, Julie —- I still love you! I can’t wait to see everybody’s posts on Jan 23. 🙂

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  6. Randy Osborne January 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Excellent idea! I have a handwriting project underway, too. Thanks for reminding people about this important day.

    During 2013, I am composing one handwritten letter per day and mailing it to anybody who asks, free. Two of my goals are to bring handwriting back into the world, and to connect people in this all-but-lost way.

    In less than three weeks — thank you, Internet — the Letter A Day project has reached 26 states in the U.S., plus Canada, Denmark, Australia, Finland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, India, Germany, Malaysia and South Africa. Requests are still tumbling in from territories all over, but there’s room for more. Should I end up with more than 365 requests by the end of the year, I’ll just keep going.

    Each recipient gets an original, somewhat newsy, most likely meandering but sincere letter, such as he or she might once upon a time have gotten from a friend or relative.

    If you or any of your friends … I hope you tell your readers, too … would like a letter, please visit my website (www.randyosborne.com) — where I am not trying to sell anything, as you’ll see, just keeping the requests in one place — and scroll to the “email me” button at the bottom of the page. Send me your postal address. That’s all you have to do. 🙂 And please spread the word.

    There’s also a Facebook page, public to Facebook users:


    More handwriting is always better. 🙂

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