January 23rd Special Days - Featuring 35+ Handwriting Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 24, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: Old Handwriting, by Petra Österreich on Pixabay

January 23rd is... National Handwriting Day, National Measure Your Feet Day, National Pie Day, National Rhubarb Pie Day, Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Days, International Sticky Toffee Pudding Day, Lichtenstein Foundation Day, National Report Pharmaceutical Fraud Day, John Hancock's Birthday (1737), Paul Pitcher Day (UK), World Freedom Day (Taiwan), Bounty Day (Pitcairn Island)

More Special Days: Clashing Clothes Day, Women's Healthy Weight Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life!, by Vimala Rodgers (Author). Publisher: Touchstone; Original ed. edition (March 1, 2000)National Handwriting Day
-- The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association started this holiday in 1977 to acknowledge the history and influence of penmanship. Its reason for growing more urgent each year as pens, pencils, and paper lose ground to the QWERTY keyboard. When the hand-written letter, note or document is fast becoming a thing of the past, the art of elegant (or even legible) handwriting may well be under threat. National Handwriting Day encourages you to put pen to paper and to practice your handwriting. Hand-write a letter to someone you love who lives far away and sign it with a big signature.

Read: Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life!
-- When we purposefully change our handwriting, we introduce attitudes which can improve our relationships, give us the impetus to achieve and take risks, and simply bring out the best in us. This is because our handwriting is a reflection of our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we fall in love, survive a serious illness, or change careers, our view of life is dramatically altered and, as a result, our handwriting patterns change. Included is an enlightening assessment test identifying those personality traits requiring attention. Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life profoundly reveals the key to making dreams come true is as simple as putting pen to paper.

Image: Spencerian Penmanship (Theory Book plus five copybooks), by Platt Rogers Spencer (Author). Publisher: Mott Media; Package edition (February 1, 1985)Spencerian Penmanship -- In the mid-1800s, the Spencerian form of penmanship became a standard. Elegant handwriting was much prized. Today, in our computer age, a fine, beautiful, and legible handwriting brings a warm personal touch to our correspondence. These books, five copybooks, and a theory book may be used to introduce cursive writing to second or third graders or to improve the handwriting of older students or adults.

Image: Pen Grips Adults/Kids Pencil Grip Girls/Boys Preschool Handwriting Soft Silicone Ergonomic Writing Aid Finger Grip Trainer Posture Righties and Lefties Special Needs Arthritis Designed 3pcs (Colorful)
Pen Grips for Adults and Kids -- This pencil grip writing aid is great for children who are learning to write. To guide the child's grip by immobilizing fingers on the designated proper position. But these pencil grips handwriting is not just for children. It can also relieve writing pain and discomfort for adults while ensuring comfortable writing. Works for Righties and Lefties, Special Needs, and Arthritis.

Handwriting Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Cursive Handwriting Practice Workbook for Teens [Print Replica], by Julie Harper (Author). Publisher: Unknown (July 19, 2015)
Cursive Handwriting Practice
Amazon Freebies:

✍️ Free Handwriting ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

✍️ Read Handwriting ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

✍️ Free Handwriting apps

✍️ Free Handwriting games

✍️ Free Handwriting books and comics

✍️ Listen to Handwriting Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

✍️ Watch Handwriting Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

✍️ Listen to Handwriting Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

✍️ Free Alexa Skills | Handwriting

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

✍️ How to Celebrate National Handwriting Day

✍️ 8 Ways to Celebrate National Handwriting Day

✍️ Free Cursive Writing Worksheets - Printable | K5 Learning

✍️ Make Perfect Print Handwriting Worksheets in Seconds

✍️ Penmanship Paper - Printable Paper

✍️ Free Cursive Handwriting Worksheets

✍️ 10+ Fun Handwriting Activities and Printables

✍️ Handwriting - The OT Toolbox

✍️ Free Calligraphy Templates

✍️ 15 Beautiful Calligraphy Projects to Keep You Inspired

✍️ Free Handwriting Patterns Playbook

✍️ 15 Fun Ways to Practice Handwriting

✍️ 21 Fun Handwriting Activities for Kids

✍️ Irresistible Handwriting Activities for Kids Who Hate to Write

✍️ What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

✍️ Personal Handwriting Worksheet Maker

✍️ Better handwriting for adults - National Adult Literacy Agency

✍️ 10 Free Handwriting Worksheets

✍️ A SIMPLE Handwriting Trick {FREE Printable}

✍️ D'Nealian Manuscript Handwriting Worksheets

✍️ Free Handwriting Tips and Tricks Printables

✍️ Handwriting Analysis Quick Reference Guide for Beginners

✍️ Make a Handwriting Analysis! | Activity | Education.com

✍️ Printable Calligraphy Paper

✍️ Handmade Envelopes | The Postman's Knock

✍️ Calligraphy Vertical Capital Letters coloring page

National Pie Day
- Pies were first eaten in the 1300s as savory meals. The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco's 75th anniversary of serving foods to families everywhere. A special day set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it's a day to eat pies!

John Hancock's Birthday (1737)
- The signature of John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence is the most flamboyant and easily recognizable of all. It is perhaps no surprise the story of his part in the revolution is equally engaging. Few figures were more well known or more popular than John Hancock, born January 23, 1737.

National Measure Your Feet Day
- A day to measure your feet. Why? I have no idea! Celebrate today by measuring your feet. Both of them. Measure the length. Then measure the width. For a little fun, see if you can measure someone else's feet.

Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Days
- It is wintertime and time for snowplow drivers everywhere to see how many rural mailboxes they can knock over. Twenty extra points for boosting one into the next township!

National Rhubarb Pie Day
- The unofficial food holiday is shared with the day of celebration for National Pie Day. Rhubarb pie is made only from the stalks of the rhubarb plant as the leaves are poisonous. Records of the presence of rhubarb in America indicate the cold weather plant was first grown in Maine between 1790 and 1800. By 1822, rhubarb was sold in produce markets. Rhubarb was first seen in a recipe in an 1806 textbook, along with instructions to make a tart.

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