Today Is National Handwriting Day!

Did you know? Today is National Handwriting Day!

Give us your John Hancock!

What? You know…. commonly referred to as your signature.

Why? John Hancock (the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence) was born on January 23rd. Because of this, the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association declared today National Handwriting Day back in 1977. Their motive for this celebration was to promote the consumption of pens, pencils, and writing paper. Remember what those are? Class? Anyone? Hello!?!?!? Put your smartphones down and pay attention!

In honor of National Handwriting Day, we present for your reading satisfaction, The Handwriting of the Vintage Unscripted Team… Each member of our team wrote the classic sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Anyone know the significance of this sentence? Class? Anyone? Helloooo!?!?! Okay, you don’t need to Google it – I’ll tell you. This sentence includes every letter of the alphabet, and was often used in (vintage) typing classes and cursive classes. 

Dot’s handwriting ( …

JayDee’s handwriting (


Laurie’s handwriting (


Linda’s handwriting (


Mary Ellen’s handwriting (

Pam’s handwriting (

Tina’s handwriting (

How about you? Why not try this at home, and write this same sentence yourself. It feels good to hold a pen to paper, and you might enjoy it so much, you decide to give up text messages and actually send handwritten notes to your friends and family. Well, it could happen!

To take this celebration of handwriting a step further, here is a fun website where you can examine your handwriting (and now – ours) to analyze your personality based solely on your John Hancock! Give it a try! Self Evaluation of Your Handwriting . And for a second opinion, check out this Free Handwriting Analysis website.

Want to learn more? Take this Basic Handwriting Analysis Course


“Though computers and e-mail play an important role in our lives, nothing will ever replace the sincerity and individualism expressed through the handwritten word.” ~ David H. Baker, Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association Executive Director

JayDee /

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  1. Hello, How Great! Love this!:) and here is another pangram in French that tells : “Portez ce vieux whisky au juge blond qui fume” 😉 meaning “take this good old whisky to the Judge with Blond hair who is smoking” lol
    some handwritings here are amazing me!:). Last, “nothing will ever replace the sincerity and individualism expressed through the handwritten word” Yes, for Sure!

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